Volkswagen, BMW, and Daimler charged with emission cheating collusion

The EU’s competition enforcer has charged Volkswagen, BMW, and Daimler with hindering competition on emission cleaning technology between 2006-2014. On Friday, EU antitrust regulators have charged Volkswagen, BMW, and Daimler for hindering competition on emission cleaning technology for the period of 2006 to 2014. The European Commission said it had sent statements of objections setting…

VW purchases 75.1% stake in Volvo’s WirelessCar platform

The forward-looking purchase of the stake is of strategic significance as it revolves around the future of mobility. In a strategic move, Volkswagen has purchased a controlling stake in Volvo’s WirelessCar, a digital service developer which specializes in connected driving, for $122 million (1.1 billion Swedish crowns). In a statement Volkswagen stated, WirelessCar’s technology would…

BMW, Ericsson and Vodafone urges European Commission to consider 5G for cars

While an industry group prefers the adoption of a wifi-based technology for next-gen cars, others, including Intel, Vodafone, Ericsson, Deutsche Telekom, Qualcomm, Samsung, Daimler, Ford, PSA Group, and Huawei are pushing for an alternative 5G standard. BMW, Vodafone and Ericsson have reportedly made a last-ditch effort to persuade the European Commission to open the doors…

Renault-Nissan and Daimler mulls possible extending of alliance to emerging vehicle technologies

The alliance is weighing its options of extending their collaboration in various technologies including, autonomous vehicles, advanced batteries and mobility services. On Wednesday, Renault-Nissan and Daimler stated, they could possibly expand their cooperation to include autonomous cars, battery technology and mobility services. “The industry being in transformation in the area of connectivity, autonomous cars and…