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AUTO NEWS: VW creating first innovation hub in North America

  • Date: 17-01-20
  • Category: AUTO NEWS
  • Source: WRCB tv

Volkswagen officials say they are partnering with the University of Tennessee and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory to create the company's first innovation hub for developing new technology in North America.

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AUTO NEWS: Germany plans aid for struggling auto industry

  • Date: 16-01-20
  • Category: AUTO NEWS
  • Source: Auto News

BERLIN -- Chancellor Angela Merkel's government is preparing measures to aid workers in Germany's struggling auto sector, according to the labor ministry.

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AUTO NEWS: Trump administration moves closer to rolling back mpg increases

  • Date: 15-01-20
  • Category: AUTO NEWS
  • Source: Auto News

WASHINGTON -- New rules enacting President Donald Trump's reductions in fuel efficiency standards for new vehicles through 2026 moved closer to reality on Tuesday when U.S. agencies sent proposals to the White House for final review.

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AUTO NEWS: Fiat Chrysler, PSA agree to binding merger deal

  • Date: 18-12-19
  • Category: AUTO NEWS
  • Source: Auto News

PARIS/MILAN -- Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot maker PSA Group have signed a binding merger agreement in a $50 billion deal that will pave the way to the creation of the world's fourth-largest automaker.

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AUTO NEWS: What does your car know about you? We hacked a Chevy to find out.

  • Date: 17-12-19
  • Category: AUTO NEWS
  • Source: Washington Post

Our privacy experiment found that automakers collect data through hundreds of sensors and an always-on Internet connection. Driving surveillance is becoming hard to avoid.

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AUTO NEWS: 2020 Could be a Strange Year for Europe’s Car Market

  • Date: 11-12-19
  • Category: AUTO NEWS
  • Source: LMC Automotive

From a volume perspective, the fundamentals point to a 2020 car market little changed from 2019. But we are already starting to see seasonal distortion coming into play as a result of impending regulatory hurdles. As OEMs seek to reduce their new car fleet CO2 emissions levels from January next year, we anticipate (and already have anecdotal evidence of) OEM activity designed to move registrations of high CO2 emitting cars from 2020 into Q4 of 2019.

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AUTO NEWS: PHEVs have a role in transition to EVs – PSA

  • Date: 02-12-19
  • Category: AUTO NEWS
  • Source: Just Auto

Plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) still have a big role to play in electrification, as a way to help ease drivers across from petrol or diesel cars to fully electric vehicles (EVs), according to PSA Group.

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AUTO NEWS: Continental to cut 5,000 jobs as combustion engine demand falls

  • Date: 21-11-19
  • Category: AUTO NEWS
  • Source: Europe Auto News

FRANKFURT -- Continental will reduce its engine manufacturing activities as more stringent emissions rules threaten demand for combustion engine components, resulting in around 5,040 job losses by 2028.

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