Fully autonomous vehicles for the masses may be decades away, but Volkswagen has launched an effort to ensure that people with disabilities can benefit.
Daimler executive Nicholas Speeks turned around Mercedes in China. Can he do the same in the United States?
Takao Kato, Mitsubishi's newly appointed CEO, says the automaker's low-volume U.S business requires a rethink in line with the parent company's new "small but beautiful" strategy, but he added that pulling the plug on sales in the region is "probably" not an option.
Germany is the latest country to approve the use of stand-up electric scooters on roads and cycle paths as automakers such as Volkswagen and U.S. startup companies race to roll out products.
Volkswagen will build its new family of small electric cars in Slovakia, German business paper Handelsblatt reported.
Nissan will introduce hands-free highway driving with its second-generation ProPilot system that has several advances over the current technology.
Hoping to take some of the complexity out of a product portfolio that has proliferated in nameplates, model variants, trim packages and engine options over the last two decades, Mercedes told dealers that it will jettison some of its U.S. offerings.
President Trump's decision to delay imposing tariffs on the European Union's auto industry comes as a welcome relief to automakers, but the threat will hang over EU-U.S. trade relations and business sentiment in the region this year.
European light-commercial vehicle sales outpaced the car market in 2018, buoyed by a healthy economy and new launches. But the sector will face challenges this year, led by uncertainties surrounding a September deadline for a new emissions certification.
Volvo executive Lex Kerssemakers has been charged with adapting the vehicle ownership model, combining the best parts of current retail practices with new ideas. He outlined how he will tackle the challenge in an interview with Automotive News Europe.
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