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U.S. Commerce Dept Sends Auto Tariff Report to the White House for Review

U.S. Commerce Dept Sends Auto Tariff Report to the White House for Review

The U.S. Commerce Department sent its report on auto tariffs late Sunday evening to U.S. President Donald Trump, hours before the end of the 270-day deadline. The report’s recommendations can potentially lead to steeper tariffs on imported cars and auto parts.

FutureCar Staff 2019-02-18 16:43 PT

U.S. Grand Jury Indicts 4 Audi Managers Over ‘Dieselgate’ Scandal

U.S. Grand Jury Indicts 4 Audi Managers Over ‘Dieselgate’ Scandal

A federal grand jury handed down indictments to four managers at luxury automaker Audi for their role in the “dieselgate” scandal. All of the managers worked in Audi’s engine development division and are accused of tampering with engine control software to mask excessive emissions from Audi and Volkswagen vehicles

FutureCar Staff 2019-01-18 15:03 PT

Iowa Senator Says Trump is Inclined to Increase Tariffs on Imported Autos From the EU

Iowa Senator Says Trump is Inclined to Increase Tariffs on Imported Autos From the EU

U.S. President Donald Trump is likely to move ahead with tariffs on imported vehicles, according to a report by Reuters. The move could prompt the European Union to agree a new trade deal. The Trump administration has targeted luxury European imports from automakers such as Mercedes Benz, BMW and Audi.

FutureCar Staff 2019-01-17 17:10 PT

Mapping Company HERE Technologies to Supply Audi Vehicles with Live Traffic Data

Mapping Company HERE Technologies to Supply Audi Vehicles with Live Traffic Data

High definition mapping company HERE Technologies was selected by automaker Audi as its traffic data provider for all new models sold across North America and Europe, beginning in the first half of 2019.

FutureCar Staff 2019-01-16 11:28 PT

The New PAVE Coalition Aims to Educate the Public to Embrace Self-Driving Technology

The New PAVE Coalition Aims to Educate the Public to Embrace Self-Driving Technology

Global automakers including Toyota, tech companies working on autonomous mobility, and other stakeholders have joined together to form a coalition called PAVE, which stands for “partners for automated vehicle education”. The coalition launched the first ever campaign to inform the public about the potential of self-driving technology.

Eric Walz2019-01-07 17:48 PT

VW Says its Next-Generation Gas & Diesel-Powered Vehicles Will Be its Last

VW Says its Next-Generation Gas & Diesel-Powered Vehicles Will Be its Last

Volkswagen is reinforcing its commitment to a future of just electric vehicles. The German automaker announced that its next generation gas powered and diesel engine vehicles will be its last, as the company transitions to building only electric models.

Eric Walz2018-12-04 17:08 PT

SAIC VW Begins Work on a $2.5 billion China Factory to Build Audi Vehicles

SAIC VW Begins Work on a $2.5 billion China Factory to Build Audi Vehicles

Volkswagen AG’s China joint venture with SAIC Motor Corp has started construction on a $2.5 billion new energy vehicle (NEV) plant in Shanghai, which will make VW’s luxury Audi brand cars, a possible first for the venture.

FutureCar Staff 2018-10-19 11:15 PT

Apple, BMW and Audi Among Companies Working to Create ‘Digital Key Standard’ for Cars

Apple, BMW and Audi Among Companies Working to Create ‘Digital Key Standard’ for Cars

​More than 70 leading automotive and tech companies, including Apple, LG, Samsung, Panasonic, Audi, General Motors, BMW, Hyundai, Qualcomm, and Volkswagen, have joined together under the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC) to create the Digital Key standard for the automotive industry.

Eric Walz2018-06-21 11:26 PT

Daimler, Audi & Volvo to Integrate Alibaba’s AI in Their Vehicles

Daimler, Audi & Volvo to Integrate Alibaba’s AI in Their Vehicles

Daimler, Audi and Volvo have become the first automakers to add Alibaba’s smart voice assistant Tmall Genie to the range of smart devices compatible with their connected car apps.

Eric Walz2018-04-23 17:54 PT

Volkswagen Offers to Buy Back Diesel Vehicles if German Cities Ban Them

Volkswagen Offers to Buy Back Diesel Vehicles if German Cities Ban Them

​Last month, a German court ruled that cities can ban diesel powered vehicles within their boundaries in an effort to curb pollution. Now Volkswagen, Europe’s biggest automaker, has reassured buyers of new diesel vehicle that if such a ban takes place, the company will buy the vehicles back.

Eric Walz2018-03-29 13:23 PT

Oct 6th, 2017 News of the Day: Elon Musk delays Tesla Semi unveil to focus on Model 3, Puerto Rico

Oct 6th, 2017 News of the Day: Elon Musk delays Tesla Semi unveil to focus on Model 3, Puerto Rico

Oct 6th, 2017 News of the Day

Lydia2017-10-06 17:00 PT

NVIDIA Raises its Autonomous Car Technology to a New Level

NVIDIA Raises its Autonomous Car Technology to a New Level

Nvidia’s technology in the new Audi A8 is some of the most advanced on the road today and reveals what’s possible at the moment.

Vineeth Joel Patel2017-07-20 10:30 PT

VW Turns to NVIDIA for Help With AI and Deep Learning

VW Turns to NVIDIA for Help With AI and Deep Learning

Volkswagen will be working with Nvidia to expand its usage of its artificial intelligence and deep learning technologies beyond autonomous vehicles and into other areas of business, the two companies revealed on Tuesday, June 27th.

Eric Walz2017-06-28 12:07 PT