Europe

Pirelli Demos 5G-Enabled Tire

By: Steve Plumb - November 18, 2019 at 3:43 PM

Italy’s Pirelli & Co. has tested a tire that uses an embedded 5G-chip to transmit road data back to the vehicle and other road users.

Mazda3 Named Women’s World Car of the Year

By: Steve Plumb - November 18, 2019 at 9:55 AM

Mazda Motor Corp.’s Mazda3 small sport sedan has been selected the overall winner in this year’s Women's World Car of the Year awards.

Autoliv Readies Front Row Divider Airbag

By: Steve Plumb - November 18, 2019 at 9:11 AM

Autoliv Inc. has developed a new airbag that deploys between the driver and front-seat passenger to prevent them from colliding during a side-impact crash.

Tesla to Begin Erecting German Plant in 2020

By: Bill Hampton - November 15, 2019 at 2:44 PM

Tesla Inc. reportedly will begin construction of an assembly plant in Germany next spring.

BMW Powers Up i4 EV

By: Steve Plumb - November 15, 2019 at 2:37 PM

BMW AG’s upcoming i4 electric sedan reportedly will produce 530 hp and be capable of accelerating from zero to 100 kph (62 mph) in four seconds.

Daimler to “Rightsize” Robo-Taxi Spending

By: Steve Plumb - November 15, 2019 at 1:51 PM

As part of a new cost-cutting initiative, Daimler AG says it will cut spending on developing robo-taxis and redirect its autonomous vehicle efforts toward commercial trucks.

VW Hires Former BMW Exec to Head Audi Brand

By: Bill Hampton - November 15, 2019 at 12:23 PM

Markus Duesmann, a mechanical engineer and former purchasing chief at BMW AG, will take over as CEO of Volkswagen Group’s Audi unit on April 1.

VW Hikes Budget for New Tech to $66 Billion

By: Bill Hampton - November 15, 2019 at 11:24 AM

Volkswagen AG has boosted its five-year budget for electrification and other technologies by 3% to nearly $66 billion.

New Ferrari GT Coupe Takes Shape

By: Steve Plumb - November 14, 2019 at 6:29 PM

Ferrari SpA took the wraps off its all-new Roma 2+2 coupe this week in Italy.

October Car Sales in Russia Fall 5%

By: Bill Hampton - November 14, 2019 at 12:02 AM

Deliveries of passenger cars and light commercial vehicles in Russia shrank 5% to 152,100 units in October.

Revived Morris Commercial Readies Electric Van

By: Steve Plumb - November 13, 2019 at 6:57 PM

After a 50-year hiatus, Britain’s Morris Commercial is being relaunched as a maker of electric trucks.

Mazda CX-30 Sets Top Mark in Euro Safety Tests

By: Steve Plumb - November 13, 2019 at 10:15 AM

Mazda Motor Corp.’s all-new CX-30 compact crossover vehicle earned a top five-star rating from the European New Car Assessment Program and scored a record-high 99% in the Adult Occupant Protection category.