23 Feb 2021
Volkswagen Begins Electric Car Sharing in Hamburg
Volkswagen Group has already succeeded with the WeShare pilot project in Berlin since 2019 - so successfully, in fact, that fully electric car sharing will now also be possible in Hamburg from February 25.
19 Feb 2021
Ford Europe Goes All-In on Electric Vehicles
Ford has committed that by mid-2026, 100 percent of Ford's passenger vehicle range in Europe will be zero-emissions capable, all-electric or plug-in hybrid, and will be completely all-electric by 2030.
8 Feb 2021
Secure Human-Robot Collaboration Thanks to Radar
A breakthrough in collaborative robotics is within reach thanks to an enabling technology for functional safety in various robot systems and applications, including high-performance robots.
5 Feb 2021
With sensors, the systems and software are a bigger business than the sensors themselves. For example, your body has primitive sensors such as eyes and fingers, but it processes the data in combination, so the whole is greater than the parts. Call it "sensor fusion", something increasingly seen in the automotive, healthcare, and robotic industries.
2 Feb 2021
Volkswagen Group Components Begins Battery Recycling Pilot
Volkswagen Group Components opened the Group's first plant for recycling electric car batteries in Salzgitter. The aim is the industrialized recovery of valuable raw materials such as lithium, nickel, manganese and cobalt in a closed loop together with aluminum, copper and plastics, achieving a recycling rate of more than 90% over the long term.
31 Dec 2020
VW's Mobile Charging Robot Concept Moves Ahead
Volkswagen Group Components gives us a first glimpse of the prototypes of its mobile charging robot. This is one of the visionary charging concepts that Volkswagen hopes will expand the charging infrastructure over the next few years. Its task: fully autonomous charging of vehicles in restricted parking areas, like underground car parks. "
21 Dec 2020
New EV Finance Package from Volkswagen Financial Services
A new electric vehicle finance package from Volkswagen Financial Services will enable more people to join the EV revolution and ensure that car retailers remain an integral part of ownership now and in the future.
11 Dec 2020
The Window of Opportunity for Plug-in Hybrids is Closing
Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) are an interim product. IDTechEx explains why PHEV potential is now limited.
3 Dec 2020
Thermal Management in 2020: Highlights from IDTechEx
A huge market is opening for component and material suppliers in the thermal management arena.
3 Dec 2020
Segway-Ninebot and AUDI AG Launch Audi Electric Kick Scooter
With the Audi electric kick scooter powered by Segway the brand adds a new accessory to its cars in favour of convenient multimodal travel in cities. The renowned German automotive brand partners with Segway-Ninebot, the world's leading manufacturer of electric kick scooter.
27 Nov 2020
General Motors Sparkles in 48 Volt
It is in China that General Motors is leading the way in 48V hybrid cars and their next technology. This 48V mild hybridization of conventional car models gives them another ten years in the market.