#AUDI

Propulsion

Audi Readies Integrated Chassis/Powertrain Controller

When it comes to car smarts, two brains aren’t necessarily better than one.

Design

Updated Audi Q5 Gets New Face, Adds Tech

Highlights include OLED taillights and mild-hybrid power

Hybrid

ICE Age Ends at Massive VW Plant

German facility poised to be largest European EV producer—until Tesla ramps up in Germany.

Quality

Dodge Soars to Top of J.D. Power Quality Report

New survey questions turn 2020 results topsy-turvy

Interiors

This Year’s Best Interiors: Quality at Any Price

WardsAuto’s annual list had plenty of variety

Assembly

100 of VW’s Mexico Staff Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Infections underscore the new challenges for mass production

Car/Ride Sharing

BMW, Daimler Shelve Robo-Car Alliance

Deemed too costly for now, plan could be revived later.

Propulsion

Mercedes-AMG Revs Up Performance with Electric Turbos

48-volt system promises to eliminate turbo lag

Business

VW Acquires Audi...after 55 Years

VW poised to acquire the last 0.4% of is luxury brand

Batteries

EVs Get Boost Under Germany’s New Stimulus Package

Chargers to be installed at every gas station

Autonomous Vehicles

VW Finalizes Investment in Argo

$2.6 billion investment creates global scale for partners’ autonomous vehicle operations

Connectivity

V2X: What You Should Know

A veteran of vehicle-to-everything explains what V2X is and what it does

Cax

Audi and Capgemini Launch Digital Consulting Firm

Making a digital transformation is becoming increasingly essential and this joint venture is meant to address that—but who will be the customers?

Assembly

Coronavirus Auto Industry Roundup: May 25

Production snags, sales trends roil the auto industry

Autonomous Vehicles

People Have a Perception Problem for Automated Vehicles

PAVE study shows that the industry has a long way to go to convince people AVs are the way to go

Batteries

A Look at What Could Have Been: Dyson’s Canceled EV

Tesla Model X fighter proved to be too costly of a risk

Hybrid

Driving on Sunshine: Solar Powered EVs

Dutch partners aim to boost EV range with solar panels

Autonomous Vehicles

Volvo to Offer Autonomous Highway Capability in 2022

Expanded partnership with lidar startup Luminar paves way

Batteries

China EV Maker Takes Norwegian Route to Europe

New BYD SUV will be followed by several light commercial trucks

Sales

U.S. Car Sales in April Drop to 30-Year Low

Upturn likely to begin in May, but consumer confidence will define the pace

Design

Design Chief Luc Donckerwolke Departs Hyundai

Luxury car guru has crafted the styling of many memorable Audi, Bentley, Lambo and Genesis models

Sales

Car Sales Plunge 52% Across Europe

Coronavirus lockdowns keep buyers away.

Production

Carmakers Tiptoe Back into Production in Europe

The trickle will continue into early May.

Hybrid

McLaren Eyes Synthetic Fuels

Can the carbon-neutral technology eventually become a viable alternative to electric vehicles?