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Design

SEAT Names Díez as Design Director

Designer returns to a studio he once inhabited

Batteries

Audi Gets Smarter with Integrated Controller

Audi’s new Integrated Vehicle Dynamics controller manages powertrain and chassis functions. The IVD is faster, more powerful, and promises to enhance next-generation technologies.

Production

A New Way to Combat Climate Change: Rocks

Audi partners with Swiss startup on CO2 sequestration 

Quality

VW Adds Battery Testing Capabilities in U.S.

Volkswagen continues to beef up its electric vehicle operations in the U.S.

Mark Del Rosso on Genesis

Genesis is undoubtedly the most remarkable success story in the auto industry—not quite yet five but racking up awards in a way that other OEMs can only be jealous about—and we talk to the man who runs Genesis Motor America

Batteries

Inside Audi e-tron’s Battery

Everyone wants range and quick charging capability. Audi brings it—through a clever cooling system

Production

SEAT Knows C-19 Isn’t Over

Preparing for when its people come back from their August holidays

2021 S-Class Adds More Tech

New features include 48-volt active suspension, 4-wheel steering and industry-first rear airbags

Mobility

Auto Brands Slipping in Value, Except Tesla

Toyota continues to lead the way

Design

Updated Audi Q5 Gets New Face, Adds Tech

Highlights include OLED taillights and mild-hybrid power

Batteries

ICE Age Ends at Massive VW Plant

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

Interiors

This Year’s Best Interiors: Quality at Any Price

WardsAuto’s annual list had plenty of variety

Propulsion

Mercedes-AMG Revs Up Performance with Electric Turbos

48-volt system promises to eliminate turbo lag

Infrastructure

EVs Get Boost Under Germany’s New Stimulus Package

Chargers to be installed at every gas station

Business

VW Finalizes Investment in Argo

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

Infrastructure

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?

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

Hybrid

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

Hybrid

China EV Maker Takes Norwegian Route to Europe

New BYD SUV will be followed by several light commercial trucks

Design

Design Chief Luc Donckerwolke Departs Hyundai

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

Batteries

McLaren Eyes Synthetic Fuels

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

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