Nio to Build Factory in China for Budget EVs - Sources

Chinese electric-vehicle maker Nio Inc plans to build a factory to produce budget EVs under a new brand for export to Europe from as early as next year, three people with knowledge of the matter said. The plan to broaden the company’s lineup and expand overseas sales comes as EV sales sharply weaken in China, […]

Automakers Tackle Patent Hurdle in Quest for In-Car Tech

Over a dozen automakers including Toyota and Nissan, have signed up with a platform for patent licences from 51 tech companies, aiming to simplify access to wireless technology and avoid costly legal battles. Conflicts have stemmed in part from different views among carmakers, suppliers and tech firms over who should shoulder the cost of licensing. […]

Faurecia-Aptoide Signs up Mercedes in Infotainment Win over Google

Mercedes-Benz will use embedded Faurecia-Aptoide technology to power navigation and other vehicle infotainment functions in a crucial win for the app provider against Alphabet Inc’s Google and other technology firms to control car dashboards. The companies said on Thursday that under a multi-year partnership, from 2023 the joint venture between auto supplier Faurecia and independent […]

Mercedes-Benz completes 1,000 km Electric Drive on Energy-Efficient Design

Mercedes-Benz aims to produce electric cars consuming as little as 10 kilowatt hours of energy per 100 km (62 miles), its chief technology officer (CTO) said on Thursday, a third more efficient than the current average for electric cars. Speaking as the carmaker celebrated the successful test drive of its EQXX prototype vehicle over more […]

Mercedes, NVIDIA to develop new automated driving system

DETROIT (AP) — Four days after shelving an autonomous vehicle agreement with BMW, Mercedes has announced a deal to work with chip and software maker NVIDIA. The companies said Tuesday that the two will create a computing and artificial intelligence system for automated driving. It will be rolled out starting in 2024 in the next […]