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Osram steps away from lamps, focuses on the auto business

Osram steps away from lamps, focuses on the auto business

German lighting manufacturer Osram is planning to transfer its $2.5 billion lamps business into an independent legal structure in order to focus on automotive lighting and components. This move follows a similar one made by its Dutch rival, Philips, Osram separating a declining business that stands for 40% of its […]

Tesla seems to have trouble cracking the Chinese market

Tesla seems to have trouble cracking the Chinese market

Billionaire entrepreneur and co-founder Elon Musk took the time to discuss Tesla’s situation after the electric US automaker started its expansion worldwide, also entering the world’s largest auto market, China, last year. Chief Executive Elon Musk discussed this week about his company on the sidelines of the Automotive World News […]

Germany needs new ideas to reach electrification goals

Germany needs new ideas to reach electrification goals

As Governments in Europe all seek more electric car sales to push their goal of lowering fuel consumption and implicitly tame climate change by cutting life-threatening emissions, they also need to think outside the box. Even though some countries in Europe already offer generous and in some places massive subsidies, […]

Software is gaining importance in cars

Software is gaining importance in cars

When you think about vehicles you don’t usually associate them (in terms of computing) with software – as they definitely seem to be all about hardware. But the “Internet of things” is changing that misconception. The truth is that ever since computers appeared, they were also integrated into our cars […]

China: top official involved in $6 million automotive bribe

China: top official involved in $6 million automotive bribe

Just as the local monopoly watchdogs have increased their offensive to enforce anti-trust legislation among carmakers and suppliers, a Chinese prosecutor announced that a senior legislator that was part of China’s economic planning ministry and his son took bribes. The “gifts” were received to aid an automotive company, with Liu […]

US: how to keep your car safe from thieves

US: how to keep your car safe from thieves

Although there are numerous campaigns against it on a nationwide level, grand theft auto remains as popular in real life as in the world of computer gaming. So, let’s see some useful tips to prevent any hassle. In the US alone, a car gets stolen every 44 seconds, and as […]

US: DOE lab to change the future of cars

US: DOE lab to change the future of cars

The Oak Ridge National Laboratory is the US Department of Energy’s biggest science facility, researching anything from neutron science to national security. So, no wonder that in its’ vast and sometimes secretive sectors, the next advances in the automotive industry are developed. Located in the rolling Tennessee hills and forests, […]

Silicon Valley chipmakers struggle to reach autos

Silicon Valley chipmakers struggle to reach autos

Intel, Qualcomm or Nvidia – well known for their computer and phone chips – struggle to make their way into the automotive world, which is fast approaching the heralded era of the driverless car. While tech companies are becoming more and more involved and interested to enter the world of […]

India’s government proposes auto duties cuts

India’s government proposes auto duties cuts

In a move that might reduce car prices and grow falling sales, India’s finance minister has announced a proposal to reduce factory duties on vehicles, with small cars now taxed 8 % from 12% and SUV’s 24 from 30%. Finance Minister P. Chidambaram announced it has introduced the proposed reductions […]