As a refresher, the collaboration would be in terms of sharing a platform for EVs and in the development of autonomous driving through AI. The latter meant equal stakes in Argo AI, with future self-driving systems of both automakers coming from the same company. … [Read more...] about VW And Ford Deepen Ties To Work On City And One-Ton Vans
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Electric dreams The buzz in rallycross circles right now is the potential for electric motors to help take the genre to the next level, with the lure of major car manufacturer interest. You get the impression VW would certainly like the sport to go in this direction – evidenced by its ID R Pikes Peak record-breaking feat – and the characteristics required by rallycross (rapid-fire races, instant torque demand, etc) certainly plays to an electric motor's strengths. … [Read more...] about Secrets of Speed: An all-American rallycross maverick
Alex Hitzinger will be the head of the “Artemis” project, reporting directly to Markus Duesmann as of June 1, 2020. Hitzinger was until now Board of Management Member for Technical Development at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, as well as Senior Vice President of the Volkswagen Group with responsibility for autonomous driving. “I value Alex Hitzinger for his strengths in innovation and implementation. We need both qualities to make major technological advances,” stated Audi CEO Duesmann, who also has overall responsibility for research and development at the Volkswagen Group. “I am also relying on his expertise to integrate future achievements into new products together with the development departments of our major Group brands. In the medium term, I expect ‘Artemis’ to provide a blueprint for a fast and agile development process at the Group, as agile as in a racing team.” … [Read more...] about What Is Audi’s Project ‘Artemis’?
As reductions in greenhouse gas emissions increasingly became a problem of global magnitude, the first generation Prius represented Toyota's response to the resource and environment-related issues of the twenty-first century. The Prius development team was convinced that, whatever the results of their efforts, the development of a hybrid vehicle was essential for the future, and that they had to do what was necessary rather than what was simply possible. With this in mind, the team unveiled the world's first mass-production hybrid passenger vehicle to the world. The Prius proved so popular with customers that it became a byword for an "environmentally friendly vehicle." The Toyota Hybrid System (THS), which was incorporated in the first generation Prius, evolved into THS II in 2003, and was thereafter rolled out in a wide range of Toyota vehicles. The fourth-generation Prius, which became the first vehicle to be built on Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA2), was developed not only … [Read more...] about Toyota has sold over 10 million hybrids to date