VW and Microsoft collaborate on cloud services

Microsoft and Volkswagen are to provide automotive cloud services

Volkswagen and Microsoft will collaborate to develop an automotive cloud, planned to be one of the largest dedicated automotive industry clouds for all future Volkswagen digital services and mobility offerings.

The supervisory board of Volkswagen approved the agreement between Volkswagen and Microsoft yesterday.

With Microsoft as its strategic partner, VW says it is taking a decisive step in its digital transformation into a mobility provider with a fully connected vehicle fleet and the Volkswagen We digital ecosystem.

VW to reveal mobility vision at CES

Volkswagen's future mobility vision

Volkswagen plans to unveil it vision of future mobility at next moth’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. This, it says, will be a world of intelligent connectivity and sustainable vehicles.

The Volkswagen presentation at CES 2017 will focus on the networking of people, vehicles and surrounding environments.

Paris Motor Show 2016 Preview – Mondial de l’Automobile

Jaguar Land Rover used children to camouflage the Discovery ahead of its launch

Ian Fletcher, principal analyst with IHS, highlight some of the expectations for this year’s Paris Motor Show

In the run-up to the Paris Motor Show, which opens its doors later this week, several car makers are still holding back details of forthcoming reveals.

In wake of emissions scandal, VW focuses on EVs at CES

Herbert Diess addresses the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas

In a bid to put the diesel emissions scandal behind it, Volkswagen’s CEO Herbert Diess used his keynote speech at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to focus on the work the car maker is doing in the electric vehicle field.

Volkswagen presented the Budd-e concept car, which is based on the MEB modular electric drive kit and Diess claimed it was the next big step for electric vehicles. He said in front of 2300 visitors to the show that "the Budd-e is a realistic trend setter".

Volkswagen announces action plan to clean up emissions mess

Volkswagen is trying to clean up its image

Volkswagen has announced an action plan to start to clean up the mess of the scandal where software was used to cheat emissions testing. The car maker has said that it will refit diesel vehicles with EA 189 EU5 engines.

New vehicles with EU6 engines currently available are not affected. Technical solutions to the problem are being developed, said a VW statement, and will be presented to responsible authorities before the end of October.

Huawei and Volkswagen collaborate to connect cars and smartphones

Huawei's headquarters in Chine

Huawei and Volkswagen have announced plans to cooperate in the area of car connectivity, unveiling technology that integrates smartphone functions with vehicle-mounted systems and allows drivers to use those functions safely while driving.


VW app helps visitors find their way to Cebit

Volkswagen mobile app helps people get to Cebit

Volkswagen is helping people find their way to the Cebit exhibition in Hanover next week with a mobile app.

The Cebit Navigator App helps users to find the fastest way to the world’s largest and most international computer expo, which takes place from 16 to 20 March 2015.

Ignition coils help Volkswagen in Mexico

Borgwarner’s high-energy plug top ignition coil with integrated electronics

Borgwarner has produced plug top ignition coils with integrated electronics at its plant in Ramos-Arizpe, Mexico, for Volkswagen’s third generation 2.0- and 1.8-litre DOHC I4 engines built in Mexico.

Active display to make debut on VW Passat

Artist's impression of the latest Volkswagen Passat

An active information display will replace the instrument cluster on Volkswagen’s latest Passat saloon and estate, due to be unveiled in July and set to make their public premiere at the Paris Motor Show in October.

Making a fool

You'll believe a dog can drive

Today’s the day that all journalists have to be careful as crafty companies and mischievous PR firms issue almost believable press releases hoping to get at least one or two into print, leaving the poor editor with a very red face. I’m playing safe and not publishing anything vaguely dodgy.


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