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iPhone 8 might let you activate Siri with the sleep/wake button

By | 2017-09-03T20:23:56+00:00 September 3rd, 2017|Categories: Industry News|

from Chris Welch at the Verge

Since the upcoming, premium iPhone won’t include a physical home button, Apple has reportedly come up with at least one new way of triggering Siri with an actual button on the device: it will use the sleep/wake/power button. Developer Guilherme Rambo, who has already unearthed details about […]

Munich prosecutors escalate Audi emissions-cheating probe to board level

By | 2017-08-07T09:33:31+00:00 August 7th, 2017|Categories: Industry News|

FRANKFURT — Prosecutors in Munich said a criminal probe into diesel manipulation at Audi has now reached the management board level.

The investigation is targeting unknown individuals, a spokeswoman for the Munich prosecutor’s office said on Friday.

“The investigation is at the level of current and former Audi board members,” the spokeswoman […]

Rolls-Royce takes personalization to artful level with new Phantom

By | 2017-08-07T09:33:31+00:00 July 27th, 2017|Categories: Industry News|

LONDON — Rolls-Royce is ramping up the personalization options on the redesigned and re-engineered Phantom flagship limousine to allow owners to embed bespoke artwork behind glass in the dashboard.

The newest Phantom, unveiled here Thursday, is the first Rolls-Royce to be built on the UK automaker’s in-house aluminum platform. Roll-Royce previously designed and engineered cars on […]

Europe car sales growth slows on Brexit effect amid market peak

By | 2017-08-07T09:33:31+00:00 July 14th, 2017|Categories: Industry News|

Originally posted on AutoNews by 

European car demand rose at a slower pace in June as fewer selling days in Germany and Brexit-related concerns in the UK weighed on a peaking vehicle market.

Industrywide registrations increased 2.1 percent from a year earlier to 1.54 million vehicles last month, with Toyota and Fiat models posting the […]

Jaguar’s 592-hp XE will be brand’s FASTEST road car #Zip #VROOM !

By | 2017-08-07T09:33:31+00:00 June 28th, 2017|Categories: Jaguar Land Rover|

Original post from Automotive News by Nick Gibbs at Crain.com

LONDON — Jaguar plans to build just 300 units of the 592-hp XE SV Project 8, the brand’s fastest-accelerating and most powerful road car to date.

The extreme version of the XE midsize sedan has been developed to serve as a halo car for the entry-level […]

Jaguar E-Pace crossover coming in 2018

By | 2017-08-07T09:33:31+00:00 June 21st, 2017|Categories: Industry News, Jaguar Land Rover|

Automotive News by Richard Truett

Jaguar confirmed that the E-Pace will become the brand’s second SUV/crossover next year. A third crossover, the battery-powered I-Pace, will join Jaguar’s lineup after the E-Pace, also next year.

The E-Pace will ride on the platform that underpins the XE sedan. It will compete against cars such as the BMW X1.

“The combination […]

Bosch confirms it will build $1.1 billion chip plant in Germany for self-driving cars

By | 2017-08-07T09:33:31+00:00 June 21st, 2017|Categories: Industry News|

MUNICH — Robert Bosch has confirmed it will build a 1 billion-euro ($1.1 billion) semiconductor plant in Germany, the biggest single investment in its history, as the supplier prepares for a surge in demand for components used in self-driving vehicles.

The factory in Dresden will start producing chips needed for autonomous vehicles, smart homes and Internet-linked […]

Uber fires Levandowski for failing to cooperate with Waymo lawsuit

By | 2017-08-07T09:33:31+00:00 May 30th, 2017|Categories: Industry News|

Original post from Automotive News by Katie Burke contact below. SAN FRANCISCO — Uber has fired Anthony Levandowski, the self-driving car engineer at the center of its legal battle with Waymo.

In an email to employees sent Tuesday and first reported by The New York Times, Angela Padilla, Uber’s associate general counsel for […]

How VW plans to achieve job cuts in Germany

By | 2017-08-07T09:33:31+00:00 May 12th, 2017|Categories: Industry News|

Originally posted on Automotive News Europe by Christiaan Hetzner.  You can reach Christiaan Hetzner at christiaan.hetzner@gmail.com

WOLFSBURG — Volkswagen hopes to finalize plans this year to reduce its German workforce by a net 14,000 workers by the end of the decade without using to costly severance packages, as the brand seeks to save 3 billion […]