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  1. Volkswagen News Blog
    Audi was planning to add some Level 3 autonomous driving tech to the A8 sedan when it got refreshed next year, but a new report from  Automotive News Europe  says that time and government constraints have taken that off of the table. “We will not see the Traffic Jam Pilot on the road with its...
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    Volkswagen Autonomy GmbH is set to open a new office in Belmont, California. The office will help VW in its mission to make “self-driving vehicles a reality at a global scale.” Volkswagen Autonomy is currently based out of Munich, Germany, and this is just the second office. A third, though, is...
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    A fleet of 35 autonomous ID. Buzzes will drive the people of Qatar around the nation’s capital Doha by 2022. The announcement follows an agreement signed by VW and Qatar to develop a system of autonomous shuttles and buses to fit into the city’s public transit system. “For our cities to...
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    Volkswagen will share the MEB platform with Ford, according to a new report from Reuters .The collaboration will also include autonomous vehicle platforms. The two companies are said to have only reached an outline agreement at this point, though. Now VW's supervisory board is set to meet on...
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    It appears that a presumed rough patch in Ford and Volkswagen’s relationship is over, now that  The Wall Street Journal  is reporting on VW preparing a nearly $2-billion investment into the Blue Oval’s autonomous development unit, Argo AI. Earlier this month, claims arose that negotiations had ...
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    The future is autonomous, says Audi, so let’s get ready for that boredom with backseat VR, a new form of entertainment being showcased at CES this week. The technology is being developed along with Disney and Holoride, a startup that Audi helped found for just this purpose. Passengers in the...
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    Audi, Airbus, and Italdesign are still convinced that the dream of the Jetsons is just around the corner and have successfully “tested” a “flying taxi” “concept” at Drone Week in Amsterdam. It was actually 1:4 scale model that’s a bit like a drone with a passenger compartment under it, but Audi...
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    According to the company's Chief Digital Officer, Reinhard Fischer, human drivers and autonomous vehicles will share the road in the future. “Our luxury buyers want status, and someone who spends $160,000 on an Audi R8 (610 hp/V-10 engine) wants to be able to drive it,” Fischer told journalists...
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    The Volkswagen Group is exploring a partnership with Google’s mobility service, Waymo. The deal would be for Europe, reports Germany’s Manager Magazin. Herbert Diess, VW’s CEO, wants to spend 12 billion euros to buy a 10% stake in the company but lacks backing from the supervisory board...
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    In its attempt to sell us on the concept of autonomous vehicles, Audi has asserted that its cars will add a 25th hour to our days. But who will control that 25th hour? Volvo has recently taken a similar tack with a teaser campaign for its own autonomous vehicle, codename 360c, and asks us how...
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    Volkswagen  and China’s largest ride-hailing service, Didi, are creating a joint venture to work toward the development and fleet management of its self-driving cars in China. As part of the joint venture agreement, Volkswagen will manage Didi’s approximately 100,000 new vehicles, comprising of...
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    While most automakers have their eyes fixed on the near future of autonomous cars, Audi is looking farther ahead still. The dream of the Jetsons is nearly here as Audi, ItalDesign, and Airbus have gotten together to design a flying car concept. “In the distant future this vehicle could...
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    The I.D. VIZZION introduced itself to us the other day by saying hello with a hologram . Now, VW is helping us get a little more familiar with the coming concept with another pair of images and a video designed to get us excited about the future. A new shot of the vehicle from above (above)...
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    Volkswagen's I.D. VIZZION concept is saying 'hello' to the world -- literally -- ahead of its debut next week in Geneva. The concept demonstrates a car that's fully electric and fully autonomous, foregoing a steering wheel or visible controls of any kind. Volkswagen says that the I.D. VIZZION...
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    The strange new term “mobility” may soon emerge from the nebulous realm of concept into the only slightly less nebulous realm of reality as VW’s MOIA sub-brand looks to put its ride-sharing shuttle on the road this year. That doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ll see it driving around, but...
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    If, in the not-so-distant future, you're riding in an autonomous Volkswagen Group vehicle, you'll have Aurora Innovations to thank. That's because today, the two firms announced a strategic collaboration to bring autonomous cars to the roads. The Palo Alto, California based technology firm...
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    Volkswagen has unveiled a new concept mobility vehicle to be used by its MOIA ride pooling start-up. With MOIA, VW is aiming to significantly reduce traffic congestion in major cities. The ride-hailing service acts a lot like Uber Pool. Users order and pay for the ride through a smartphone app...
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    Like BMW, which aims to keep gas-powered M cars in production for as long as humanly possible , Porsche is also making a commitment to motoring purity in the face of new technologies and government overreach. That circular device positioned in front of the driver? Porsche wants to keep it...
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    Volkswagen and Google have announced that they are collaborating to do research using quantum computers. Volkswagen will use Google's quantum computers to complete three research projects that will develop cars and give VW more tech know-how that expands beyond cars. The first project is to...
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    Audi is embracing a self-driving future. The German automaker has been actively testing self-driving cars all around the world and at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, it is presenting the Audi Aicon. It’s a four-door, 2+2 concept that features no steering wheels or pedals, emphasizing that it...
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