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Volkswagen’s $800M Tennessee factory expansion to include battery pack plant

Volkswagen said Wednesday it will build a battery pack assembly facility as part of an $800 million expansion project that will turn the Chattanooga, Tenn. factory into its North American base for manufacturing electric vehicles. The Chattanooga factory expansion, which is includes a 564,000-square-foot addition to the body shop and is expected to create 1,000 ...

Holoride makes its in-car VR available to the public for the first time

Audi spin-out Holoride is launching to the general public for the first time, though a collaboration with Ford and Universal Pictures . The young company is focused on a unique twist on virtual reality: In-car VR, to be experienced by a passenger while a vehicle is in motion. VR in cars might sound like a ...

Audi’s off-roading electric concept would be perfect for Tatooine

Concept vehicles are a staple of the auto show circuit. And while most will never end up as a production vehicle, they can provide insight into an automaker and clues to where it’s headed. Over at Audi, designers and engineers might have had a distant planet in mind. Or at least an expanse of wilderness. ...

Audi e-tron becomes the first all-electric vehicle to earn IIHS top safety rating

The 2019 Audi e-tron has become the first battery-electric vehicle to earn a top safety rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, an achievement that Tesla and other electric models like the Chevy Bolt have not been able to capture. Scoring an IIHS top safety award isn’t easy. A vehicle has to earn good ratings ...

Ford and Volkswagen team up on EVs, with Ford the first outside automaker to use VW’s MEB platform

Automakers Ford and Volkswagen have announced a partnership today that covers a number of areas, including autonomy (via a new investment by VW in Argo AI) and collaboration on development of electric vehicles. This EV tie-up will see Ford use Volkswagen’s MEB platform, which it’s using as the core of its forthcoming line of consumer ...

TC Sessions: Mobility: Three live onstage demos that shouldn’t be missed

TechCrunch Sessions is heading to San Jose on July 10 — just a few days from now — to dig into the future (and present) of transportation. The agenda at TC Sessions: Mobility is packed with startups and giants in the tech industry. TechCrunch has brought together some of the best and brightest minds working on ...

How safe are robotaxis? BMW, Intel, Aptiv (and 8 others) just laid out a safety blueprint

Self-driving vehicles are often trumpeted as the answer to the million of injuries and deaths that occur each year on the world’s roadways. Developers and proponents of the technology argue that an automated system that can see, hear, react and make better decisions than humans will reduce the number of crashes that occur every year. ...

EV startup Lucid Motors snaps up Tesla’s former production executive

Lucid Motors, the electric vehicle startup backed by Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, has hired Peter Hochholdinger to head up manufacturing operations just a week after news leaked the automotive executive had left a similar post at Tesla. Hochholdinger, was an executive at Audi for more than two decades before joining Tesla as its top ...

Nio recalls nearly 5,000 ES8 electric SUVs over fire risk

Chinese automotive startup Nio is recalling nearly 5,000 of its ES8 high-performance electric SUVs after a series of battery fires in China and a subsequent investigation revealed a vulnerability that created a safety risk. The recall affects a quarter of the ES8 vehicles it has sold since they went on sale in June 2018. A ...

Atlassian’s co-CEO Scott Farquhar will join us at TC Sessions: Enterprise

Few companies have changed the way developers work as profoundly as Atlassian. Its tools like Jira and Confluence are ubiquitous, and over the course of the last few years, the company has started to adapt many of them for wider enterprise usage outside of developer teams. To talk about Atlassian’s story from being a small ...