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VW’s Dirty Deeds Overshadow Bosch Celebratio

  by Tom Murphy RENNINGEN, Germany – It was inevitable. Invite 120 journalists from around the world to the dedication of a high-tech automotive research campus here, and there's bound to be questions about the Volkswagen diesel scandal that has rocked the German auto industry to its core. Oh, and

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China Mobile and Deutsche Telekom to establish JV in the field of Connected Cars

BERLIN – China Mobile and Deutsche Telekom signed a cooperation agreement to establish a joint venture in the field of Connected Cars on October 10, during the visit of Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang in Berlin, according to a Deutsche Telecom news release. Under the agreement, the JV will be set

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More Mercedes-Benz compact cars to be produced in China

BERLIN – Daimler AG and its Chinese partner BAIC Motor Corp. signed an agreement on the localization of more Mercedes-Benz compact cars beyond the GLA-Class at Beijing Benz Automotive Co., Ltd. (BBAC), the production joint venture of Daimler and BAIC Motor, according to a Daimler news release. In the presence of

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China’s electrification efforts stir Germans

BERLIN − Under pressure from the German government and Chancellor Angela Merkel, German automakers are accelerating their efforts to become more competitive with electric cars. The government-sponsored battery-power initiative became evident when Mercedes-Benz took complete control of the Smart mini car brand from Penske Automotive Group and Ms. Merkel used

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