FRANKFURT — Volkswagen Group on Wednesday said it was replacing software chief Christian Senger and moving the center of its groupwide software development from its Wolfsburg headquarters to Ingolstadt, where premium brand Audi is based. Senger, the current chief executive of Volkswagen Group’s Car.Software unit, will be replaced by Dirk Hilgenberg, who is former senior
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By Eric Ralph Posted on July 15, 2020 A critical subcomponent of SpaceX’s Starlink ‘user terminal’ has received FCC approval, shedding additional light on the antennas and hardware customers around the world will use to access the orbital internet. Deemed SpaceX’s “Starlink Router” in FCC regulatory approvals published on July 14th, the documents reveal that
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TOKYO — Nissan’s next electric vehicle, the long-awaited Ariya crossover, is a technological powerhouse with performance chops and a 379-mile range that the Japanese carmaker hopes will rekindle its reputation as a leader in battery-powered vehicles. In showing the production version of its Tesla fighter in an unveiling online Wednesday, Nissan Motor Co. promises an
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FRANKFURT — Volkswagen Group will shift leadership for software development to the company’s premium Audi division, Herbert Diess, chief executive of the multi-brand group, said on Tuesday. “The center of gravity for software development will move from Wolfsburg to Ingolstadt,” Diess said at a virtual conference hosted by PwC in Germany on Tuesday. Earlier this
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The coronavirus-induced digital transformation of auto retailers has been helped along by some behind-the-scenes work from vendors. The pandemic is spurring companies that build the software that powers dealerships’ online business to accelerate their own capabilities. Some retail tech vendors shuffled product plans to prioritize new tools based on what dealerships said they needed for
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The 2021 Ford Bronco looks like a vintage off-roader, but that’s far from the case thanks to modern powertrains, technology, and capability. Thousands of future Bronco owners plunked down $100 to secure their SUVs after the Bronco’s reveal on Monday evening, but when it comes to styling flourishes and Easter eggs, the Bronco is still
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The name may be a throwback but not much else is. The 2021 Ford Bronco SUV is a modern interpretation of an old-school truck. It’s a return for the automaker to a name rooted in its history and a nod to shoppers’ present demands for anything with a tall-ride height. Doors optional, natch.  When it
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In early March, the team at Outsell held an off-site, multiday meeting to create the dealership marketing company’s long-term product development road map. There were plans for a new content management system, more product integrations and new reporting tools. But within weeks, the situation changed. The pandemic prompted states across most of the country to
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After more than two years of protest from California dealers, Volvo Cars USA will replace a controversial subscription program in its biggest market. The Swedish automaker plans to introduce an updated — and more dealer-friendly — version of the Care by Volvo program in California. But still unclear is whether the changes in the newer
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Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. https://electrek.co/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2020/07/Quick-Charge-7.14.20.mp3 New episodes of Quick Charge are recorded Monday through Thursday and again on Saturday. Subscribe to our podcast in Apple Podcast or your favorite podcast
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Tulsa, Okla., is an oil-industry town with a 75-foot statue called “The Golden Driller.” Austin, Texas, is a progressive city in a conservative state with a thriving software industry and a “Keep Austin Weird” counterculture image. These two very different towns have one thing in common: They are both on the short list to land
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