The future on wheels

Mobility

Germany’s biggest industry – cars – is in the early stages of a revolution, as batteries take over from combustion and as vehicles start navigating themselves. The implications – for safety, jobs, urban planning, the environment, and our way of life – are huge. We cover all developments on this page.

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THE INDUSTRY AT LARGE

 

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ELECTRIC AND SELF-DRIVING CARS

 

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VW AND DIESELGATE

 

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CARTEL INVESTIGATION

 

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THE DIESEL DILEMMA

 

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MERCEDES-MAKER DAIMLER

 

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BMW

 

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AUDI

 

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OPINION

 

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FRANKFURT MOTOR SHOW IAA

Carmakers - including Mercedes with its EQ A - showed they are turning over a new, green leaf. Source: DPA
Chancellor Angela Merkel didn't mince her words in her opening speech, blaming the carmakers for the Dieselgate deception and showing off her own environmental credintials. Source: Dpa
Audi unveiled its Aicon, an autonomous vehicle on the A8 basis - look, no steering wheel! Source: Dpa
Anybody feel like going camping? Volkswagen's camper van combined classic design elements with new tech. Source: Bloomberg
And BMW, not to be outdone with the combo of vintage and new, showed off its Mini electric concept vehicle. Source: Bloomberg
And looking ahead to brighter days, the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 convertible. Va va va vroom, or no, wait, it's electric. Source: Daimler PR

 

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