Manufacturers are showing off their vision of the future at the IAA motor show. They have two things in common - electric power and autonomous driving.
China has announced it will steeply reduce import duties for both automobiles and car parts. Beijing is opening up the world's largest auto market amid an easing of tensions with the United States.
German vehicle manufacturer Mercedes says it has retained its title as the world's most successful premium brand carmaker. Its booming business in China is an essential part of securing that status.
US President Donald Trump's threat to impose taxes on European cars has sent shivers through the German auto sector. Analysts and politicians warn that the move could backfire on the US car industry, and even help China.
The Federal Transport Authority is seeking a recall of 19,000 SUVs in Germany after discovering the luxury vehicles emitted excessive pollutants due to cheating software. Other countries are expected to follow suit.
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