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.
Germany's car industry association says billions will be spent on electromobility over the next three years to cement the future of the auto sector. Domestic car production is, however, expected to fall this year.
An unknown "illegal defeat device" was found in one of the carmaker's Mercedes models, a German newspaper reports. The country's auto sector is struggling to restore its reputation following the Dieselgate scandal.
The automotive industry is coming under increasing pressure worldwide due to a growing focus on electric mobility, autonomous driving and digital services. Competition from China is also on the rise.
Invited by the US administration, three German car bosses went to Washington — an unusual move. The upshot is that, if anything, there's probably more understanding now for each other's positions, say DW's Henrik Böhme.
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