Car maker Volkswagen tops global list of spending on research and development.
The two auto industry behemoths are exploring the possibility of jointly developing and building a range of commercial vehicles, and want to cooperate more closely on serving "the evolving needs of customers."
Gridlock is a challenge for fast-growing urban Africa, where the middle class is acquiring more cars. In Rwanda, the German car maker Volkswagen is trying out an alternative transport system.
German premium carmaker BMW has said it's investing heavily in the development of new electric cars. Research and development spending on e-mobility was set to reach an all-time high this year, the company reported.
Volkswagen has trumpeted a bright start to 2018 and outlined massive spending plans for electric vehicle and autonomous-driving ventures in China, ahead of the Beijing auto show, which is scheduled to open on Wednesday.
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