Marc Sachon

8,206 Flips | 7 Magazines | 4 Likes | 710 Followers | @EMSA2013 | These article archives collect articles that deal with topics I am interested in. Lately the focus is mostly on automotive, given the ongoing disruption of the industry. 

Autokonzerne sollen von Datenleck bei Roboterfirma betroffen sein

Ausweiskopien, Arbeitspläne und geheime Verträge von mehr als 100 Firmen sind einem Zeitungsbericht zufolge im Internet aufgetaucht. Laut "New York …

New York Times

Alle Porsches waren manipuliert - Rückruf für den Panamera

Der VW-Konzern kommt in Sachen Diesel nicht zur Ruhe: Das Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt ordnet nach SPIEGEL-Informationen bald einen amtlichen Rückruf für den …

Auto

Autobranche: Datenleck gibt 157 GB sensible Daten preis – auch VW soll betroffen sein

Geheime Dokumente, Verträge und Arbeitspläne von mehr als 100 Unternehmen waren öffentlich zugänglich. Das zeigt das Problem der Konzerne

Wirtschaft

Exclusive: Tesla's battery maker suspends cobalt supplier amid sanctions concern

LONDON/TOKYO (Reuters) - Panasonic Corp (6752.T) said it was unable to determine how much of the cobalt used in batteries it makes for Tesla cars comes from Cuba, a country subject to U.S. sanctions, and that it had suspended relations with a Canadian supplier as a result of its concerns.<p>The …

Sanctions

Porsche Mission E - Porsche USA

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Eye Tracking

SoftBank's Son says Japan is 'stupid' to disallow ride-sharing

TOKYO (Reuters) - SoftBank Group Corp Chief Executive Masayoshi Son blasted Japan on Thursday for not allowing ride-sharing services, calling it "stupid" and saying the country was lagging overseas rivals in areas such as artificial intelligence (AI).<p>"Ride-sharing is prohibited by law in Japan. I …

Ridesharing

EU readies new trade retaliation list before Trump visit

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union's trade commissioner said on Thursday she hopes an EU mission to Washington will ease a transatlantic trade dispute but the bloc is preparing a list of U.S. imports to hit if the United States imposes tariffs on EU cars.<p>Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom …

Tariffs

German Tesla Drivers Told to Return $4,650 Electric Subsidy

Hundreds of German Tesla Inc. Model S drivers have been ordered to pay back a 4,000 euro ($4,650) electric-vehicle subsidy after a government agency …

Electric Vehicles

BMW's DriveNow Car-Sharing Service Bites the Dust in Stockholm

BMW AG’s DriveNow car-sharing service halted operations in Stockholm after failing to attract enough interest from residents.<p>The number of customers …

Carsharing

Uber hires former adviser to David Cameron to lead lobbying in northern Europe

LONDON (Reuters) - Uber Technologies has hired an ex-adviser to former British prime minister David Cameron to lead the ride-hailing firm's lobbying efforts in northern Europe, less than a month after the company won a reprieve to operate in London.<p>The U.S. company has appointed Adam Atashzai as …

Northern Europe

Germany forces 1,050 Tesla owners to forgo electric car bonus

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany has said 1,050 owners of the Tesla Model S must forgo a 2,000 euro electric car subsidy because the value of their vehicles surpasses an eligibility threshold.<p>The Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control said only vehicles costing 60,000 euros or less …

Tesla

Continental AG restructures, prepares Powertrain for 2019 IPO

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German auto supplier Continental <CONG.DE> on Wednesday said it will list its Powertrain unit as early as mid-2019 as part of a broader restructuring in response to far-reaching shifts in the auto industry towards electric and self-driving technologies.<p>Continental, which makes …

General Electric

Europe hits Google with record $5 billion antitrust fine, appeal ahead

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European antitrust regulators fined Google a record 4.34 billion euro ($5 billion) on Wednesday and ordered it to stop using its popular Android mobile operating system to block rivals, a ruling which the U.S. tech company said it would appeal.<p>The penalty is nearly double the …

Google Search

Rebuking Trump's embrace of Putin, U.S. lawmakers look to punish Russia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump faced outrage on Tuesday for his failure to hold Russia accountable for meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, and some U.S. lawmakers threatened action in Congress to punish Moscow and show support for U.S. intelligence agencies.<p>At a joint news …

Donald Trump

BAFA fordert Bonus von 800 Kunden zurück: Umweltbonus für „Tesla Model S“ wird rückabgewickelt

Das ist ein mächtiger Schlag für Tesla und seine Kunden: Das BAFA fordert den Umweltbonus zurück bzw. zahlt ihn für das Model S für Anträge vor dem …

Tesla

BMW Strikes Deal for Potential Stake in China Battery Giant

BMW AG is the first overseas carmaker to get a potential toehold in Chinese electric-car battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Ltd., …

Automotive Industry

Tesla fired safety official for reporting unsafe conditions, lawsuit says

A former high-level safety official at Tesla Inc. has sued the company for failing to treat injured employees and for misclassifying work injuries to …

Tesla

Tesla moves first to hike prices in China as trade war hits car makers

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - U.S. carmaker Tesla Inc has hiked prices on its Model X and S cars by about 20 percent in China, the first automaker to do so in the world's top automotive market in response to mounting trade tensions between the countries.<p>The move is the earliest indication of how …

carmakers

After Tesla deal, Shanghai to speed up cancellation of foreign ownership limits

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Shanghai will accelerate efforts to cancel restrictions on foreign investment in the auto manufacturing sector, a government official said on Wednesday, a day after Tesla (TSLA.O) said it would build a wholly owned auto plant in the city.<p>Earlier this year, China said it would …

Tesla

Apple launches $300 million green energy fund in China

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Apple Inc (AAPL.O) will launch a $300 million clean energy fund in China, the firm said in a statement on Friday, working with its suppliers to invest in renewable energy projects that could power close to 1 million homes in the country.<p>China's government has made cutting …

Green Energy

China must improve core technology innovation, says Xi

BEIJING (Reuters) - China must improve its core technology innovation, President Xi Jinping told a top government decision-making body on Friday, saying it was key to national security and high-quality economic development.<p>The country should have a sense of urgency as it works to boost China's …

China

BMW says developing joint venture with China's Brilliance

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German carmaker BMW <BMWG.DE> said it was developing its joint venture with China's Brilliance <1114.HK> but did not confirm reports it would raise its stake in BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA).<p>"We cannot comment in detail on the state of our ongoing discussions with our …

Autos

Goodbye inverted yield curve? Fed looks for alternative signals to guide policy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal Reserve officials are scouring new niches of the financial markets to find signals accurate enough to warn the central bank when it is time to stop hiking interest rates before they risk tipping the economy into a recession.<p>In the run up to previous downturns, the Fed …

longerterm

Panasonic plans to halve cobalt content of car batteries in two-three years

TOKYO (Reuters) - Panasonic Corp (6752.T) plans to halve the cobalt content of its mass-produced automotive batteries "in two to three years", an executive at the Japanese conglomerate said on Thursday, as battery makers look to reduce costs.<p>"At the research and development level, we've already …

Electric Vehicles

Ex-Catalan leader Puigdemont can be extradited to Spain- German court says

BERLIN (Reuters) - A German court ruled on Thursday that former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont could be extradited to Spain for alleged misuse of public funds, but it rejected a request to send him back to answer a more serious charge of rebellion.<p>Puigdemont fled to Brussels after Spanish courts …

Europe

Tesla hits 200,000 cars, meaning lower tax credit for buyers

(Reuters) - Tesla Inc has delivered 200,000 electric cars to buyers in the United States, a spokesperson said on Thursday, meaning tax credits will now begin to be lowered, while rivals such as Mercedes-Benz, BMW AG and Audi AG will bring electric models to the market with a full tax credit in …

Electric Vehicles

BMW to join board of Baidu's autonomous driving platform Apollo

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - BMW signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with tech giant Baidu to join its autonomous driving platform Apollo as a board member, BMW said on Tuesday.<p>The MoU was signed during a visit by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang to Germany.<p>After years of internal development, Baidu last …

Baidu

China's Didi signs up Continental for purpose-built electric cars

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Didi Chuxing signed an agreement with German automotive supplier Continental AG on Tuesday to cooperate in developing internet-connected, electric cars tailor-made for Didi's ride hailing services.<p>Didi currently uses regular passenger cars for its service, but has said …

Car Tech

Daimler, Bosch to deploy self-driving taxis in California test program

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - German automaker Daimler AG and auto supplier Bosch Corp [ROBSCJ.UL] will deploy self-driving taxis in California's Silicon Valley region next year as part of a test program of vehicles designed for city driving, the two companies said on Tuesday.<p>The world's largest maker …

selfdriving

Uber executive Hornsey resigns in email to staff following discrimination probe

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc's Chief People Officer Liane Hornsey resigned in an email to staff on Tuesday, following an investigation into how she handled allegations of racial discrimination at the ride-hailing firm.<p>The resignation comes after Reuters contacted Uber on Monday …

Corruption