Classification: R&D
Volkswagen's new autonomous driving unit VWAT to focus on L4 driving systems and set up China subsidiary in 2021 [2019-10-29]

MUNICH/WOLFSBURG – Volkswagen Group announced on October 28 the establishment Volkswagen Autonomy GmbH (VWAT GmbH), which bundles Group activities for the development of self-driving systems from Level 4 and above.

Geely and Volvo to merge combustion engine operations [2019-10-07]

HANGZHOU/GOTHENBURG – Geely Holding Group and its wholly owned subsidiary Volvo Car Group (Volvo) intend to merge their existing combustion engine operations in order to establish a world leading business unit that will seek to develop next generation combustion engine and hybrid systems, the companies said in statements on October 7.

Hyundai opens new innovation office in China, completes global innovation network [2019-09-26]

BEIJING – Hyundai Motor Group has completed its creation of a global innovation network with the establishment of Hyundai CRADLE Beijing, the Korean automaker said in a statement on September 23.

DiDi to launch robo-taxi services for the public in Jiading, Shanghai [2019-09-04]

SHANGHAI – Didi Chuxing (DiDi), the world’s leading mobile transportation platform, announced on August 30 that it plans to launch robo-taxi services for the general public in Jiading District, Shanghai.

GM China shows local R&D prowess at Tech Day as ATC celebrates 10 years [2019-08-01]

SHANGHAI – General Motors China doesn’t do a whole lot of events, and its senior executives rarely give interviews, unlike its counterparts at other multinational automakers.

Geely opens R&D center in Germany [2019-05-20]

FRANKFURT – Geely Auto Group (Geely) announced on May 16 that it has formally opened a new research and development facility in Raunheim, Germany to accelerate its innovation in new propulsion systems and next-generation mobility technology.

Chang'an inaugurates global R&D center in Chongqing [2019-04-26]

CHONGQING – Chang’an Auto held a ceremony here to celebrate the opening of its global smart R&D platform and the settlement of its global R&D center in the city on April 9.

Toyota drifts its way to local fuel cell research and components supply with Tsinghua and Foton tie-ups [2019-04-25]

BEIJING – For Toyota Motor Corp. President Akio Toyoda, it was a busy weekend in Beijing. First, he personally took the wheel of a souped-up Toyota 86 and performed some drifting stunt in front of students and spectators at Tsinghua University on April 20.

In China, for the world: Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance establishes Joint Innovation Hub in Shanghai [2019-04-12]

SHANGHAI – Nissan Motor Co. said in a statement on April 12 that the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance has established a new research and development joint venture in Shanghai.

Nissan moves China design center from Beijing to Shanghai [2019-04-08]

SHANGHAI – Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. announced on April 4 that it has relocated its China design center, one of the five global hubs charged with designing the company’