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wsj.com - William Boston - Chrysler, Fiat, Peugeot Debut as New Auto Giant, but What's Stellantis?
Chrysler, Fiat, Peugeot Debut as New Auto Giant, but What's Stellantis?
Wall Street Journal

The combined businesses of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and Peugeot maker PSA Group made its debut on the Paris and Milan stock exchanges Monday and will start trading on the New York Stock Exchange Tuesday under the new name, Stellantis. Ever…

bloomberg.com - China's Car-Chip Shortage Could Persist for as Long as a Decade
China's Car-Chip Shortage Could Persist for as Long as a Decade
Bloomberg

China's automotive-chip shortage could persist for as long as a decade, but it has little to do with the current supply glitches snarling production, according to the official who oversees the nation's key new energy vehicle technology development…

hackaday.com - Lewin Day - Pandemic Chip Shortages Are Shutting Down Automotive Production
Pandemic Chip Shortages Are Shutting Down Automotive Production
Hackaday

Once upon a time, the automobile was a mostly mechanical beast, but no longer. Advanced electronics have weaved their way into the modern car, from engine to infotainment and climate control to the buttons now sprinkled throughout the passenger…

slashgear.com - Ewdison Then - SmartThings integration with Nest, Android Auto starts rolling out
SmartThings integration with Nest, Android Auto starts rolling out
SlashGear

At its very early Unpacked 2021 event last week, Samsung didn't just announce a new Galaxy S21 smartphone, Galaxy Buds Pro earbuds, and Galaxy Smart Tag trackers. It also announced a collaboration that made sense but few probably expected would…

marketwatch.com - Three cars that won North American Car of the Year
Three cars that won North American Car of the Year
MarketWatch

In the automotive industry, this is like winning an Oscar.

news24.com - Tara Patel - How a spotlight-shy CEO took over a $51bn auto empire | Fin24
How a spotlight-shy CEO took over a $51bn auto empire | Fin24
News24

The market debut of Stellantis, the group formed by the Italian-American and French auto manufacturers, is a coming-out party for its leader, Carlos Tavares. The 62-year-old has deliberately kept a low profile, showing little desire to be another…

businessinsider.com - Mark Matousek - Wall Street's new SPAC obsession is a technology Elon Musk mocks as a 'fool's errand.' Here's why investors think he's wrong.
Wall Street's new SPAC obsession is a technology Elon Musk mocks as a 'fool's errand.' Here's why investors think he's wrong.
Business Insider

Five lidar firms went public through special-purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) in 2020, and one venture capitalist told Insider more could do so this year. While Tesla CEO Elon Musk thinks self-driving cars don't need lidar, nearly all of his…

droid-life.com - Tim - Android Auto Gets SmartThings Integration
Android Auto Gets SmartThings Integration
Droid Life

As part of its Unpacked announcement last week, Samsung detailed that SmartThings and Android Auto would get support for each other, which was great news for Samsung users who are invested into the SmartThings ecosystem. With this announcement…

globalnews.ca - jguignard - SGI receives 316 auto, 1,745 property claims following wind storm
SGI receives 316 auto, 1,745 property claims following wind storm
Global News

The Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) says it has been busy dealing with several claims following last week's wind storm. Story continues below advertisement As of Monday afternoon, SGI has received 316 auto and 1,745 property claims due to…

cnbc.com - Michael Wayland - Tesla delivers its first Shanghai-made Model Y crossovers in China
Tesla delivers its first Shanghai-made Model Y crossovers in China
CNBC

Published Mon, Jan 18 2021 10:03 AM EST Deliveries of the first China-produced Tesla Model Y crossover began Monday, according to state-run Xinhua News Agency. Tesla was previously importing Model Y vehicles from its plant in California to China.

insidermedia.com - Insider Media - Auto career helped rugby chief steer club through challenges
Auto career helped rugby chief steer club through challenges
Insider Media Ltd

The chief executive of Gloucester Rugby Club has told Insider about the challenges of guiding the Premiership side through the tribulations of the pandemic. Lance Bradley spent 30 years in the automotive industry with Ford Motor Company and then…

overdrive.in - Simran Rastogi - Semiconductor shortage halts auto industry production worldwide
Semiconductor shortage halts auto industry production worldwide
Overdrive

All around the world various car manufacturers are facing the brunt of a global shortage in semiconductors, a crucial element powering all the on-board technology in vehicles, from the various sensors a car is fitted with, the infotainment systems…

bloomberg.com - Anjani Trivedi - How Did We End Up With This Chip Shortage?
How Did We End Up With This Chip Shortage?
Bloomberg

From India to China to the United States, carmakers can't make cars – not that no one wants any, but because a more than $450 billion industry for semiconductors got blindsided. How did both sides end up here? Over the past two weeks…

9to5google.com - Samsung SmartThings is now available on Android Auto [Update]
Samsung SmartThings is now available on Android Auto [Update]
9to5Google

After announcing that a partnership with Google would bring Nest devices to SmartThings this year, Samsung is about to integrate with one of Google's platforms. Alongside the reveal of the Galaxy S21 series, Samsung has revealed that SmartThings is…

cnn.com - By Charles Riley and Hanna Ziady, CNN Business  - Ford closes German plant for 1 month as global chip crisis worsens
Ford closes German plant for 1 month as global chip crisis worsens
CNN

London(CNN Business) Ford has ordered a month-long production halt at one of its plants in Germany, the latest sign that a global shortage of computer chips is putting carmakers under increasing pressure and threatening their recovery from the…

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