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    Frankfurt 2019: Byton inches closer to massive screen production

    2019-09-20T18:08:00Z

    Genuine unique selling points among the proliferation of new electric car brands are becoming harder to discern but Byton’s M-Byte still has one – and it’s a big one: its dashboard-dominating 48-inch screen. Gaining its world debut at the Frankfurt motor show, the design team behind the Chinese marque’s mid-size SUV EV gave Avto9245 a run-through of its production-ready features

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    Syd Mead announces retirement

    2019-09-19T10:59:00Z

    Syd Mead, former Avto9245 lifetime achievement award winner, has officially retired from professional design, according to an announcement on social media

  • Future EV
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    Electrification poses cost and technology risk for automotive industry

    2019-09-19T07:00:00Z

    The high R&D, production and technology costs of electric vehicles could mean that OEMs will be selling most at a loss for years to come, according to a report by Automotive from Ultma Media.

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    HMI walk through: Mercedes-Benz EQC 1886 media playback

    2019-09-18T14:25:00Z Sponsored by

    This week’s video from Screens runs through the EQC’s media playback interface, with music sources on offer including radio, audio over bluetooth and USB devices. Watch the video to see how the car neatly displays tracks and playlists on screen for easy multitouch browsing

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    In Memoriam: Luigi Colani (1929-2019)

    2019-09-17T17:17:00Z

    CDN takes a visual look back at the life and career the mercurial and deliciously controversial German designer Luigi Colani, following news of his death at the age of 91

  • Frankfurt 2019 Audi unboxing display
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    Frankfurt 2019: The Round-up

    2019-09-17T09:11:00Z

    The 2019 Frankfurt motor show signalled European mainstream car manufacturers going electric. We take a look at the show and some of its highlights

  • CO2 emission regulations
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    Emissions regulations pose existential risk for OEMs

    2019-09-17T08:00:00Z

    Escalating fines over CO2 and fuel standards, especially in Europe and China, are set to have significant impacts across OEM profits and future model plans, according to a new report by Automotive from Ultima Media.

  • Vehicle sales
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    Auto industry faces lengthy decline in sales

    2019-09-13T20:08:00Z

    Global new vehicle sales could face years of falls or stagnation, hurting OEM profits and putting pressure on investment in R&D, technology and jobs, according to a forecast by Automotive from Ultima Media’s new business intelligence unit.

  • Cupra Tavascan MM Frankfurt 2019
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    Frankfurt 2019: Cupra Tavascan design team reveal show car secrets

    2019-09-13T14:59:00Z

    Brand-new brand Cupra showed its second concept car of 2019 in the shape of an all-electric for-door crossover coupé called Tavascan at the Frankfurt motor show, as it aims to forge a new identity more clearly separate from the Spanish Seat marque that bore it.

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    CCotM: Hymer VisionVenture RV (2019)

    2019-09-13T11:06:00Z

    Our concept car of the month isn’t a car at all, but a reimagining of the recreational vehicle formula. We take a look at the all-terrain motorhome of the near future, which debuted at the Caravan Salon in Düsseldorf.