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Soon, every Audi, BMW, and Mercedes could be a digital mapper

Soon, every Audi, BMW, and Mercedes could be a digital mapper

Audi, BMW, and Mercedes Benz have snapped up HERE, and the digital cartographers are wasting no time in investigating how the luxury cars can shape smarter maps. The deal, which closed late last week and netted former HERE owner Nokia a $2.7bn payout, brings technology like HD Maps - high resolution data ideal for tomorrow's self-driving cars - into the reach of the German trio, but also gives HERE unprecedented access to driving data.

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VW set to borrow $21bn to pay for dieselgate

VW set to borrow $21bn to pay for dieselgate

VW is set to take out a massive loan to cover costs associated with the diesel emission scandal that the automaker is currently embroiled in. reports indicate that the loan will be in the form of a credit line for a whopping $21 billion. To secure that loan, VW has to be ready to sell off some major assets.

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Nokia HERE deal closes as German automakers grab robo-car tech

Nokia HERE deal closes as German automakers grab robo-car tech

Nokia's deal to sell digital mapping and location services specialist HERE to a trio of German automakers has closed ahead of schedule. The agreement, announced back in August, was initially expected to get regulatory approval sometime early in 2016, but that came through sooner than expected and Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler wasted no time in inking the contract.

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Audi A3 TDI owners to get money for emission cheating

Audi A3 TDI owners to get money for emission cheating

Audi owners who have a diesel powered car know that some of those rides are cheating on emission, specifically the A3 TDI. We already know that VW has promised owners of diesel-powered rides some cash to help make up for the dishonesty. Audi has now announced that owners of the A3 TDI will also be getting loot back.

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Audi to “fix” cheating 3L diesel engines via software update

Audi to “fix” cheating 3L diesel engines via software update

Audi AG was already in hot water when its name got dragged into Volkswagen's "dieselgate" scandal but earlier this month it took a direct hit when it was alleged that the 3.0-liter diesel engines that it has made itself was also guilty of using the so-called "defeat devices" to deceive emissions tests. Now Volkswagen's luxury marque is submitting its solution to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) to get these affected engines in line. And apparently all it will take is a software upgrade.

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Audi talks autonomous EV charging and 150 kW for e-tron quattro

Audi talks autonomous EV charging and 150 kW for e-tron quattro

Audi's electrification plans include self-driving tech, with engineers developing an e-tron EV that can automatically trundle to its charger, Roomba-style. The upcoming Audi e-tron quattro - currently a concept but set to spawn a production version in 2018 - will be the German automaker's most serious all-electric vehicle so far, opening the door to a number of cutting edge charging technologies intended to make EV ownership more straightforward.

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Man vs Machine: My rematch against Audi’s new self-driving RS 7

Man vs Machine: My rematch against Audi’s new self-driving RS 7

Last year, I beat Audi's autonomous race car on the track. Robots might not have feelings, but that didn't stop Audi's engineers calling me back for a re-match with the latest, greatest version of the self-driving RS7s. AJ, Bobby, Jack, and now Robby all have two things in common: first, they’re named after famous race car drivers, and second, they've successfully driven autonomously on racetracks, on the autobahn, and on a cross country trip.

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2017 Audi Q7 e-tron 3.0 TDI quattro first drive – Diesel redeemer?

2017 Audi Q7 e-tron 3.0 TDI quattro first drive – Diesel redeemer?

Damned by diesel, or redeemed by electric? The timing seems ill-fated for Audi's brand new 2017 Q7 e-tron quattro, a plug-in hybrid that arrives under the NOx cloud of the VW group's ongoing emissions scandal. Though on paper it makes sense - the plentiful torque of a V6 diesel paired with the eco-peppy zing of a plug-in EV - the fuel's already patchy reputation in the US hasn't been helped by the recent "dieselgate" revelations.

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2016 Audi S8 plus and RS 7 performance hit dealerships in December

2016 Audi S8 plus and RS 7 performance hit dealerships in December

Audi has announced the official pricing for two of its new cars that are coming to the US next month. The cars are the 2016 S8 plus and the RS 7 performance. Both of the cars are upgraded and improved for 2016 and include a 4.0L twin-turbo engine under the hood making 605hp and 553 lb-ft of torque.

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“Audi at Home” car-sharing service launches in SF and Miami

“Audi at Home” car-sharing service launches in SF and Miami

Two relatively new housing locations will be first on Audi's list for their new vehicle-sharing program called "Audi at Home." Residents of two residential communities will be able to reserve vehicles via their smartphone for "spontaneous booking" of vehicles, each made to suit a specific set of tastes. This system will be launched at the LUMINA luxury condominium project in San Francisco and Four Seasons Residences in Miami, and will eventually be spread to additional locations across the United States.

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Audi, TOMS give TRAVELER sunglasses for Season of Audi purchases

Audi, TOMS give TRAVELER sunglasses for Season of Audi purchases

Last June, car maker Audi and shoe and eyewear maker TOMS partnered to give out a free pair of shoes for every one who buys an Audi car during the Summer of Audi promotional season. Summer may be long over, but that isn't stopping the two from making yet another exclusive marketing offer that is, at the same time, also charitable. During the "Season of Audi", which starts this November and ends January next year, Audi will be giving out a pair of TRAVELER by TOMS sunglasses for each purchase.

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Audi 3D prints its way to a Union Typ C sports car replica

Audi 3D prints its way to a Union Typ C sports car replica

When you think of 3D printing, chances are, you'll be thinking of materials and products made of out plastic. Or sometimes sugar and chocolate. But that presumption might soon be a thing of the past, if Audi Tooling has its way. The toolmaking arm of the car maker, together with other family members from Volkswagen, has just practically 3D printed the Grand Prix sports car Audi Union Typ C. More than just a throwback to history, the feat was made possible by actually printing the parts using metal materials.

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