AVs Need Leap of Faith; Volvo Interior Design; VW Jetta Test Drive

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MAY 16, 2019

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2019 VW Jetta GLI Takes the Dragon by the Tail

Volkswagen has redone the sports sedan to appeal more to American buyers. “We want to grow here in the U.S.,” says Jan Dickman, VW’s head of compact cars.

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ZF makes vehicles see, think and act.
ZF combines environmental sensors, such as camera and radar (see) with central electronic control units such as the ZF ProAI (think). Based on the data, intelligent mechatronics in the vehicle driveline and chassis systems execute the required vehicle motion control (act). ZF applies its know-how to help develop solutions for mobility megatrends like safety, efficiency and autonomous driving.

Autoline Daily 2019: Top Industry News

Tariff Relief Could Be Short Lived, Nissan ProPilot Goes Hands Free, Delphi Ramps Up GDI Pressure

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Scandinavian Spirit Infuses Volvo Interiors

Tisha Johnson, vice president-interior design for Volvo Group, says at the Wards Auto Interiors Conference the company’s designs are rooted in Scandinavian traditions such as desire for light, forms that fit the human shape and respect for nature.

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2019 WardsAuto Interiors Conference Gallery

Nearly 500 people attended last week's WardsAuto Interiors Conference in Novi, MI, to learn about the latest trends in vehicle interiors. The day included keynotes by top designers at Ford, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo, as well as several panel sessions.

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Leap of Faith Needed for AVs to Move Ahead

In a survey, Penn State researchers found people who had no trouble believing machines can outperform humans are more likely to accept the presence of driverless cars on the highway.

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2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI

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The redone Jetta performance-oriented spin-off sedan offers understated design elements and now shares a platform and engine with the VW Golf GTI hatchback.

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Hot-Button Patent Topics in Global Automotive Space

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What are the most pressing challenges facing automotive technology patents? GlobalAutoIndustry.com speaks with two automotive patent attorneys -- Gene Quinn, president of IPWatchdog.com, and John White, adjunct professor at University of Virginia School of Law.

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