Episode 187: We are Agile - Hatz released, Uber on probation in London, Great British Women 2018, Hyundai and Audi hydrogen partnership

FOLLOW UP: HATZ RELEASED FROM CUSTODY

Former and Volkswagen engine chief Wolfgang Hatz has been released from custody, following the payment of €3 million bail. He is still not allowed to talk to other accused people nor witnesses. Hatz continues to deny all charges. To read more click on the Automotive News Europe article here.

FOLLOW UP: UBER ARIZONA CRASH REPORT

The National Transport Safety Board has released its preliminary report on the fatal accident in Arizona involving an Uber test vehicle. One of the most startling aspects is that the software sensitivity had been dialled back, resulting in the pedestrian and bike were spotted by the car, even that it was a bicycle and the likely trajectory but did not apply the brakes. To read more click on the fascinating thread from @AutonomousLaw who adds some legal context to this as well as links to the report and an article from The Atlantic.

FOLLOW UP: KAREN ADT TO BE NEW SMART CEO

On October 1, when Annette Winkler steps down as the current CEO of Smart, Karen Adt will take over the role. To read more on the person tasked with moving the mobility brand, as it is now, forward click on the Autocar article here.

FOLLOW UP: UBER ON PROBATION IN LONDON

Following an appeal against the TfL ban on Uber's operating license in London, Uber has a 15-month probatory license. TfL and the courts are now satisfied that Uber's practices have changed enough to allow them to work in the capital under strict supervision for this relatively short period of time. To read more click on the BBC News article here.

GREAT BRITISH WOMEN 2018

Autocar and SMMT have released the list of the Top 100 British women working in the automotive industry. To see the Top 100 click on the link here. To see the winners of the various categories click on the link here. To read more about Citroën's global CEO Linda Jackson click on the link here.

PSA ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR VAUXHALL

To read the article Andrew mentioned, in one of the many asides, that PSA has announced how it plans to make Vauxhall profitable once again. To read more click on the Autocar article here.

IRISH PM WANTS TOTAL ICE BAN BY 2030

Leo Varadkar has stated that petrol and diesel are to be banned in Ireland by 2030. To read more click on the Autocar article here.

HYUNDAI AND AUDI HYDROGEN PARTNERSHIP

Hyundai and Audi have announced a patent sharing partnership, with the aim to move the use of hydrogen in vehicles forward as this will scale up the demand for parts, infrastructure and therefore lower costs. To read more click the Autocar article here.

PORSCHE ACQUIRES 10% STAKE IN RIMAC

The electric hypercar builder, Rimac, has agreed to sell a 10% stake to Porsche as the German company looks to develop its own EV sportscars. To read more click the Autocar link here.


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SUSIE WOLF NEW TEAM PRINCIPAL AND SHAREHOLDER OF VENTURI FORMULA E TEAM

Susie Wolf will take over as Team Principal of the Venturi Formula E team next season, after becoming a shareholder. To read more click on the Formula E article here.

CITROËN AWARD ØSTBERG WITH DRIVE

Mads Østberg has been awarded the C3 seat for the rest of the season, except Spain where Loeb comes back. To read more click on the WRC article here

LUNCHTIME READ: A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE SUZUKI JIMNY

Once again Gavin Braithwaite-Smith has written a brilliant article, this time about the history of the Suzuki Jimny. Click here to enjoy the thoroughly recommended Motoring Research article here.

LIST OF THE WEEK: 11 BABY OFF-ROADERS

Tom Ford has written a great list, full of wonderful small off-roaders that bring a smile to your face. Click on the Top Gear article here.

AND FINALLY: MARTINI LIVERY DRAWN

Goodwood Road & Racing has a lovely video, where Paolo D'Alessio recreates his classic Martini livery on a Lancia Delta. To see this click on the link here.


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