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German car maker: From rivals to allies to be

Is Germany's key industry, the automotive industry in a crisis? Critics claim, BMW, Daimler and VW had overslept future trends such as electric mobility and Autonomous Driving to a large extent. Now the corporations put more on cooperation. This is a way of promise?

the future of The auto industry seems more uncertain than ever. With the large Tech-corporations in Silicon Valley, a seriously car makers take the end of the competition on the subject of Autonomous Driving, in the area of electric mobility there is in addition to Tesla, more and more competitors compete for a place in the sun. And what if China wins in manufacturing of automobiles with own brands continue to travel? In addition, recent global sales numbers and alarm signals from China could indicate that the best times are for the time being, over.

"The innovative strength of the automotive industry is to Survive," he stated in a recent study by the Center of Automotive Studies (CAM) for innovation in the global starch manufacturers. Although the last years were paragraphs, the economically best in the history of the automobile, with Record and high profits have been, writes the Director of CAM, Prof. Stefan Bratzel. "This 'Golden period', which was based substantially on the established business models, but to the end," the evaluation of the experts.

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Apparently, the German companies have recognized the signs of the time. So far, the premium brands were fighting mostly on their own account. But what is going on in car Land. From competitors to allies suddenly, and alliances between brands to help defend the tip.

"It's a forced co-operation"

the end of January, reported the "Handelsblatt", that the two arch-rivals Daimler and BMW circumference want to get rich work in the area of development and of Autonomous Driving together, so in a core area of the company. In the Segment of mobility services both to cooperate for a long time already in a Joint Venture to jointly, among other things, car sharing, driving service or charging solutions for E-cars.

Shortly after, the next Signal: the media reported that even Volkswagen could enter into a kind of Alliance, the plan to jointly develop self-driving cars. There were conversations about how the high resources for the next Generation to be applied, informed an Insider to the news Agency Reuters. Apparently, the conditions have been set in motion.

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