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Germany Bans Internet-Connected ‘Spy’ Doll Cayla

(RTÉ News) – German regulators have banned an internet-connected doll called ‘My Friend Cayla’ that can chat with children, warning that it was a de facto “hidden spying device”. Parents

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Spiri is an EV-only ridesharing service where you’re the driver

(ENGADGET) – Here comes another entrant into the ride-sharing ring: Denmark’s Spiri. What separates this one is the company has developed its own fleet of electric vehicles for use, which

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China Seeks Top-10 Automation Ranking by 2020: Robot Industry Group

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – China is aiming for a top-10 ranking in automation for its industries by 2020 by putting more robots in its factories, the International Federation of Robotics (IFR)

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China’s Midea Lifts Stake in German Robotics Firm Kuka to 76.38 Percent

HONG KONG (Reuters) – China’s Midea Group Co Ltd <000333.SZ> said acceptances received in its 4.5 billion euro ($5 billion) takeover offer for Germany’s Kuka <KU2G.DE> as of 1600 GMT

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Germany’s Electric Car Discount Scheme Spurs New BMW i3 Sales

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – BMW has recorded rising sales of the latest version of its electric car, the i3, following the Berlin government’s push to subsidize electric cars, weekly German newspaper

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German Authority Would Not Have Approved Beta-Phase Tesla Autopilot

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Germany’s Federal Office for Motor Vehicles (KBA) would not have approved the autopilot system installed on Tesla <TSLA.O> cars if the technology was still in a beta-phase

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German Parliament to Investigate Government’s Role in ‘Dieselgate’ Scandal

(SPACE DAILY) – Germany’s parliament on Thursday was to launch a probe into whether the government colluded in the engine-rigging scandal engulfing auto giant Volkswagen. The special panel, set up

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Germany Denies Investigating Tesla Over Software Updates

By Michael Nienaber and Rene Wagner BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s Transport Ministry denied a media report on Friday that it was investigating Tesla Motors Inc for updating driving assistance software

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China’s Alipay Could Take Stake in Germany’s Wirecard

BERLIN (Reuters) – Wirecard AG <WDIG.DE> is negotiating with representatives of Alipay, a unit of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba <BABA.N>, about it taking a stake of up to 25 percent

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Kuka Nears Deal with Chinese Bidder

BERLIN/FRANKFURT (Reuters) – German robotics maker Kuka <KU2G.DE> is on the brink of agreeing to an investor agreement with Chinese bidder Midea <000333.SZ> that includes a long-term commitment to existing

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