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Tesla's wiper controls banned in Germany
Published in Transportation
Wednesday, 05 August 2020 12:15

Tesla's wiper controls banned in Germany


Road hazard

Tesla's wiper controls through its touchscreen have been ruled illegal in Germany after someone crashed their Model 3 while using them and fought a fine and driving ban through the court system.

34 percent of Germans want hydrogen vehicles
Published in Transportation


Because hydrogen worked so well in a vehicle the last time the Germans tried it

A study shows that 72 percent  of Germans would opt for a vehicle with alternative propulsion if the price was not higher than that of a conventional combustion engine.

Germans say Facebook abused position to illegally harvest user data
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Bad day for Zuckerberg

Germany's top court ruled on Tuesday that Facebook had abused its dominance in social media to illegally harvest data about its users.

Germany requires all services stations to have charging stations
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Part of post-coronavirus stimulation package

Germany will require petrol stations to offer electric car charging to help remove refuelling concerns and boost consumer demand for the vehicles as part of its 130 billion euro ($146 billion) economic recovery plan.

Huawei dismisses German newspaper's spy claims
Published in News
Thursday, 30 January 2020 11:34

Huawei dismisses German newspaper's spy claims


Fake news still no actual evidence

Huawei has denied a newspaper report that alleged the German government was in possession of evidence that it had cooperated with Chinese intelligence.

German industry looking at disruptive tech
Published in News
Thursday, 30 January 2020 11:26

German industry looking at disruptive tech


Information Services Group report

Enterprises in Germany are more interested in emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things and digital platforms, and are looking to digital business service providers to help them use these solutions to grow their businesses, according to a new report published today by Information Services Group (ISG)

Windows 7 costs the Germans a fortune
Published in News
Thursday, 23 January 2020 12:19

Windows 7 costs the Germans a fortune


Probably best to splash out on some new gear

The German federal government stands to pay at least $886,000 this year to Microsoft, according to local media.

German courts say Google must forget about murderers
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Shush don't mention German killers

A German court has ordered Google to remove the name of a convicted double murderer from online search results in Europe.

Tesla sets up factory in Germany
Published in Transportation
Thursday, 14 November 2019 11:03

Tesla sets up factory in Germany


Snubs UK because of Brexit

Tesla Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said the electric car maker is going to build a new vehicle factory, “Gigafactory 4” in Berlin.

Germany wants a million car charging points in ten years
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Merkel's glorious ten-year plan

Germany wants to have one million charging stations for electric cars by 2030, Chancellor Angela Merkel said ahead of meetings with the car industry today.