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VW CEO Müller: Automotive Future Must Not Be Left To Silicon Valley https://t.co/4TqxLLekdC

John Voelcker 509 views Jan 27, 2016 Follow John Add to circle Matthias Müller Enlarge Photo Like many automakers, Volkswagen Group has had a research facility in Silicon Valley for many years. In 2011, Its Electronics Research Laboratory--first launched in 1998--tripled its size and moved northward from Palo Alto to Belmont. It now has almost 100 people. But new VW Group CEO Matthias Müller seems to find the Valley's growing expertise in automotive software and electric cars unsettling. DON'T MISS: How Audi, BMW & Mercedes Plan To Compete With Tesla--And Why (Dec 2014) Müller commented on the Valley during a presentation to "numerous honorary guests and EU parliamentarians" at the company's "traditional New Year reception" in Brussels, according to a VW Group press release. The new CEO "demands," according to the release, that "Europe ... take the technological lead in fu...

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