26 May '17, 2pm

German electric-car industry centers in 'Silicon Saxony'

German electric-car industry centers in 'Silicon Saxony'

Mercedes-Benz EQ electric car concept [photo: Axel Harries] Enlarge Photo Silicon Valley seems to grab many of the tech headlines in the United States, especially when it comes to autonomous vehicles, cars that plug in, and the future of transportation. Electric-car maker Tesla has undeniably contributed to Silicon Valley's automotive chops, but other makers are working to ensure they aren't left behind as software, electric drive, and internet connectivity combine in vehicles. For German automakers, that efforts starts in what's coming to be called Silicon Saxony, the European nation's own Silicon Valley of sorts. DON'T MISS: Germans are coming for Tesla, German paper says, so now it's 'interesting' The Financial Times (subscription rquired) details the rise, fall, and resurrection of the German region of Saxony over the last century. The area is "the pioneer with regards...

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