The BMW Group continues to drive the expansion of electro-mobility as part of its Strategy NUMBER ONE > NEXT. To achieve this, the company is adapting its production structures to growing demand for fully and partially electrified vehicles. Just seven months after opening its battery factory in China, the BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) joint venture today laid the foundation for a comprehensive expansion of the plant. At the “High-Voltage Battery Centre Phase II”, BBA will produce the new, more powerful batteries of the fifth-generation BMW eDrive technology for the fully-electric BMW iX3. Starting in 2020, the BMW iX3 will be built at the neighboring BBA plant Dadong.

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Huawei and Porsche Design have raced past rivals to define a new standard of luxury as power and beauty become one. A sophisticated and exclusive smartphone is the most covetable accessory for your hand today. It is where fashion, innovative technology and best-in-class design converge, to give you the ultimate accessory - the luxury smartphone.

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A Japanese conglomerate has announced that it will make an investment of $2.25bn in US car manufacturing colossus General Motors. Telecommunications giant SoftBank will invest the capital in GM's autonomous car program in exchange for a stake in the ambitious mobility venture.

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The Philippines Government has officially announced its detailed plans to construct a new $14bn 'pollution-free' super city - that would be bigger than Manhattan in an effort to address the chronic air pollution and traffic problems in its capital city of Manila.

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The DS 7, the first car featuring Huawei Connect Car Solution, debuts at the Huawei Eco-Partner Conference 2018. It is the first result of Huawei and Group PSA's collaboration on the world's largest OEM connected car project announced in November 2017. The DS 7 is evidence of Huawei's commitment to ongoing innovation and investment in the connected car domain.

Read more: Huawei and PSA Group showcase car equipped with ‘connected car solution’

A Singapore watchdog has initiated an investigation into Grab’s acquisition of Uber in the Southeast Asian market following claims it may have infringed competition rules. The ombudsman has subsequently imposed restrictions on the deal until the conclusion of its investigation.

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Leading Australian satellite telecommunications company Pivotel has announced the launch of the world's first satellite device that combines the Inmarsat Fleet Xpress Network Service Device (NSD) with the RedPort Optimizer Enterprise satellite router and VoIP gateway to deliver an all-in-one communications solution for maritime and satellite providers.

Read more: Pivotel and Inmarsat team up to launch game changing device

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