Bugatti Moves to Porsche Control; Venture with Rimac in the Works

  • During Volkswagen’s Power Day event this week, CEO Herbert Diess confirmed that Bugatti will become a subsidiary of Porsche within the VW Group.
  • Meanwhile, Porsche and hyper-EV specialist Rimac are in talks for a joint venture that would lead to a future Bugatti they would build together.
  • It would make sense to use the platform that underpins the Rimac C_Two, but that kind of detail will come later.

    The move toward widespread electrification is set to transform the very top of the car market as well as its lower reaches. Last year we told you about discussions between Volkswagen Group and Rimac over the future of Bugatti, with VW reportedly offering to cede ownership of its grandest brand in exchange for increased equity in the Croatian hyper-EV maker.

    Yet that didn’t happen, and last month Porsche—ultimately owned by Volkswagen—spent more than $83 million increasing its existing 15.5 percent stake in

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    Android Auto Patch for Samsung Galaxy S21 Currently in the Works

    Samsung’s Galaxy S21 is currently the best phone you can get from the South Korean company, and since it’s powered by Android 11, it obviously offers Android Auto support too, both wired and wireless.

    But as some of the first people who purchased the Galaxy S21 figured out the hard way, the experience with Android Auto on this new Samsung smartphone isn’t as refined as you’d expect it to be.

    And it’s all because Android Auto just doesn’t fire up when connecting a Galaxy S21 to the head unit in the car, thus making it impossible to use the app even when a genuine cable is being used.

    As we told you not a long time ago, Google was already investigating the problem, but now the search giant is back to confirm the Android Auto team is working on the whole thing, yet it needs more information on the

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