News Digest Item
03 Aug 2017

“Germany: Promised land of all things material”

Spiegel Online

The diesel summit is “a beacon of Germany’s lack of digitality” and shows that the country tends to place too much value on improving instead of renewing, writes Sascha Lobo in an article for his column on Spiegel Online. “It is not about the car of the future, but about the future of the car, which is an interconnected software,” writes Lobo. The diesel summit should have been a digitalisation summit, he writes.

Read the column article in German here.

For background, read the CLEW dossier The digitalisation of the Energiewende and the article German carmakers pledge diesel software updates and buyer’s bonus.

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