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Qualcomm, BMW Triumph in EU Fight Over Connected Car Rules

  • EU countries vetoed rules mandating WiFi technology in cars
  • Autos, tech firms opposed rules, pushed for cellular tech
The steering wheel and digital dashboard of a BMW iNext concept electric sport utility vehicle.

The steering wheel and digital dashboard of a BMW iNext concept electric sport utility vehicle.

Photographer: Dania Maxwell/Bloomberg
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Qualcomm Inc., BMW AG, and Deutsche Telekom AG clinched a victory Thursday after European Union member states scrapped new rules mandating WiFi technology as the basis for how future connected cars talk to each other.