T-Systems executive: Telecoms and automotive have grown closer together

Heinz Egeler (Photo: T-Systems)

Heinz Egeler has been in charge of the Connected Car business of T-Systems since June 2015. In written answers to questions, Egeler explains the strategic priorities of the German IT service provider and discusses some of the characteristics of the changing personal-mobility industry. automotiveIT: Mr. Egeler, you’ve been in your new position for just a […]

Connected Car Expo – LA

The LA Auto Show features a range of new model introductions (Photo: LA Show)

The Connected Car Expo (CCE), an exhibition combined with a conference program, kicks off the annual Los Angeles Auto Show November 17. The event aims to promote connectivity in the auto industry and bring together players from all industries involved. The CCE will host a one-day conference at the Marriott Hotel on the first LA […]

Continental develops electric drive for China

Continental expects strong EV demand in China in coming years (Photo: Continental)

Continental has developed an electric drive for China in anticipation of an electric-vehicle boom in the world’s largest car market. The German automotive supplier said it will introduce the compact, cost-effective, and high-performance system at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September. The drive, which will combine an electric motor, transmission and power electronics in a […]

San Francisco – Dreamforce

Dreamforce (Photo: Salesforce)

Salesforce¬†stages¬†its annual Dreamforce convention in San Francisco Sept. 15-18, expecting to bring together more than 100,000 people for its annual gettogether. The cloud-based CRM company continues to grow rapidly. In the quarter ended April 30, the company boosted sales 21 pc to 1.51 billion dlrs. On an annualized basis, Salesforce expects this year to generate […]

Tokyo auto show

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This year’s Tokyo Motor Show will, once again, feature a special exhibition of technologies aimed at urban mobility. The show will take place October 28 through Nov. 9 at the Tokyo Big Sight¬†convention center. The show will see a return of Fiat-Chrysler group brands Alfa Romeo, Fiat and Jeep. Fiat’s Abarth brand will be present […]

CES Asia – Shanghai

Audi CEO Rupert Stadler will hold a keynote address at CES Asia (Photo: CES)

The international CES is staging¬†an Asian version of its flagship Las Vegas consumer electronics trade show in Asia this year. CES Asia will take place in Shanghai May 25 through 27. One of the keynote speakers¬†at the event will be Rupert Stadler. The Audi CEO, noting that China is Audi’s biggest sales market, said in […]

CAR Management Briefings – Traverse City

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The Center for Automotive Research will host its annual Management Briefing Seminars in Traverse City, Michigan, August 3 to 6. The gathering features a series of briefings and presentations focusing on some of the top issues facing the auto industry. This year, these include manufacturing, connected and automated vehicle development and new powertrains. In addition, […]

IAA – Frankfurt

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The Frankfurt auto show, which takes place every second year, will officially open September 17. On the two preceding days, Sept 15 and 16, there will be two press days. The world’s biggest auto show will have as its theme “Mobility Connects,” a reference to the biggest change sweeping through the global automotive industry today. […]

IFA – Berlin

(Photo: Messe Berlin)

The annual IFA consumer electronics and home appliance trade show will take place in Berlin Sept 4 through 9. The show, which attracts trade visitors from more than 100 countries, provides an overview of new products and trends in all segments of the consumer electronics industry. Several automakers have in recent years shown new infotainment […]

automotiveIT Congress: CIO says VW needs 2 kinds of IT

VW's Hofmann (Photo: Claus Dick)

Volkswagen is on its way to become the world’s largest automaker with more than¬†10 million vehicles sold in 2014. And of course, the executives in Wolfsburg are keen on staying at the forefront of information technology revolution as well. Volkswagen CIO Martin Hofmann underlined this¬†ambition in his speech at¬†the automotiveIT Congress 2015 in Hanover. The […]