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 […]

3DEXCITE Live! – Munich

New applications of 3D visualization technologies are demonstrated at the annual show (Photo: Arjen Bongard

Dassault Systemes’ 3D Excite unit will host its annual 3d visualization gathering in Munich May 21 and 22. The fair, which is called¬†3DEXCITE¬†Live!,¬†shows the latest trends in software and high-end computer generated imagery for industrial applications. The event marks a continuation of the 3D fair organized each year by RTT. The Munich-based digital imagery specialist […]

Shanghai auto show

The Shanghai show alternates with Beijing (Photo: Shanghai auto show)

The Shanghai auto show takes place this April as car sales in China continue to outpace other major markets. The event, which alternates with the Beijing auto show every other year, opens with two press days April 20 and 21 and runs through April 29. Underscoring the growth of the Chinese car market, this year’s […]

McKinsey urges preparation for future with autonomous driving

Daimler showed its vision of autonomous driving at the CES in Las Vegas (Photo: Daimler)

The arrival of autonomous vehicles will fundamentally change the automotive industry and car drivers, automotive companies and other personal mobility players should start preparing today already, a new report from management consultants McKinsey says. “Although it will take a bit of time before we will see self-driving cars¬†in bigger volumes on the streets, automakers should […]