IAA Commercial Vehicles – Hanover

The IAA features demonstrations of the latest trucking technologies (Photo: IAA)

The Hanover commercial vehicles¬†fair (IAA) will take place September 23 through October 2. The show, which is held every other year, kicks off with two press days, Sept 23 and 24, before opening to the public Sept. 25. The fair will highlight the importance of road transportation for the European economy. At a press seminar […]

Los Angeles auto show

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The Los Angeles auto show, which will start Nov. 18, will feature nearly 60 world and North American vehicle debuts, the organizers said. The annual event will, once again, kick off with a Connected Car Expo, which will be enhanced with a “Connected City Summit.” The connected-car event, which will take place for the second […]

Automechanika – Frankfurt

Automechanika is held every other year in Frankfurt (Photo: Messe Frankfurt)

The Automechanika trade fair, which will ¬†take place in Frankfurt Sep. 16 through 20, will have a special focus on tomorrow’s mobility. The fair, which is organized every other year at the Frankfurt fair grounds, will dedicate its Hall 10 to new technologies. Specialist companies will show products from areas that include¬†storage technology, charging infrastructure, […]

Salesforce aims to give “wearables” a corporate boost

Mercedes announced a tie-up with the Pebble smart watch company at the CES in January (Photo: Daimler)

In a move to speed up the integration of so-called “wearables” in corporate IT systems, Salesforce.com is launching a developer kit specifically targeting the new mobile communications devices. Wearables, which include cloud-connected smart watches, glasses, wristbands and other devices that are worn on the body, only recently made their appearance. Google led the trend with […]

IFA – Berlin

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The annual IFA consumer electronics fair will take place in Berlin September 5 – 10, amid expectations that several top executives from the global¬†auto industry will, again, be presented at the consumer electronics event. Details of conference programs were unavailable, but last year, then-Ford CEO Alan Mulally was one of the keynote speakers at IFA. […]

Paris auto show

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The Paris auto show, which is held every second year in the French capital, will open its doors to the public October 4. The opening will be preceded by two press days, October 2 and 3. The gathering, which is spread out over 96,000 square meters of exhibition space at the Paris Expo, alternates with […]

Executive Report: GM CIO confident of progress in IT overhaul

Randy Mott is a keynote speaker at the 2014 automotiveIT Congress (Photo: Larry A. Peplin)

  General Motors CIO Randy Mott is confident he’s making progress in his three-year drive to overhaul IT operations at North America’s largest automaker. In an interview with automotiveIT, Mott cited “a lot of blocking and tackling” he had to do in 2013, referring to the often unglamorous work handled by American football’s defense players […]

Ford’s new Focus features Sync 2 connectivity

The new Ford Focus is equipped with advanced driver-assistance functions (Photo: Ford)

Touting a new version of its Sync connectivity system, Ford unveiled a new Focus model at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona last week. The carmaker also introduced a range of new driver-assistance features, showing clearly that high-tech functions are part of the competitive landscape ¬†in both the premium and the volume segments. Next […]

Apple launches “CarPlay” for Mercedes, Ferrari, Volvo

Apple's CarPlay will be available for Mercedes, Ferrari and Volvo shortly (Photo: Apple)

Apple said a new iPhone connectivity suite will be available for Ferrari, Mercedes and Volvo this week and for other brands at a later date. Apple said its “CarPlay” software can be operated through the car’s HMI or by using the company’s Siri voice control. Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice president of iPhone and iOS product […]

automotiveIT Congress, Hanover

About 500 executives attended the 2013 Congress (Photo: Claus Dick)

The automotiveIT Congress will take place during the CeBIT high-tech fair in Hanover Thursday, March 13, with discussions set to focus on how IT is helping the auto industry adapt to new business realities. The one-day conference will feature a range of top speakers from the automotive and IT industries. Among them are Randy Mott, […]