automotiveIT magazine: Visiting VW’s new data lab

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Volkswagen recently opened a new data lab in the trendy Schwabing section of Munich. automotiveIT’s Hilmar Dunker paid a visit and discovered a research facility with a singular focus on implementing digital innovations across the VW Group. “We want to bring ¬†big data and advanced analytics into the company – and do it quickly,” said […]

automotiveIT magazine: Audi, BMW, Mercedes embrace digital

New technology is entering car showrooms (Photo: Audi)

Germany’s three premium brands are using digital technology to post higher sales, despite declining showroom traffic. In interviews with automotiveIT international, the sales and marketing chiefs of Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz explained how their companies are catering to a new generation of car buyers, which does its research online and is looking for a physical […]

Report shows connected car data, privacy vulnerabilities

US Senator Markey is critical of connected-car data security and privacy (Picture: Continental)

A US report published this week shows how connected cars may be vulnerable to hackers.The paper, based on answers to questions by 16 major car manufacturers, highlights growing concerns that networking cars with the world around them poses potential security risks. “The responses from the automobile manufacturers show a vehicle fleet that has fully adopted […]

Gartner laments absence of internet-of-things standards

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The internet of things will be marked by a notable absence of business or technical models in coming years, according to market researchers Gartner. Through 2018, the company predicts there will be no dominant internet-of-things ecosystem platform. Most IoT projects will continue to contain custom elements and there won’t be any dominant technology service providers […]

Ford looks at Apple, Amazon for clues to successful transformation

Ford Motor is conducting 25 mobility experiments (Photo: Ford)

Ford Motor said it would study companies such as Apple and Amazon to learn how to successfully manage a major industry transformation. Ford Motor CEO Mark Fields, in an address to the International CAR Symposium in Bochum, Germany, announced that the US-based carmaker has entered into a research cooperation with Aachen University to launch the […]

Bosch CEO: Low fuel prices won’t hurt pace of electrification

Denner: "Connected electric cars are better." (Photo: Robert Bosch)

Low oil prices won’t lead to a slowdown in the pace of automotive electrification, Robert Bosch CEO Volkmar Denner said at a conference. The German supplier¬†is sticking to its forecast that roughly 15 pc of all new cars sold worldwide will have at least a hybrid powertrain by 2025. The Bosch CEO, speaking at the […]

CeBIT, Hanover

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The annual CeBIT fair, which takes place March 16 through 20, will have a strong focus on the biggest trends shaping the digital economy. The event, which is billed as the leading trade fair for IT and the digital economy, will be officially opened on Sunday, March 15, by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Also speaking […]

BMW, VW, Chargepoint to cooperate on US EV charging network

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BMW and Volkswagen are teaming up with Chargepoint to build a network of electric-vehicle charging stations along highways in the eastern and western parts of the US. Chargepoint, a large operator of EV refueling stations, said the network will consist of fast-charging facilities that should¬†help promote electric mobility. “A robust network of conveniently located DC […]

BMW responds quickly to report of possible security breach

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BMW responded quickly¬†to a report of a potential security gap in the data transmissions to and from the carmaker’s connected¬†vehicles. The German premium car group¬†said it had closed the security gap with “a new configuration.” The quick action by BMW underscores how serious the industry is taking data security, which is a growing concern as […]

CES: Ford wants to bring autonomous cars to mass market

Ford's Fields says connectivity is the key to finding workable transportation solutions (Photo: Ford Motor)

Ford Motor wants to bring autonomous cars to the mass market but isn’t in a hurry to be the first to sell a¬†driverless vehicle. “Our priority is not in making marketing claims or being in a race for the first autonomous car on the road,‚ÄĚ Ford Motor CEO Mark Fields said in a keynote address […]