Automotive electronics will dominate the electronica trade fair, which will be held in Munich Nov 9 â€“ Nov 12. The trade show will feature an automotive conference that will focus on electromobility, battery-recharging systems for electric vehicles, driver assistance systems and global growth markets. The world market for electrical and electronic products has been growing Read More..
Klaus Draeger began his career as a scientific staff member at the university before earning his PhD. In 1985, he joined BMW as a trainee in the manufacturing area. He passed through various posts at the German premium carmaker, including manager of purchasing for special models. In the second half of the 1990s, Draeger was Read More..
Daimler has been a big user of Web 2.0 technology to generate new ideas and boost its three-year old Business Innovation initiative. The German premium-car maker said that, after three years, the unit has generated 58 new business ideas. About 12 of these have been launched through pilot projects so far. Business Innovation started in Read More..
Volkswagen’s Audi subsidiary and Daimler will be the first automakers to integrate the new MOST generation, MOST150, into their model range. “Infotainment applications make very different demands on the network infrastructure,: said Jens KÃ¶tz, manager responsible for the MOST150 integration at Audi. “MOST150 offers all the necessary communication mechanisms through an “all-in-one” interface,” he added. Read More..
Caglayan Arkan is in charge of Microsoftâ€™s activities in the manufacturing and resources industries. In that role, he is also responsible for the software makerâ€™s automotive business. He spoke this summer to automotiveITâ€™s Ralf Bretting about cloud computing, Microsoftâ€™s automotive platform and the companyâ€™s ambitions in the automotive field. Microsoft expects the auto industry to Read More..
Microsoft this week unveiled the latest version of its software platform for cars, Windows Embedded Automotive 7. The platform will make communication, entertainment and navigation in cars easier to use and will spur the development of next-generation infotainment systems, Microsoft said. The US software group said that Nissanâ€™s new 2011 LEAF electric car will have Read More..
Peugeot is bringing the internet into the car through the introduction of “Wifi on Board.” The system will allow simultaneous connections of four devices: smartphones, iPads, laptop computers and game consoles. The system, which can be used while driving, will be available across the Peugeot model range, including the 207, 308, 3008, 407, 5008, 607, Read More..
Its name says it all: “One Ford.” The strategy that Ford wants to use to boost its presence in global markets is based on the idea of the “global customer.” And IT is playing a big role in making the plan work. The background: customers’ desires and demands are becoming more and more similar worldwide. Read More..
VW development chief Ulrich Hackenberg joined the Audi premium-car division in 1985. He subsequently held a variety of management roles within the VW group. Hackenberg has been a member of the management board of the VW brand since February 2007. He spoke recently with automotiveIT about mobility trends and the role of IT in development. Read More..
Consumer confidence in Germany rose in the third quarter of 2010, boosting especially the auto industry and the IT sector. The quarterly GPRA consumer confidence index showed that confidence in the car industry rose 1.3 percentage points to 45.7 points. The industry benefited from product innovation and a stabilization of the market. The IT industry Read More..