A UK-basedÂ Toshiba division has improved its fleet fuel efficiency by 27 percent using a TomTom telematics solution, the Amsterdam-based navigation specialist said in a press release. TomTom said Toshibaâ€™s TEC European retail and sales and service support division increased fuel efficiency across its UK fleet by using TomTom’s Webfleet system. The technology monitors employees’ driving Read More..
Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche, keen to affirm the his car company’s connectivity credentials, will deliver a keynote address atÂ the 2015 International CES consumer electronics fair in Las Vegas in early January. Zetsche will discuss “autonomous vehicle technology and its impact on society, mobility and environment,” theÂ Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), which organizes the annual gathering, said. Read More..
HANOVER — Daimler CIO Michael Gorriz provided some insight into his personal agenda Tuesday, when he told the annual carIT Congress here what the priorities for his department are. “Providing the best customer experience is at the center of all our activities,” he said, adding that, with the Mercedes me platform launched earlier this year, Read More..
HANOVER — A senior HP executive warned Tuesday that the internet of things, which includes cars as participating devices, may consume more energy than the world can muster. “In five years, there will be 30 billion devices networked in the internet of things,” said Oliver Bahns, director automotive at HP Enterprise Services. “The energy requirement Read More..
HANOVER — BMW, which has a fleet of 2.5 million connected cars on the world’s roads, expects an automotive future with highly automated vehicles that are propelled by electric motors, Elmar Frickenstein, vice-president electrics/electronics at the German premium car brand, said Tuesday. Frickenstein said connectivity is already bringing a broad range of new functions to Read More..
HANOVER — Germany is catching up in the area of connected cars and hopes in coming years to assume a leading position globally, the country’s automobile association (VDA) president, Matthiass Wissmann said at the annual carIT Congress here. But he warned that the industry’s leadership role can only be assured if it is as committed Read More..
HANOVER — Audi’s connected-car strategy is moving to the next level as more powerful processors make it easier for drivers to operate increasingly complex functions, said Ulrich Hackenberg, the brand’s head of technical development. In an address to the annual carIT Congress here, Hackenberg said Audi’s strategy is designed to deal with the three megatrends Read More..
Drivers appreciate different functions in their in-car infotainment systems, depending on where they live, according to a new study. GfK, a German market researcher, found that drivers in Germany, Italy, Japan and the US consider entering a place of interest (POI) or finding a phone book contact difficult functions. These two operations rank first and Read More..
Tesla CEO Elon Musk predicts the technology for fully autonomous driving will be ready in five or six years, but it will then several more years to address regulatory restrictions. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Musk said the electric premium car makerÂ is working on its own autonomous driving technology. “Tesla is going Read More..
A Frankfurt court has overturned an earlier verdict banning Uber from conducting business in Germany. The California-based ride-sharing services is free to continue operations in Germany for the time being. The verdict was largely based on a procedural flaw. Originally, a local court had decided that there was an urgent need to stop Uber. But Read More..