GM appoints new connected-consumer chief

Boler Davis takes over from Mary Chan, who is leaving GM (Photo: GM)

Alicia Boler-Davis will take over as head of General Motors’ connected-car operations, replacing Mary Chan, who will leave the car company next year. Boler-Davis, currently senior vice president, global quality and customer experience, will hand over quality control to Grace Lieblein, another GM executive. Boler-Davis will maintain responsibility for the customer experience. The move to […]

automotiveIT Congress – Hanover

Around 500 automotive and IT executives each year attend the Hanover Congress (Photo: Claus Dick)

The automotiveIT Group will host its annual Congress during the CeBIT high-tech fair in Hanover March 19, 2015. The event will focus on the new role IT is playing in tomorrow’s car industry. It is the 7th time the automotiveIT Congress takes place in Germany. The conference brings together around 500 executives from the automotive […]

2nd-generation QorosQloud set for launch

In China, the QorosQloud infotainment package comes with free 3G connectivity (Photo: Qoros)

Qoros Auto is set to unveil the second generation of its QorosQloud infotainment system at the Guangzhou auto show November 20. The China-based car group said the launch of QorosQloud 2.0, which comes as standard with its car models, takes place less than a year after it unveiled the first version of the system. Advanced […]

Germany’s Telekom to invest more in tech innovation

Telekom is expanding its venture capital operations to look for new business opportunities (Photo: Deutsche Telekom)

Deutsche Telekom plans to invest an additional 500 million euros in venture capital and new technologies in an effort to explore new business opportunities outside its core area of activities. The German telecommunications group said it would launch a new¬†company -¬†Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners (DTCP) – with a specialist team of investment managers. These have […]

Automotive World – Tokyo

Automotive World features several specialized exhibits and a conference program (Photo:Automotive World)

Automotive World, which will focus on new automotive and connected-car technologies, will take place at the Tokyo “Big Site” conference venue January 14 through 16, 2015. Billed as “Japan’s largest exhibition and conference for automotive technology,” the event consists of several dedicated fairs. Their focus is on: electric vehicles, connected cars, component processing technology, weight […]

Detroit auto show

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The 2015 Detroit auto show will start with two press days January 12 and 13. The first major car show of the year will run though January 25. The Detroit gathering, officially called the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), will take place against the backdrop of a strong North American car market. According to […]

CES – Las Vegas

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  The International CES, North America’s largest consumer electronics show, will have a strong automotive component when it opens January 6. The annual exhibition, which is the first major trade event of the year, will feature two keynote addresses by automaker CEOs, while 10 car companies will have stands in Las Vegas. Ford CEO Mark […]

Cisco sees data-center traffic tripling in 5 years

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Data-center¬†traffic will nearly triple between 2013 and 2018¬†and cloud-based interactions will represent 76 pc of that traffic, according to a study by Cisco. The US-based networking specialist also predicted that, by 2018, half of the world’s population will have residential internet access and 53 pc of them will use some kind of personal cloud storage […]

EMC acquires 3 cloud companies

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EMC has acquired three cloud technology companies in a move to further strengthen its core product offering. The US-based IT group said it has bought The Cloudscaling Group, Maginatics and Spanning Cloud Apps.¬† EMC said the acquisition will help enable it to provide better hybrid cloud services. Cloudscaling is an infrastructure-as-a-service specialisr; Maginatics makes data […]

Ford Motor’s Fields to deliver keynote at 2015 CES

Ford's Fields will join Daimler's Zetsche as top auto-industry speaker at CES 2015 (Photo; Ford)

Ford Motor CEO Mark Fields, further increasing the automotive presence at the International CES, will deliver a keynote address at the Las Vegas consumer electronics convention January 6. He will join Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche, who is also scheduled to speak at the event. The CES, which traditionally focused on home and other consumer electronics, […]