Bosch is implementing augmented reality (AR) in technical service training at its 31 support workshops worldwide. Courses developed at its training center in Plochingen, near Stuttgart, will be offered to 3500 global employees to update them on technical developments in vehicle servicing and repair. These accredited courses, to be demonstrated during the Automechanika fair in Read More..
Audi has launched a 3D visualization app in its product configurator to give potential customers a real-time, high-resolution 360-degree view of their chosen vehicle. The Audi Visualization Engine, based on virtual data models, allows interaction with the animated rendering: turning on the headlights, opening and closing the doors, opening and closing a convertible’s roof, and Read More..
Volvo Cars has launched a mobility brand that aims to strengthen the carmaker’s new business initiatives. The brand, called M, will use an intuitive app to offer access to cars and services, Volvo said. It will debut in Sweden and the US in early 2019. Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson said the new brand underlines the Read More..
Ubimax, developer of wearables and augmented reality (AR) products, has announced a strategic co-operation with DAQRI, maker of AR glasses. DAQRI, based in Los Angeles and Dublin, is to provide its AR hardware for Ubimax Frontline, an AR software stack. A successful proof of concept trial has been carried out at a Daimler facility in Read More..
AutoMobile Technologies is to integrate its ReconMonitor with Frazer Dealer Management Software, to provide a certified integrated platform for dealerships to manage vehicle reconditioning workflows and processes. ReconMonitor is said to give end-to-end real-time visibility of the reconditioning process of a vehicle, tracking it from acquisition to showroom-readiness, informing everyone where and when work is Read More..
Ford Smart Mobility has signed a memorandum of understanding with Zotye Auto to form a $20million joint venture in China. The two car companies plan to supply ride-hailing fleet operators and drivers with electric vehicles and solutions such as vehicle leasing, data-driven fleet management, in-vehicle digital services, vehicle customization and connectivity. The vehicles will be Read More..
Both Volvo Cars and General Motors have announced the addition of the Amazon Key app to their respective connected services in the USA. This will be available to customers in 37 US cities and their surrounding areas, with more locations to follow. For Volvo customers, Amazon Key links Amazon Prime membership accounts with the Volvo Read More..
BMW became the latest major car brand to offer a subscription to its vehicles rather than selling or leasing them to customers. The German premium brand said it had launched a pilot program in Nashville, Tennessee, to see whether subscriptions are a viable business model in today’s car market. Mercedes-Benz, Porsche and other brands are Read More..
Karl-Thomas Neumann, former CEO of Opel, is investing in mobility start-up door2door. Neumann will also join the board of the directors of the German ride sharing-technology specialist. Neumann headed Opel from 2014 until 2017, when General Motors sold the carmaker to France’s PSA Group. Following the announcement of the sale, Neumann initially stayed with the Read More..
AMSTERDAM — Lynk & Co, which unveiled a new, smaller car model here last week, will also launch a new approach to car retailing in Europe. The Chinese brand, which, like its sister company Volvo Cars, is part of China’s Geely Group, will start selling its 01 SUV in 2019, when it begins building vehicles Read More..