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..
As expected, Daimler and BMW announced Wednesday that they planned to merge their mobility services, in a move that will create a car-sharing giant with a commanding footprint across the world’s major cities. The plan underscores how scale considerations in new automotive business areas are forcing major competitors to collaborate in the face of strong Read More..
Mercedes-Benz will offer a flat rate to customers wanting to switch cars during the year, in a pilot project with two German dealer groups, Lueg and Beresa. The German premium car brand said the rate, which includes insurance, maintenance, repair and tires, will let customers drive as many as 36,000 kilometers a year in up Read More..
Volkswagen Group’s IT department is further developing its expertise in digital customer offerings. The world’s biggest car group has doubled the staff of its Digital Lab in Berlin since the facility opened in October 2016. It now has 70 IT experts at the lab, which is part of a global network of competence centers VW Read More..