The Bosch IoT Suite of services is now on offer in China via Huawei Cloud. The first service available to Chinese developers is Bosch IoT Manager, for managing and controlling gateways, sensors and devices, with more to follow in 2019. An unnamed Chinese automotive manufacturer is already said to be deploying the Bosch IoT Suite Read More..
Clutch Technologies of Atlanta has launched Clutch Payments, an end-to-end billing and payments platform for vehicle subscription services. This is based on the Stripe Connect technology stack to give a turn-key software solution which is both customizable and scalable, allowing for a series of options for customer payments and administration. Service providers can, for example, Read More..
New BMW 3 Series takes the Munich company firmly into the era of digital services and breaks new ground for connectivity and driver assistance
PARIS – BMW’s new 3 Series, unveiled here this week, will be the first big test of the carmaker’s strategic move away from being a maker of premium performance vehicles to becoming a hardware and software company. New sedan boasts a range of connected technologies and assistance systems to meet the needs of a new Read More..
Consolidation in the digital retailing sector has been seen this week with the announcement of two acquisitions. Cox Automotive has bought F&I Express of Grapevine, Texas, a provider of technology solutions for the automotive aftermarket sector and developer of a connected network of service providers, including dealers, agents and lenders. Its products include Express Recoveries, Read More..
BMW and Daimler officially asked the European Commission for approval to form a new global mobility company. The green light from the European Union is one of the last obstacles to establishing the joint venture, which will bundle the mobility operations of the two German premium carmakers. BMW and Daimler also said the global headquarters Read More..
Cox Automotive has established a new business division, Mobility Solutions Group, to focus on products for fleets, consumer mobility and mobility-as-a-service (MaaS). To join its investments in this group is newly-acquired Clutch Technologies, which brings a technology platform to support subscription access to automotive services. Clutch, formed and developed with support from Cox Enterprises’ Innovation Read More..
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..