Cisco names Chuck Robbins next CEO

Chuck Robbins (Photo: Cisco

Cisco said Chuck Robbins will succeed John Chambers as CEO July 26, marking a change at the top of the US-based technology group for the first time in 20 years. Chambers, who took over as¬†CEO in 1995, will become executive chairman when Robbins assumes his new responsibilities. The departing boss laid out the the challenges […]

European Parliament approves eCall for 2018

Automakers have 3 years to  meet EU eCall requirements for new cars (Photo: ADAC)

The European Parliament, in the final step in Europe’s legislative process, approved the mandatory introduction of eCall from the spring of 2018. The legislation means that from March 2018 new passenger cars and light vans will have to be equipped with the automatic emergency alert system.   eCall was originally scheduled to become mandatory¬†this year, […]

CES Asia – Shanghai

Audi CEO Rupert Stadler will hold a keynote address at CES Asia (Photo: CES)

The international CES is staging¬†an Asian version of its flagship Las Vegas consumer electronics trade show in Asia this year. CES Asia will take place in Shanghai May 25 through 27. One of the keynote speakers¬†at the event will be Rupert Stadler. The Audi CEO, noting that China is Audi’s biggest sales market, said in […]

IAA – Frankfurt

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The Frankfurt auto show, which takes place every second year, will officially open September 17. On the two preceding days, Sept 15 and 16, there will be two press days. The world’s biggest auto show will have as its theme “Mobility Connects,” a reference to the biggest change sweeping through the global automotive industry today. […]

BMW, Porsche come out first with Apple Watch apps

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BMW and Porsche were among the first to come with Apple Watch applications for their cars, but other brands are expected to¬†follow shortly. Last week already, BMW’s DriveNow car sharing brand announced a function that lets drivers open and close DriveNow vehicles with their Apple Watch. This week, BMW unveiled an Apple Watch version of […]

Ghosn reaffirms Renault-Nissan roadmap for autonomous driving

Nissan (Photo: Nissan)

Carlos Ghosn reaffirmed his commitment to have “a complete package of autonomous drive technologies” on Renault and Nissan vehicles by 2020, but repeated his expectation that driverless cars are at least a decade away. The Renault-Nissan CEO said, in a piece written for LinkedIn, that his two car brands will in 2018 introduce technology that […]

Sharp growth seen for Apple CarPlay, Android Auto

The survey shows that car radio continues to be one of the most popular infotainment features (Photo:GM)

Apple and Google are set¬†to take a sharply bigger chunk of the automotive connectivity market in the next five years,¬†according to a study by market researchers IHS Automotive. The report projects that Android Auto, Google’s technology to connect smartphones to in-car infotainment, will be in 31 million new cars by 2020, up from an expected […]

WorldDMB Conference – Brussels


WorldDMB will host an automotive conference and exhibition in Brussels, focusing on the prospects for digital radio in today’s and tomorrow’s car. The event, which has as its theme “Radio – the best connection in the car,” will take place May 20 at the Autoworld Museum in Brussels. The conference will look at the growth […]

automotiveIT Congress: Mercedes-Benz advances multi-channel strategy

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HANOVER – Internet companies such as Amazon can show automakers the way to a better customer-facing digital sales approach, Mercedes-Benz CIO Nikitas Drakopoulos said Thursday. Automakers have to face the challenges that do not only comprise makeovers of web pages but every single area of car sales, Drakopoulos told the automotiveIT Congress here. “The only […]

3DEXCITE Live! – Munich

New applications of 3D visualization technologies are demonstrated at the annual show (Photo: Arjen Bongard

Dassault Systemes’ 3D Excite unit will host its annual 3d visualization gathering in Munich May 21 and 22. The fair, which is called¬†3DEXCITE¬†Live!,¬†shows the latest trends in software and high-end computer generated imagery for industrial applications. The event marks a continuation of the 3D fair organized each year by RTT. The Munich-based digital imagery specialist […]