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

(Photo: Claus Dick)

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 […]

Shanghai auto show

The Shanghai show alternates with Beijing (Photo: Shanghai auto show)

The Shanghai auto show takes place this April as car sales in China continue to outpace other major markets. The event, which alternates with the Beijing auto show every other year, opens with two press days April 20 and 21 and runs through April 29. Underscoring the growth of the Chinese car market, this year’s […]

Report: China’s Baidu researching smart car

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Baidu, one of China’s largest internet search companies, is looking into the possibility of building an¬†autonomous electric car, according to a Bloomberg report. The news agency cites Baidu Chief Executive Robin Li as saying the company is working with automakers on the project. He declined to name these car companies. If confirmed, Baidu would join […]

McKinsey urges preparation for future with autonomous driving

Daimler showed its vision of autonomous driving at the CES in Las Vegas (Photo: Daimler)

The arrival of autonomous vehicles will fundamentally change the automotive industry and car drivers, automotive companies and other personal mobility players should start preparing today already, a new report from management consultants McKinsey says. “Although it will take a bit of time before we will see self-driving cars¬†in bigger volumes on the streets, automakers should […]

Opel launches OnStar in Europe as free service in first year

(Photo: GM)

Opel joined the race to be the best connected car brand in Geneva Tuesday, when it announced that General Motors’ OnStar connectivity suite will be available on all of its models starting this year. Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann said OnStar will be rolled out in 13 European markets by the middle of 2015, with other […]

VW: Diess can take over as head of VW brand earlier

Diess (Photo: BMW)

BMW’s Herbert Diess will take over as head of the Volkswagen brand three months earlier than originally planned, following an agreement between Europe’s largest auto group and the Munich-based premium car maker. VW said Diess, formerly head of R&D at BMW, will take the helm at the VW brand July 1, rather than October¬†1, as […]

automotiveIT magazine: Audi, BMW, Mercedes embrace digital

New technology is entering car showrooms (Photo: Audi)

Germany’s three premium brands are using digital technology to post higher sales, despite declining showroom traffic. In interviews with automotiveIT international, the sales and marketing chiefs of Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz explained how their companies are catering to a new generation of car buyers, which does its research online and is looking for a physical […]

Gartner laments absence of internet-of-things standards

(Graphic: Robert Bosch)

The internet of things will be marked by a notable absence of business or technical models in coming years, according to market researchers Gartner. Through 2018, the company predicts there will be no dominant internet-of-things ecosystem platform. Most IoT projects will continue to contain custom elements and there won’t be any dominant technology service providers […]