AT&T to provide connectivity to Volvo Cars in N. America

Volvo's 2015 models will feature high-speed AT&T connectivity (Photo: Volvo Cars)

AT&T has signed a multi-year agreement to provide connectivity to Volvo Cars in North America. The US  communications group said that, starting this summer, its “Single SIM” mobile communications platform would be available to buyers of Volvo’s 2o15 model-year cars. Through Volvo’s Sensus Connect infotainment service, buyers of the new cars would have access to […]

Audi, JLR, Qoros, Genivi executives to speak at automotiveIT International Congress

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With the speaker lineup almost complete, the automotiveIT International Congress is set to cover topics ranging from connected retail and the role of big data analysis to open-source infotainment and other key trends in 21st century mobility. The latest additions to the program include Maurits Aalberse, director of connected services at China-based carmaker Qoros, and […]

automotiveIT Congress: Qoros CIO cites greenfield advantages

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HANOVER – Chinese newcomer Qoros has one advantage over all other automakers: the company started five years ago from a clean sheet of paper and didn’t have to deal with antiquated plants, outdated machinery, old software or a difficult product history. “We took a greenfield approach to everything,” said Qoros CIO Wolfgang Grottke. “We have […]

automotiveIT Congress: Dudenhoeffer: Connectivity important for premium sector

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HANOVER – Connected cars will be important differentiators for makers of premium cars, but those manufacturers should be wary of potential data security issues, university professor Ferdinand Dudenhoeffer said Thursday. Dudenhoeffer, who heads the CAR research center at Germany’s University Duisburg-Essen, said that, while the auto industry can successfully develop a model for connecting cars, […]

Dassault Systemes CEO sees big changes in car engineering

Dassault Systemes' Charles says in-car electronics are too complex (Photo: Dassault Systemes)

Dassault Systemes CEO Bernard Charles expects big changes in car engineering as the industry deploys new product design and development technologies. In a telephone interview with automotiveIT, Charles, who has headed the Paris-based maker of 3D design and product lifecycle management software since 1995, said engineering and manufacturing will increasingly focus on the experience provided […]

CeBIT: VW boss says “yes to big data,” but warns for dangers

VW CEO Winterkorn doesn't want the car to become a "data monster" (Photo: CeBIT)

Volkswagen Group CEO Martin Winterkorn, opening Europe’s biggest high-tech fair, strongly committed the automaker to a future of connected cars and more digitalization across the industry. In an opening address at the CeBIT fair in Hanover, Winterkorn said digital technologies will have a fundamental impact on the mobility of the future. Cars are already “mobile […]

CeBIT, Hanover

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Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn will  be one of the speakers at the opening of this year’s CeBIT high-tech fair in Hanover March 9. Winterkorn will join German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister David Cameron as opening speakers at the annual event. Britain is CeBIT’s official partner country this year. CeBIT, Europe’s biggest IT […]

New Mercedes C-Class sheds 100 kilos, adds high-tech

The new Mercedes C-Class is 100 kilos lighter than its predecessor (Photo: Michelin)

DETROIT — Daimler unveiled the new Mercedes C-Class here, unwrapping a car that has shed 100 kilos of weight while adding a wealth of driver-assistance technologies, many of them imported directly from the bigger E- and S-Class models. The German premium carmaker took the wraps off the updated version of its best-selling model at the […]

Ford Motor, Audi to show concept cars at CES

Audi's hybrid concept has a 700 bhp e-tron powertrain (Photo: Audi)

Ford Motor and Audi will show two concept cars at the international CES in Las Vegas this year, underscoring the growing importance to the car industry of the annual consumer electronics gathering. Ford will unveil the C-Max Solar Energi Concept, which deploys solar panels on its roof to generate power. The car needs a day’s […]

automotiveIT International Congress, London

Connected mobility will be the focus of the automotiveIT International Congress, which will be held in London July 1-2, 2014. It will be the first international event staged by the automotiveIT Group, which publishes German and English-language print and online publications, including the automotiveIT.com Web site. The automotiveIT International Congress has as its theme: “Connected […]