automotiveIT Congress – Hanover

Around 500 automotive and IT executives each year attend the Hanover Congress (Photo: Claus Dick)

The automotiveIT Group will host its annual Congress during the CeBIT high-tech fair in Hanover March 19, 2015. The event will focus on the new role IT is playing in tomorrow’s car industry. It is the 7th time the automotiveIT Congress takes place in Germany. The conference brings together around 500 executives from the automotive […]

Deutsche Telekom chief casts wary eye on Google

Hoettges sees the balance between infrastructure providers and service companies disappearing (Photo: Telekom)

Deutsche Telekom’s CEO doesn’t fear¬†Google, but he closely watches any moves the California-based internet giant makes in the traditional telecommunications space. “I’m not afraid of Google; I take Google seriously,” Tim Hoettges¬†told Germany’s Sueddeutsche Zeitung in a recent interview. “Especially when they muscle into our core business, like when they offer free video-telephony or instant-messaging […]

Automotive World – Tokyo

Automotive World features several specialized exhibits and a conference program (Photo:Automotive World)

Automotive World, which will focus on new automotive and connected-car technologies, will take place at the Tokyo “Big Site” conference venue January 14 through 16, 2015. Billed as “Japan’s largest exhibition and conference for automotive technology,” the event consists of several dedicated fairs. Their focus is on: electric vehicles, connected cars, component processing technology, weight […]

Detroit auto show

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The 2015 Detroit auto show will start with two press days January 12 and 13. The first major car show of the year will run though January 25. The Detroit gathering, officially called the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), will take place against the backdrop of a strong North American car market. According to […]

Cisco sees data-center traffic tripling in 5 years

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Data-center¬†traffic will nearly triple between 2013 and 2018¬†and cloud-based interactions will represent 76 pc of that traffic, according to a study by Cisco. The US-based networking specialist also predicted that, by 2018, half of the world’s population will have residential internet access and 53 pc of them will use some kind of personal cloud storage […]

BMW on track with efforts to reduce energy consumption in plants

In Spartanburg, where BMW builds the X3, more than 80 production facilities and robots have been equipped with smart meters since 2012 (Photo: BMW)

BMW is on track with efforts to lower the amount of energy it needs to build cars, with energy consumption per vehicle dropping 31 percent between 2006 and 2013. By 2020, the Munich-based premium carmaker wants energy expended per vehicle to be down 45 percent from 2006 levels. One significant pillar of the¬†strategy is the […]

EMC acquires 3 cloud companies

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EMC has acquired three cloud technology companies in a move to further strengthen its core product offering. The US-based IT group said it has bought The Cloudscaling Group, Maginatics and Spanning Cloud Apps.¬† EMC said the acquisition will help enable it to provide better hybrid cloud services. Cloudscaling is an infrastructure-as-a-service specialisr; Maginatics makes data […]

Ford Motor’s Fields to deliver keynote at 2015 CES

Ford's Fields will join Daimler's Zetsche as top auto-industry speaker at CES 2015 (Photo; Ford)

Ford Motor CEO Mark Fields, further increasing the automotive presence at the International CES, will deliver a keynote address at the Las Vegas consumer electronics convention January 6. He will join Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche, who is also scheduled to speak at the event. The CES, which traditionally focused on home and other consumer electronics, […]

Marcy Klevorn to become CIO at Ford Motor Jan 1, 2015

Marcy Klevorn (Photo: Ford Motor)

Marcy Klevorn will take over as CIO at Ford Motor Jan 1, 2015, overseeing all information technology services globally at the US automaker. Klevorn succeeds Nick Smither, who is retiring. The announcement of Klevorn’s new role coincided with news that Ford of Europe CEO Stephen Odell and Ford’s global marketing chief, Jim Farley, will swap […]

Handelsblatt Conference: Zetsche cites autonomous potential for trucks

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MUNICH — Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche said autonomous driving technologies may have even bigger potential for trucks than for passenger cars. “In trucks it’s not a nice-to-have, but it’s a must,” Zetsche told the Handelsblatt Auto Summit. He said autonomously driven trucks can enjoy a 5 percent reduction in fuel consumption, which is relevant¬†given the […]