automotiveIT magazine: Visiting VW’s new data lab

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Volkswagen recently opened a new data lab in the trendy Schwabing section of Munich. automotiveIT’s Hilmar Dunker paid a visit and discovered a research facility with a singular focus on implementing digital innovations across the VW Group. “We want to bring ¬†big data and advanced analytics into the company – and do it quickly,” said […]

Apple will build 2 data centers in Europe

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Apple will build two data centers in Europe, spending 1.7 billion euros to construct and operate the facilities, which will be located in Ireland and Denmark. The US based consumer technology group said the centers will provide the European backend for online services that include the company’s iTunes store, its app store and various applications. […]

Report shows connected car data, privacy vulnerabilities

US Senator Markey is critical of connected-car data security and privacy (Picture: Continental)

A US report published this week shows how connected cars may be vulnerable to hackers.The paper, based on answers to questions by 16 major car manufacturers, highlights growing concerns that networking cars with the world around them poses potential security risks. “The responses from the automobile manufacturers show a vehicle fleet that has fully adopted […]

Gartner laments absence of internet-of-things standards

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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 […]

Bosch CEO: Low fuel prices won’t hurt pace of electrification

Denner: "Connected electric cars are better." (Photo: Robert Bosch)

Low oil prices won’t lead to a slowdown in the pace of automotive electrification, Robert Bosch CEO Volkmar Denner said at a conference. The German supplier¬†is sticking to its forecast that roughly 15 pc of all new cars sold worldwide will have at least a hybrid powertrain by 2025. The Bosch CEO, speaking at the […]

Global 2015 car sales forecast to rise 2.4 pc

Car sales will rise in 2015, but the global picture will be mixed (Photo: Emil Frey)

Global car sales are set to rise 2.4 pc to 88.3 million units, despite widespread geopolitical and economic uncertainties in many parts of the world, a leading market forecaster said this week. It would mark the fifth consecutive year of higher unit sales growth. According to market researchers IHS Automotive, China will lead the global […]

HP announces leadership for split company

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Hewlett Packard said¬†last year that it would be splitting the technology company in two. Hewlett Packard Enterprise is set to handle hardware, software and services in the business market, while HP Inc will take over printer and PC businesses. Now, the company, which will continue to operate as HP throughout 2015, announced some of the […]

BMW responds quickly to report of possible security breach

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BMW responded quickly¬†to a report of a potential security gap in the data transmissions to and from the carmaker’s connected¬†vehicles. The German premium car group¬†said it had closed the security gap with “a new configuration.” The quick action by BMW underscores how serious the industry is taking data security, which is a growing concern as […]

Germany’s Hella implements CRM platform from Salesforce

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In a bid to increase its operational efficiency, Hella has implemented a cloud-based CRM software platform built by Salesforce. The German automotive lighting specialist said in a press release that it had decided to implement the technology to speed up the time it takes to respond to customer requests. Hella said the Salesforce platform, which […]

Detroit auto show: Mercedes, VW target SUV segment

Mercedes unveiled a GLE Coupe on the eve of the Detroit auto show (Photo: Arjen Bongard)

DETROIT — Mercedes-Benz will keep renewing its product lineup in coming years, with particular focus on premium SUVs, Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche said Sunday. Speaking on the eve of the Detroit auto show, Zetsche noted that Daimler had launched 15 new vehicles over the past two years and that this “renovation” had been a major […]