Volkswagen Group’s IT department is further developing its expertise in digital customer offerings. The world’s biggest car group has doubled the staff of its Digital Lab in Berlin since the facility opened in October 2016. It now has 70 IT experts at the lab, which is part of a global network of competence centers VW Read More..
LAS VEGAS — Toyota Motor unveiled a versatile electric concept vehicle for multimodal transportation and announced it was teaming up with Amazon, Didi, Uber and other partners to form a new mobility alliance. On the eve of the annual CES high-tech fair here, Toyota said its e-Palette concept vehicle marks an important step in the Read More..
Robert Bosch and Continental, two of the world’s biggest automotive suppliers, are each buying a 5 pc stake in location and digital mapping specialist Here. The two German companies are buying their stakes from Here’s main owners, premium car makers Audi, BMW and Daimler. The transactions are expected to be completed in the first quarter Read More..
Geely Holding said it had reached agreement to acquire 8.2 pc of Volvo Trucks, strengthening the Chinese automotive group’s international operations and raising the possibility that the two separate Swedish companies bearing the Volvo name could be united once more. Geely said its stake in AB Volvo, the trucking group, will make it the largest Read More..
Brian Tossan heads General Motors’ new Canadian Technical Centre in Markham north of Toronto. The 150,000 square foot facility develops new autonomous vehicle software and controls, active safety and vehicle dynamics systems, infotainment and connected vehicle technologies. The Canadian outpost, located less than 250 miles from GM’s headquarters in Detroit, is a high-tech hotspot that Read More..
Brad Duguid is minister of economic development and growth for the Canadian province of Ontario. In this capacity, he plays an important role in helping the regional automotive industry stay competitive. Duguid spoke to automotiveIT International at the Ontario Parliament offices in Toronto recently. automotiveIT: How do you assess the sweeping changes in the auto Read More..
Toyota Motor announced a commitment Monday to start selling a much broader range of full electric and other electrified vehicles in coming years, moving away from a heavy reliance on its pioneering hybrid-electric technology. The Japanese car group said it aims to have annual sales of more than 5.5 million electrified vehicles by 2030, including Read More..
Many companies feel their technology investments miss the mark, according to a study by TomTom Telematics. A poll of 400 executives with German companies found that, in the last five years, 45 pc of them invested in technologies that they then failed to fully implement. The reason: a lack of help from specialist consultants and Read More..
Aptiv has opened a new technology center in Boston, Massachusetts, that will focus on the development and commercialization of new mobility systems. The US automotive supplier, which was formally spun off from Delphi last week, said the Boston facility expands its US engineering footprint and aids its ambition to be a leader in automated driving Read More..