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 […]

2nd-generation QorosQloud set for launch

In China, the QorosQloud infotainment package comes with free 3G connectivity (Photo: Qoros)

Qoros Auto is set to unveil the second generation of its QorosQloud infotainment system at the Guangzhou auto show November 20. The China-based car group said the launch of QorosQloud 2.0, which comes as standard with its car models, takes place less than a year after it unveiled the first version of the system. Advanced […]

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 […]

Germany’s Telekom to invest more in tech innovation

Telekom is expanding its venture capital operations to look for new business opportunities (Photo: Deutsche Telekom)

Deutsche Telekom plans to invest an additional 500 million euros in venture capital and new technologies in an effort to explore new business opportunities outside its core area of activities. The German telecommunications group said it would launch a new¬†company -¬†Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners (DTCP) – with a specialist team of investment managers. These have […]

CES – Las Vegas

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  The International CES, North America’s largest consumer electronics show, will have a strong automotive component when it opens January 6. The annual exhibition, which is the first major trade event of the year, will feature two keynote addresses by automaker CEOs, while 10 car companies will have stands in Las Vegas. Ford CEO Mark […]

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 […]

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 […]