Faurecia has made an investment in Silicon Valley start-up PowerSphyr, a provider of wireless charging solutions that can be applied to many types of electronic devices as well as sensors and actuators. These will augment Faurecia’s Cockpit of the Future suite of technologies. PowerSphyr’s solutions use magnetic inductive (Qi) and magnetic resonant wireless power delivery Read More..
T-Mobile US and Sprint announced over the weekend that they plan to merge the two wireless companies, creating a new and bigger competitor to established players in the US wireless market. Pending regulatory approval, T-Mobile will take over Sprint in an all-stock transaction that will create a company with annual revenue of $53-$57 billion and Read More..
BERLIN — Audi wants to reduce the complexity of operating its vehicles as it aims to become a “premium digital car company,” the carmaker’s CDO, Roland Villinger, said Thursday. The Volkswagen Group premium brand also wants to increase safety and provide more seamless connectivity. “We want to make the lives of our customers simpler, safer Read More..
BERLIN — IT departments need to boost their level of engagement across the company to be effective agents of transformation, Visteon CIO Raman Mehta said Thursday. Addressing the automotiveIT Congress here, Mehta said Visteon has actively embraced new digital technologies throughout its operations. “The technology transformation has radically changed the way we think and work,” Read More..
Porsche CIO Sven Lorenz already is investing one-third of his project budget in connected-car technologies and the amount of investment is rising. Like other automotive companies, the premium sports car brand of the Volkswagen Group is streamlining processes all along the value chain. It also is developing new, digital products and functions, and is forging Read More..
Toyota Motor North America will establish a division that will focus on digital transformation and new forms of mobility. It will be led by regional CDO and CIO Zack Hicks. Hicks, who also is in charge of the initiatives that fall under Toyota Connected, will oversee the three divisions that will make up the new Read More..
A German poll finds that many companies feel they still don’t need help with digital transformation. But there are indications that more will be recruiting consultants in the near term.
Cox Automotive has launched a new connected retail platform that offers a set of online tools to improve the car buying process. The US car retailer said the platform, which is called Accelerate, will make car buying faster, easier and more enjoyable. It will also save consumers time at the dealership, Cox said. Accelerate is Read More..
General Motors will soon ramp up production of the Bolt EV amid increasing global demand for the car, GM CEO Mary Barra said. The Bolt EV, which is built at GM’s Orion Assembly plant north of Detroit, posted a 23 pc increase in sales in the first two months of the year to 2,601 units. Barra said Read More..
The autonomous vehicle space is seeing its first wave of litigation as players in a crowded field fight over technology, money and, above all, talent. In each case, a senior employee who has led a company’s push into autonomous vehicles left to set up his own business or joined a competitor and stands accused of Read More..