Like most of the world’s carmakers, Volkswagen is turning itself into a mobility provider with a range of new businesses and business models. That’s not an easy task with 12 brands and more than 600,000 employees worldwide. In an interview with automotiveIT, Johann Jungwirth, the Volkswagen Group’s chief digital officer, explains how he is moving Read More..
Honda said it will become the first carmaker to adopt a new driving-simulator technology that it says will more accurately reproduce the actual driving experience. The Japanese carmaker said the simulator will use an architecture called DiM25o, with the acronym standing for driver-in-motion. It uses nine actuators to accurately reproduce vehicle ride, handling and acceleration characteristics. Read More..
Chinese electric-vehicle start-up Byton will launch its first “drivable prototype” at the CES trade show in January. The company, which started in 2016 as Future Mobility, said its cars will be positioned as “the next generation of smart devices for shared mobility and autonomous driving.” With its Las Vegas launch, Byton follows in the footsteps Read More..
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen has appointed a company insider, Christophe Rauturier, to succeed Brigitte Cantaloube as CDO of the Paris-based automotive group. Rauturier joined PSA in 1990 and has, in the past 27 years, held a range of positions at the company. Most recently, he served as director of PSA’s Customer Digital Factory, a division tasked with delivering digital transformation Read More..
Corporate CIOs are eager to play a strategic role in the digitization of their companies, according to a new survey. They also want to broaden their responsibilities beyond the traditional role of caretaker of the company’s IT systems. According to a survey conducted by market researchers Inforsacom Logicalis, CIOs are determined to push digital transformation, Read More..
The annual CES consumer electronics show will take place in Las Vegas January 9 through 12, with, once again, strong participation from the automotive industry. Ford Motor CEO Jim Hackett will deliver a keynote address in Las Vegas on Tuesday morning January 9. Lyft co-founder and president John Zimmer will address a January 10 dinner Read More..
The Automobility technology conference takes place November 27 through 30 at the LA Convention Center. It precedes the Los Angeles Auto Show, which opens to the press on November 30 and to the general public December 1. Automobility is a program of executive presentations, keynotes and panel discussions focusing on new automotive technologies and business Read More..