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..
FRANKFURT — Audi’s new flagship A8 model is filled with state-of-the-art connected technology, but the premium brand’s head of electrical and electronics development said Wednesday that a “quantum leap” in several key technologies is still needed to realize the industry’s autonomous-driving goals. Thomas Mueller said coming generations of Audi vehicles will need a new end-to-end Read More..
Audi IT has more than doubled its workforce in the last five years and is continuing to grow. And so is its budget. In an interview, CIO Mattias UlbrichÂ points out the new challenges that his operations have to meet, how he is Audiâ€™s capacity to innovate, and how heÂ has used agile methods to take cooperation Read More..
Audi and its local partner, FAW, have established a dedicated unit for mobility and digital services in China, as the German premium brand pursues a strategy to further grow its business in the world’s biggest market. Audi and FAW will also step up collaboration in financial services, as they aim to sell a growing portfolio Read More..
Here will provide map content to Baidu to help the Chinese internet company grow its mapping business outside its home market. Here already provides content to Baidu Maps’ desktop and mobile services in southeast Asia. The new agreement between the two companies covers another 150 countries worldwide. In 2015, Here was bought by German premium Read More..
Competition for market share is fierce in the global auto industry, but that doesnâ€™t mean thereâ€™s no room to cooperate. Especially in the past two years, as the pace of change has picked up, thereâ€™s been a marked increase in the number of strategic jont ventures the worldâ€™s carmakers have embarked on. The most high-profile Read More..
German carmakers BMW, Daimler, Audi and Porsche together with Ford MotorÂ agreed to cooperate on a fast-charging network for battery-electric vehicles along the continent’s major highways. The venture, which is open to other automakers, will build about 400 ultra-fast charging stations, beginning in 2017. The stations will use the combined charging system (CCS) standard, which offers Read More..
Predictive maintenance is one of the best know applications that fall under the header ofÂ Industry 4.0, but nextLAP considers it only a first step toward a fully new approach to manufacturing. The startup, which has offices in Munich and in Silicon Valley, aims to predict the entire production process and manage it in real Read More..
Audi looked to Volvo Cars for a senior development executive for the second time this year, announcing Thursday that Peter Mertens will become its next head of research and development. Mertens is Volvo’s senior vice president R&D. He succeeds Stefan Knirsch, who left AudiÂ in September amid continuing investigations intoÂ Volkswagen Group’s cheating on emission tests. In Read More..
Audi confirmed that former McKinsey consultant Roland Villinger has started work as the brand’s chief digital officer and head of strategy. Villinger took up his new dutiesÂ at the Volkswagen Group premium brand October 1. The appointment was first reported by theÂ Donaukurier, a Bavarian newspaper published in Ingolstadt, where Audi is headquartered. Villinger worked for 25 Read More..