Audi has signed a memorandum of understanding with Chinese information and telecoms company Huawei for a strategic cooperation covering intelligent connected vehicles, the advancement of automated driving, and the digitalization of in-car services. It points to the intensive research and development needed to develop a high-quality, stable data connection, and says that the two companies Read More..
Hyundai Motor has announced a series of partnerships and joint collaborations covering artificial intelligence, autonomous driving technology, and fuel cell technology. At CES Asia 2018 in Shanghai, it outlined plans to work with Chinese start-up DeepGlint on AI, which it plans to use in four key focus areas: manufacturing, retail, environment and seamless mobility. It Read More..
Audi’s upcoming e-tron electric SUV will be offered with an optional 22kW charging system that connects to a domestic energy management system via the home’s wi-fi. This will allow owners to charge on optimized electricity tariffs or to prioritize charging on home-generated solar electricity, if the house is equipped with photovoltaic panels. The system can Read More..
Audi appointed Abraham Schott interim CEO following the arrest of Rupert Stadler earlier in the week. The German premium car maker said Schot, who has headed sales and marketing at Audi since 2017, is taking over immediately. Audi said Stadler had requested to be relieved of his duties, both as head of Audi and as Read More..
At its Annual General Meeting in Ingolstadt last week, Audi’s board of management outlined initiatives including the development of an integrated IT platform for connectivity and digital services, and a new digital product management unit reporting to the CEO. This new business unit will steer the planning, implementation and operation of digital products alongside “the Read More..
The 5G Automotive Association (5GAA), Audi, Ford and Qualcomm Technologies have demonstrated Cellular Vehicle-To-Everything (C-V2X) real-time direct communications. This will be compatible with future 5G cellular technology, is said to promise benefits for road safety, automated driving and traffic efficiency, and could be ready for industry deployment by 2020. The showcase in Washington DC, involving Read More..
BMW, Daimler, Audi and Volvo have all announced that Tmall Genie, Alibaba AI Labs’ smart voice assistant, will be integrated into their digital ecosystems for Chinese consumers. Users with Tmall Genie-equipped devices at home will be able to remotely access information or data relating to their car such as fuel levels or whether its doors Read More..
Volkswagen Group appointed Herbert Diess CEO and announced a far-reaching reorganization of the 12 brand automotive group. Diess will retain his position as head of the core Volkswagen brand, but will take over responsibility for all group operations from Matthias Mueller effective immediately. Mueller took over from CEO Martin Winterkorn in 2015, following the latter’s Read More..
Fred Schulze will take up a new role as head of production and logistics at SAIC Volkswagen, the joint venture between Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation and Volkswagen Group. The appointment will take effect in July. Schulze, who currently is responsible for production of Audi’s large SUVs and crossovers, will succeed Christian Vollmer, who will become 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..