automotiveIT Congress marks progress on road to connectivity

The congress featured a panel discussion on big data in the auto industry (Photo: Sylvia Steinbach)

LONDON — The auto industry is coming to grips with the broad implications of connectivity, but it will be a while before carmakers and drivers will start reaping the full benefits of new information technologies. In the meantime, ties between traditional carmakers and new automotive players will have to be strengthened; car retailing is in […]

AT&T to provide 4G to Audi A3 in US

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LAS VEGAS – AT&T, capitalizing on its large mobile network, will provide ¬†4G LTE connectivity to Audi’s new A3 in the US. The telecommunications group, which made the announcement at the CES consumer electronics show here, will make the ¬†fast connections available to Audi drivers through a Mobile Share data plan option.That will let existing […]

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Connected mobility will be the focus of the automotiveIT International Congress, which will be held in London July 1-2, 2014. It will be the first international event staged by the automotiveIT Group, which publishes German and English-language print and online publications, including the automotiveIT.com Web site. The automotiveIT International Congress has as its theme: ‚ÄúConnected […]

Jaguar’s Ziebart to speak at London automotiveIT Congress

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Wolfgang Ziebart, engineering director at Jaguar Land Rover, will deliver a keynote address at the inaugural automotiveIT International Congress in London. As the former CEO of German chip maker Infineon, Ziebart is ideally placed to discuss the strengthening ties between automakers and the high-tech industry. Since Ziebart joined JLR in July, the British premium car […]

Point of view: Whose data?

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As connected cars start generating more and more data, one important and central question is: Who owns these data? It’s a legitimate question and. so far, no one has come up with a truly satisfactory answer. Experts warn that, from a legal point of view, it is difficult to establish ownership of data. In Germany, […]

Ford’s Mulally to make keynote address at IFA consumer electronics show

Mulally's IFA address takes place just ahead of the Frankfurt auto show (Photo: Ford)

Ford CEO Alan Mulally, underlining the growing importance of consumer electronics for the auto industry, will deliver a keynote address at the IFA trade show in Berlin September 6. IFA, which is one of the world’s biggest consumer electronics and home appliances gatherings, will kick off September 4 with a press day. The show runs […]

Cisco study: Drivers want connectivity, trust technology

Consumers say they are happy to let technology drive the car (Photo: Cisco)

A new study shows how information and communication technology is assuming an ever bigger role in the entire automotive value chain. A majority of consumers polled for the study also expressed confidence that technology can replace the driver at the wheel of a car. In a survey of 1,500 consumers across 10 countries, Cisco found […]

Renault, Nissan open new advanced research center in Silicon Valley

The new r&d center will focus on autonomous driving (Photo: Nissan)

Renault and Nissan opened a new advanced research center that will specialize in autonomous driving and connected cars. The center, which is located in California’s Silicon Valley, will focus on three initial projects: the development of autonomous vehicles, connected vehicles that can tap into infrastructure and the internet, and research in the area of human […]

Ericsson to manage Volvo’s connected car ecosystem

Volvo wants to take a leading position in car connectivity (Photo: Volvo)

Ericsson will help Volvo Cars speed up the roll-out of new connected car services, as the Chinese-owned Swedish automaker plans to boost its competitiveness in the global premium car market. Volvo said in a press release it will rely on Ericsson’s Multiservice Delivery Platform to provide cloud-based infotainment, apps and communication services in its upcoming […]

Hiebl to head Continental’s Infotainment & Connectivity unit

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Johann Hiebl will head Continental’s Automotive’s Infotainment & Connectivity business unit from Dec. 1, the German automotive supplier said Thursday. Hiebl, 51, ¬†joined Continental’s Body & Security business unit in 1985 and has held a series of management positions at the company in Europe, the US and Japan. Most recently, Hiebl headed a customer segment […]