Automotive World – Tokyo

Automotive World features several specialized exhibits and a conference program (Photo:Automotive World)

Automotive World, which will focus on new automotive and connected-car technologies, will take place at the Tokyo “Big Site” conference venue January 14 through 16, 2015. Billed as “Japan’s largest exhibition and conference for automotive technology,” the event consists of several dedicated fairs. Their focus is on: electric vehicles, connected cars, component processing technology, weight […]

carIT Congress: VDA president confident in German connected-car leadership

VDA President Wissmann... (photo: Claus Dick)

HANOVER — Germany is catching up in the area of connected cars and hopes in coming years to assume a leading position globally, the country’s automobile association (VDA) president, Matthiass Wissmann said at the annual carIT Congress here. But he warned that the industry’s leadership role can only be assured if it is as committed […]

carIT Congress: Audi’s Hackenberg vows to reduce complexity

Hackenberg... (Photo: Claus Dick)

HANOVER — Audi’s connected-car strategy is moving to the next level as more powerful processors make it easier for drivers to operate increasingly complex functions, said Ulrich Hackenberg, the brand’s head of technical development. In an address to the annual carIT Congress here, Hackenberg said Audi’s strategy is designed to deal with the three megatrends […]

AT&T offers 6 apps for connectivity platform

AT&T directly addresses the needs of the auto industry at its At&T Drive studio (Photo: ATT)

AT&T is offering carmakers six new voice-enabled apps that will add features such as weather forecasts, parking updates and personalized radio to its its connected-car platform. The US wireless company said the apps were developed by AccuWeather, Glympse, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, Streetling and Tribune Digital Ventures. “Each of these apps provides an enhanced in-car experience for users […]

Los Angeles auto show

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The Los Angeles auto show, which will start Nov. 18, will feature nearly 60 world and North American vehicle debuts, the organizers said. The annual event will, once again, kick off with a Connected Car Expo, which will be enhanced with a “Connected City Summit.” The connected-car event, which will take place for the second […]

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 […]

automotiveIT International Congress, London

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: “Connected […]

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, […]