Robert Bosch has formed a separate division that will focus on mobility technologies, including car sharing, ride sharing and connectivity-based services. The German automotive supplier also announced that it had acquired Splitting Fares (SPLT), a US start-up that has developed a ride-sharing platform specifically aimed at companies and commuters. Bosch has for the past 10 years Read More..
Three German automakers have joined forces with telecommunications and IT companies to accelerate the commercial availability of 5G mobile connectivity. The automakers – Audi, BMW and Daimler – have formed the “5G Automotive Association” together withÂ Ericsson, Huawei, Intel, Nokia and Qualcomm. The group’s aim is to test and promote 5G and agree on standards for Read More..
The automotiveIT Group is hosting its annual carIT Congress on Sept. 28 at the Hanover Fairgrounds. The event, which brings together key decision-makers in the automotive and IT industries, focuses on the business opportunities and challenges in the fast-growing connected-car market. The one-day conference features top speakers from automotive companies and other stakeholders. Among them Read More..
Volkswagen Group and Korean electronics conglomerate LG plan to jointly develop a next-generation connected-car service platform that will provideÂ seamless digital access to smart-home and location-based services, VW said in a statement. â€œWe look forward to working with LG and to developing in future simple, easy-to-use smart home solutions for our customers integrated into our vehicle Read More..
Future connected cars USA, a conference on the connectivity revolution in the car industry, will take place at the Santa Clara Convention Center May 10-12. The conference theme is “Maximizing revenues from futureÂ technologies and anticipating industry disruption.” The three-day event will feature sessions on autonomous drive, building partnerships to benefit from the Internet of Things Read More..
Ford Motor, which is rapidly adapting its global business model, is gearing up to make a decisive move in its transition from pure car maker to provider of mobility services. Later this year, the company will roll out FordPass, a platform accessible via smartphone that will offer buyers and owners of Ford cars worldwide a Read More..
General Motors, like most of its competitors, is embracing new technologies as customers increasingly look for new and different personal-mobility products. â€œThe convergence of connectivity, vehicle electrification and evolving customer needs demands new solutions,â€ GM CEO Mary Barra said in a keynote address at the CES consumer electronics show in Las Vegas in early January.Â Barra Read More..
The Connected Car Expo (CCE), an exhibition combined with a conference program, kicks off the annual Los Angeles Auto Show November 17. The event aims to promote connectivity in the auto industry and bring together players from all industries involved. The CCE will host a one-day conference at the Marriott Hotel on the first LA Read More..
Initiatives to replace FM with digital radio are speeding up across Europe, but the auto industry has been slow to follow suit in the car, broadcast executives say. That may be about to change as countries review the future of FM and begin switching off the nearly 80 year old radio platform. Such a switch-off Read More..
Visteon completed the sale of a climate control subsidiary as part of its strategy to become what it termed “a technology-focused pure-play supplier of automotive cockpit electronics and connected car solutions.” The Michigan-based automotive supplier also announced that it had appointed former top Harman International executive Sachin LawandeÂ as its new CEO, succeeding Tim Leuliette, who Read More..