HANOVER — Robert Bosch CIO Elmar Pritsch on Thursday said digital change provides corporate IT departments with an opportunity to assume a different role. “IT is growing out of the role of driver of efficiency and is becoming a function that adds value and is becoming part of the product,” Pritsch told the automotiveIT Congress Read More..
For anyone involved inÂ consumer electronics, 2016Â has to start with the massive CES gathering in Las Vegas. In recent years, as the auto industry has expanded its borders into new technologies, many of the major car brands have added the world’s biggest consumer-technology eventÂ to the roster of shows they must attend. Hence, major players such as Read More..
Apple will build two data centers in Europe, spending 1.7 billion euros to construct and operate the facilities, which will be located in Ireland and Denmark. The US based consumer technology group said the centers will provide the European backend for online services that include the company’s iTunes store, its app store and various applications. Read More..
Alicia Boler-Davis will take over as head of General Motors’ connected-car operations, replacing Mary Chan, who will leave the car company next year. Boler-Davis, currently senior vice president, global quality and customer experience, will hand over quality control to Grace Lieblein, another GM executive. Boler-Davis will maintain responsibility for the customer experience. The move to Read More..
Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche, keen to affirm the his car company’s connectivity credentials, will deliver a keynote address atÂ the 2015 International CES consumer electronics fair in Las Vegas in early January. Zetsche will discuss “autonomous vehicle technology and its impact on society, mobility and environment,” theÂ Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), which organizes the annual gathering, said. Read More..
AT&T has signed a multi-year agreement to provide connectivity to Volvo Cars in North America. The US Â communications group said that, starting this summer, its “Single SIM” mobile communications platform would be available to buyers of Volvo’s 2o15 model-year cars. Through Volvo’s Sensus Connect infotainment service, buyers of the new cars would have access to Read More..
With the speaker lineup almost complete, the automotiveIT International Congress is set to cover topics ranging from connected retail and the role of big data analysis to open-source infotainment and other key trends in 21st century mobility. The latest additions to the program include Maurits Aalberse, director of connected services at China-based carmaker Qoros, and Read More..
Mercedes-Benz will show at the upcoming CES in Las Vegas how an intelligently networked vehicle becomes part of the internet of things. In the runup to the huge consumer electronics show, the German premium car maker signed an agreement with Pebble Technology to develop new integrated applications for its cars. Pebble is a Silicon-Valley startup Read More..
Robert Bosch, which has been driving the internet-of-things trend, is establishing a separate unit to make devices and objects talk to each other. The company, Bosch Connected Devices and Solutions, will build compact electronic products and provide software designed to achieve connectivity across a broad range of applications. The company will focus in first instance Read More..
Lexus is offering high-speed wifi connectivity inside its new IS sedan in a sign that all premium car makers want to be competitive in the connectivity arena. The luxury brand, which is part of the Toyota Group, said its new Lexus Hotspot system is always available and activated whenever the car is switched on. Up Read More..