BERLIN – Daimler is counting on faster IT, better customer interaction and the digitalization of development and production as tools to improve efficiency and profitability, the premium car maker’s CIO, Jan Brecht, said Thursday. In a presentation to the automotiveIT Congress here, Brecht said digitalization should be a comprehensive company-wide process that covers the organization, Read More..
BERLIN – Electrification, driverless-car technology, environmental strategies and new business models are among the top priorities of the German auto industry, but executives, in town for a two-day meeting last week, emphasized vastly different priorities. If there was one conclusion to be drawn from the VDA Technical Congress, it was that there is not one Read More..
Practically speaking, quantum computing is still in its infancy, but some companies – including Volkswagen and Google – have already started to deploy the technology. VW is using it in battery research and traffic management, while Google and IBM are cooperating with Daimler on two separate projects. Fujitsu is rolling out technology that offers the Read More..
BMW and Daimler make public details of their mooted joint mobility venture. The two companies are investing more than €1 billion to develop and integrate offerings for car-sharing, ride-hailing, parking, charging and multimodal transport. By Paul Fisher. Five new brands were unveiled at a launch attended by chairmen of both companies. Reach Now for multimodal Read More..
Porsche is testing how its cars can drive themselves to lifting platforms in the workshop. The sports car brand, part of the Volkswagen Group, is working with a Berlin-based startup called Kopernicus Automotive to make car movements in the workshop more efficient. The aim of the project is to let cars drive themselves from their Read More..
Before taking on his current job, Wilko Stark was head of strategy at Mercedes-Benz Cars, where he focused on preparing the German premium car brand for a future characterized by connectivity, autonomous driving, electrification and the sharing of vehicles. Today, Stark is in charge of purchasing and supplier quality at Mercedes. In a brief interview, Read More..
LAS VEGAS — Daimler will deploy a platform developed by Otonomo to offer new services to owners of Mercedes-Benz passenger cars. These services will include usage-based insurance, on-demand fueling and smart electric vehicle charging. Otonomo said its neutral automotive data services platform will adhere to international data privacy regulations. The neutral server initiative was created Read More..
With the Detroit Auto Show struggling, CES, even more than in recent years, is stepping up its automotive game. Though no major keynotes by auto-company CEOs have been announced to date, the number of companies preparing to show cars or car-related products at the annual consumer electronics gathering in Las Vegas seems to have grown Read More..
Premium car group Daimler and automotive supplier Robert Bosch will start testing an on-demand ride hailing service that will use highly and fully automated Mercedes S-Class vehicles in San Jose, California. The tests are set to begin in the second half of 2019. The two partners said they will offer the service to a “selected Read More..
Artificial intelligence will play a key role in the operation of future car generations, says Sajjad Khan, vice president digital vehicle & mobility at Daimler. In an interview, Khan explains the degree of innovation that is redefining HMI systems. He also predicts that the number of apps in the car will soon decline. Digitalization is Read More..