Robert Bosch and Continental, two of the world’s biggest automotive suppliers, are each buying a 5 pc stake in location and digital mapping specialist Here. The two German companies are buying their stakes from Here’s main owners, premium car makers Audi, BMW and Daimler. The transactions are expected to be completed in the first quarter Read More..
FRANKFURT — Daimler’s compliance chief said customer confidence is key for the success of autonomous and connected driving. Speaking at the carIT Congress here, Olaf Schick said drivers of Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz cars can decide for themselves what data they want to share. “When it comes to data, the principle of self-determination rules,” he said. Earlier, Read More..
Daimler Financial Services is expanding its senior management team to focus more heavily on digital business models, especially in financing and mobility services. The financial services arm of the German premium car group appointed Benedikt Schell as chief experience officer (CXO), a board-level position in charge of digital business models and the expansion of worldwide Read More..
Daimler is consolidating its two Chinese car-sharing units under the car2go brand. The German premium car maker has, to date, operated car2go with a free-floating business model, while it has run Car2Share as a more traditional, station-based car-sharing company. Daimler executives said the merger of the two brands will allow it to sharpen its strategic Read More..
Digitization is changing the automotive industry top to bottom. In a short interview with automotiveIT, Klaus Entenmann, CEO of Daimler Financial Services, discusses which technological developments are crucial forÂ the financial services units of car manufacturers and what the consequences are for the way they approach customers. automotiveIT: Mr.Â Entenmann, digital transformation is taking place across the Read More..
Digitization is changing vehiclesâ€™ interiors along with their other aspects. Georges Massing, director, user interaction at Mercedes-Benz, spoke with automotiveIT about the effects of the trend, the use of artificial intelligence and new assistance systems. _Mr. Massing, it was striking at CES in Las Vegas that operating concepts have moved into the spotlight. The digital Read More..
Christine Hohmann-Dennhardt is leaving the Volkswagen Group management board, having served little more than a year as the carmaker’s top executive in charge of integrity and legal affairs. VW and Hohmann-Denhardt decided to go separate waysÂ because ofÂ “differences in their understanding of responsibilities and future operating structures within the function she leads,” the company said in Read More..
Members of a newly formed “Hydrogen Council” committed to increased investment in the development and commercialization of hydrogen and fuel-cell technologies. The global initiative, aimed at helping ambitious worldwide plans to limit global warming, was unveiled during the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Auto-industry members of the council are BMW, Read More..
The annual Mobile World Congress (MWC), which brings together stakeholders in the global connectivity revolution, will take place in Barcelona Feb. 27 through March 2. The annual gathering, the world’s largest meeting place for the mobile industry, features both an exhibition and a conference program. Last year, more than 100,000 people attended MWC and 2,200 Read More..
Here will provide map content to Baidu to help the Chinese internet company grow its mapping business outside its home market. Here already provides content to Baidu Maps’ desktop and mobile services in southeast Asia. The new agreement between the two companies covers another 150 countries worldwide. In 2015, Here was bought by German premium Read More..