Veteran industry observer Willi Diez said the car market in Germany and Europe won’t likely pick up anytime soon. “The times are definitely getting tougher,” Diez said in an interview withÂ automotiveIT. The economist, who runs the Institute for Automobile Industry in Geislingen in southern Germany, also said carmakers are adjusting their sales strategies to focus Read More..
The increasing sophistication of automotive IT systems is changing traditional patterns in car retailing, according to a German study. Driver assistance and communication systems that are set to become standard in all cars already are transmitting a broad range of information about driving patterns, driving habits and other vehicle usage statistics. These transmissions don’t go Read More..