Ford of Europe has recruited Bearing Point consultant Sarah-Jayne Williams to take charge of the carmaker’s efforts in Europe to broaden its business into mobility services and other new ventures. Williams will report jointly to Ford of EuropeÂ CEO Steven Armstrong and to John Larsen, the company’s global head of operations and smart mobility. She will Read More..
Matsuhiro Tanaka has taken over fromÂ Kenichiro Saruwatari as head of Mazda’s European R&D center in Oberursel, outside Frankfurt. The 55-year-old engineer has worked at the Japanese carmaker since 1984, most recently in vehicle development and testing. Saruwatari, 51, is returning to Mazda headquarters in Japan to become deputy general manager ofÂ the company’s product division. Mazda Read More..
Google is the preferred employer for graduates of European universities’ engineering and IT departments as well as its business schools, according to a new survey. Apple comes second in the rankings for business school graduates and Volkswagen Group, which was in second place last year, is now in third position. For engineering and IT graduates, Read More..
With deliveries rising in the second quarter and General Motors Europe and its core Opel brand posting its first quarterly pretax profit since 2011, the US carmaker hopes to continue the upward trend in Â Europe for the rest of the year. In an interview with automotiveIT, Tina Mueller, who heads Opel’s marketing, explains how digitization Read More..
European consumers are heavily invested in digital technologies, but the continentÂ is far removed from realizing the full potential of digitization. That is one of the conclusions from a new study by the McKinsey Global Institute, a think tank affiliated with the McKinsey management consultants. The study found that 83 pc of Europeans have internet in Read More..
Nissan has joined a European Union-backed project to install more charging stations for electric vehicles in Germany and Belgium. The so-called Fast-E program envisions 241 additional charging stations in Germany and 37 in Belgium by the end of the year. The initiative is part of a Europe-wide effort to boost the sales of EVs, which Read More..
AutomakersÂ conceded that laboratory tests of exhaust emissions don’t accurately reflect real driving conditions and called for the adoption of a new test regime. Germany’s Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) and the UK Department for Transport last week released reports showing that emissions from diesel cars are, in general, far higher than shown in the officialÂ tests. Read More..
Europe should take the lead in developing new mobility and “not leave the playing field to Silicon Valley,” Volkswagen Group CEO Matthias Mueller said. In a speech at the New Year’s reception of the European auto industry association – ACEA – Mueller called on automotive companies and government policy makers to work more closely together Read More..
Following a European Union decision earlier this year that all new cars must soon have an emergency calling system, a competitive battle is shaping up between private and public offerings. The European Parliament in April approved legislation that says all new cars and light vans must have emergency call devices on board from March 31, Read More..
Ford Motor appointed a director of autonomous vehicle development and said it is moving ahead with its driverless-car project. The US automaker said 29-year Ford veteran Randy Visintainer willÂ lead a global team to work on the advanced program. Advanced engineering is the next step in bringing a feature to market. It follows the research phase. Read More..