PSA Group, which retreated from North America in 1992, announced three years ago that it was coming back. The first phase of a 10-year plan started late last year and the French automotive group is getting ready for the next step. PSA didn’t opt for a traditional market-entry strategy, which would involve establishing a dealer Read More..
In an interview with automotiveIT, Faurecia CIO talks about his information technology priorities in a changing automotive industry.
Renault plans to acquire a French R&D division from Intel, giving the French carmaker deeper expertise in key digital technologies. The R&D unit specializes in embedded software, which is important for the development of connected and autonomous cars. Renault said the acquisition, set to be finalized this year, will bring more than 400 software experts Read More..
Renault has opened a so-called “Open Innovation Lab” in Paris in a bid to speed up new-mobility research and step up cooperation with French startup companies. The carmaker already runs similar innovation labs in Silicon Valley and Tel Aviv. The Paris facility, which is called “Le Square,” will be an experimental lab thatÂ will work closely Read More..
The 2016 Paris Auto Show, which alternates with the Frankfurt exhibition every other year, is scheduled to open September 29 with two press days. In 2014, the Paris show, which attracted 1,253,513 visitors, featured more than 100 global premieres. The show also organized test drives of electric vehicles and more than 10,000 visitors participated. The Read More..
As software and hardware redefine the car, PSA/Peugeot-Citroen is entrusting its digital strategy to Brigitte Cantaloube. Cantaloube, who takes up a new position at the French carmaker as chief digital officer, comes from Yahoo. SheÂ will assume her new duties February 1 and report directly to CEO Carlos Tavares. The Yahoo executive’s appointment is in line Read More..
Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent, citing complementary product portfolios, said they are planning a merger that aims to create a new company that is well positioned for “an IP connected world.” “Together, Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia intend to lead in next-generation network technology and services, with the scope to create seamless connectivity for people and things wherever they Read More..
Altran said the acquisition of IndustrieHansa is on track and will likely be finalized this month. The high-tech engineering consultancy said the incorporation of the German company will “contribute actively” to growth in the group’s earnings. It will also bolster German business, Altran said. The France-based consultants said 2012 revenue rose to 1.46 billion euros Read More..
Renault is inaugurating a large installation of solar panels at six of its French plants, in a move designed to reduce energy costs and lower the factories’ CO2 emissions. The French automaker, which first announced the project in early 2011, said the solar-power plan for its factories is the biggest of its kind in the Read More..
Dassault Systemes and Thales have agreed on a strategic partnership to jointly develop new product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions. The partnership between the two French companies will focus on delivering end-to-end solutions based on Dassaultâ€™s V6 PLM platform. Both Dassault, a provider of 3D and PLM products, and Thales, a global technology group, want to Read More..