General Motors has acquired lidar specialist Strobe, joining a growing number of automotive companies that see the technology as crucial to the development of self-driving cars. The staff of Strobe will join GM’s Cruise Automation, which the US carmaker acquired in March 2016. The company specializes in driverless-car technology. â€œStrobeâ€™s lidar technology will significantly improve Read More..
Tina Mueller, Opel’s high-visibility marketing chief, is leaving the company just a few months after France’s PSA Group finalized its takeover of the German car brand. Mueller, 49, will return to her industry roots and become CEO of German beauty care products group Douglas, effective November 1. Before joining Opel in 2013, she worked for Read More..
Thomas Kuelpp is the new Opel CIO. His appointment, effective August 1, comes as the German car brand faces the challenge of integrating its operations into PSA/Peugeot-Citroen, its new owner. Opel was acquired by PSA from its previous owner, General Motors, earlier this year. A company spokesman said Kuelpp’s core assignment in his new role Read More..
Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann has stepped down in the runup to his company’s takeover by France’s PSA Group. He will be succeeded by Opel CFO Michael Lohscheller. Opel, the German brand that is owned by General Motors, is in the process of being sold to PSA. The two carmakers are expected to agree on final Read More..
General Motors will invest 14 million dlrs and add more than 1,100 jobs to beef up its self-driving technology research in California. The Detroit-based automaker said the investment will go to the Cruise Automation startup it acquired in 2016. “Expanding our team at Cruise Automation and linking them with our global engineering talent is another Read More..
HANOVER — Opel sees General Motors’ OnStar connectivity service as a key part of its strategy to offer more mobility products, even after the planned takeover of the German brand by France’s PSA Group. “If the deal happens, OnStar will continue to be available and it would even make sense in other vehicles,”Â Opel’sÂ director brand strategy Read More..
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen and General Motors confirmed Monday that the French carmaker will acquire Opel, its British sister company Vauxhall, and half of GM’s European finance arm for a combined 2.2 billion euros. The two companies said in a press release that the acquisition will make the Peugeot Group Europe’s second-largest automaker after Volkswagen, with 17.7 billion Read More..
Jeff Massimilla was named chief product cybersecurity officer of General Motors (GM) in 2014. His appointment, one of the first of its kind in the global auto industry, underscored the crucial importance of cyber safety for the coming generations of fully connected cars. Massimilla spoke to automotiveIT at the Detroit auto show in January. Excerpts: 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..
US President-elect Donald Trump has put together a business advisory council that includes General Motors CEO Mary Barra, IBM CEO Ginny Rometty and a host of other US business leaders. Trump said the “Presidentâ€™s Strategic and Policy Forum” will meet with him frequently and members will be called upon to provide opinions on the impact Read More..