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..
FRANKFURT — Cooperation between automakers, IT companies and other stakeholders in the car industry is essential to realize autonomous driving, Elmar Frickenstein, head of fully automated driving at BMW, said Wednesday. In an address to the carIT Congress here, Frickenstein cited the premium brand’s tie-up with chipmaker Intel and sensor specialist Mobileye as an example Read More..
FRANKFURT — The Frankfurt Auto Show (IAA) will in coming years focus even more strongly on the growing connections between the automotive and IT industries, VDA President Matthias Wissmann said Wednesday. Wissmann, who heads Germany’s auto industry association, said this year’s IAA saw an expansion of the digital part of the exhibition, the New Mobility Read More..
Volkswagen Group unveiled a new strategy Monday to drive electrification across its model range and make sure it has access to the batteries needed to power its cars. The new plan, named “Roadmap E,” calls for direct investments of more than 20 billion euros in technologies to put an electrified fleet on the road. Included Read More..
This year’s carIT Congress, which takes place September 20 in Frankfurt, will focus on two of the major trends transforming today’s auto industry: connectivity and autonomous driving. The annual conference, which is expected to bring together up to 500 industry experts during the second week of the Frankfurt Auto Show (IAA), features a range of Read More..
Engineering specialist EDAG will use this year’s Frankfurt Auto Show to give a live demonstration of new, agile development methods. At its IAA stand, the company plans to develop a car from scratch in a mere 12 days, using scrum, an agile framework for tackling complex projects. EDAG engineers will do most of the work, Read More..
Magna International will unveil its MAX4 autonomous driving platform at the upcoming Frankfurt Auto Show (IAA), underlining how automotive suppliers plan to play a crucial role in the transformation of the car industry. The Canadian supplier, one of the world’s largest, said its platform isÂ a fully integrated, customizable and scalable architecture that can enable level Read More..
This year’s Frankfurt Auto Show will kick off with two press days September 12 and 13 and will then continue through September 24. The show, officially known as the IAA, takes place every other year. The exhibition, the world’s biggest car show, is held at the Frankfurt Fairgrounds. In 2015, the last time it took Read More..
One in three trucks will be able to drive autonomously under certain conditions, according to a new McKinsey study. Driverless technology will account for a sizable chunk of theÂ market growth expected for trucks weighing more than six tons. Sales are forecast to surge to 240 billion euros a year by 2025 from 150 billion euros Read More..
The automotiveIT Group is hosting its annual carIT Congress on Sept. 28 at the Hanover Fairgrounds. The event, which brings together key decision-makers in the automotive and IT industries, focuses on the business opportunities and challenges in the fast-growing connected-car market. The one-day conference features top speakers from automotive companies and other stakeholders. Among them Read More..