In an interview, Daimler’s head of innovation discusses agile processes, the potential of new technologies and the new business models under consideration.
ROME — European automotive suppliers gathered here last week to honor a range of companies and products that will likely play a key role in the transformation of personal mobility. The European suppliers association, CLEPA, awarded innovation awards to Nvidia, Robert Bosch, Continental, ZF, Volkswagen and other automotive companies for products in the areas of Read More..
Itâ€™s been little more than a year since CEO Mark Fields formally announced that Ford Motor was making some fundamental changes to its tried-and-tested business model. â€œWe are driving innovation in every part of our business to be both a product and mobility company,â€ Fields said in a keynote address at the 2015 CES consumer Read More..
Toyota and Volkswagen Group have been the top automotive innovators in the past 10 years, according to a new ranking compiled by Germany’s Center of Automotive Management. The think tank looked at the best 100 innovations from global carmakers over the past decade. The ranking was based on market and technology relevance as well as Read More..
Automotive companies aren’t as innovative as they used to be, according to a survey of 1,500 senior executives who were asked about the state of innovation in global business by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). The survey ranks the 50 most innovative companies in the world in the eyes of these executives. The list is Read More..
The European Parliament has approved legislation that will establish one patent for 25 of the 27 European Union member states. The move, which comes after more than 30 years of internal discussions, will cut the cost of an EU patent by up to 80 pc, the parliament said in a press release. “Today’s vote is Read More..
The European Commission, in a move to boost innovation in Europe, is pushing to make scientific information more easily available to everyone. The governing body of the 27-nation European Union will make open access to scientific publications a general principle of its research and innovation funding programs for the coming years. That means EU funded Read More..
The smart home on the grounds of the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology in southwestern German is ready for new tenants. The prefab 80 square meter home is a prototype of the energy-efficient household of the future. That means electric vehicles serve as energy-storage units, while electricity users in the home are guided to do so Read More..