The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance has launched a Microsoft Azure-based cloud platform for connected services. The three carmakers, which are closely entwined through various cross-shareholdings, said the so-called Alliance Intelligent Cloud will let them deliver in-vehicle connected services in nearly 200 markets. The platform uses artificial intelligence and Internet-of -Things technologies to deliver services based on vehicle Read More..
Renault CIO Frederic Vincent is joining the Executive Committee of the French carmaker effective April 1, as part of a broad management restructuring following the appointment of a new CEO, Thierry Bollore. Vincent will continue in his roles as head of the group’s digital factory – Renault Digital – and the company’s Information Systems and Read More..
Around the world, technology decision-makers at automotive OEMs and their suppliers are wrestling with some difficult decisions. How can they digitalise their supply chains in order to compete more effectively in the industry today, while at the same time preparing those supply chains for major disruption down the road? By Jessica Twentyman It’s a challenge Read More..
Before joining Renault, Frederic Vincent spent 20 years working in the television industry, most recently as chief technology officer at premium French cable TV company Canal+. In 2016, Vincent became CIO of Renault, taking charge of the carmaker’s IT operations as well as its digital factory, Renault Digital. In an interview with automotiveIT International at Read More..
The Android operating system will be embedded in Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi vehicles from 2021. A technology partnership with Google is to bring Android-based infotainment and consumer applications to multiple brands in the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance – which sold 10.6million cars in 200 markets last year. Android will add an ecosystem of automotive apps offered via Read More..
Mitsubish Motors said it had improperly conducted emission tests for four Japanese mini-cars, including two models it manufactures for Nissan. The Japanese carmaker said in a statement that it used improper testing methods “toÂ present better fuel consumption rates than the actual rates.” The cars involved are the eK Wagon and eK Space, which Mitsubishi sold Read More..
Mitsubishi is competing in the annual Pikes Peak International Hill Climb with a specially designed electric-powered race version of its i-MiEV model. The Japanese carmaker said the i-MiEV Evolution features a carbon-fiber body, a tube-frame chassis, a tri-motor configuration and a specially adapted all-wheel drive system. The car’s electric motors and its batteries are similar Read More..
Mitsubishi made the first North American deliveries of its i-MiEV electric vehicle to a car-sharing company in California this week. The Japanese carmaker, one of the first to have a full electric vehicle on the market, said the vehicles, which were ordered by City CarShare in the San Francisco Bay area, were the first of Read More..
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation has started deliveries of a large order of its i-MiEV electric vehicles to the Estonian government. Estonia has ordered 507 i-MiEVs in the Japanese carmaker’s single largest order to date for the electric car. The first vehicles were delivered to Estonia last week. All deliveries will be concluded by the end of Read More..
Four major carmakers have decided to coordinate development of a technical standard for the recharging of electric-vehicle batteries in Europe. The group, which consists of Renault and its alliance partner Nissan, PSA/Peugeot-Citroen and Mitsubishi Motors, will develop a technical reference based on the “EV Ready” standard originally developed by Renault and Schneider Electric, a French Read More..