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..
The retail service that carmakers and their dealers provide is becoming as important to the customer as the vehicle itself. Digital technology is transforming how vehicles and aftermarket parts are supplied and sold, as a new generation of buyers demands greater choice and convenience. Looking for a more sophisticated pull mechanism in the production and 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..
Geneva Motor Show saw a rash of new electric vehicles and concepts from Honda, Nissan, Fiat and Volkswagen, as auto industry enters the era of mass electrification. By Paul Fisher. Honda e Prototype Honda’s so-called EV for Europe made its debut at Geneva. Positioned as an “urban commuter”, the car features a range of over 200km Read More..
Nissan has built a demonstration house at its global headquarters in Yokohama, Japan, to show the integration of electric vehicles into domestic energy systems. The Nissan Energy Home connects car, house and power grids, using the car’s batteries for storage of energy from the house’s solar panels, and to feed back energy to the house Read More..
The auto industry has seemingly suffered two major body blows in the last 10 days. The shock arrest of Carlos Ghosn in Japan and GM’s announcement of plant closures in North America give succour to those who believe we are witnessing the beginning of the end of the car industry. By Paul Fisher The doomsday scenario is that incumbent OEMs and Tier suppliers will be 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..
Nissan Motor is introducing a new car retailing concept worldwide, as the Japanese brand responds to changing customer behavior. The company said its Nissan Retail Concept will include a new dealership design, upgraded service processes and a novel digital environment. “The relationship between dealers and customers is changing, with customers expecting a more digital and Read More..
Nissan Motor has appointed Anthony Thomas CIO of the Japanese brand, filling a position vacated by Celso Guiotoko earlier this year. Thomas most recently served as CIO of GE Global and previously also worked at mobile phone group Vodafone as its India CIO. Guiotoko used to be CIO of Nissan, its alliance partner Renault and Read More..