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..
MUNICH — Judging by the enthusiasm of the 304 exhibitors at this year’s eMove360 trade fair, electric vehicles have arrived. Granted, there weren’t any automaker stands at the annual show. But that absence was compensated by technology providers whose EV prototypes, charging stations, battery packs and other associated products and services dominated the 20,000 square Read More..
Renault plans to acquire a French R&D division from Intel, giving the French carmaker deeper expertise in key digital technologies. The R&D unit specializes in embedded software, which is important for the development of connected and autonomous cars. Renault said the acquisition, set to be finalized this year, will bring more than 400 software experts Read More..
Global sales of electric vehicles are set to start growing rapidly in the next decade, according to a new study. The report by Germany’s Center of Automotive Management (CAM) said that, so far, car buyers are still showing little interest in EVs. “But on the basis of technological innovation and a change in the political Read More..
In January of this year, Ogi Redzic joined the Renault-Nissan alliance as senior vice president, connected vehicles and mobility services. The former Nokia executive was tasked with speeding up the development of connected services, building a team of software developers, expanding partnerships and cultivatingÂ more of a startup mindset in the French and Japanese car companies. Read More..
The Renault-Nissan alliance (RNA) and Microsoft will jointly develop next-generation connected services that will run on the software group’s Azure platform. The cooperation is part of Renault and Nissan’s planÂ to rapidly moveÂ beyond building and selling cars and market a broad range of new-mobility products. “We aim to become the provider of connected mobility for everyone Read More..
Renault and its alliance partner Nissan jointly acquiredÂ Sylpheo, a French software development company, in a move to speed up connected-car initiatives at the two car brands. The Renault-Nissan alliance (RNA) plans to launch more than 10 vehicles with autonomous-driving technology in the next four years. The acquisition of Sylpheo aims to expand offerings of connected Read More..
The annual eCarTec exhibition, billed as the world’s largest B2B trade fair for electric and hybrid mobility, will take place in Munich October 18 to 20. The exhibition will host makers ofÂ electric vehicles, energy and infrastructure specialists, makers of energy storage systems, powertrain developers and financial-service providers. eCarTec also featuresÂ a conference on the topic: “Mobility Read More..
Nissan has joined a European Union-backed project to install more charging stations for electric vehicles in Germany and Belgium. The so-called Fast-E program envisions 241 additional charging stations in Germany and 37 in Belgium by the end of the year. The initiative is part of a Europe-wide effort to boost the sales of EVs, which 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..