Volkswagen’s manipulation of diesel emission tests has eroded confidence in the entire German auto industry, according to a new poll. Germany’sÂ Association of Communication Consultancies (GPRA) said the car industry has fallen from first place in its ranking of 15 important industries in December 2014 to 13th place currently. GPRA said that was the biggest drop Read More..
Almost half (48 pc) of Germany’s top automotive managers believe that self-driving cars will be widely adopted by 2030 and only 2 pc believe this will happen earlier. Fifteen pc predict 20 years and about one-third (29 pc) foresee thatÂ the trend will take 25 years to establish itself. Those are some of the outcomes of Read More..
Lower fuel prices are boosting car use, while drivers are paying less attention to the way they drive, according to a German poll. “The drop in fuel prices is apparently working like a small stimulus program for car use,” said Konrad Wessner, head of the puls research institute, which conducted the study. A poll of 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..
MUNICH – The German market for business intelligence software is set to grow sharply this year, as small and mid-sized companies continue to invest in products that can help make them more efficient. According to a survey of Germany-based BI software providers, these companies boosted their sales by, on average, 11.3 pc to 1.2 billion Read More..
Three-quarter of Germany’s IT and telecommunications companies expect higher sales in the first half of 2013, while 14 pc expect stable revenues, according to a survey by Germany’s high-tech association, Bitkom. About 11 pc see business declining in the first half. “The Bitkom sector was and is an engine of growth for Germany,” said Bitkom Read More..
Europeans still want to buy cars, despite increasing concerns about traffic congestion, air pollution and rising fuel costs. That is one of the conclusions from a survey of 6,000 people across Europe conducted on behalf of Ford Motor by The Futures Company, a consultancy firm. The survey found that a majority of Europeans would find Read More..
Managers of German companies worry that the growing business use of iPads, tablet PCs and smartphones is shaping up to become a major data-security risk. A recent survey of Â executives at large and mid-sized German companies found that 76 pc of them are worried about cyber attacks on their employees’ devices. A data-security solution for Read More..
For most drivers many new electronics functions in passenger cars are difficult to manage, according to a recent survey carried out in Germany by DEKRA, a major testing and certification company. In the survey, 77 pc of all drivers had trouble operating in-car electronic devices, with 40 pc worried that too much technology can be Read More..
A majority of German top executives don’t see any need for more data security in their companies, according to a survey by consultants Steria Mummert. The poll, conducted in the second half of 2011 among 205 senior German executives, found that two-thirds of the board members interviewed felt their companies are doing enough to safeguard Read More..