The Volkswagen group, in a broad management reshuffle at Bentley, appointed Astrid Fontaine to the position of board member responsible for human resources, digitalization and IT at the Britain-based luxury brand. Fontaine, currently in charge of HR, culture and innovation at Porsche North America, succeeds Marlies Rogait. The appointment, which takes effect January 1, is Read More..
Competition for market share is fierce in the global auto industry, but that doesnâ€™t mean thereâ€™s no room to cooperate. Especially in the past two years, as the pace of change has picked up, thereâ€™s been a marked increase in the number of strategic jont ventures the worldâ€™s carmakers have embarked on. The most high-profile Read More..
German carmakers BMW, Daimler, Audi and Porsche together with Ford MotorÂ agreed to cooperate on a fast-charging network for battery-electric vehicles along the continent’s major highways. The venture, which is open to other automakers, will build about 400 ultra-fast charging stations, beginning in 2017. The stations will use the combined charging system (CCS) standard, which offers Read More..
Thilo Koslowski, the CEO of the newly formed Porsche Digital GmbH, recently talked to automotiveIT about Silicon Valley, Germany’s digital infrastructure and Porsche’s new digital technologies. Â _Mr. Koslowski, specific assets have shaped Porsche’s DNA for a long time: air cooling, rear-wheel drive and the number 911. What new gadgets can now stand up to the Read More..
Porsche has opened a digital lab in Berlin, where it will identify and test new IT products and develop collaboration with technology companies, start-ups and research centers. The German sports car maker, which is part of the Volkswagen Group, said the lab is operated in partnership with its management IT consulting arm MHP. In the Read More..
PorscheÂ is broadening its business goals from merely building premium sports cars to becoming a “leading provider of digital mobility solutions in the premium automotive segment.” The company said its supervisory board has approved the foundation of Porsche Digital, a separate business unit that will be run byÂ Thilo Koslowski. The formerÂ Gartner analyst recently joined Porsche to Read More..
Continuing anÂ auto industry trend to bring inÂ Silicon Valley experts to oversee digitalization efforts, Porsche has hired Thilo Koslowski. The renowned Gartner analyst will assume “a key role in the area of digital mobility,” the German sports car maker said in a press statement. Koslowski, who will report directly to Porsche CEO Oliver Blume, has been Read More..
Oliver Blume, head of production of the German sports car maker, will become the company’s CEO, succeeding Matthias Mueller, who has taken the top position at parent company Volkswagen Group. Blume, 47, takes up his new job October 1. Porsche also announced that itsÂ US head, Detlev von Platen, will be the brand’s new global sales Read More..
Porsche boss Matthias Mueller will succeed Martin Winterkorn as CEO of the Volkswagen Group, the carmaker’s supervisory board decided late Friday. Mueller, 62, was one of the main candidates to take the position, following the resignation of Winterkorn on Wednesday.Â He is a Volkswagen Group veteran, who joined Audi in 1977 and has worked across the Read More..
BMW and Porsche were among the first to come with Apple Watch applications for their cars, but other brands are expected toÂ follow shortly. Last week already, BMW’s DriveNow car sharing brand announced a function that lets drivers open and close DriveNow vehicles with their Apple Watch. This week, BMW unveiled an Apple Watch version of Read More..