PSA Group’s new DS 7 Crossback features a range of new services underpinned by Huawei’s OceanConnect IoT platform. The technology provided by the Chinese telecommunications group forms the basis of PSA’s Connected Vehicle Modular Platform (CVMP). The architecture offers in-car natural language voice recognition, a connected services portal, connected navigation and vehicle and driver information. Read More..
Volkswagen will launch a fleet of shared electric vehicles in Germany next year, with international roll-out of its car-sharing services from 2020. Expanding Volkswagen’s ‘We’ customer platform, the mobility service will focus initially on cities in Europe, North America and Asia. Jürgen Stackmann, Volkswagen brand board member for sales, said at an event in Berlin Read More..
Groupe PSA and Inria, the French national institute for computer science and applied mathematics, are working together on artificial intelligence in a four-year research programme. The joint AI OpenLab joins the 18 OpenLab research facilities – described as pooled experimental resources – already established by PSA with partners. The AI OpenLab will look at 12 Read More..
PSA Group is suspending all joint venture activity in Iran, following the withdrawal of the US government from a three-year-old multilateral pact aimed at curbing Iran’s nuclear ambitions. The agreement, otherwise known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), was signed on July 14 2015 between Iran, the five permanent members of the UN Security Read More..
PSA has launched the DS 7 Crossback in China featuring new services underpinned by Huawei’s OceanConnect IoT platform. These include in-car natural language voice recognition, a connected services portal and connected navigation, plus information such as vehicle status, journey history and driving style which can be viewed via smartphone app. Further services such as remote Read More..
Following a change in corporate ownership, IT at Opel and its sister brand Vauxhall is facing a huge challenge: On one hand, CIO Thomas Kuelpp has to disentangle more than 1,000 applications from the General Motors system world. On the other, his team is preparing to integrate into France’s PSA Group, which acquired the company Read More..
French carmaker PSA Group plans to sell its remaining 25 pc stake in Gefco, its former logistics subsidiary. The carmaker said in a statement that “Gefco’s operational performance and the diversification of its client portfolio no longer [make] it necessary for [PSA Group] to have a minority stake in the capital.” Once its exclusive owner, PSA Read More..
Thomas Kuelpp is the new Opel CIO. His appointment, effective August 1, comes as the German car brand faces the challenge of integrating its operations into PSA/Peugeot-Citroen, its new owner. Opel was acquired by PSA from its previous owner, General Motors, earlier this year. A company spokesman said Kuelpp’s core assignment in his new role Read More..
Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann has stepped down in the runup to his company’s takeover by France’s PSA Group. He will be succeeded by Opel CFO Michael Lohscheller. Opel, the German brand that is owned by General Motors, is in the process of being sold to PSA. The two carmakers are expected to agree on final Read More..
DS Automobiles will use the “Virtual Garage” technology developed by Dassault Systemes to launch its new SUV, the DS 7 Crossback. Dassault Systemes, which is a leading supplier of 3D design, digital mock up and product lifecycle management software, said its technology will transform DS showrooms by providing an immersive virtual reality experience. That experience Read More..