Renault unveiled an experimental electric and connected van designed to improve the efficiency of so-called “last-mile” deliveries in urban areas. The French carmaker said the EZ-FLEX Is built to meet the needs of delivery-van drivers, with wide access to seats, a large central dashboard and easy access to a range of information. The EZ-FLEX’s HMI Read More..
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..
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..
Alliance Ventures, the venture capital division of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, has made two new strategic investments. Its latest is in Transit, a multi-modal transport app firm based in Montreal, Canada, which has produced an app functional in over 175 metropolitan areas around the world. Transit’s app aggregates and maps real-time transportation data from modes including 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..
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..
The first European on-road trial of a shared mobility service using autonomous vehicles is beginning near Rouen, France. The partners in this Rouen Normandy Autonomous Lab initiative are Groupe Renault, Métropole Rouen Normandie, Transdev Group and Matmut, and the on-demand service will be open for public use from September 2018. The service will use four 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..
A non-profit consortium involving major carmakers, suppliers, IT firms, start-ups and other transportation stakeholders has been announced to explore the application of blockchain technology in a digital mobility ecosystem. Founding members include BMW, Bosch, Ford, General Motors, Groupe Renault, ZF, Accenture, Context Labs and IBM. The Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative (MOBI) aims to connect mobility Read More..