Ford Smart Mobility has signed a memorandum of understanding with Zotye Auto to form a $20million joint venture in China. The two car companies plan to supply ride-hailing fleet operators and drivers with electric vehicles and solutions such as vehicle leasing, data-driven fleet management, in-vehicle digital services, vehicle customization and connectivity. The vehicles will be Read More..
Volkswagen Group and Tata Motors ended efforts to forge a small-car and new mobility cooperation, five months after the two car groups started to explore ways to work together in India and other fast-growing markets. The two companies “concluded that the envisioned areas of partnership may not yield the desired synergies as originally assessed,” Tata Read More..
More automakers are creating the position of chief digital officer as a central point of contact for digitization issues. Someone who is sure to understand how the role is different from that of the CIO is Skoda CDO Andre Wehner. Until he assumed his current position last summer, he was the head of IT at Read More..
Skoda’s former CIO, Andre Wehner, has taken over as chief digital officer at the Czech carmaking subsidiary of Volkswagen Group. Wehner assumed his new duties July 1 and is responsible for corporate strategy, digitization, process and organization management. Ralf Brunken, previously in charge of IT system development at Volkswagen, has taken over as CIO at Read More..
Harman said a six-year 1.2 billion dlr infotainment order from Volkswagen group has grown to a total volume 1.6 billion dlrs. The additional business involves providing next-generation scalable premium infotainment solutions for VW group brands Audi, SEAT, Skoda and Volkswagen in Asia. In late 2010, VW announced an infotainment order for VW group cars sold Read More..