Nissan Motor has appointed Anthony Thomas CIO of the Japanese brand, filling a position vacated by Celso Guiotoko earlier this year. Thomas most recently served as CIO of GE Global and previously also worked at mobile phone group Vodafone as its India CIO. Guiotoko used to be CIO of Nissan, its alliance partner Renault and Read More..
Vodafone has joined a new alliance that promotes 5G connectivity as the new standard for the auto industry. The mobile operator said it is joining the 5G Automotive Association (5GAA) as the first network operator to participate. The group was formed in SeptemberÂ by automakers Audi, BMW and Daimler and telecommunications equipment and IT companies Ericsson, Read More..
Vodafone plans to offer 145 million euros to buy all of Cobra Automotive, as the global telecommunications group bids to grow its business in the automotive industry. Italy-based Cobra sells security and telematics products to the automotive and insurance industries. It has operations in Brazil, China, France, Germany, Japan and several other major markets. Vodafone Read More..
A survey of companies across several industries shows that machine-to-machine (M2M) implementations are set to rise across the board as costs come down. The M2M adoption barometer for 2013 found that costs are one of the biggest barriers in adopting M2M solutions. But as these costs come down, the survey predicts, a “surge of M2M Read More..
New BMWs in Germany will be equipped with specially adapted Vodafone SIM cards from this summer as the German premium carmaker pursues its ConnectedDrive strategy. Under a five-year agreement between BMW and Vodafone Germany, new cars will be fitted with the SIM cards at the assembly plant. The cards use machine-to-machine technology that allows different Read More..
Vodafone and Hyundai signed an agreement to jointly explore business opportunities in telematics services in Europe. The two companies said the combination of automotive and IT technologies that each brings to the venture will produce a new range of automotive services. These will use Hyundaiâ€™s automotive IT systems and Vodafoneâ€™s communications network in Europe. Hyundai, Read More..