The third open AUTOSAR conference will take place Â May 11 in Frankfurt. The one-day gathering features presentations by executives of BMW, Volkswagen, Renault, PSA/Peugeot-Citroen, Bosch, Continental, Valeo and other companies. VW’s Bernd Kunkel will discuss how AUTOSAR initiatives are implemented at core car-company members of the development partnership. Continental’s Khosrau Heidary will present the main Read More..
Microsoft said it had signed a patent licensing agreement with e.solutions, giving the Volkswagen group software supplier access to its new Extended File Allocation Table (exFAT) technology. The new file system will help automakers integrate enhanced consumer multimedia into cars, Microsoft said. The California-based software group said the agreement with e.solutions is the first of 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..
Volkswagen has opened a new data processing center that will boost the carmaker’s computing power by 20 pc. The computers at the new center, which is located at VW’s headquarters in Wolfsburg, northern Germany, have a maximum capacity of 24.3 billion operations a second. That’s considerably faster than the group’s processing power to date. The Read More..
Following the success of its automotiveDay conference at the CeBIT high-tech fair in Hanover, automotiveIT is hosting a one-day event covering in-car information technology in September. The conference will focus on the major IT challenges and opportunities the auto industry has today. These include: electric mobility, car-to-car communication, traffic management, driver assistance and infotainment. The Read More..
Nokia hopes a new Car Connectivity Consortium that was launched this week will help drive the standardization of the interface between cars and consumer electronics. The Finnish mobile telecommunications group said the consortium includes carmakers Daimler, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Toyota, and Volkswagen. On the supplier side, Alpine and Panasonic are members. And consumer electronics Read More..
Frank Fabian is the Volkswagen group’s new compliance officer, the German automaker said Monday. Fabian, who is 44, also becomes head of the governance, risk and compliance department. He will report directly to VW group CEO Martin Winterkorn. â€œVolkswagenâ€™s good name is our most valuable asset,â€ Winterkorn said in a statement. â€œThere can be no Read More..
Volkswagen showed a new version of a one-liter car on the eve of the Qatar auto show. The new XL1 prototype, which has combined fuel consumption of 0.9 liters per 100 km, is powered by a combination of an electric motor and an internal combustion engine, the German automaker said. The XL1 is based on Read More..
NICE – Volkswagen is getting ready to launch its next hybrid. In 2012, the German automaker will start selling a hybrid version of the new Jetta mid-size sedan. It will be the second VW model to combine a gasoline engine with an electric motor. Last year, the company unveiled a hybrid version of its Touareg Read More..
Volkswagen will show a so-called â€œone liter carâ€ at the Qatar auto show later this month, according to German newsweekly Wirtschaftswoche. In a news release, Wirtschaftswoche said VW will show the prototype of a model with extremely low fuel consumption that will go into production in 2013. The two-seater car will have a carbon-fiber frame Read More..