Future Mobility

  • seat.automotiveIT
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    VW Group moves company veteran to head Seat production

    2018-03-12T10:20:30Z

    Christian Vollmer, Seat's new head of production, joined the VW Group in 1999 (Photo: Seat) A Volkswagen Group veteran, Christian Vollmer, will take charge of manufacturing operations at Seat starting July 1. Vollmer will become vice-president for production and logistics at the Spanish VW Group brand, leading the management ...

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    Mercedes, Porsche join other brands in testing flat-rate subscription models

    2018-03-09T11:52:07Z

    Mercedes will let customers drive 12 vehicles at a flat rate (Photo: Mercedes) Mercedes-Benz will offer a flat rate to customers wanting to switch cars during the year, in a pilot project with two German dealer groups, Lueg and Beresa. The German premium car brand said the rate, which ...

  • bosch.automotiveIT
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    Bosch announces new mobility initiatives

    2018-02-24T16:49:24Z

    Bosch CEO Denner announced a range of new connected products (Photo: Bosch) Robert Bosch has formed a separate division that will focus on mobility technologies, including car sharing, ride sharing and connectivity-based services. The German automotive supplier also announced that it had acquired Splitting Fares (SPLT), a US start-up ...

  • VW.automotiveIT
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    VW Group's IT expands digital service expertise

    2018-01-18T15:18:00Z

    Berlin-based IT experts are developing software for all VW Group brands (Photo: VW) Volkswagen Group s IT department is further developing its expertise in digital customer offerings. The world s biggest car group has doubled the staff of its Digital Lab in Berlin since the facility ...

  • Here.automotiveIT
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    Bosch, Continental buy stakes in Here mapping company

    2018-01-04T12:45:16Z

    Digital mapping technology can offer vital information for future autonomous vehicles (Photo: Here) Robert Bosch and Continental, two of the world's biggest automotive suppliers, are each buying a 5 pc stake in location and digital mapping specialist Here. The two German companies are buying their stakes from Here's main ...

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    At CES, Byton to show 1st "drivable prototype"

    2017-12-18T12:48:00Z

    Byton plans a display that spans the width of the vehicle (Photo: Byton) Chinese electric-vehicle start-up Byton will launch its first drivable prototype at the CES trade show in January. The company, which started in 2016 as Future Mobility, said its cars will be ...

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    CES - Las Vegas

    2017-12-18T12:37:00Z

    Though traditionally dominated by consumer electronics companies, CES each year features more automotive technology (Photo: CTA) The annual CES consumer electronics show will take place in Las Vegas January 9 through 12, with, once again, strong participation from the automotive industry. Ford Motor CEO Jim Hackett ...

  • daimler.automotiveIT
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    carIT Congress: Daimler's compliance chief cites customer trust as key

    2017-09-20T12:57:13Z

    Daimler's Schick says autonomous-driving rules must be agreed internationally (Photo: Claus Dick) FRANKFURT -- Daimler's compliance chief said customer confidence is key for the success of autonomous and connected driving. Speaking at the carIT Congress here, Olaf Schick said drivers of Daimler's Mercedes-Benz cars can decide for themselves what ...

  • accenture.automotiveIT
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    At Accenture, Schmidt is new automotive boss

    2017-09-05T12:00:38Z

    Axel Schmidt (Photo: Accenture) Axel Schmidt is taking over from Luca Mentuccia as head of Accenture's global automotive business, effective immediately. Schmidt, 51, previously was in charge of European automotive operations for the global management consultants. "I'm looking forward to continue the development started by Luca," Schmidt said. He ...

  • ford.automotiveIT
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    Ford Europe appoints smart mobility director

    2017-08-11T15:40:24Z

    Sarah-Jayne Williams will work out of Ford's Smart Mobility Innovation Office in London (Photo: Ford Motor) Ford of Europe has recruited Bearing Point consultant Sarah-Jayne Williams to take charge of the carmaker's efforts in Europe to broaden its business into mobility services and other new ventures. Williams will report ...