Analysis and Opinion

  • toyota albert_scale
    Article

    Toyota invests in ALBERT Inc. for big data analysis alliance

    2018-05-17T13:01:56Z

    Toyota's Koibuchi (l) and Albert's Matsumoto signed the alliance agreement (Image: Toyota) Toyota Motor plans to invest around 400million yen in ALBERT Inc., a data solutions business. The resulting alliance for big data analysis will focus on development of automated driving technologies. ALBERT, founded in 2005 and based in ...

  • t-mobile.automotiveIT
    Article

    T-Mobile US and Sprint to merge; focus firmly on 5G

    2018-04-30T14:46:00Z

    T-Mobile US CEO Legere and Sprint CEO Claure announced their plan to merge over the weekend (Photo: T-Mobile US) T-Mobile US and Sprint announced over the weekend that they plan to merge the two wireless companies, creating a new and bigger competitor to established players in the ...

  • toyota-connected-logo
    Article

    Toyota launches Toyota Connected Europe (TCEU) in London

    2018-04-27T11:12:53Z

    Toyota is launching a London-based business unit to support the development and adoption of new shared mobility and fleet management solutions in Europe. Toyota Connected Europe (TCEU) is to partner with Toyota Motor Europe, Toyota retailers and distributors on services and products for consumers, businesses, governments and other stakeholders. These ...

  • bmw_autonomous-driving-c
    Article

    BMW Group opens autonomous driving campus near Munich

    2018-04-23T09:45:20Z

    BMW is recruiting IT specialists and software developers for its new autonomous driving campus (Photo: BMW) BMW Group has officially inaugurated its autonomous driving campus and development facility at Unterschleissheim, near Munich. This ‘centre of excellence’ is close to BMW’s existing Research and Innovation Centre, and it enables the ...

  • china.automotiveIT
    Article

    China's market opening seen as opportunity for automotive players

    2018-04-18T19:26:00Z

    The Automotive Logistics China conference in Chengu revealed new opportunity or automotive and technology players in China.

  • volvo.automotiveIT
    Article

    Volvo Trucks launches all-electric truck

    2018-04-17T13:14:01Z

    Volvo's electric truck can be recharged in up to 2 hours (Photo: Volvo Trucks) Volvo Trucks is getting ready to launch its first all-electric truck for commercial use. The Volvo FL Electric will go on sale in Europe in 2019. The Swedish truck maker said the FL Electric will ...

  • hannover messe.automotiveIT
    Article

    At big industry show, motto is "Connect & Collaborate"

    2018-04-12T11:52:00Z

    The Hannover Industrial Fair opens April 23 (Photo: Shutterstock) Traditional boundaries between industries are breaking down, productivity is rising and new business models are popping up like mushrooms. This month, Hannover Messe will lend its weight to this trend and examine the next levels of Industry 4.0. ...

  • audi.automotiveIT
    Article

    Audi CDO wants to reduce complexity

    2018-03-22T16:51:00Z

    Audi s Villinger: Mobility should be effortless BERLIN Audi wants to reduce the complexity of operating its vehicles as it aims to become a premium digital car company, the carmaker s CDO, Roland Villinger, said Thursday. The Volkswagen Group premium brand ...

  • byton.automotiveIT
    Article

    Byton executive: Tomorrow's cars will combine consumer electronics and automotive

    2018-03-22T14:48:00Z

    Byton s Chung says automakers can learn from technology companies BERLIN Consumer electronics will play a key role in the new generation of passenger cars coming to marketing in coming years, a senior Byton executive said Thursday. The vehicle of the future will ...

  • porsche.automotiveIT
    Article

    In digitalization drive, Porsche wants to be an early adopter

    2018-03-13T13:22:00Z

    Porsche is not content to just continue its success as a profitable maker of premium sports cars. It wants to be an early adopter when it comes to new technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence and virtual and augmented reality.