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  • automechanika.automotiveIT

    Automechanika - Frankfurt


    The Automechanika aftermarket fair will take place in Frankfurt Sept 13 through 17, with a wide range of exhibitors focusing on the new opportunities provided by connected cars. "Get connected with the future of the automotive service industry" is the theme of the gathering, which takes place every other year ...

  • autobutler.automotiveIT

    PSA invests in digital aftermarket platform


    Autobutler lets customers select a repair shop online (Photo: Autobutler) PSA/Peugeot-Citroen is acquiring a controlling stake in Autobutler, an online platform that gives car owners the ability to get an online quote for maintenance and repair. The French car group said the move fits in its strategy to make ...

  • bosch.automotiveIT

    Bosch builds up augmented-reality expertise


    Bosch sees high potential for augmented reality in the workshop and elsewhere (Photo: Bosch) Robert Bosch plans to raise its expertise in the field of augmented-reality (AR) technology by acquiring a minority stake in Munich-based AR specialist Reflekt. The German automotive supplier group has worked together with Reflekt for ...

  • eCall.automotiveIT

    EU's eCall introduction sets stage for aftermarket battle


    eCall opens battle between public and private systems (Photo: iStockphoto/Neil Kendall, Illustration: Sabina Vogel) Following a European Union decision earlier this year that all new cars must soon have an emergency calling system, a competitive battle is shaping up between private and public offerings. The European Parliament in April ...

  • automechanika.automotiveIT

    Automechanika - Frankfurt


    Automechanika is held every other year in Frankfurt (Photo: Messe Frankfurt) The Automechanika trade fair, which will  take place in Frankfurt Sep. 16 through 20, will have a special focus on tomorrow's mobility. The fair, which is organized every other year at the Frankfurt fair grounds, will dedicate ...

  • Delphi.automotiveIT

    Delphi to market vehicle-diagnostics module in Europe


    Delphi's vehicle diagnostics module plugs into a car's OBD port (Photo: Delphi) WUPPERTAL, Germany --Delphi will introduce in Europe next year a vehicle diagnostics module that allows car owners to remotely monitor several functions of their car. The unit, which was launched in the US with mobile network operator ...

  • unipoint alternator.automotiveIT

    Bosch poised to take over Taiwan's Unipoint


    Unipoint makes starters such as this one as well as other aftermarket parts (Photo: Unipoint) Robert Bosch said it is poised to take over the Unipoint group and affiliated companies in a move aimed at strengthening the global aftermarket business of the world's biggest automotive supplier. Unipoint, with 124 million ...

  • OnStar Expands to Non-GM Vehicles

    CES: OnStar to be available in non-GM cars


    OnStar President Chris Preuss shows the rearview mirror that will make OnStar available in non-GM cars LAS VEGAS ”“ OnStar announced that it will be available as an aftermarket solution for brands other than General Motors. Chris Preuss, OnStar president, said the move reflects the biggest change in the GM-owned ...