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  • INRIX.automotiveIT

    Mercedes E-Class to feature Inrix parking information


    Inrix specializes in connected-car services such as parking information (Photo: Inrix) Inrix said its off-street parking information will be available on the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class. The US-based company, which provides traffic data and other relevant information for car drivers, said its "Off-Street Parking" services offers routes to the  ...

  • luenendonk.automotiveIT

    Study: Strong growth for German IT consultants


    Photo: Accenture German IT service providers, which posted strong growth in 2015, expect to see the upward trend in business continue in 2016 and beyond. An annual study on the state of the German market for IT consultancy and services found that the 95 biggest IT service providers in ...

  • porsche.automotiveIT

    At Porsche, a move into digital mobility


    Porsche will develop products that go beyond the making of sports cars (Photo: Porsche) Porsche is broadening its business goals from merely building premium sports cars to becoming a "leading provider of digital mobility solutions in the premium automotive segment." The company said its supervisory board has approved the ...

  • vw.automotiveIT

    "We're learning from the creativity of start-up founders"


    Hofmann says a start-up's proposal can be approved in three weeks(Photo: Claus Dick) For big automotive players, cooperation with startups is becoming more important  than ever before. Large carmakers need the creative enterprise of young companies, if they want to develop new solutions and services in today’s fast-moving ...

  • daimler.automotiveIT

    "We know that we can’t always do everything on our own"


    Daimler's Stark: Autonomous driving is a crucial component of digitization strategy In a recent interview with automotiveIT, Wilko Andreas Stark, the head of Daimler Strategy and Product Strategy and Planning, Mercedes-Benz Cars, talked about the various levels of the digital transformation Daimler has embarked on. Stark also discussed new ...

  • HP.automotiveIT

    At HP, a new corporate venture unit


    HP predicts 3D printing will become mainstream by 2022 (Photo: HP inc.) HP Inc. has launched a corporate venture unit that will support early-stage companies with promising new technologies. The California-based computer hardware group also announced it had developed a production-ready 3D printing system. HP Tech Ventures will make ...

  • daimler.automotiveIT

    Daimler to invest in IT, appoint chief digital officer


    Daimler is focusing more efforts on the digital changes in the car industry (Photo: Daimler) Daimler plans to invest 100 million euros in information technology in the next three years, as the premium car group steps up cross-company digitalization efforts. As part of the company's "100/100" project, Daimler will ...

  • fca.automotiveIT

    Fiat Chrysler, Google cooperate on self-driving cars


    The new Chrysler Pacifica minivan will joint Google's test program (Photo: FCA) Fiat Chrysler (FCA) and Google will jointly test self-driving vehicles, allowing the US-Italian carmaker to catch up in an area where it has been seen to be lagging competitors. FCA said Google's self-driving test program will later ...

  • bosch.automotiveIT

    Bosch starts incubator in Sweden


    In Lund, Bosch has opened its first engineering center in Scandinavia (Photo: Bosch) Robert Bosch has opened a Swedish engineering center that focuses on connected mobility and other new technologies. The German automotive supplier said the new unit, which is located near the southern Swedish city of Lund, is ...

  • tuev.automotiveIT

    Tuev Sued appoints Schlesinger chief digital officer


    Dirk Schlesinger (Photo: obs/TÜV SÜD AG/VIRGIL VIDAL) Tuev Sued has appointed former Cisco executive Dirk Schlesinger chief digital officer, as the German testing and certification company responds to the growing importance of digital technologies in the manufacturing industry. Schlesinger will be in charge of a new digital services division ...

  • future connected cars.automotiveIT

    Future connected cars USA - Santa Clara


    Future connected cars USA, a conference on the connectivity revolution in the car industry, will take place at the Santa Clara Convention Center May 10-12. The conference theme is "Maximizing revenues from future technologies and anticipating industry disruption." The three-day event will feature sessions on autonomous drive, building partnerships to ...

  • european union.automotiveIT

    Europe's carmakers welcome EU data protection rules


    The European carmakers association, ACEA, welcomed a European Parliament vote on new EU-wide data protection rules, saying the regulation will help clarify the privacy issues surrounding connected cars. "Data protection is an issue automakers take very seriously, as we are committed to providing our customers with a high level of ...

  • porsche.automotiveIT

    Porsche hires Gartner's Koslowski for digital role


    Koslowski is a veteran technology analyst who comes to Porsche from Silicon Valley (Photo: Porsche) Continuing an auto industry trend to bring in Silicon Valley experts to oversee digitalization efforts, Porsche has hired Thilo Koslowski. The renowned Gartner analyst will assume "a key role in the area of digital ...

  • here.automotiveIT

    Reuters: Bosch also interested in maps group Here


    Robert Bosch is also interested in acquiring a stake in Here, according to the Reuters news agency. The German supplier joins a list of possible future co-owners that includes Microsoft, Ford Motor, Renault and Continental. Here was bought last year by Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz for 2.5 billion euros. The ...

  • jaguar.automotiveIT

    JLR launches new-technology startup


    A long version of the Jaguar XF (pictured) will be built in China (Photo: JLR) Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has launched a separate company tasked with quickly developing apps and on-demand services. The move is part of a trend among automakers to take direct charge of technologies that will ...

  • toyota.automotiveIT

    Toyota forms data science company


    North America CEO Zack Hicks will head Toyota Connected (Photo: Toyota) Toyota has established a separate US-based company to handle global data management and data services development. The new unit, called Toyota Connected, will be the central data science resource for a wide range of new-mobility initiatives. Toyota Connected’s ...

  • bmw.automotiveIT

    BMW unveils 1st version of Microsoft-based connectivity platform


    BMW's new connectivity will initially focus on journey planning (Photo: BMW) BMW used Microsoft’s Build 2016 developer conference to unveil the first version of its BMW Connected mobility platform. The new BMW “Open Mobility Cloud,” which runs on the Microsoft Azure infrastructure and will be available for Apple's iOS ...

  • borgward.automotiveIT

    Borgward to develop EV, with help from SAP, LG and Bosch


    Borgward showed its BX5 SUV at the Geneva auto show in March (Photo: Borgward) Borgward, a historic German car brand that was resurrected as a 21st century automaker last year, plans to build electric vehicles with the help of SAP, LG Electronics and Robert Bosch. The company said in ...

  • ford.automotiveIT

    Ford, GM invest in new mobility


    Many of Ford's Smart Mobility projects involve smartphone connectivity (Photo: Ford) General Motors is investing in an autonomous-driving specialist, while Ford Motor announced it has established a subsdiary to “build, grow and invest in new mobility services.” The moves show that North America’s two biggest automakers are accelerating their ...

  • opencar.automotiveIT

    Inrix acquires OpenCar


    OpenCar lets Inrix offer a user interface that can be customized by carmakers (Photo: OpenCar) Inrix has acquired US automotive software maker OpenCar in a move to get a bigger share of the dashboard in future connected cars. The traffic data specialist said the acquisition would allow it to ...