Connected Car – Page 16

  • kienbaum.automotiveIT
    Feature

    Kienbaum consultant: Automotive culture change is key

    2015-12-16T15:20:40Z

    Dirk Seiferth (Photo: Kienbaum) Non-traditional players are increasingly moving into the automotive space and, to counter this competitive threat, carmakers will, to some extent, have to become more like IT companies. Dirk Seiferth, partner at Kienbaum Management Consultants talks to automotiveIT about data labs, time-to-market and the impact of ...

  • ces.automotiveIT
    Article

    CES - Las Vegas

    2015-12-09T06:33:33Z

    The annual CES takes place in Las Vegas Jan 6 - 9 (Photo: CEA) The upcoming CES consumer electronics show in Las Vegas will feature keynote addresses by General Motors CEO Mary Barra and Volkswagen brand CEO Herbert Diess. The high-profile presentations underscore the growing importance of the global ...

  • audi knirsch.automotiveIT
    Article

    Knirsch succeeds Hackenberg as Audi technology chief

    2015-12-04T09:52:49Z

    Knirsch is head of powertrain at Audi. He takes up his new position Jan 1 (Photo: Audi) Stefan Knirsch will succeed Ulrich Hackenberg as head of technical development at Audi effective January 1. The 49-year-old is currently head of powertrain of the Volkswagen Group's premium brand. He previously worked ...

  • siemens.infineon.automotiveIT
    Article

    Demand for automotive semiconductors grows

    2015-12-02T20:27:54Z

    (Photo: Siemens) Global demand for automotive semiconductors is set to grow 4.5 pc annually in the next five years, according to a forecast by Germany's Association of Electrical and Electronics Manufacturers (ZVEI). In 2014, global demand stood at almost 35 billion euros, the association said. Speaking at a ZVEI ...

  • google.automotiveIT
    Article

    Study: 20 million autonomous cars by 2025

    2015-12-02T11:18:41Z

    Juniper says Google is the most promising player in driverless cars (Photo: Google) There will be almost 20 million fully autonomous or self-driving vehicles on the world's roads by 2025, according to a new study. The outlook, which adheres to the more optimistic scenarios of some automakers, was presented ...

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    Article

    Audi admits defeat devices present in bigger US engines

    2015-11-24T14:22:38Z

    Audi expects it will cost 10s of millions of euros to bring engines in line with US law (Photo: Audi) Audi admitted that so-called defeat devices are present in the US versions of its V6 TDI 3-liter diesel powertrains and promised to update software to bring the engines into ...

  • Mercedes.automotiveIT
    Article

    Daimler design chief sees ever smarter cars

    2015-11-20T09:25:27Z

    Gorden Wagener expects autonomous driving to be possible by 2030 (Photo: Daimler) Mercedes-Benz unveiled a rolling club lounge for young urbanites at the recent Tokyo auto show. In an interview with automotiveIT, the premium car maker's design chief, Gorden Wagener, explains how digitization will affect upcoming Mercedes models and ...

  • vw.automotiveIT
    Article

    VW recruits Apple exec to head digitization

    2015-11-10T16:56:15Z

    Johann Jungwirth (Photo: VW) Volkswagen has recruited Apple executive Johann Jungwirth to head its digitization efforts. He most recently headed Apple's Mac systems engineering operations in California and started in his new position at VW November 1. Jungwirth, 42, is in charge of a newly established "Digitalization Strategy" department ...

  • toyota.automotiveIT
    Article

    Toyota plans massive artificial-intelligence investment

    2015-11-06T18:33:54Z

    Gill Pratt joined Toyota earlier this year. He previously was a robotics program manager at DARPA, a US Defense Department agency (Photo: Toyota) Toyota Motor is investing 1 billion dlrs over the next five years in artificial intelligence and robotics, underscoring how the automotive industry's corporate priorities are changing. ...

  • hohmann-dennhardt.automotiveIT
    Article

    Daimler's integrity boss moves to Volkswagen

    2015-10-19T18:51:07Z

    Christine Hohmann-Dennhardt takes up here new job at VW January 1 (Photo: Daimler) Christine Hohmann-Dennhardt says that, over the last four years, she has spent a considerable amount of effort creating a proper understanding of compliance among Daimler's workforce. "That's why we have highlighted the term integrity," she said ...

  • google.automotiveIT
    Article

    Google takes stake in German artificial intelligence think tank

    2015-10-15T19:11:03Z

    Google hopes to use some products and services developed by German researchers  (Photo: DFKI) Google has acquired a shareholding in the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI). The institute said the move will make it easier to transfer the results of research activities to business and society. ...

  • Volvo.automotiveIT
    Article

    At Volvo, a full EV by 2019

    2015-10-15T15:55:00Z

    Volvo will build plug-in hybrid versions of all its models (Photo: Volvo Cars) Volvo Cars, responding to growing anti-diesel sentiment, said it will build a full electric car that will be on sale by 2019. The Swedish car brand also said it expects that, in two years, one of ...

  • tomtom.automotiveIT
    Article

    TomTom exec: German HERE acquisition is an opportunity

    2015-10-15T12:37:45Z

    Saucier says drivers need TomTom's real-time traffic information (Photo: Arjen Bongard) FRANKFURT ”“ The planned acquisition of Nokia HERE by a consortium of German premium carmakers provides a business opportunity for the map maker's biggest competitor, TomTom's new automotive boss said in an interview at the Frankfurt Auto Show ...

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    Daimler's digital car chief says connectivity is a given

    2015-10-09T17:53:09Z

    Daimler's Khan promises over-the-air updates "very soon" (Photo: Daimler) Sajjad Khan, who joined Daimler from rival BMW early in 2015, sees the new digital priorities of the auto industry as an opportunity to provide a wide range of benefits to Mercedes-Benz drivers. In an interview with automotiveIT at the ...

  • bitkom.automotiveIT
    Article

    In Germany, a shortage of IT experts is growing

    2015-09-30T18:16:47Z

    Software experts are particularly in demand, Bitkom says (Photo: Petra Bork/pixelio.de) Germany's shortage of IT professionals is growing, as Europe's largest economy continues to digitalize its industrial base. Companies are looking for 43,000 IT specialists, up 5 pc from a year earlier, according to a study by Bitkom, Germany's ...

  • vw.automotiveIT
    Article

    VW to recall 5 million diesel vehicles

    2015-09-30T12:49:40Z

    VW will use hardware and software changes to fix engine emissions (Photo: VW) Volkswagen, plans to recall 5 million of its diesel-powered vehicles to fix engine management systems that have been programmed to lower emissions in official test cycles. The German carmaker said in a press statement that "the ...

  • volvo.automotiveIT
    Article

    Autoliv joins Volvo's Drive Me autonomous driving project

    2015-09-30T09:10:28Z

    New technologies will let people safely do other things while the car does the driving (Photo: Volvo) Swedish supplier Autoliv has joined the "Drive Me" autonomous driving project started by Volvo Cars. Drive Me, initiated by Volvo Cars in December 2013, involves 100 self-driving Volvos that use public roads ...

  • logistics.automotiveIT
    Article

    Study: Big data slow to take hold in transportation industry

    2015-09-29T18:39:11Z

    PwC warns that, without big data analysis, logistics companies will lose competitiveness (Photo: Toll Collect) Transportation and logistics companies are slow to implement big data and business intelligence tools, according to a study by consultants PricewaterhouseCoopers. Only 19 pc of companies surveyed are using the technologies as part of ...

  • ford.automotiveIT
    Article

    Ford, St Petersburg University develop robust connectivity

    2015-09-29T18:29:09Z

    Ford is looking at space technology to build robust connectivity (Photo: Ford Motor) Ford Motor Company and Russia's St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University are in the final phases of research on advanced automotive connectivity. The project uses telematics expertise gained in space robot communications. “The challenge of creating a ...

  • mhp.automotiveIT
    Article

    carIT Congress: MHP consultant urges automakers to speed up

    2015-09-23T14:47:35Z

    Bernd Herold says the number of in-car control units need to be reduced (Photo: Claus Dick) FRANKFURT - Automakers are making progress in adapting their development cycles to faster-moving partner industries, but they cannot yet match the agility of digital companies, said Bernd Herold, associated partner at management consultants ...