Connected Car – Page 17

  • bmw.automotiveIT

    carIT Congress: BMW exec says autonomous driving "not a hype"


    Christoph Grote says autonomous cars will cut accidents because they "abide by all rules"(Photo: Claus Dick) FRANKFURT - A senior BMW research executive reaffirmed the industry's focus on autonomous driving, saying the trend is "absolutely no hype." Christoph Grote, who heads technology and innovation in BMW's R&D department, told ...

  • audi.automotiveIT

    carIT Congress: Audi's Stadler promises "piloted" A7 by 2017


    Rupert Stadler believes in the digital future of the automobile  (Photo: Claus Dick) FRANKFURT - Audi CEO Rupert Stadler said Wednesday that the next generation of its flagship A7 sedan will have the core functions of the carmaker's "piloted driving" technologies on board. In a keynote address at ...

  • bitkom.automotiveIT

    Bitkom: Auto managers expect driverless cars by 2030 or later


    The study shows that opinions vary on when driverless driving will be widely adopted (Photo: Robert Bosch) Almost half (48 pc) of Germany's top automotive managers believe that self-driving cars will be widely adopted by 2030 and only 2 pc believe this will happen earlier. Fifteen pc predict 20 ...

  • continental.automotiveIT

    Study: German suppliers shun digital acquisitions


    Continental, Bosch and ZF have acquired digital companies, but they are exceptions among German suppliers (Photo: Continental) German automotive suppliers tend to shy away from acquiring digital technology companies, preferring instead to build up this expertise from within, according to a new study. JDA Software looked at all acquisitions ...

  • toyota.automotiveIT

    Ranking puts Toyota, VW at top of innovation list


    Theoretical physicist Michio Kaku discusses a hydrogen future at the 2015 Las Vegas CES in January (Photo: Toyota) Toyota and Volkswagen Group have been the top automotive innovators in the past 10 years, according to a new ranking compiled by Germany's Center of Automotive Management. The think tank looked ...

  • bosch.automotiveIT

    Automated driving gets a boost as Bosch joins research project


    Many requirements need to be met for autonomous driving (Photo: Bosch) Robert Bosch said it has joined a German research product aimed at speeding up the development of automated-driving technologies. The German automotive supplier group said Ko-HAF, as the project is called, wants to help develop cars "in which ...

  • 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 ...

  • accenture.automotiveIT

    Nokia HERE: Accenture consultant sees more acquisitions


    F Axel Schmidt (Photo: Accenture) Following news that Audi, BMW and Daimler are set to jointly acquire Nokia HERE, automotiveIT asked Accenture automotive expert Axel Schmidt three questions about the implications of the transaction. automotiveIT: What's in it for Audi, BMW and Daimler to acquire Nokia HERE? Schmidt:  The ...

  • toyota.automotiveIT

    Study: Automotive patents up 7 pc in 2014


    Toyota further increased patents for hybrid technologies(Photo: Toyota) The world's carmakers registered 7 pc more patents in 2014 than the year before, with Toyota alone accounting for 26 pc of the total. According to Germany's Center of Automotive Management (CAM), the 18 biggest global carmakers registered more than 57,000 ...

  • insurance.automotiveIT

    KPMG: Most insurers unprepared for autonomous-driving era


    KPMG warns car insurers that autonomous driving will fundamentally change their business(Photo: Daimler) If the US insurance industry experts' predictions are any guide, it will be at least 10 years before autonomous cars will become a factor in driving. A recent survey of insurance executives carried out by consultants ...

  • WorldDMB.automotiveIT

    Broadcasters press for in-car digital reception


    Expected FM switch-offs across Europe are seen as offering opportunities for digital radio (Photo: WorldDMB) Initiatives to replace FM with digital radio are speeding up across Europe, but the auto industry has been slow to follow suit in the car, broadcast executives say. That may be about to change ...

  • jaguar.automotiveIT

    At JLR, a focus on brainwaves to improve safety


    JLR says drivers can be distracted even when they seem to concentrate on driving (Photo: JLR) Jaguar Land Rover is researching whether a car could capture a driver's brainwaves to identify whether he or she is distracted. The research project, which is called "Mind Sense," wants to see whether ...

  • jci.automotiveIT

    JCI may sell automotive business


    JCI presented an innovative interiors study at the 2013 IAA in Frankfurt (Photo: JCI) Johnson Controls is exploring strategic options for its automotive business, whose core products are seating and interior systems. The US-based automotive supplier, which is among the top providers of seating systems to the auto industry, ...


    Toyota mulls using open-source version of Ford's AppLink


    Ford's Sync 3 is based on the company's Applink software (Photo: Ford Motor) Toyota said it may use an open-source version of Ford Motor's AppLink connectivity system to speed up development of its connected in-car infotainment systems. “The in-car app market is quickly evolving," Shigeki Terashi, a Toyota senior ...

  • peugeot.automotiveIT

    PSA expands cooperation with Sierra Wireless


    PSA is broadening its connected offering from emergency notification to other value-added services (Photo: Peugeot) PSA/Peugeot-Citroen will use Sierra Wireless device-to-cloud technology to add more connected services to its next-generation models, the two companies said in a press release. The French carmaker, which builds and sells Peugeot, Citroen and ...

  • t-systems.automotiveIT

    T-Systems appoints Egeler head of connected-car business


    Heinz Egeler (Photo: T-Systems) T-Systems has appointed Heinz Egeler as head of its connected-car business, succceeding Horst Leonberger, who has left the company. Egeler, has worked in and with the auto industry for more than 20 years. Since 2001, he has worked for T-Systems in various automotive management positions ...

  • tokyo.automotiveIT

    Tokyo auto show


    (Photo: Tokyo Motor Show) This year's Tokyo Motor Show will, once again, feature a special exhibition of technologies aimed at urban mobility. The show will take place October 28 through Nov. 9 at the Tokyo Big Sight convention center. The show will see a return of Fiat-Chrysler group brands ...

  • daimler.qualcomm.automotiveIT

    Daimler, Qualcomm explore wireless EV charging


    Daimler has been selling electric versions of its smart fortwo city car since 2012 (Photo: Daimler) Daimler said it has joined forces with Qualcomm Technologies to explore wireless electric-vehicle charging. In the first phase of the new cooperation, the maker of Mercedes-Benz cars and trucks will work with Qualcomm ...

  • continental.automotiveIT

    In software move, Continental to acquire Elektrobit Automotive


    With the acquisition of Elektrobit, Continental hopes to boost its sofware development expertise (Photo: Continental) Continental is acquiring the automotive business of Finish wireless and electronics group Elektrobit, underlining the growing importance of software for tomorrow's vehicles. Continental said that, subject to antitrust approval, it will pay 600 million ...

  • cisco.automotiveIT

    Cisco names Chuck Robbins next CEO


    Chuck Robbins (Photo: Cisco) Cisco said Chuck Robbins will succeed John Chambers as CEO July 26, marking a change at the top of the US-based technology group for the first time in 20 years. Chambers, who took over as CEO in 1995, will become executive chairman when Robbins assumes ...