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  • audi.automotiveIT

    Audi's Knirsch leaving as VW diesel emissions investigation continues


    Stefan Knirsch (Photo: Audi)Audi's head of R&D, Stefan Knirsch, is stepping down from his post with immediate effect, as investigations into Volkswagen's emissions-test cheating continue.The engineer, who took over from Ulrich Hackenberg at Audi in January, is leaving the company, Audi said.Germany's Bild am Sonntag newspaper reported earlier this ...

  • uber.automotiveIT

    US drafts guidelines for autonomous driving


    Uber has launched a self-driving taxi experiment in Pittsburgh (Photo: Uber)The US government has drafted guidelines for the autonomous-vehicle revolution, providing more details on how it expects driverless cars to be regulated.The paper, termed "Federal Automated Vehicles Policy," provides regulatory guidelines for today's automated vehicles, but acknowledges that the ...

  • mckinsey.automotiveIT

    McKinsey study: Driverless tech to boost truck market


    The McKinsey report precedes the opening of the Hanover Commerial Vehicles show Sept 22. (Photo: IAA)One in three trucks will be able to drive autonomously under certain conditions, according to a new McKinsey study.Driverless technology will account for a sizable chunk of the market growth expected for trucks weighing ...

  • audi.automotiveIT

    Audi to step up cooperation with Chinese internet firms


    Audi already works closely with Alibaba, Baidu and Tencent (Photo: Audi)Audi will work more closely with Alibaba, Baidu and Tencent to develop new connected-car features for the Chinese market.The German premium brand, together with the VW Group's Chinese joint-venture partner FAW, said it had signed agreements with the three ...

  • mercedes.automotiveIT

    From Mercedes, a fully connected van concept


    The Mercedes Vision Van concept is at the core of a connected delivery chain (Photo: Daimler)Mercedes-Benz unveiled the Vision Van, its vision of future delivery vehicles.The German automotive group said the electrically powered van features a fully automated cargo space, integrated drones for autonomous air deliveries and joy stick ...

  • vw.automotiveIT

    VW, JAC to cooperate on electric vehicles in China


    VW started selling electric versions of the up! small car in August (Photo: VW)Volkswagen, which has ambitious plans to boost its sales of electric vehicles worldwide, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Co. (JAC) to jointly develop battery-powered EVs in China.The two carmakers said in ...

  • daimler.automotiveIT

    Daimler starts test of in-car delivery


    Zetsche says in-car deliveries will free up people's time (Photo: IFA)Daimler will start a test of in-car deliveries this autumn in Germany in an attempt to offer a practical use for new connected technologies.The German premium brand said the service, which will start in Stuttgart, Cologne, Bonn and Berlin, ...

  • ford.automotiveIT

    Ford sets 2021 as target date for autonomous vehicles


    Ford plans to mass-produce autonomous vehicles, Fields says (Photo: Ford)Ford Motor, setting an ambitious new-mobility target, wants to have autonomous vehicles on the road in a ride-sharing or ride-hailing service by 2021.The US carmaker said last week that it is investing in or collaborating with four startups to speed ...

  • daimler.automotiveIT

    At Daimler, Seeger succeeds Kaellenius as Mercedes sales chief


    Seeger has worked at Daimler since graduating from business school in 1992 (Photo: Daimler)Britta Seeger, a 24-year company veteran, will take over as head of Mercedes-Benz Cars sales and marketing on January 1, 2017.Parent company Daimler said in a statement that the board of management appointment of Seeger marks ...

  • 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 at ...

  • ecartec.automotiveIT

    eCarTec - Munich


    The annual eCarTec exhibition, billed as the world's largest B2B trade fair for electric and hybrid mobility, will take place in Munich October 18 to 20.The exhibition will host makers of electric vehicles, energy and infrastructure specialists, makers of energy storage systems, powertrain developers and financial-service providers.eCarTec also features a ...

  • automotiveIT

    carIT Congress - Hanover


    The automotiveIT Group is hosting its annual carIT Congress on Sept. 28 at the Hanover Fairgrounds.The event, which brings together key decision-makers in the automotive and IT industries, focuses on the business opportunities and challenges in the fast-growing connected-car market.The one-day conference features top speakers from automotive companies and other ...

  • 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 its various ...

  • Delphi.automotiveIT

    Delphi to run mobility-on-demand test in Singapore


    Delphi's autonomous vehicles will have a dedicated route in Singapore (Photo: Delphi)Delphi will conduct a mobility-on-demand trial in Singapore, providing a fleet of driverless vehicles for the test and developing a cloud-based software suite for the purpose.The US-based automotive supplier said the test involves an urban, point-to-point, low-speed autonomous-vehicle ...

  • Tina_Mueller.Opel.automotiveIT

    “You can forget everything that you’ve done to this point”


    Opel's Tina Mueller is striving to improve the carmaker's brand imageWith deliveries rising in the second quarter and General Motors Europe and its core Opel brand posting its first quarterly pretax profit since 2011, the US carmaker hopes to continue the upward trend in  Europe for the rest ...

  • daimler.automotiveIT

    Mercedes starts online sales for all of Germany


    Mercedes, until now, has only run regional online sales projects (Photo: Mercedes)Mercedes-Benz, which has been running a regional online sales program in Germany for several years, now offers customers across its entire home market the possibility of buying a car online.The premium brand said a selection of preconfigured cars ...

  • London.automotiveIT

    Brexit: The fallout for IT and automotive companies


    (Photo: en:User talk: Mewiki -own work)The departure of Britain from the European Union will have an obvious impact on the auto industry, in particular in the area of manufacturing and cross-border sales.Carmakers including General Motors, Ford Motor, Nissan, Toyota, Jaguar Land Rover, BMW and Honda build large numbers of ...

  • tesla.automotiveIT

    Despite deadly crash, Tesla stands by Autopilot


    Tesla's Autpilot requires drivers to keep their hands on the wheel (Photo: Tesla)Tesla said a deadly crash involving a Model S doesn't cast doubt on the viability of its autonomous driving technology.The Californian electric car maker was responding to a preliminary investigation by US authorities into an accident that ...

  • telogis.automotiveIT

    Verizon to acquire Telogis


    With Telogis, Verizon Telematics is expanding its fleet management offering (Photo: Telogis)Verizon has signed an agreement to buy Telogis, a location-based transportation software maker. The US telecommunications group said Telogis will enhance its telematics-based services offering for connected vehicles and other business areas."Telogis brings a world-class software platform and ...

  • vw.automotiveIT

    VW sets new course with "Strategy 2025"


    The  Volkswagen Group Thursday unveiled a comprehensive plan that embraces electric vehicles, new mobility and big investments in future technologies."The Volkswagen Group will be more focused, efficient, innovative, customer-driven and sustainable," CEO Matthias Mueller said in a statement. He also said the carmaker will be "systematically geared to generating ...