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  • microsoft.automotiveIT

    Microsoft to acquire LinkedIn


    Nadella (l) and Weiner explain the rationale behind the takeover (Photo: YouTube)Microsoft is buying LinkedIn for 26.2 billion dlrs in cash, as the US-based software and IT group continues to expand in new directions.Linkedin, the world's largest business network with more than 400 million members, will operate as a ...

  • car2go.automotiveIT

    car2go cites high initial registrations in China


    car2go's strong start in China shows the market's potential (Photo: car2go)car2go said it had registered 78,000 new customers after starting operations in Chongqing, China, two months ago.The German car-sharing company, which is part of the Daimler Group, said more than 40,000 people checked out one of its cars in ...

  • michigan.automotiveIT

    In Michigan, a push to be the global mobility innovation leader


    Michigan's Snyder (l) visits the Ford stand at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show (Photo: Ford)Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has launched a campaign to make  his state the global leader in mobility innovation,The campaign, called “Planet M,” is designed to attract fresh business investment to a state that has ...

  • gm.automotiveIT

    GM China shows V2X technology


    GM will work with other organizations to speed up V2X implementation (Photo: GM)General Motors China is moving closer to bringing its latest connected-vehicle (V2X) technology to the world's biggest car market.The US carmaker said it had for the first time demonstrated V2X technologies such as intersection collision alert and ...

  • electric vehicles.automotiveIT

    Point of view: Germany's futile attempt to get EV sales going


    Hilmar Dunker (Photo: Claus Dick)The German government is sticking to its goal to have 1 million electric vehicles on the road by 2020. But a study by Brunswick University in northern Germany finds that a recently announced 5,000 euro subsidy for private car buyers won't do enough to bring ...

  • toyota.vw.automotiveIT

    Toyota and VW join ride-sharing trend


    Toyota Motor and Volkswagen Group both announced ride-sharing moves, joining an auto-industry trend away from pure car-making toward broader mobility concepts.Toyota, the world’s biggest automaker, said it had signed a memorandum of understanding with Uber that foresees ride-sharing trials in countries where this mode of transportation is expanding.As part of ...

  • apple.automotiveIT

    With SAP deal, Apple makes another move into business


    Apple's Tim Cook (l) and SAP's Bill McDermott see mutual benefits of their tie-up (Photo: Apple)Apple announced a partnership with SAP aimed at giving the California-based technology group a stronger position in the business market.Apple and SAP, the world’s biggest business software maker, announced this week that they will ...

  • Volkswagen.automotiveIT

    VW opens up for partners, intensifies focus on EVs


    VW CEO Mueller's will provide more details on group strategy by mid-year (Photo: VW)Volkswagen Group will seek partnerships, while focusing on electric vehicles and other new business areas."The era in which our secrtor kept itself apart from everything is now over, once and for all," VW Group CEO Matthias ...

  • vw.automotiveIT

    VW swung to 2015 net loss on 16.9 billion euro diesel charge


    Without diesel costs, VW said 2015 would have been a good year (Photo: VW)Volkswagen swung to an after-tax loss in 2015 after it took a 16.2 billion euro extraordinary charge to account for costs related to its US emission-test cheating.The German carmaker said after-tax earnings swung to a 1.36 ...

  • hyundai.automotiveit

    Hyundai chooses Cisco for connected-car technology


    Hyudai will work with Cisco to speed up data moving into and out of its vehicles (Graphic: Hyundai)Hyundai Motor said it is teaming up with Cisco to develop new connected-vehicle technologies.The Korean car company said it will work with Cisco, a US-based IT and networking group, on building the ...

  • oracle.automotiveIT

    Oracle to acquire Crosswise


    Crosswise links end-user devices to individuals using them (Photo: Crosswise)Oracle agreed to acquire Crosswise, a provider of machine-learning based cross-device data in the cloud, for a reported 50 million dlrs.The US computer technology group said the move will give it access to a team of highly trained data scientists ...

  • volvo.automotiveIT

    "It’s very important that we filter which technologies add value for the consumer"


    The new S90 sedan will help boost Volvo's sales, Annwall says (Photo: Arjen Bongard)Bjoern Annwall joined Volvo Cars as global head of marketing, sales and customer service in October last year. The former McKinsey consultant succeeded industry veteran Alain Visser in a job that involves transforming the Swedish carmaker ...

  • mercedes.automotiveIT

    Mercedes starts online van sales pilot in the Netherlands


    Initially, only the Mercedes Citan urban van can be ordered online (Photo: Daimler)Mercedes-Benz Vans has started a pilot project selling vans online in the Netherlands.The German automotive group will initially sell its Mercedes-Benz Citan van in cooperation with local dealers.The move is parent company Daimler's response to a growing ...

  • tesla.automotiveIT

    Tesla books 10 billion dlrs in orders for Model 3


    The Model 3 will be Tesla's first volume model (Photo: Tesla)Tesla has already booked 10 billion dlrs in orders for its Model 3 electric SUV, the company's founder and CEO, Elon Musk, said in a Twitter posting. The total is made up of 276,000 individual order bookings for the ...

  • here.automotiveIT

    Reuters: Amazon, Microsoft may acquire stake in Here mapping company


    Digital maps capture billions of 3D points to model road surfaces (Photo: Here)Months after Audi, BMW and Daimler acquired Here from Nokia for 2.5 billion euros, the three carmakers are in talks with Amazon and other companies about a broader ownership structure for the digital mapping company, according to ...

  • daimler.automotiveIT

    Daimler's Stark predicts full digital automotive ecosystem


    Wilko Andreas Stark (Photo: Claus Dick)HANNOVER - Tomorrow's cars will be part of a digital ecosystem that relies on full connectivity, Daimler's top strategist, Wilko Andreas Stark, said Thursday."Personal mobility will change forever as a result of digitalization," Stark told the automotiveIT Congress here.The Daimler executive said tomorrow's mobility ...

  • cce.automotiveIT

    Los Angeles - Connected Car Expo


    (Photo: LA Auto Show)The Los Angeles Auto Show will host the Connected Car Expo (CCE) on November 15 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, where the event takes place each year.CCE brings together automotive and technology executives in an exhibition and conference program focused on the connected-car industry.The conference ...

  • auto china 2016.automotiveIT

    Beijing Auto Show


    The Beijing Auto Show will take place April 25 through May 4 against a The Beijing Auto Show takes place amid continuing strong car sales growth in Chinabackdrop of continued strong sales growth in the Chinese car market.The exhibition, which alternates each year between Shanghai and Beijing, will be staged ...

  • ford.automotiveIT

    "FordPass is a tool with a lot of functionality"


    Ford's de Waard: Customers appreciate if their data are used to help them anticipate things (Photo: Arjen Bongard)Ford Motor, which is rapidly adapting its global business model, is gearing up to make a decisive move in its transition from pure car maker to provider of mobility services. Later this ...

  • nissan.automotiveIT

    Renault, Nissan stepping up integration efforts


    Nissan will start building a "piloted drive" version of the Qashqai SUV in Sunderland next year (Photo: Nissan)Renault and its Japanese alliance partner Nissan are stepping up their internal cooperation efforts with the goal of saving 5.5 billion euros a year by 2018.The two carmakers, which share a chief ...