Digital Customer Experience – Page 15

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    "There will be regulatory acceptance for autonomous cars because they increase safety"


    Ghosn unveiled the Nissan IDS concept at the Geneva auto show (Photo: Nissan)Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn spoke about the digital transformation of the Franco-Japanese car alliance and other matters to reporters at the Geneva auto show in early March.You recently appointed former Nokia executive Ogi Redzic to implement the ...

  • BMW.automotiveIT

    "The classic sales process is a thing of the past"


    Robertson sees "plenty of room for improvement" in the Chinese market (Photo: BMW)BMW sales chief Ian Robertson wants to process future sales transactions in minutes. He’s counting on information technology to enable this speedup in what has, for decades, been a much lengthier process. In an interview in late ...

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    Kaellenius to succeed Weber as head of Daimler R&D


    Kaellenius will take over as head of Daimler R&D at year-end 2016 (Photo: Daimler)Mercedes-Benz sales boss Ola Kaellenius will succeed Thomas Weber as head of R&D at the Daimler Group, the German premium car company said Tuesday. Weber, 61, will leave Daimler when his contract expires December 31.Weber has ...

  • digital.batten.automotiveIT

    Study: Automakers struggle with digitalization


    The study found that automakers don't yet sufficiently address customers' digital requirements (Photo: Arjen Bongard)Despite greater focus on digital technologies throughout the auto industry, carmakers are  still struggling with digitalization, according to a new study.The study, conducted by management consultants Batten & Company, found that the auto industry ...

  • gm.automotiveIT

    GM's infotainment chief: It's all about the infrastructure


    GM's Abram: “If we get the infrastructure right, we can react to everything." (Photo: A. Bongard)General Motors, like most of its competitors, is embracing new technologies as customers increasingly look for new and different personal-mobility products. “The convergence of connectivity, vehicle electrification and evolving customer needs demands new solutions,” ...

  • vw.automotiveIT

    VW appoints former BMW executive to head North America


    Woebcken will take charge of  VW's US operations. Horn will stay as CEO (Photo: VW)Volkswagen has appointed a former BMW executive to head its North American operations, as the German carmaker attempts to move forward following its admission of widespread emissions-testing manipulations.The company said Hinrich Woebcken, most recently ...

  • Chevrolet Unveils 2017 Bolt EV at CES

    At CES, GM CEO Mary Barra shows Chevrolet Bolt EV


    Barra says the Bolt will go into production in late 2016 (Photo: GM)LAS VEGAS -- General Motors CEO Mary Barra unveiled the Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicle here, touting the car as the perfect combination of connectivity and electrification.In a keynote address at the CES consumer electronics show Wednesday, Barra ...

  • vw.automotiveIT

    CES: VW shows e-microbus, gesture control


    VW hopes to bring its iconic microbus into the 21st century (Photo: VW)LAS VEGAS -- Volkswagen unveiled an electric van concept, the Budd-e, at the CES consumer electronics show and announced that a new e-Golf Touch will feature gesture control and other novel display and control functions."The Budd-e is ...

  • valeo.automotiveIT

    CES: Valeo shows connected innovations


    Valeo's glasses reduce glare from oncoming headlights (Photo: Valeo)LAS VEGAS -- Valeo, which is using this year's CES to boost its credentials as an automotive technology innovator, announced four new driver-assistance systems at the world's biggest consumer electronics show.The French automotive supplier presented a pair of smart anti-glare glasses ...

  • bmw ces 2016.automotiveIT

    CES: BMW unveils open i8 concept vehicle


    BMW's CES concept is based on its i8 electric sports car (Photo: BMW)LAS VEGAS -- BMW showed a concept vehicle based on its electric i8 sports car at the CES consumer electronics show here and said the study aims to show how tomorrow's personal mobility can retain the "sheer ...

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    CES: Bosch to offer aftermarket eCall


    Bosch's CES show car demonstrates a new HMI dimension (Photo: Bosch)LAS VEGAS -- Robert Bosch will offer an eCall emergency warning system that can be retrofitted. The supplier's eCall automatic emergency notification system, launched in 2012, had previously only been available as standard equipment on new vehicles.Bosch's aftermarket system, ...

  • lyft.automotiveIT

    CES: GM, Lyft to offer autonomous cars for ridesharing


    Lyft will offer more options following its tie-up with GM (Photo: Lyft)LAS VEGAS -- General Motors and Lyft announced on the eve of the CES consumer electronics show that they plan to create an integrated network of on-demand autonomous vehicles in the US.GM will invest 500 million dlrs in ...

  • ford.automotiveIT

    CES: Ford expands fleet of autonomous test vehicles


    More autonomous Ford Fusions will be tested this year (Photo: Ford)LAS VEGAS -- Ford Motor will put more fully autonomous Ford Fusion Hybrid test vehicles on the road this year as it accelerates its driverless-driving programs.The carmaker's CEO, Mark Fields, said at the CES consumer electronics show that Ford ...

  • vw.automotiveIT

    At VW, Eichhorn becomes head of R&D


    Eichhorn, current a director at Germany's VDA, returns to VW as head of R&D (Photo: VDA)Volkswagen turned to a company veteran, Ulrich Eichhorn, to head its group research & development operations, as the German carmaker continues to revamp its management ranks.Eichhorn, a managing director at the German Auto Industry ...

  • china.automotiveIT

    Chinese market expands lead


    China's share of the global car market has soared in recent years (Photo: Wikimedia)China looks set to solidify its position as the world's biggest car market, as vehicle demand in second- and third-tier megacities offsets the negative impact of growing political and economic risk.According to Germany's Center of Automotive ...

  • geneva.automotiveIT

    Geneva Motor Show


    The 2016 Geneva Motor Show will start with two press days - March 1 and 2 - before opening its doors to the general public March 3. The annual exhibition runs through March 13.The show traditionally features equal participation from French and German carmakers, with other global car brands also ...

  • worlddab.automotiveIT

    Driving Digital Radio - Geneva


    WorldDAB is hosting a workshop on the role of digital radio in connected vehicles. The event will take place during the Geneva auto show on March 8, 2016.At the show, several major car brands will display new models that come with digital radio reception built in. The conference will look ...

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    Automotive Cyber Security Summit - Shanghai


    (Illustration: Eugene Sergeev)The China Automotive Cyber Security Summit 2016 will take place January 21 - 22 in Shanghai amid growing concerns that connected cars and connected car plants will increasingly be the objects of digital attacks.The conference, which brings together automakers, suppliers, various connected-services providers and security specialists, will ...

  • Volvo.automotiveIT

    Volvo Cars tests Microsoft's Hololens technology


    Volvo sees many automotive possibilities for Microsoft's HoloLens technology (Photo: Volvo)Volvo Cars is working with Microsoft to jointly develop next-generation automotive technologies. The cooperation will look at autonomous driving technologies and the use of connected-car data.Volvo and Microsoft this week demonstrated how the use of Microsoft's HoloLens mixed-reality computer ...

  • uber.automotiveIT

    TomTom to provide map data to Uber


    TomTom data will power the Uber app (Photo: Uber)TomTom will provide maps and traffic data to Uber, confirming that the Dutch mapping specialist will remain the biggest competitor to soon-to-be-German owned Nokia HERE.TomTom said it has signed a global, multi-year agreement with  Uber, a fast-growing global taxi services ...