Digital Customer Experience – Page 16

  • porsche.automotiveIT

    VW: No forbidden software in 3-liter V6 diesels


    The 2015 Porsche Cayenne diesel was cited by the EPA (Photo: Porsche)Volkswagen, in response to new allegations of illegal software deployment, denied that vehicles with V6 TDI engines sold in the US are equipped with programs that can detect emissions testing cycles and react to them.The US Environmental Protection ...

  • nissan.automotiveIT

    Nissan tests semi-autonomous driving


    Nissan will test a range of autonomous technologies in coming years (Photo: Nissan)Nisssan has started testing its autonomous-driving technology on highways and urban roads in Japan.The carmaker wants to launch what it calls "Piloted Drive 1.0" by the end of 2016. The technology allows autonomous driving in heavy highway ...

  • sedran.vw.automotiveIT

    VW appoints company outsider as head of strategy


    Thomas Sedran previously held senior positions at GM (Photo: GM)Volkswagen has named Thomas Sedran as its new head of group strategy effective November 1. The appointment marks the second time in recent weeks that the embattled carmaker appoints someone from outside the group to assume key responsibilities.Sedran, 51, most ...

  • vw.automotiveIT

    Poll: Germans still like VW


    Germans don't feel the "Made in Germany" label has suffered long-term damage (Photo: VW)A large majority of Germans stands by Volkswagen, despite the carmaker's admission that it has purposely manipulated emissions tests with the help of software.According to a poll of 1,000 Germans by consultants Prophet, 65 pc believes ...

  • VW.automotiveIT

    Poll: "Dieselgate" erodes confidence in entire German car industry


    VW's standing in a public-confidence index declined sharply (Photo: VW)Volkswagen's manipulation of diesel emission tests has eroded confidence in the entire German auto industry, according to a new poll.Germany's Association of Communication Consultancies (GPRA) said the car industry has fallen from first place in its ranking of 15 important ...

  • vw.automotiveIT

    VW brand to cut investment, change diesel strategy


    The Phaeton will continue to be the VW brand's flagship model (Photo: VW)Volkswagen brand will make big cuts in investments and change its diesel strategy, following revelations that it has for years tweaked engine software to show better diesel emissions during official tests.The German passenger car brand said it ...

  • volvo.automotiveIT

    Volvo appoints new sales boss; Visser moves to Geely


    Alain Visser (Photo: Volvo Cars)Volvo Cars has appointed Bjorn Anwall, a McKinsey management consultant, to head its global sales and marketing. Anwall replaces Alain Visser, who is taking on a similar sales role at China's Geely, the parent company of Volvo.Visser said in a press release that he is ...

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    Porsche's Mueller to succeed Winterkorn as VW Group CEO


    Matthias Mueller studied IT in Munich before joining the VW Group (Photo: Porsche)Porsche boss Matthias Mueller will succeed Martin Winterkorn as CEO of the Volkswagen Group, the carmaker's supervisory board decided late Friday.Mueller, 62, was one of the main candidates to take the position, following the resignation of Winterkorn ...

  • vw.automotiveIT

    carIT Congress: VW developing variable HMI concepts


    Volkmar Tanneberger sees a central role for the HMI in defining the user experience  (Photo: Claus Dick)FRANKFURT - Volkswagen is developing variable HMI concepts that can be adapted to a particular driving situation, a senior carmaker executive said Wednesday."Future cars will need such driver-situation dependent concepts," said Volkmar ...

  • daimler.automotiveIT

    carIT Congress: Mercedes exec puts focus on digital delivery


    Mercedes' Hartung says automakers need scaleable cutomser-focused platforms (Photo: Claus Dick)FRANKFURT - The auto industry needs to work faster to improve its digital delivery and can learn from other industries, a senior Mercedes-Benz executive said Wednesday."It's all about the customers; digitalization isn't a standalone goal," said Christoph Hartung, head ...

  • apple carplay.automotiveIT

    WSJ: Apple plans electric car for 2019


    Apple's automotive ambitions go beyond its iPhone integration technology, which is called CarPlay (Photo: Apple)Â Apple is planning to launch an electric car in 2019, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. The US business newspaper says the consumer electronics group will triple its 600-person automotive team ...

  • vw.automotiveIT

    Update: VW says 11 million vehicles have test software on board


    The Golf is one of the vehicles affected by the EPA allegations over manipulated diesel emissions (Photo: VW)Volkswagen Group said Tuesday that 11 million of its diesel-powered vehicles are equipped with the engine management software that is the subject of a US regulatory investigation.The statement appeared to signal that ...

  • vw china.automotiveIT

    IHS cuts China sales forecast


    Volkswagen Group is heavily dependent on the Chinese market (Photo: VW)Leading market researcher IHS Automotive has reduced its 2015 forecast for new-car sales in China, predicting growth of only 1.4 pc for the year.Earlier, IHS had expected unit sales in the world's biggest market to increase 4.4 pc from ...

  • t-systems.automotiveIT

    T-Systems executive: Telecoms and automotive have grown closer together


    Heinz Egeler (Photo: T-Systems)Heinz Egeler has been in charge of the Connected Car business of T-Systems since June 2015. In written answers to questions, Egeler explains the strategic priorities of the German IT service provider and discusses some of the characteristics of the changing personal-mobility industry.automotiveIT: Mr. Egeler, you've ...

  • LA auto show.automotiveIT

    Connected Car Expo - LA


    The LA Auto Show each year  features a range of new model introductions (Photo: LA Show)The Connected Car Expo (CCE), an exhibition combined with a conference program, kicks off the annual Los Angeles Auto Show November 17.The event aims to promote connectivity in the auto industry and bring ...

  • fca.automotiveIT

    US regulators impose 105 million dlr fine on Fiat Chrysler


    Â (Photo: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles )Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) accepted a 105 million-dlr penalty for failing to meet US federal requirements to repair vehicles with safety defects.The US-Italian auto group will have to buy back some of the vehicles and will have to submit to "rigorous" federal oversight, the ...

  • jeep cherokee 2014.automotiveIT

    Fiat Chrysler acts on hacking report, recalls 1.4 million cars


    The 2014 Jeep Cherokee is among the vehicles getting a software update (Photo: Jeep)Fiat Chrysler (FCA) recalled 1.4 million vehicles in the US following a report on the web site that two hackers had successfully manipulated the in-car systems of a Jeep Cherokee.FCA said the voluntary recall will ...

  • nokia here.automotiveIT

    Audi, BMW, Daimler jointly acquire Nokia HERE


    High-precision digital maps will be important for autonomous cars (Photo: Nokia)A consortium of German carmakers is buying Nokia's digital mapping business for 2.8 billion euros.Audi, BMW and Daimler confirmed in a press release that they will jointly acquire Nokia HERE and will run the mapping company as an independent ...

  • bmw.automotiveIT

    BMW tests hydrogen fuel-cell drive


    BMW says its fuel-cell electric-drive technology results from a cooperation with Toyota (Photo: BMW)BMW is testing a hydrogen fuel-cell electric drive vehicle, but isn't making any predictions about a possible market launch.The German premium car maker, which showed journalists a 5 Series GT model with a fuel-cell powered electric ...

  • continental.automotiveIT

    Continental develops electric drive for China


    Continental expects strong EV demand in China in coming years (Photo: Continental)Continental has developed an electric drive for China in anticipation of an electric-vehicle boom in the world's largest car market.The German automotive supplier said it will introduce the compact, cost-effective, and high-performance system at the Frankfurt Auto Show ...