All Digital customer experience articles – Page 10

  • lotus.automotiveIT
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    China's Geely to acquire stakes in Lotus, Proton

    2017-05-24T11:30:02Z

    Lotus makes sports cars and racing cars (Photo: Lotus) Geely Automobile said its parent company, Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, has agreed in principle to buy significant equity stakes in Malaysian carmaker Proton and Proton-owned British specialty race car company Lotus. In a filing with the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, ...

  • ford.automotiveIT
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    Fields out, Hackett in as Ford CEO

    2017-05-22T14:07:55Z

    Mark Fields has led Ford for almost 3 years (Photo: Ford Motor) Ford Motor announced Monday that its CEO, Mark Fields, is being replaced, following a sharp decline in the carmaker's share price over the past two years. Fields, who took the helm at Ford in January 2014, will ...

  • iaa.automotiveIT
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    Frankfurt Auto Show

    2017-05-03T12:50:55Z

    (Photo: VDA) This year's Frankfurt Auto Show will kick off with two press days September 12 and 13 and will then continue through September 24. The show, officially known as the IAA, takes place every other year. The exhibition, the world's biggest car show, is held at the Frankfurt ...

  • electric.automotiveIT
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    US survey sees lack of EV buying interest

    2017-04-25T08:55:10Z

    Two out of three respondents wouldn't buy an EV, the survey found (Photo: Nissan) A US survey found that a majority of people remains hesitant to buy an electric car, despite the auto industry's commitment to building a growing range of electric vehicles in coming years. The poll, conducted ...

  • mercedes.automotiveIT
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    Mercedes expands private car-sharing program

    2017-04-24T11:55:19Z

    Croove lets participants set their own price for renting out their vehicles (Photo: Daimler) Mercedes-Benz is expanding its "Croove" private car sharing program, introducing the platform in Berlin four months after it started a pilot program in Munich. The German premium car brand, which belongs to the Daimler Group, ...

  • bosch.automotiveIT
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    Bosch opens new auto-electronics plant in China

    2017-04-13T13:17:49Z

    The new plant will build components for automated driving (Photo: Bosch) Robert Bosch has opened a new electronic-components plant in Changzhou, China, solidifying its position in the world's largest car market. With another production site, "we are strengthening our successful localization strategy," Bosch Automotive Electronics President Klaus Meder said ...

  • ford.automotiveIT
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    Ford adds 2 new EVs to China lineup

    2017-04-06T11:31:15Z

    Ford is pursuing an ambitious electrification strategy in China (Photo: Ford) Ford Motor is adding two new electrically powered models to its Chinese product lineup, as the US carmaker accelerates plans to bring more EVs to the world’s biggest car market. In 2018, Ford will launch the Mondeo Energi ...

  • ds 7.automotiveIT
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    PSA deploys Dassault Systemes virtual technology for DS brand

    2017-03-28T17:01:58Z

    The DS 7 Crossback was unveiled at the 2017 Geneva Auto Show (Photo: PSA) DS Automobiles will use the "Virtual Garage" technology developed by Dassault Systemes to launch its new SUV, the DS 7 Crossback. Dassault Systemes, which is a leading supplier of 3D design, digital mock up and ...

  • daimler.automotiveIT
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    Daimler consolidates Chinese car-sharing units

    2017-03-28T09:43:23Z

    Both Daimler car-sharing brands will henceforth be known as car2go (Photo: Daimler) Daimler is consolidating its two Chinese car-sharing units under the car2go brand. The German premium car maker has, to date, operated car2go with a free-floating business model, while it has run Car2Share as a more traditional, station-based ...

  • VW.automotiveIT
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    At Volkswagen, change still comes slowly

    2017-03-28T09:21:26Z

    The Sedric concept is the first VW vehicle designed for level 5 autonomous driving(Photo: VW) There is some irony here: The Volkswagen Group battled for years under an autocratic leadership to become the world’s biggest automaker and did not shy away from disreputable practices on the way. Its widespread ...

  • byd.automotiveIT
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    McKinsey: China consolidates electric-vehicle lead

    2017-03-28T05:53:00Z

    China consolidated its lead in electric-vehicle technology last year, building 43 pc of all EVs manufactured worldwide. The BYD Qin is China's best-selling EV model (Photo: BYD) According to a report by management consultants McKinsey, China also manufactured 25 pc of the world's fuel cells and 37 pc of ...

  • psa.automotiveIT
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    PSA Group's mobility chief wants to be preferred services provider

    2017-03-23T16:50:20Z

    Brigitte Courtehoux is targeting 300 million euros in mobility services revenue by 2021 (Photo: Claus Dick) HANOVER -- PSA/Peugeot-Citroen is stepping up eff0rts to build a real fourth brand for mobility services, the French carmaker's new mobility services chief, Brigitte Courtehoux, said Thursday. Next to Peugeot, Citroen and DS ...

  • opel.automotiveIT
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    Opel brand strategist plans with OnStar after PSA takeover

    2017-03-23T15:01:54Z

    Opel's Tobias Gubitz (Photo: Claus Dick) HANOVER -- Opel sees General Motors' OnStar connectivity service as a key part of its strategy to offer more mobility products, even after the planned takeover of the German brand by France's PSA Group. "If the deal happens, OnStar will continue to be ...

  • daimler.automotiveIT
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    "Digitization offers completely new possibilities and we will make use of these"

    2017-03-20T14:54:29Z

    Klaus Entenmann: "The customer no longer needs to come to the dealership to get car-buying advice." (Photo: Daimler) Digitization is changing the automotive industry top to bottom. In a short interview with automotiveIT, Klaus Entenmann, CEO of Daimler Financial Services, discusses which technological developments are crucial for the financial ...

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    City Car Summit: "An explosion of mobility"

    2017-03-15T17:06:43Z

    Panelists cited many mobility challenges as well as big opportunities (Photo: Arjen Bongard) BERLIN -- Automotive, car-sharing and technology experts shared an urban new-mobility vision here that highlighted the possibilities and challenges for cities looking for cleaner and smarter traffic solutions. "We're seeing an explosion of mobility," said Richard ...

  • rainer_mehl
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    Automotive Online Sales ”“ A new business model to capture digital savvy customers

    2017-03-14T14:08:53Z

    Adapting the online customer experience to automotive retail sales Consumer buying habits have radically changed over the past decade, and we have Amazon, Google and others to thank for it. Online shopping is convenient, and cost effective. We can get what we want, when we want it, and have it ...

  • VW.automotiveIT
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    VW, Tata to cooperate in India

    2017-03-10T16:38:46Z

    In 2014, VW's Pune factory celebrated the 50,000th car built there for export (Photo: VW) Volkswagen Group and Tata Motors have agreed to cooperate on mobility services for developing countries, the two carmakers said in a statement Friday. VW, which became the world's biggest automotive group by unit sales ...

  • opel.automotiveIT
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    France's PSA Group to acquire Opel

    2017-03-06T08:47:12Z

    PSA expects a 2 pc operating profit margin at Opel in three years (Photo: Opel) PSA/Peugeot-Citroen and General Motors confirmed Monday that the French carmaker will acquire Opel, its British sister company Vauxhall, and half of GM's European finance arm for a combined 2.2 billion euros. The two companies ...

  • honda.automotiveIT
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    Honda, Hitachi to jointly develop electric motors

    2017-02-07T16:04:26Z

    At this year's CES, Honda unveiled a small electric mini vehicle concept (Photo: Honda) Honda Motor and Hitachi Automotive Systems plan to jointly develop electric motors in a joint venture they plan to establish by July of this year. AÂ name for the venture hasn't yet been decided. Hitachi ...

  • tata.automotiveIT
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    Tata Motors joins new-mobility trend

    2017-02-06T11:25:54Z

    Tata Motors expects its new modular platforms to make it easier to introduce new technologies (Photo: Tata Motors) Tata Motors has formed a new unit that will help the Indian automotive group develop new business areas. The division, which is called Tamo, will unveil its first product at the ...