All Digital customer experience articles – Page 11

  • opel.automotiveIT

    France's PSA Group to acquire Opel


    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 said in ...

  • honda.automotiveIT

    Honda, Hitachi to jointly develop electric motors


    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 will be ...

  • tata.automotiveIT

    Tata Motors joins new-mobility trend


    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 Geneva auto ...

  • ford.automotiveIT

    Ford hires Apple exec for brand position


    Tariq Musa is the latest executive to join an automaker from another industry (Photo: Ford)Ford Motor has hired an Apple marketing executive, Musa Tariq, to serve as its chief brand officer.Tariq, who most recently was Apple's global marketing and communication director for retail, is charged with further redefining Ford's ...

  • tesla.automotiveIT

    Study: Global EV sales set for massive jump in 2020s


    Tesla is the biggest foreign seller of EVs in China (Photo: Tesla)Global sales of electric vehicles are set to start growing rapidly in the next decade, according to a new study.The report by Germany's Center of Automotive Management (CAM) said that, so far, car buyers are still showing little ...

  • bmw.automotiveIT

    Production logistics next in line for digital overhaul


    An autonomous tugger train supplies assembly logistics at a BMW plant in Dingolfing, Germany (photo: BMW)Manufacturing automation has in recent years reached a high degree of maturity, but production logistics has not kept pace. As a result, improvements in manufacturing efficiency haven’t been as high as they could be. ...

  • hyundai.automotiveIT

    Hydrogen council members to step up investments


    The Hyundai Tucson is available as a fuel-cell SUV in N. America (Photo: Hyundai)Members of a newly formed "Hydrogen Council" committed to increased investment in the development and commercialization of hydrogen and fuel-cell technologies.The global initiative, aimed at helping ambitious worldwide plans to limit global warming, was unveiled during ...

  • automotiveit

    automotiveIT Congress - Hanover


    More than 500 people attended the 2016 automotiveIT Congress in Hanover (Photo: Claus Dick)This year's automotiveIT Congress, which will take place March 23 in Hanover, will focus on one of the biggest challenges facing the global car industry: How to move to a more agile IT approach.The annual event, ...

  • shanghai.automotiveIT

    Shanghai Auto Show


    The 2015 Shanghai show attracted 928,000 visitors (photo: Shanghai Auto Show)The Shanghai Auto Show, which will start with two press days April 19 and 20, takes place as car sales in China look set to continue to grow at a solid, double-digit pace in 2017.The show, which will run ...

  • Audi.automotiveIT

    Audi, FAW form Chinese new-mobility unit


    Audi's China sales are boosted by strong demand for compact cars (Photo: Audi)Audi and its local partner, FAW, have established a dedicated unit for mobility and digital services in China, as the German premium brand pursues a strategy to further grow its business in the world's biggest market.Audi and ...

  • geneva.automotiveIT

    Geneva Auto Show


    The 2016 Geneva show was attended by 687,000 visitors (Photo: Palexpo)The Geneva Auto Show takes place March 7 through 19 at Geneva's Palexpo exhibition hall near the Swiss city's airport. March 7 and 8 are the press days that kick off the annual automotive gathering.The show, which hosted 687,000 ...

  • daimler.automotiveIT

    At CES, Daimler's mobility vision wil be on display


    Daimler's EQ family represents the key mobility trends the carmaker expects to see in coming years (Photo: Daimler)LAS VEGAS -- Daimler will show its Concept EQ crossover and the Mercedes-Benz Vision Van at this year's CES in an attempt to provide concrete examples of what it expects the future ...

  • volvo.automotiveIT

    New Volvos to feature Skype for Business


    Volvo may also add Cortana voice software to its connectivity platform (Photo: Volvo Cars)Volvo Cars said its new 90 Series cars will offer the Skype for Business communication tool. The option marks a further addition to the auto industry's growing range of connected services.The Swedish premium car group said ...

  • paybyphone.automotiveIT

    VW buys N. American parking-payment operator


    Paybyphone says it is adding about 7,000 users a day (Photo: Paybyphone)(Bloomberg) --Volkswagen AG bought North American parking-payment operatorPayByPhone in the latest move by Europe’s biggest carmaker to expand from manufacturing into mobility services.The purchase of Vancouver-based PayByPhone, which processed more than 250 million dlrs in transactions this year, ...

  • uber.automotiveIT

    Uber pulls autonomous vehicles from San Francisco streets


    Uber's self-driving cars were only seen on San Francisco streets for a brief period (Photo: Uber)(Bloomberg) --Uber Technologies Inc. pulled its self-driving cars from San Francisco’s streets after the state of California revoked registrations for the vehicles.The move impacted 16 Uber automobiles, the Department of Motor Vehicles wrote in ...

  • karma.automotiveIT

    Wanxiang gets Chinese permission to build Karma EVs


    The Karma Revero is a plug-in hybrid sports car based on the Fisker Karma (Photo; Karma Automotive)(Bloomberg) --Wangxiang Group, the owner of Karma Automotive, became the second auto-parts maker to receive permission from China's top economic planner to produce electric cars under a special scheme to encourage companies outside ...

  • fca.automotiveIT

    Fiat may show EV at Las Vegas CES


    FiatChrysler will be one of the last major car brands to launch a full EV (Photo: FCA)(Bloomberg) -- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV will reveal a fully electric vehicle based on the Chrysler Pacifica minivan at CES in Las Vegas next month as the carmaker moves to get in step ...

  • SEAT.automotiveIT

    With UK retail store, SEAT tests new sales concept


    Seat customers can use 8 touchscreens to handle all aspects of their car purchase (Photo: Seat)LONDON -- Nobody really knows what car buying will look like in 10 years. Some say online retail will be the future, but others are certain that car showrooms and dealer groups will continue ...

  • uber.automotiveIT

    Uber Creates artificial intelligence lab


    Uber is looking to AI for help in developing its ride-hailing services (Photo: Uber)(Bloomberg) --Uber Technologies Inc. agreed to buy startup Geometric Intelligence Inc. to help the ride-hailing company create a new artificial-intelligence research lab.The startup has 15 employees and is developing new machine-learning techniques inspired by cognitive science ...

  • continental.automotiveIT

    At Continental, Lenninger takes over Intelligent Transport


    Continental is expanding its new mobility and intelligent transport business (Photo: Continental)Ralf Lenninger has taken over as head of Continental’s Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) business, succeeding Seval Oz, a high-profile former Google executive the German automotive supplier recruited in 2014. Oz has now left the company.Lenninger, previously senior vice ...