All Digital customer experience articles – Page 12

  • vw.automotiveIT
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    With new mobility unit, VW pursues Uber, Apple

    2016-12-05T13:42:03Z

    VW CEO Matthias Mueller (right) and Moia CEO Ole Harms officially launched the carmaker's new mobility unit Monday (Photo: VW) (Bloomberg) --Volkswagen AG plans to expand its new mobility-services division into a business with billions in revenue as the German carmaker seeks salvation in ride-hailing, autonomous driving and electric ...

  • delphi-mobileye.automotiveIT
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    From Apple, an appeal for equal treatment in road tests

    2016-12-03T12:44:19Z

    Delphi will showcase its latest autonomous-driving technology at CES 2017 (Photo: Delphi) Apple may have scaled back its automotive ambitions, but the company still appears keen to take part in the transformation of the car industry. In a letter to the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Apple ...

  • byd.automotiveIT
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    For China's BYD, monorails are next big growth area

    2016-12-02T10:11:34Z

    Roughly half of BYD's revenue comes from its automobile business (Photo: BYD) (Bloomberg) --Chinese carmaker BYD is in discussions with several countries about exporting its monorail system, as its billionaire founder Wang Chuanfu seeks a new avenue of growth amid rising competition to sell electric vehicles in the world’s ...

  • epa.automotiveIT
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    US moves to cement emission targets before Trump takes office

    2016-12-01T18:23:04Z

    Low fuel prices have boosted US sales of heavy vehicles such as the Dodge Ram (Photo: Dodge) (Bloomberg) --The US Environmental Protection Agency moved to cement existing fuel-economy and emissions targets before President-elect Donald Trump takes office. The agency issued a proposal that automakers blasted as "eleventh-hour politics." The ...

  • jaguar.automotiveIT
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    JLR wants to build EVs in post-Brexit Britain

    2016-11-30T14:15:01Z

    In November, Jaguar unveiled an electric i-Pace concept that will go into production in 2018 (Photo: JLR) (Bloomberg) --Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. said it intends to build electric cars in the UK if the government can overcome shortfalls in available energy and infrastructure investment, potentially giving Britain a manufacturing ...

  • porsche.automotiveIT
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    “There is a renaissance of the automobile underway”

    2016-11-25T15:20:33Z

    Thilo Koslowski (Photo: Porsche) Thilo Koslowski, the CEO of the newly formed Porsche Digital GmbH, recently talked to automotiveIT about Silicon Valley, Germany's digital infrastructure and Porsche's new digital technologies. Â _Mr. Koslowski, specific assets have shaped Porsche's DNA for a long time: air cooling, rear-wheel drive and the ...

  • handelsblatt.automotiveIT
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    Automotive Summit: Industry tackling change on many fronts

    2016-11-10T14:40:12Z

    Zetsche (l), Krueger and Mueller (r) debate new mobility (Photo: Thorsten Jochim/Euroforum) MUNICH -- The auto industry's commitment to change was clearly on display at this year's Handelsblatt Automotive Summit, where the CEOs of the five Germany-based car companies laid out their strategies for the near and medium-term. The ...

  • dudenhoeffer.automotiveIT
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    "Automakers have to make adjustments or they will fail"

    2016-11-08T16:02:02Z

    The German auto industry is at a crossroads, Ferdinand Dudenhoeffer says. In an interview, the German automotive expert warns that industry and the political world have to get future issues such as electric mobility, autonomous vehicles and digital sales channels on track ”“ or Germany’s importance as an automotive nation ...

  • drivenow.automotiveIT
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    On the road with DriveNow

    2016-11-08T12:05:03Z

    DriveNow works well when there are cars available, but that's not always the case (Photo: BMW) For a long weekend away we decided to leave the car at home and use DriveNow to get to and from the airport. It was the first time I used BMW’s DriveNow carsharing ...

  • toyota.automotiveIT
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    Toyota plans mobility-services platform

    2016-11-02T15:30:43Z

    Toyota Motor plans to build a software platform that aims to ease cooperation between the carmaker and its new-mobility partners as they strive to deliver new products. The Mobility Services Platform (MSPF) will bring together a range of business functions Toyota has developed. Through the platform, partners will have access ...

  • uber.automotiveIT
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    In trial, GM's Maven to lease cars to Uber drivers

    2016-11-02T14:02:24Z

    Uber drivers can lease a Chevrolet Malibu (pictured) as part of the pilot (Photo: GM) Maven, General Motors' personal mobility brand, will offer leases of one week or more to Uber drivers as part of a San Francisco pilot program. The pilot offers people interested in using the Uber ...

  • ford:automotiveIT
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    Laura Merling to develop autonomous-vehicle business models at Ford

    2016-11-01T14:30:11Z

    Laura Merling (Photo: Ford Motor) Ford Motor said Laura Merling, a Silicon Valley based technology executive, will lead the commercialization of the autonomous vehicles it plans to introduce from 2021 onwards. Merling, who has worked at a range of technology companies in the course of her career, will become ...

  • peugeot.automotiveIT
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    "We need to talk differently to the connected consumer"

    2016-10-25T16:00:19Z

    Brigitte Cantaloube joined PSA from Yahoo in early 2016 (Photo: PSA/Peugeot-Citroen) Brigitte Cantaloube became chief digital officer of PSA/Peugeot-Citroen on February 1. At the Paris auto show, the former Yahoo executive spoke to automotiveIT about the digital transformation of France’s biggest car group You’ve been on the job for ...

  • Renault-Nissan.automotiveIT
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    “Over-the air updates will be a big enabler”

    2016-10-25T15:21:48Z

    Redzic is bringing on board more software developers (Photo: Renault-Nissan) In January of this year, Ogi Redzic joined the Renault-Nissan alliance as senior vice president, connected vehicles and mobility services. The former Nokia executive was tasked with speeding up the development of connected services, building a team of software ...

  • lynk.automotiveIT
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    A new brand: Connected but not really global yet

    2016-10-20T00:23:34Z

    The Lynk & Co 01 SUV was unveiled at a Gothenburg media event Wednesday (Photo: Geely) GOTHENBURG -- Western carmakers occasionally launch new global brands. In 2015, Hyundai did so with its Genesis luxury marque and PSA/Peugeot-Citroen turned its DS into a separate near-premium brand. But few Chinese automakers ...

  • lynk.automotiveIT
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    China's Geely launches international volume car brand

    2016-10-20T00:15:55Z

    Connectivity is a key attribute of the new Lynk & Co 01 (Photo: Geely) GOTHENBURG -- China's Geely will next year start selling an upmarket global volume brand called Lynk & Co, saying that its first model, the Lynk & Co 01 compact SUV, will be "the most connected ...

  • bmw.automotiveIT
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    "It's no longer just the tech aficionados buying electric vehicles"

    2016-10-13T09:42:28Z

    Robertson (c) shows the BMW X2 concept to Daimler boss Dieter Zetsche (l) at the Paris auto show (Photo: Arjen Bongard) PARIS -- At the Paris auto show, BMW unveiled a variant of its i3 city car with an extended 300 km driving range. The premium brand also displayed ...

  • mercedes.automotiveIT
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    VW, Daimler, PSA establish mobility brands

    2016-10-07T16:23:25Z

    The Generation EQ concept provides a preview of future Mercedes cars (Photo: Daimler) PARIS -- Major carmakers are founding new mobility brands as they look for ways to complement and even replace traditional revenue from new car sales. At the Paris auto show last week, volume car makers Volkswagen ...

  • apple.automotiveIT
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    Point of view: Apple and the car

    2016-09-27T12:02:01Z

    Apple's automotive aspirations could soon move beyond the CarPlay interface (Photo: Apple) By Arjen Bongard Is Apple going to become the first IT company to buy into the auto industry? According to the Financial Times last week, Apple has approached McLaren to either buy the British race car maker ...

  • renault.automotiveIT
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    Renault-Nissan, Microsoft to jointly develop connected services

    2016-09-27T11:02:35Z

    Renault and Nissan want to run connected functions on a single platform  (Photo: Renault) The Renault-Nissan alliance (RNA) and Microsoft will jointly develop next-generation connected services that will run on the software group's Azure platform. The cooperation is part of Renault and Nissan's plan to rapidly move beyond ...