All Digital customer experience articles – Page 14

  • microsoft.automotiveIT
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    Microsoft to acquire LinkedIn

    2016-06-13T15:58:56Z

    Nadella (l) and Weiner explain the rationale behind the takeover (Photo: YouTube) Microsoft is buying LinkedIn for 26.2 billion dlrs in cash, as the US-based software and IT group continues to expand in new directions. Linkedin, the world's largest business network with more than 400 million members, will operate ...

  • car2go.automotiveIT
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    car2go cites high initial registrations in China

    2016-06-07T13:41:16Z

    car2go's strong start in China shows the market's potential (Photo: car2go) car2go said it had registered 78,000 new customers after starting operations in Chongqing, China, two months ago. The German car-sharing company, which is part of the Daimler Group, said more than 40,000 people checked out one of its ...

  • michigan.automotiveIT
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    In Michigan, a push to be the global mobility innovation leader

    2016-06-07T11:48:01Z

    Michigan's Snyder (l) visits the Ford stand at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show (Photo: Ford) Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has launched a campaign to make  his state the global leader in mobility innovation, The campaign, called “Planet M,” is designed to attract fresh business investment to a state ...

  • gm.automotiveIT
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    GM China shows V2X technology

    2016-06-07T11:18:20Z

    GM will work with other organizations to speed up V2X implementation (Photo: GM) General Motors China is moving closer to bringing its latest connected-vehicle (V2X) technology to the world's biggest car market. The US carmaker said it had for the first time demonstrated V2X technologies such as intersection collision ...

  • electric vehicles.automotiveIT
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    Point of view: Germany's futile attempt to get EV sales going

    2016-06-05T18:07:19Z

    Hilmar Dunker (Photo: Claus Dick) The German government is sticking to its goal to have 1 million electric vehicles on the road by 2020. But a study by Brunswick University in northern Germany finds that a recently announced 5,000 euro subsidy for private car buyers won't do enough to ...

  • toyota.vw.automotiveIT
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    Toyota and VW join ride-sharing trend

    2016-05-25T10:21:27Z

    Toyota Motor and Volkswagen Group both announced ride-sharing moves, joining an auto-industry trend away from pure car-making toward broader mobility concepts. Toyota, the world’s biggest automaker, said it had signed a memorandum of understanding with Uber that foresees ride-sharing trials in countries where this mode of transportation is expanding. As ...

  • apple.automotiveIT
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    With SAP deal, Apple makes another move into business

    2016-05-06T15:36:14Z

    Apple's Tim Cook (l) and SAP's Bill McDermott see mutual benefits of their tie-up (Photo: Apple) Apple announced a partnership with SAP aimed at giving the California-based technology group a stronger position in the business market. Apple and SAP, the world’s biggest business software maker, announced this week that ...

  • Volkswagen.automotiveIT
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    VW opens up for partners, intensifies focus on EVs

    2016-04-28T18:40:57Z

    VW CEO Mueller's will provide more details on group strategy by mid-year (Photo: VW) Volkswagen Group will seek partnerships, while focusing on electric vehicles and other new business areas. "The era in which our secrtor kept itself apart from everything is now over, once and for all," VW Group ...

  • vw.automotiveIT
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    VW swung to 2015 net loss on 16.9 billion euro diesel charge

    2016-04-22T16:33:30Z

    Without diesel costs, VW said 2015 would have been a good year (Photo: VW) Volkswagen swung to an after-tax loss in 2015 after it took a 16.2 billion euro extraordinary charge to account for costs related to its US emission-test cheating. The German carmaker said after-tax earnings swung to ...

  • hyundai.automotiveit
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    Hyundai chooses Cisco for connected-car technology

    2016-04-19T15:21:25Z

    Hyudai will work with Cisco to speed up data moving into and out of its vehicles (Graphic: Hyundai) Hyundai Motor said it is teaming up with Cisco to develop new connected-vehicle technologies. The Korean car company said it will work with Cisco, a US-based IT and networking group, on ...

  • oracle.automotiveIT
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    Oracle to acquire Crosswise

    2016-04-19T10:58:40Z

    Crosswise links end-user devices to individuals using them (Photo: Crosswise) Oracle agreed to acquire Crosswise, a provider of machine-learning based cross-device data in the cloud, for a reported 50 million dlrs. The US computer technology group said the move will give it access to a team of highly trained ...

  • volvo.automotiveIT
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    "It’s very important that we filter which technologies add value for the consumer"

    2016-04-13T13:54:12Z

    The new S90 sedan will help boost Volvo's sales, Annwall says (Photo: Arjen Bongard) Bjoern Annwall joined Volvo Cars as global head of marketing, sales and customer service in October last year. The former McKinsey consultant succeeded industry veteran Alain Visser in a job that involves transforming the Swedish ...

  • mercedes.automotiveIT
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    Mercedes starts online van sales pilot in the Netherlands

    2016-04-12T12:23:37Z

    Initially, only the Mercedes Citan urban van can be ordered online (Photo: Daimler) Mercedes-Benz Vans has started a pilot project selling vans online in the Netherlands. The German automotive group will initially sell its Mercedes-Benz Citan van in cooperation with local dealers. The move is parent company Daimler's response ...

  • tesla.automotiveIT
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    Tesla books 10 billion dlrs in orders for Model 3

    2016-04-04T15:43:01Z

    The Model 3 will be Tesla's first volume model (Photo: Tesla) Tesla has already booked 10 billion dlrs in orders for its Model 3 electric SUV, the company's founder and CEO, Elon Musk, said in a Twitter posting. The total is made up of 276,000 individual order bookings for ...

  • here.automotiveIT
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    Reuters: Amazon, Microsoft may acquire stake in Here mapping company

    2016-04-04T14:14:23Z

    Digital maps capture billions of 3D points to model road surfaces (Photo: Here) Months after Audi, BMW and Daimler acquired Here from Nokia for 2.5 billion euros, the three carmakers are in talks with Amazon and other companies about a broader ownership structure for the digital mapping company, according ...

  • daimler.automotiveIT
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    Daimler's Stark predicts full digital automotive ecosystem

    2016-03-17T12:59:54Z

    Wilko Andreas Stark (Photo: Claus Dick) HANNOVER - Tomorrow's cars will be part of a digital ecosystem that relies on full connectivity, Daimler's top strategist, Wilko Andreas Stark, said Thursday. "Personal mobility will change forever as a result of digitalization," Stark told the automotiveIT Congress here. The Daimler executive ...

  • cce.automotiveIT
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    Los Angeles - Connected Car Expo

    2016-03-09T09:39:04Z

    (Photo: LA Auto Show) The Los Angeles Auto Show will host the Connected Car Expo (CCE) on November 15 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, where the event takes place each year. CCE brings together automotive and technology executives in an exhibition and conference program focused on the connected-car ...

  • auto china 2016.automotiveIT
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    Beijing Auto Show

    2016-03-09T07:41:23Z

    The Beijing Auto Show will take place April 25 through May 4 against a The Beijing Auto Show takes place amid continuing strong car sales growth in China backdrop of continued strong sales growth in the Chinese car market. The exhibition, which alternates each year between Shanghai and Beijing, ...

  • ford.automotiveIT
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    "FordPass is a tool with a lot of functionality"

    2016-03-07T13:54:42Z

    Ford's de Waard: Customers appreciate if their data are used to help them anticipate things (Photo: Arjen Bongard) Ford Motor, which is rapidly adapting its global business model, is gearing up to make a decisive move in its transition from pure car maker to provider of mobility services. Later ...

  • nissan.automotiveIT
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    Renault, Nissan stepping up integration efforts

    2016-03-04T13:58:34Z

    Nissan will start building a "piloted drive" version of the Qashqai SUV in Sunderland next year (Photo: Nissan) Renault and its Japanese alliance partner Nissan are stepping up their internal cooperation efforts with the goal of saving 5.5 billion euros a year by 2018. The two carmakers, which share ...