All Digital customer experience articles – Page 9

  • bmw.automotiveIT
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    Philips exec to take over BMW sales & marketing

    2017-09-05T16:09:13Z

    Nota (pictured) will take over from Ian Robertson on January 1 (Photo: Philips) Ian Robertson will retire as BMW’s head of sales and marketing in 2018, handing over to Philips executive Pieter Nota on January 1. Robertson, the former head of BMW’s Rolls-Royce luxury brand, has been in his ...

  • toyota.automotiveIT
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    Toyota in partnership to handle connected-car data

    2017-09-05T14:05:03Z

    Automotive data traffic is expected to grow 10,000 times in the next 8 years (Photo: Denso) Toyota Motor has formed a partnership with Denso, Ericsson, Intel and NTT to better handle the huge data volumes that are expected to move in and out of tomorrow's cars. The carmaker also ...

  • daimler.automotiveIT
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    Daimler Financial Services pushes digitization with new appointment

    2017-09-05T12:21:15Z

    Schell will be CXO of Daimler Financial Services (Photo: Daimler) Daimler Financial Services is expanding its senior management team to focus more heavily on digital business models, especially in financing and mobility services. The financial services arm of the German premium car group appointed Benedikt Schell as chief experience ...

  • accenture.automotiveIT
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    At Accenture, Schmidt is new automotive boss

    2017-09-05T12:00:38Z

    Axel Schmidt (Photo: Accenture) Axel Schmidt is taking over from Luca Mentuccia as head of Accenture's global automotive business, effective immediately. Schmidt, 51, previously was in charge of European automotive operations for the global management consultants. "I'm looking forward to continue the development started by Luca," Schmidt said. He ...

  • staufen.automotiveIT
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    Poll: German auto industry worried about digital change

    2017-09-05T11:42:51Z

    Germany's auto industry is dealing intensively with digital disruption, according to a new poll Three out of four automotive companies have serious concerns about the future as the industry faces massive disruption, according to a new study. The survey also found that half of all companies interviewed felt that ...

  • ford.automotiveIT
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    Ford Europe appoints smart mobility director

    2017-08-11T15:40:24Z

    Sarah-Jayne Williams will work out of Ford's Smart Mobility Innovation Office in London (Photo: Ford Motor) Ford of Europe has recruited Bearing Point consultant Sarah-Jayne Williams to take charge of the carmaker's efforts in Europe to broaden its business into mobility services and other new ventures. Williams will report ...

  • tata.automotiveIT
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    VW, Tata end cooperation on small cars, new mobility

    2017-08-10T14:01:51Z

    The Tiago is Tata's best-selling small car (Photo: Tata Motors) Volkswagen Group and Tata Motors ended efforts to forge a small-car and new mobility cooperation, five months after the two car groups started to explore ways to work together in India and other fast-growing markets. The two companies "concluded ...

  • EV.automotiveIT
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    Outlook: EVs set to soar in late 2020s

    2017-07-09T12:07:29Z

    More EVs will require more electricity overall. This will reduce demand for diesel and gasoline (Photo: Nissan) Global electric vehicle sales are likely to remain "relatively low" through 2025, but will start rising quickly in subsequent years, according to a new forecast. The Bloomberg Electric Vehicle Outlook 2017 says ...

  • volvo.automotiveIT
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    Volvo Cars to add electric motors to all models

    2017-07-06T15:59:16Z

    Volvo's mild hybrid is one of three types of EVs the company plans to roll out (Photo: Volvo) Volvo Cars, in a move aimed at distinguishing itself from its big premium-segment competitors, said it will equip all cars it launches from 2019 onwards with electric motors. The decision doesn't ...

  • worlddab.automotiveIT
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    Digital radio grows in car infotainment

    2017-06-23T16:50:13Z

    WorldDAB's Harrison (center) promised a set of guidelines for in-car DAB units (Photo: WorldDAB) MUNICH -- Broadcasters expect radio to be part of cars' infotainment packages, even as the array of available in-car services expands and internet streaming extends into the car. At the annual WorldDAB Automotive Event, which ...

  • volvo.automotiveIT
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    Volvo forms high-performance EV unit

    2017-06-22T15:17:20Z

    Volvos upgraded by Polestar compete in the Nuerburgring FIA World Touring Car Championship (Photo: Volvo) Volvo Cars is forming a separate division to build electrified high-performance cars, in a move that underlines how the global automotive industry is readying itself for rapid growth in electric vehicle sales. The Swedish ...

  • j.d. power.automotiveIT
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    J.D. Power study: Quality up but infotainment problems abound

    2017-06-22T13:40:56Z

    The Kia Optima is the Korean brand's biggest US seller (Photo: Kia) J.D. Power's Initial Quality Study found that new vehicles are constructed better than ever, but problems abound in infotainment and other relatively new automotive technologies that are crucial to the auto industry's transformation. The study, which measures ...

  • jlr.automotiveIT
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    JLR invests $25 million in Lyft

    2017-06-13T09:16:15Z

    JLR will provide Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles to Lyft drivers (Photo: JLR) Jaguar Land Rover is investing 25 million dlrs in US ride-sharing company Lyft, in a move that confirms the auto industry’s resolve to add new revenue streams to its traditional business. JLR, which is owned by ...

  • opel.automotiveIT
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    Opel CEO Neumann steps down

    2017-06-12T15:16:40Z

    Neumann will stay on as a senior manager until Opel's sale to PSA is finalized (Photo: Opel) Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann has stepped down in the runup to his company's takeover by France's PSA Group. He will be succeeded by Opel CFO Michael Lohscheller. Opel, the German brand that ...

  • bmw.automotiveIT
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    BMW launches car data unit

    2017-05-31T13:33:54Z

    BMW CarData offers a portal for a range of new connected services (Photo: BMW) BMW has launched a new service designed to better manage the functions ”“ and business opportunities ”“ that are becoming available through car data. The service, which is called BMW CarData, allows customers to decide ...

  • AGL.automotiveIT
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    AGL platform to debut on 2018 Toyota Camry

    2017-05-31T09:23:24Z

    The 2018 Camry will be the first Toyota vehicle to have the Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) platform underpinning its next-generation infotainment system. AGL, an open source project hosted by the Linux Foundation, is developing a common platform for car infotainment systems and enhanced connectivity that functions as an industry standard. ...

  • siemens.automotiveIT
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    Siemens reorganizes group IT

    2017-05-28T15:43:59Z

    Siemens will consolidate storage facilities in Germany (Photo: Siemens) Siemens is reorganizing its IT operations as part of a series of measures aimed at boosting the group's efficiency. The Germany-based technology conglomerate said it is reviewing the geographical setup of its IT activities and digitizing its own processes. It ...

  • ford.automotiveIT
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    Jeff Lemmer to become Ford's chief operating officer, information technology

    2017-05-25T17:30:19Z

    (Photo: Ford Motor) Jeff Lemmer, currently director, IT operations, at Ford Motor, will become the carmaker's vice president and chief operating officer, information technology effective June 1. The appointment is part of a series of senior management changes that follow the dismissal of CEO Mark Fields earlier this week. ...

  • unu.automotiveIT
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    New mobility on two wheels

    2017-05-25T14:52:56Z

    A basic unu motors electric two-wheeler costs 1,700 euros (Photo: unu motors) Unu Motors, a small Berlin-based maker of electric scooters, is almost proud of its role of agile infiltrator in a new-mobility world dominated by huge automotive companies and other big-name players. “In an industry of giants we ...

  • 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, ...