Electric Vehicles – Page 14

  • Audi.automotiveIT
    Article

    Volvo's Mertens to be next Audi R&D chief

    2016-11-24T17:27:39Z

    Peter Mertens (Photo: Audi) Audi looked to Volvo Cars for a senior development executive for the second time this year, announcing Thursday that Peter Mertens will become its next head of research and development. Mertens is Volvo's senior vice president R&D. He succeeds Stefan Knirsch, who left Audi in ...

  • toyota.automotiveIT
    Article

    Toyota considers fuel-cell truck

    2016-11-18T14:04:52Z

    Toyota believes fuel-cell technology may work well in heavy trucks (Photo: Toyota) Toyota Motor is studying whether fuel-cell technology can be used in heavy-duty trucks. The Japanese carmaker said it is exploring a semi-trailer truck application for a feasibility study in California. Toyota said more details on the study ...

  • vw.automotiveIT
    Article

    VW brand to invest in new business, cut work force by 30,000

    2016-11-18T12:55:12Z

    At this week's LA auto show, VW presented a new version of the electric e-Golf (Photo: VW) Volkswagen Group announced plans to strengthen its focus on new mobility, while at the same time reducing the work force at its core VW brand by 30,000. The moves are necessary to ...

  • intel.automotiveIT
    Article

    At Intel, a greater focus on autonomous driving

    2016-11-16T12:28:23Z

    Krzanich, speaking at the LA auto show, said "data is the new currency of the automotive world" (Photo: Intel) Intel will spend an additional 250 million dlrs on automotive technology, as the US company targets a potential high-growth market for its core semiconductor business. In a keynote address at ...

  • nxp.automotiveIT
    Article

    NXP works with Trillium on automotive cybersecurity software

    2016-11-16T11:54:15Z

    NXP is keen to develop systems to protect connected cars from cyber attacks (Photo: NXP) NXP will test test Trillium's SecureCAR cybersecurity software in its next-generation microcontroller platform, as the chipmaker steps up its efforts to build embedded technology that can withstand cyber attacks. NXP said Trillium's software complements ...

  • handelsblatt.automotiveIT
    Article

    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
    Feature

    "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
    Article

    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 ...

  • ford:automotiveIT
    Article

    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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Daimler.automotiveIT
    Article

    Daimler takes steps to increase battery production

    2016-10-24T15:20:31Z

    Daimler's EQ will have an electric range of 500 km (Photo: Arjen Bongard) Daimler started work on a second battery plant in Kamenz in eastern Germany Monday as it prepares for expected strong growth in electric-vehicle sales. The premium car group said it will invest 500 million euros in ...

  • lynk.automotiveIT
    Article

    Volvo, Lynk & Co cars to have OTA in 2017

    2016-10-20T18:16:59Z

    The Lynk & Co 01 will be like "a smartphone on wheels" (Photo: Arjen Bongard) BERLIN -- Volvo Cars and its newly established sister brand Lynk & Co will have the ability to update software in their new cars over the air (OTA) next year, a senior Volvo executive ...

  • lynk.automotiveIT
    Article

    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
    Article

    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 ...

  • daimler.automotiveIT
    Article

    Daimler China engages with high-tech startups

    2016-10-18T16:02:15Z

    Daimler's Lampe (left) and Plug and Play co-founder Rahim Amidi symbolically exchange gifts to celebrate their partnership (Photo: Daimler) Daimler is teaming up with technology investor Plug and Play in China to jointly identify and help Chinese startup companies. The German premium car maker said the tie-up with Plug ...

  • zf.automotiveIT
    Article

    ZF venture capital unit looks for new technologies

    2016-10-17T15:00:16Z

    Torsten Gollewski (l) is CEO of Zukunft Ventures. ZF CEO Sommer is on the right (Photo: ZF) ZF Friedrichshafen has founded a venture capital unit that can provide funding to startups and other businesses that are developing technologies that could be of interest to the large southern-German automotive supplier. ...

  • siemens.automotiveIT
    Article

    Ludwig succeeds Kleinjohann as Siemens CIO

    2016-10-17T13:28:23Z

    Helmuth Ludwig (Photo: Siemens) Helmuth Ludwig, a 26-year company veteran, will become the new CIO of Siemens, succeeding Norbert Kleinjohann, who is retiring. Ludwig, 54, previously served as chief digital officer of Siemens' PLM business unit. He also was president of Siemens PLM Software and CEO of the group's ...

  • ford.automotiveIT
    Article

    Ford appoints Rao smart mobility chief

    2016-10-17T13:04:30Z

    Raj Rao's mobility division plays a key role in Ford's plans to expand its business areas (Photo: Ford Motor) Ford Motor has appointed Raj Rao to head its global new mobility initiatives. The US automaker's new division, which is called Ford Smart Mobility LLC, designs, builds, grows, and invests ...

  • Toyota.automotiveIT
    Article

    Toyota, Suzuki explore business partnership

    2016-10-16T11:41:17Z

    Toyoda (left) and Suzuki say it's early days in their cooperation talks  (Photo: Toyota) Toyota Motor and Suzuki, citing the major changes faced by the global auto industry and the need to bundle industry-wide R&D resources, said they are exploring a business partnership. The two automakers provided little ...

  • audi.automotiveIT
    Article

    Villinger is Audi's new chief digital officer

    2016-10-14T15:57:44Z

    Roland Villinger (Photo: Audi) Audi confirmed that former McKinsey consultant Roland Villinger has started work as the brand's chief digital officer and head of strategy. Villinger took up his new duties at the Volkswagen Group premium brand October 1. The appointment was first reported by the Donaukurier, a Bavarian ...