Electric Vehicles – Page 15

  • bmw.automotiveIT

    "It's no longer just the tech aficionados buying electric vehicles"


    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 ...

  • ford-pivotal.automotiveIT

    Berylls study finds slow automotive digitization


    Managing cultural change at traditional car companies is a challenge, the study found (Photo: Ford, Pivotal) A new study concludes that relatively few automakers are implementing a consistent digitization strategy, though most agree on what needs to be done. Berylls Strategy Advisors, which polled digital decision makers at six ...

  • faraday.automotiveIT

    Faraday Future, LG Chem to cooperate on batteries


    The FFZERO1 concept will be the basis of a sports car scheduled for launch in 2018 (Photo: FF) Faraday Future has formed a partnership with LG Chem to develop battery technology for its planned electric sports car. The US electric-vehicle company said LG Chem, one of the world's biggest ...

  • mercedes.automotiveIT

    VW, Daimler, PSA establish mobility brands


    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 ...

  • 5g.automotiveIT

    Automakers join forces to develop 5G connectivity


    (Photo: Volkswagen Group) Three German automakers have joined forces with telecommunications and IT companies to accelerate the commercial availability of 5G mobile connectivity. The automakers - Audi, BMW and Daimler - have formed the "5G Automotive Association" together with Ericsson, Huawei, Intel, Nokia and Qualcomm. The group's aim is ...

  • rinspeed.automotiveIT

    Rinspeed to show urban EV at Las Vegas CES


    Gardening on wheels is part of the Oasis concept (Photo: Rinspeed) Rinspeed will show an urban electric vehicle that aims to be "something new in the automotive wasteland of uniformity." The Swiss design studio, headed by founder Frank Rinderknecht, unveiled a two-seat electric concept car Thursday that will be ...

  • renault.automotiveIT

    Renault-Nissan, Microsoft to jointly develop connected services


    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 ...

  • APPLE.automotiveIT

    Financial Times: Apple interested in McLaren


    McLaren builds race cars and runs a Formula One team (Phto: McLaren) Apple is interested in buying McLaren or making a strategic investment in the British race car specialist, according to a report in the Financial Times. The newspaper, citing three people briefed on the negotiations, said Apple is ...

  • uber.automotiveIT

    US drafts guidelines for autonomous driving


    Uber has launched a self-driving taxi experiment in Pittsburgh (Photo: Uber) The US government has drafted guidelines for the autonomous-vehicle revolution, providing more details on how it expects driverless cars to be regulated. The paper, termed "Federal Automated Vehicles Policy," provides regulatory guidelines for today's automated vehicles, but acknowledges ...

  • sec.automotiveIT

    VW founds automotive cyber security firm


    (Photo: SEC) Volkswagen Group, working with three Israeli experts, has founded an automotive cyber security company. The move is a long-term investment in cyber security “to make vehicles and their ecosystem more secure,” the VW brand’s head of electrical and electronic development, Volkmar Tanneberger, said in a press statement. ...

  • daimler.automotiveIT

    “My aspiration is to actively help shape new business models”


    Brecht wants IT to play a big role in Daimler's digital transformation (Photo: Claus Dick) Jan Brecht wants to move away from managing and administration to a focus on software and system architectures. The new Daimler CIO, who joined the premium car group from sporting-goods maker Adidas in November ...

  • mckinsey.automotiveIT

    McKinsey study: Driverless tech to boost truck market


    The McKinsey report precedes the opening of the Hanover Commerial Vehicles show Sept 22. (Photo: IAA) One in three trucks will be able to drive autonomously under certain conditions, according to a new McKinsey study. Driverless technology will account for a sizable chunk of the market growth expected for ...

  • fujitsu.automotiveIT

    Denso takes majority control of auto electronics maker Fujitsu TEN


    Fujitsu TEN makes ECUs for engine control and other products (Photo: Fujitsu TEN) Denso has agreed with other shareholders to take majority control of Fujitsu TEN, a Japanese maker of infotainment and automotive electronics equipment. Fujitsu TEN currently is majority owned by electronics group Fujitsu, which has a 55 ...

  • mercedes.automotiveIT

    From Mercedes, a fully connected van concept


    The Mercedes Vision Van concept is at the core of a connected delivery chain (Photo: Daimler) Mercedes-Benz unveiled the Vision Van, its vision of future delivery vehicles. The German automotive group said the electrically powered van features a fully automated cargo space, integrated drones for autonomous air deliveries and ...

  • vw.automotiveIT

    VW, JAC to cooperate on electric vehicles in China


    VW started selling electric versions of the up! small car in August (Photo: VW) Volkswagen, which has ambitious plans to boost its sales of electric vehicles worldwide, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Co. (JAC) to jointly develop battery-powered EVs in China. The two carmakers ...

  • volvo.automotiveIT

    Volvo Cars appoints Ericsson exec to head electronics


    Oedgaerd Andersson (Photo: Lindholmen Science Park) Volvo Cars has appointed Oedgaerd Andersson to succeed Thomas Mueller as vice president electrics, electronics and chassis. Andersson will start in her new job October 1. Andersson, who worked at telecommunications equipment maker Ericsson for almost 20 years, will bring highly relevant expertise ...

  • porsche.automotiveIT

    Porsche opens Berlin digital lab


    Porsche is broadening its operations to include new mobility (Photo: Porsche) Porsche has opened a digital lab in Berlin, where it will identify and test new IT products and develop collaboration with technology companies, start-ups and research centers. The German sports car maker, which is part of the Volkswagen ...

  • google.automotiveIT

    Google is preferred employer for European graduates


    Google and other high-tech companies are popular  with graduates (Photo: Google) Google is the preferred employer for graduates of European universities' engineering and IT departments as well as its business schools, according to a new survey. Apple comes second in the rankings for business school graduates and Volkswagen ...

  • automechanika.automotiveIT

    Automechanika - Frankfurt


    The Automechanika aftermarket fair will take place in Frankfurt Sept 13 through 17, with a wide range of exhibitors focusing on the new opportunities provided by connected cars. "Get connected with the future of the automotive service industry" is the theme of the gathering, which takes place every other year ...

  • ecartec.automotiveIT

    eCarTec - Munich


    The annual eCarTec exhibition, billed as the world's largest B2B trade fair for electric and hybrid mobility, will take place in Munich October 18 to 20. The exhibition will host makers of electric vehicles, energy and infrastructure specialists, makers of energy storage systems, powertrain developers and financial-service providers. eCarTec also ...