Future Mobility – Page 10

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    At Continental, Lenninger takes over Intelligent Transport


    Continental is expanding its new mobility and intelligent transport business (Photo: Continental)Ralf Lenninger has taken over as head of Continental’s Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) business, succeeding Seval Oz, a high-profile former Google executive the German automotive supplier recruited in 2014. Oz has now left the company.Lenninger, previously senior vice ...

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    Laura Merling to develop autonomous-vehicle business models at Ford


    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 vice president, ...

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    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 manufacturers of ...

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    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 to test ...

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    carIT Congress - Hanover


    The automotiveIT Group is hosting its annual carIT Congress on Sept. 28 at the Hanover Fairgrounds.The event, which brings together key decision-makers in the automotive and IT industries, focuses on the business opportunities and challenges in the fast-growing connected-car market.The one-day conference features top speakers from automotive companies and other ...

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    VW, LG to develop connected-car service platform


    A VW Group concept at the 2015 Geneva auto show featured a range of LG electronic components (Photo: Giugiaro)Volkswagen Group and Korean electronics conglomerate LG plan to jointly develop a next-generation connected-car service platform that will provide seamless digital access to smart-home and location-based services, VW said in a ...

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    IHS forecast: 21 million autonomous vehicle sales by 2035


    Ford, like most carmakers, is road-testing driverless cars (Photo: Ford)Market researchers IHS Automotive have significantly increased their forecast for autonomous-vehicle sales, as automakers and suppliers invest heavily in advanced driver-assistance systems.IHS expects sales of nearly 21 million autonomous vehicles worldwide by 2035, a sharp increase from about 600,000 in ...

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    Future connected cars USA - Santa Clara


    Future connected cars USA, a conference on the connectivity revolution in the car industry, will take place at the Santa Clara Convention Center May 10-12.The conference theme is "Maximizing revenues from future technologies and anticipating industry disruption."The three-day event will feature sessions on autonomous drive, building partnerships to benefit from ...

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    Borgward to develop EV, with help from SAP, LG and Bosch


    Borgward showed its BX5 SUV at the Geneva auto show in March (Photo: Borgward)Borgward, a historic German car brand that was resurrected as a 21st century automaker last year, plans to build electric vehicles with the help of SAP, LG Electronics and Robert Bosch.The company said in a press ...

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    "FordPass is a tool with a lot of functionality"


    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 this ...

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    Connected Car Expo - LA


    The LA Auto Show each year  features a range of new model introductions (Photo: LA Show)The Connected Car Expo (CCE), an exhibition combined with a conference program, kicks off the annual Los Angeles Auto Show November 17.The event aims to promote connectivity in the auto industry and bring ...

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    Broadcasters press for in-car digital reception


    Expected FM switch-offs across Europe are seen as offering opportunities for digital radio (Photo: WorldDMB)Initiatives to replace FM with digital radio are speeding up across Europe, but the auto industry has been slow to follow suit in the car, broadcast executives say. That may be about to change as ...

  • opel.automotiveIT

    Opel launches OnStar in Europe as free service in first year


    Opel CEO Neumann wants Opel to be a leader in connected-car technology (Photo: GM)Opel joined the race to be the best connected car brand in Geneva Tuesday, when it announced that General Motors' OnStar connectivity suite will be available on all of its models starting this year.Opel CEO Karl-Thomas ...

  • vw.automotiveIT

    VW's Winterkorn welcomes Apple's, Google's interest in car industry


    Winterkorn, seen here testing a new manufacturing tool, is an engineer by training (Photo: VW)Volkswagen Group CEO Martin Winterkorn said plans by consumer electronics companies to get more actively involved in the car industry may have a positive effect on car sales to a younger generation of consumers."I highly ...

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    Ford looks at Apple, Amazon for clues to successful transformation


    Ford Motor is conducting 25 mobility experiments (Photo: Ford)Ford Motor said it would study companies such as Apple and Amazon to learn how to successfully manage a major industry transformation.Ford Motor CEO Mark Fields, in an address to the International CAR Symposium in Bochum, Germany, announced that the US-based ...

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    automotiveIT publishes book about car industry's future


    MUNICH ”“ Germany's Media-Manufaktur has published a book that provides an in-depth look at how the world's biggest car companies are preparing for an era of new mobility.The German business publisher, parent company of automotiveIT and automotiveIT international, said the new 88-page ”“ English-language ”“ book is titled “Automotive 4.0 ...

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    Automotive World - Tokyo


    Automotive World features several specialized exhibits and a conference program (Photo:Automotive World)Automotive World, which will focus on new automotive and connected-car technologies, will take place at the Tokyo "Big Site" conference venue January 14 through 16, 2015.Billed as "Japan's largest exhibition and conference for automotive technology," the event consists ...

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    carIT Congress: VDA president confident in German connected-car leadership


    VDA President Wissmann says he's not afraid of Google (photo: Claus Dick)HANOVER -- Germany is catching up in the area of connected cars and hopes in coming years to assume a leading position globally, the country's automobile association (VDA) president, Matthiass Wissmann said at the annual carIT Congress here.But ...

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    carIT Congress: Audi's Hackenberg vows to reduce complexity


    Hackenberg says Audi's infotainment can be upgraded every year to accommodate new devices (Photo: Claus Dick)HANOVER -- Audi's connected-car strategy is moving to the next level as more powerful processors make it easier for drivers to operate increasingly complex functions, said Ulrich Hackenberg, the brand's head of technical development.In ...

  • at&t.automotiveIT

    AT&T offers 6 apps for connectivity platform


    AT&T directly addresses the needs of the auto industry at its At&T Drive studio (Photo: ATT)AT&T is offering carmakers six new voice-enabled apps that will add features such as weather forecasts, parking updates and personalized radio to its its connected-car platform.The US wireless company said the apps were developed ...