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  • telekom hoettges.automotiveIT

    Deutsche Telekom chief casts wary eye on Google


    Hoettges sees the balance between infrastructure and service providers disappearing (Photo: Telekom) Deutsche Telekom's CEO doesn't fear Google, but he closely watches any moves the California-based internet giant makes in the traditional telecommunications space. "I'm not afraid of Google; I take Google seriously," Tim Hoettges told Germany's Sueddeutsche Zeitung ...

  • mercedes.automotiveIT

    Handelsblatt Conference: Zetsche cites autonomous potential for trucks


    MUNICH -- Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche said autonomous driving technologies may have even bigger potential for trucks than for passenger cars. "In trucks it's not a nice-to-have, but it's a must," Zetsche told the Handelsblatt Auto Summit. He said autonomously driven trucks can enjoy a 5 percent reduction in fuel ...


    EU's designated digital boss doesn't want Google building cars


    If the European Union gives the green light, Oettinger will become the EU's digital chief in November (Photo: EU) Europe's designated commissioner for the digital economy says Europe has to modernize faster to avoid being overtaken by high-tech companies such as Google. "We shouldn't get to the point that ...

  • continental.automotiveIT

    Continental hires Google exec for new Silicon Valley unit


    Former Google executive Seval Oz will head Continental's new Silicon Valley unit (Photo: Continental Continental is setting up a beachhead in Silicon Valley, in a move to make sure it is part of a growing automotive and IT community in California mapping out the future of personal transportation. The ...

  • salesforce.automotiveIT

    Pelata to carmakers: Watch out for Google


    Pelata addresses IT executives during a Salesforce convention in Paris June 26 (Photo: Salesforce) MUNICH ”“ Google may not be a direct competitor to established automakers yet, but the internet company's drive to capture customer information is a threat to car brands. That's the message Patrick Pelata, head of ...

  • apple carplay.automotiveIT

    ABI Research: 24 million cars with Apple CarPlay in 2019


    Many car brands already offer CarPlay (Photo: Apple) Apple and Google are set to become bigger players in the car, but the auto industry will also adopt open-source systems from other organizations, according to a report by market analysts ABI Research. ABI predicts that by 2019 there will be ...

  • Google.automotiveIT

    Google on top in autonomous-driving debate


    Google's autonomous prototype has been one of the most talked-about car concepts (Photo: Google) Google is the most influential player in the public discussion about autonomous driving, according to a recent market survey. The survey, which was conducted by US market researchers Appinions, ranked Google number one, followed by ...

  • kia soul.automotiveIT

    Android alliance gets traction as brands join, plans are unveiled


    Kia says the Soul is one of the first models to feature Android Auto (Photo: Kia) With Volkswagen and Volvo Cars the latest auto brands to join the Open Automotive Alliance (OAA), the Google initiative to boost the use of Android devices in cars is making headway. But carmakers ...

  • daimler.automotiveIT

    IAA: Daimler CEO not afraid of non-traditional competition


    The Mercedes S 500 Intelligent Drive covered more than 100 km autonomously (Photo: Daimler FRANKFURT ”“ Dieter Zetsche is not afraid of competition from new entrants into the market for personal mobility. The Daimler CEO said he respects initiatives by new automakers and players from other industries to get ...

  • google.automotiveIT

    Report: Mobile app downloads soaring


    Google Play is a major source of mobile app downloads (Photo: Google) Mobile app downloads more than doubled in 2012 and will continue to grow rapidly through 2017, a new research report says. The report by Berg Insight, a Swedish market analysis company, said mobile app downloads soared to ...


    Autonomous driving "sooner than you think" - study


    Nevada is the first US state to approve public-road testing of Google’s driverless car (Photo: DMV Nevada) Self-driving cars may be a feature on the world's roads "sooner than you think," according to a report prepared by consultants KPMG in cooperation with CAR, the Center for Automotive Research. "The pace ...


    Google gets Nevada OK to test self-driving cars on public roads


    Nevada is the first US state to approve public-road testing of Google’s driverless car (Photo: DMV Nevada) Nevada became the first US state to give the green light for Google to test its driver-less car on public roads. The state's Department of Motor Vehicles said in a statement that it ...

  • daimler comand online

    Daimler-Google pact set to speed up Mercedes map functionality


    Daimler’s COMAND Online already offers various Google services to Mercedes drivers (Photo: Daimler) Daimler said it has signed an agreement with Google to get quicker access to new map technologies developed by the online information and search group. Under the terms the agreement, which was signed at the Consumer Electronics ...

  • Android_home.automotiveIT

    Swiss company wants Android in the connected car


    Myriad Group, a Swiss mobile technology company, says it is in talks with leading automotive companies to extend Google's Android mobile operating system to the connected car. Myriad has developed software called Alien Dalvik that lets the majority of Android appllications run unmodified on a wide range of platforms and ...

  • Ford Google_Prediction

    Using Google's predictive software, Ford cars may get a lot smarter


    With the help of Cloud computing, analytics and Google's predictive software, the car of the future can learn a driver's habits and help improve vehicle performance. Ford researchers are testing whether a car can be made smart enough to independently change its performance to deliver optimal driving characteristics and fuel ...

  • google plugless power.automotiveit

    Google trials Evatran’s Plugless Power EV recharging


    Evatran is showing its Plugless Power at the Ideal Home Show in London this month Google is trialing an inductive battery charging technology developed by Evatran, a US charging specialist. The cloud computing and internet search company has several electric vehicles for short-range travel arounds its campus in Mountain View, ...