• porsche.automotiveIT

    Subscription services are slow to take off in US market, but players say growth will come


    By some accounts, subscription is on the verge of doing for the whole economy what Netflix and Spotify have done to DVDs and CDs — supplant ownership with access to an ever-refreshing supply for a fee. The auto industry is not immune to the trend, but so far the traditional ...

  • mercedes.automotiveIT

    Inside Silicon Valley automotive: A new role for tech and IT offices


    Carmakers are expanding technology and IT offices in Silicon Valley, and tasking them with functions that are different from the roles played by traditional R D centers.

  • mercedes.automotiveIT

    Mercedes expands private car-sharing program


    Croove lets participants set their own price for renting out their vehicles (Photo: Daimler) Mercedes-Benz is expanding its "Croove" private car sharing program, introducing the platform in Berlin four months after it started a pilot program in Munich. The German premium car brand, which belongs to the Daimler Group, ...

  • bongard.automotiveIT

    Automakers will cooperate more on new mobility


    Competition for market share is fierce in the global auto industry, but that doesn’t mean there’s no room to cooperate. Especially in the past two years, as the pace of change has picked up, there’s been a marked increase in the number of strategic jont ventures the world’s carmakers have ...

  • toyota.automotiveIT

    Toyota is highest ranked automaker on top brands list


    Toyota placed higher than Mercedes and BMW on the Top 100 (Photo: Toyota) Toyota is the highest ranking automaker on Interbrand's annual list of the Top 100 global brands, besting Mercedes-Benz and BMW, which came second and third, respectively. The brand consultancy named Apple, Google and Coca-Cola the three ...

  • 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 ...

  • INRIX.automotiveIT

    Mercedes E-Class to feature Inrix parking information


    Inrix specializes in connected-car services such as parking information (Photo: Inrix) Inrix said its off-street parking information will be available on the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class. The US-based company, which provides traffic data and other relevant information for car drivers, said its "Off-Street Parking" services offers routes to the  ...

  • mercedes.automotiveIT

    Mercedes starts online van sales pilot in the Netherlands


    Initially, only the Mercedes Citan urban van can be ordered online (Photo: Daimler) Mercedes-Benz Vans has started a pilot project selling vans online in the Netherlands. The German automotive group will initially sell its Mercedes-Benz Citan van in cooperation with local dealers. The move is parent company Daimler's response ...

  • tomtom.automotiveIT

    TomTom exec: German HERE acquisition is an opportunity


    Saucier says drivers need TomTom's real-time traffic information (Photo: Arjen Bongard) FRANKFURT ”“ The planned acquisition of Nokia HERE by a consortium of German premium carmakers provides a business opportunity for the map maker's biggest competitor, TomTom's new automotive boss said in an interview at the Frankfurt Auto Show ...

  • bosch.automotiveIT

    Automated driving gets a boost as Bosch joins research project


    Many requirements need to be met for autonomous driving (Photo: Bosch) Robert Bosch said it has joined a German research product aimed at speeding up the development of automated-driving technologies. The German automotive supplier group said Ko-HAF, as the project is called, wants to help develop cars "in which ...