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  • porsche.automotiveIT
    Feature

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

    2019-01-24T15:59:00Z

    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
    Feature

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

    2018-06-19T16:09:00Z

    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
    Article

    Mercedes expands private car-sharing program

    2017-04-24T11:55:19Z

    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
    Article

    Automakers will cooperate more on new mobility

    2016-12-01T15:50:13Z

    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
    Article

    Toyota is highest ranked automaker on top brands list

    2016-10-10T14:25:53Z

    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
    Article

    From Mercedes, a fully connected van concept

    2016-09-07T15:38:17Z

    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
    Article

    Mercedes E-Class to feature Inrix parking information

    2016-06-07T10:23:33Z

    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
    Article

    Mercedes starts online van sales pilot in the Netherlands

    2016-04-12T12:23:37Z

    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
    Article

    TomTom exec: German HERE acquisition is an opportunity

    2015-10-15T12:37:45Z

    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
    Article

    Automated driving gets a boost as Bosch joins research project

    2015-08-25T14:13:43Z

    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 ...

  • AMS.automotiveIT
    Article

    Audi, Mercedes: Better maps important but not crucial for autonomous driving

    2015-04-10T14:04:37Z

    STUTTGART - Better maps will help improve autonomous-driving technology, but they aren't crucial for the realization of the driverless car, two top automotive executives said Thursday. Ulrich Hackenberg and Thomas Weber, R&D chiefs at, respectively, Audi and Mercedes-Benz, said the premium car makers have developed autonomous test vehicles that can ...

  • delphi.automotiveIT
    Article

    Delphi plans 3,500 mile autonomous drive

    2015-03-17T08:39:37Z

    Delphi's planned autonomous drive is longer than similar journeys undertaken by Audi and Mercedes (Photo: Delphi) Delphi is about to put its driverless technology to the test when it sends a test vehicle across the US on a 3,500 mile trip. The US automotive supplier said its test vehicle, ...

  • audi.automotiveIT
    Article

    automotiveIT magazine: Audi, BMW, Mercedes embrace digital

    2015-02-26T16:06:01Z

    New technology is entering car showrooms (Photo: Audi) Germany's three premium brands are using digital technology to post higher sales, despite declining showroom traffic. In interviews with automotiveIT international, the sales and marketing chiefs of Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz explained how their companies are catering to a new generation ...

  • cebit 2015.automotiveIT
    Article

    CeBIT, Hanover

    2015-02-02T17:21:24Z

    (Photo: CeBIT) The annual CeBIT fair, which takes place March 16 through 20, will have a strong focus on the biggest trends shaping the digital economy. The event, which is billed as the leading trade fair for IT and the digital economy, will be officially opened on Sunday, March ...

  • daimler.ces.automotiveIT
    Article

    CES: Daimler shows self-driving luxury concept

    2015-01-06T12:38:41Z

    Daimler's CES concept car features a variable seating system (Photo: Daimler) Daimler unveiled a fully connected self-driving research vehicle at this year's CES, showing how the German premium car group sees the future of personal mobility in an increasingly urbanized environment. "The single most important luxury goods of the ...

  • daimler gorriz.automotiveIT
    Article

    carIT Congress: Daimler CIO's personal agenda

    2014-09-30T17:37:07Z

    Daimler's Gorriz says a new and improved customer service offering is very high on his agenda(Photo: Claus Dick) HANOVER -- Daimler CIO Michael Gorriz provided some insight into his personal agenda Tuesday, when he told the annual carIT Congress here what the priorities for his department are. "Providing the ...

  • apple.automotiveIT
    Article

    Apple launches "CarPlay" for Mercedes, Ferrari, Volvo

    2014-03-03T12:03:16Z

    Apple's CarPlay will be available for Mercedes, Ferrari and Volvo shortly (Photo: Apple) Apple said a new iPhone connectivity suite will be available for Ferrari, Mercedes and Volvo this week and for other brands at a later date. Apple said its "CarPlay" software can be operated through the car's ...

  • mercedes.automotiveIT
    Article

    New Mercedes C-Class sheds 100 kilos, adds high-tech

    2014-01-13T23:55:04Z

    The new Mercedes C-Class is 100 kilos lighter than its predecessor (Photo: Michelin) DETROIT -- Daimler unveiled the new Mercedes C-Class here, unwrapping a car that has shed 100 kilos of weight while adding a wealth of driver-assistance technologies, many of them imported directly from the bigger E- and ...

  • mercedes.automotiveIT
    Article

    Mercedes aims for young buyers with new online retail outlet

    2013-12-03T17:18:40Z

    Mercedes wants to capture new, younger customers with its online store (Photo: Daimler) Mercedes-Benz, in a bid to sell more cars to younger customers, 0n Tuesday opened its first online store, saying internet sales are an integral part of its sales and marketing strategy. The German premium brand said ...

  • toyota.automotiveIT
    Article

    Toyota targets "mid-2010s" for automated driving technologies

    2013-10-11T08:42:12Z

    Toyota says its new ACC is better at keeping distance (Photo: Toyota) Toyota plans to launch a series of new automated driving technologies by the middle of the decade, as more automakers intensify efforts to lighten drivers' loads. The Japanese carmaker said it has developed a next-generation advanced driving ...