• toyota.automotiveIT

    Toyota forms data science company


    North America CEO Zack Hicks will head Toyota Connected (Photo: Toyota) Toyota has established a separate US-based company to handle global data management and data services development. The new unit, called Toyota Connected, will be the central data science resource for a wide range of new-mobility initiatives. Toyota Connected’s ...

  • bmw.automotiveIT

    BMW unveils 1st version of Microsoft-based connectivity platform


    BMW's new connectivity will initially focus on journey planning (Photo: BMW) BMW used Microsoft’s Build 2016 developer conference to unveil the first version of its BMW Connected mobility platform. The new BMW “Open Mobility Cloud,” which runs on the Microsoft Azure infrastructure and will be available for Apple's iOS ...

  • Volvo.automotiveIT

    Volvo Cars tests Microsoft's Hololens technology


    Volvo sees many automotive possibilities for Microsoft's HoloLens technology (Photo: Volvo) Volvo Cars is working with Microsoft to jointly develop next-generation automotive technologies. The cooperation will look at autonomous driving technologies and the use of connected-car data. Volvo and Microsoft this week demonstrated how the use of Microsoft's HoloLens ...

  • Bosch.automotiveIT

    Bosch invests 800 million euros in new office software


    Bosch says it is building the "next-generation workplace" (Photo: Robert Bosch) Robert Bosch is investing 800 million euros in new office software as part of its goal of becoming "a globally connected, agile company." The German automotive supplier, whose business focus is moving away from traditional automotive components to ...

  • nokia.automotiveIT

    Nokia: no plans for new phones


    Nokia's Lumia phones are being rebranded Microsoft (Photo: Microsoft) Nokia, commenting on media speculation, said it doesn't have any plans to get back into the smartphone market. "These reports are false, and include comments incorrectly attributed to a Nokia Networks executive," the Finland-based network equipment and mapping software maker ...

  • nokia here.automotiveIT

    Who would buy Nokia's HERE mapping unit?


    Maps will be more important for autonomous cars (Phote: Nokia) Nokia is considering the sale of its mapping unit, HERE, following its announcement of plans to acquire Alcatel-Lucent. The Finland-based telecommunications equipment maker said in a statement that it had "initiated a review of strategic options, including a potential ...

  • salesforce.automotiveIT

    Salesforce expands offering, provides more integration with Microsoft


    This year's Dreamforce gathering has 140,000 registered participants (Photo: Arjen Bongard) SAN FRANCISCO -- opened its annual mega-convention here with a series of announcements that underscored the business software group's determination to continue to grow its business sharply. The company announced at its Dreamforce event here how it ...

  • microsoft nadella.automotiveIT

    Microsoft insider Nadella to succeed Ballmer as CEO


    Nadella takes over as CEO immediately (Photo: Microsoft) Satya Nadella, executive vice president of Microsoft's cloud and enterprise division, will succeed Steve Ballmer as CEO of the US-based software group effective immediately. “During this time of transformation, there is no better person to lead Microsoft than Satya Nadella,” said ...


    Microsoft to buy Nokia's phone business


    Nokia's Lumia brand, which runs a version of the Windows operating system, will transfer to Microsoft (Photo: Microsoft) Microsoft is planning to buy Nokia's mobile phone and services businesses, as the US software group makes its most aggressive move to date to broaden its business footprint. Microsoft will pay ...


    Microsoft's Ballmer plans to retire as CEO in next 12 months


    Ballmer earlier this year announced a major strategic reorientation for Microsoft (Photo: Microsoft) Microsoft said its CEO, Steve Ballmer, plans to retire within 12 months. The US software maker said its board of directors has started the search for a successor. Ballmer will stay on as CEO until that ...