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  • ford.automotiveIT
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    Ford to debut next-generation Fusion Hybrid at CES

    2017-01-02T14:10:17Z

    Ford is designing its 1st-generation autonomous cars for ride-hailing and ride-sharing services (Photo: Ford) Ford Motor will show a further development of its Fusion Hybrid autonomous  vehicle at CES this year, introducing a research car it hopes will be its first autonomously driven production vehicle by 2021. The ...

  • ces.automotiveIT
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    CES - Las Vegas

    2016-12-06T17:42:32Z

    At the 2016 CES, GM CEO Mary Barra gave a keynote address (Photo: CES) The annual CES exhibition, the first major consumer electronics exhibition of the year, officially starts in Las Vegas on January 5. But press events already begin on January 3, when electric-vehicle startup Faraday Future and ...

  • epa.automotiveIT
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    US moves to cement emission targets before Trump takes office

    2016-12-01T18:23:04Z

    Low fuel prices have boosted US sales of heavy vehicles such as the Dodge Ram (Photo: Dodge) (Bloomberg) --The US Environmental Protection Agency moved to cement existing fuel-economy and emissions targets before President-elect Donald Trump takes office. The agency issued a proposal that automakers blasted as "eleventh-hour politics." The ...

  • audi.automotiveIT
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    German carmakers, Ford agree on fast-charging network for Europe

    2016-11-29T11:26:33Z

    The joint venture will use the CCS standard, which offers a connector that is compatible with most electric vehicles  (Photo: Audi) German carmakers BMW, Daimler, Audi and Porsche together with Ford Motor agreed to cooperate on a fast-charging network for battery-electric vehicles along the continent's major highways. The ...

  • ford:automotiveIT
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    Laura Merling to develop autonomous-vehicle business models at Ford

    2016-11-01T14:30:11Z

    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 ...

  • ford.qnx.automotiveIT
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    Ford to use more BlackBerry QNX software

    2016-11-01T13:08:56Z

    Ford's new Sync 3 infotainment system is built on QNX software (Photo: Ford) BlackBerry has signed a deal with Ford Motor that will put more of the Canadian company's QNX software into Ford vehicles. BlackBerry, whose QNX technology already powers connected systems in many cars, said the new agreement ...

  • Renault-Nissan.automotiveIT
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    “Over-the air updates will be a big enabler”

    2016-10-25T15:21:48Z

    Redzic is bringing on board more software developers (Photo: Renault-Nissan) In January of this year, Ogi Redzic joined the Renault-Nissan alliance as senior vice president, connected vehicles and mobility services. The former Nokia executive was tasked with speeding up the development of connected services, building a team of software ...

  • ford.automotiveIT
    Article

    Ford appoints Rao smart mobility chief

    2016-10-17T13:04:30Z

    Raj Rao's mobility division plays a key role in Ford's plans to expand its business areas (Photo: Ford Motor) Ford Motor has appointed Raj Rao to head its global new mobility initiatives. The US automaker's new division, which is called Ford Smart Mobility LLC, designs, builds, grows, and invests ...

  • renault.automotiveIT
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    Renault-Nissan, Microsoft to jointly develop connected services

    2016-09-27T11:02:35Z

    Renault and Nissan want to run connected functions on a single platform  (Photo: Renault) The Renault-Nissan alliance (RNA) and Microsoft will jointly develop next-generation connected services that will run on the software group's Azure platform. The cooperation is part of Renault and Nissan's plan to rapidly move beyond ...

  • renault.automotiveIT
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    Renault-Nissan acquires software development company

    2016-09-21T14:04:49Z

    Renault's Next Two prototype presents a vision of connected driving in 2020 (Photo: Renault) Renault and its alliance partner Nissan jointly acquired Sylpheo, a French software development company, in a move to speed up connected-car initiatives at the two car brands. The Renault-Nissan alliance (RNA) plans to launch more ...

  • ford.automotiveIT
    Article

    Ford sets 2021 as target date for autonomous vehicles

    2016-08-22T11:46:35Z

    Ford plans to mass-produce autonomous vehicles, Fields says (Photo: Ford) Ford Motor, setting an ambitious new-mobility target, wants to have autonomous vehicles on the road in a ride-sharing or ride-hailing service by 2021. The US carmaker said last week that it is investing in or collaborating with four startups ...

  • nissan.automotiveIT
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    Nissan joins European EV charging project

    2016-06-08T18:04:05Z

    The Nissan Leaf was the first mass-market EV. It was launched in 2010Â (Photo: Nissan) Nissan has joined a European Union-backed project to install more charging stations for electric vehicles in Germany and Belgium. The so-called Fast-E program envisions 241 additional charging stations in Germany and 37 in Belgium ...

  • fca.automotiveIT
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    Fiat Chrysler, Google cooperate on self-driving cars

    2016-05-04T10:25:30Z

    The new Chrysler Pacifica minivan will joint Google's test program (Photo: FCA) Fiat Chrysler (FCA) and Google will jointly test self-driving vehicles, allowing the US-Italian carmaker to catch up in an area where it has been seen to be lagging competitors. FCA said Google's self-driving test program will later ...

  • mitsubishi.automotiveIT
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    Mitsubishi admits improper emissions testing in Japan

    2016-04-20T13:45:02Z

    The eK Wagon is one of the Mitsubishi models that has higher emissions than shown in tests (Photo: Mitsubishi) Mitsubish Motors said it had improperly conducted emission tests for four Japanese mini-cars, including two models it manufactures for Nissan. The Japanese carmaker said in a statement that it used ...

  • porsche.automotiveIT
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    Porsche hires Gartner's Koslowski for digital role

    2016-04-14T15:36:16Z

    Koslowski is a veteran technology analyst who comes to Porsche from Silicon Valley (Photo: Porsche) Continuing an auto industry trend to bring in Silicon Valley experts to oversee digitalization efforts, Porsche has hired Thilo Koslowski. The renowned Gartner analyst will assume "a key role in the area of digital ...

  • here.automotiveIT
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    Reuters: Bosch also interested in maps group Here

    2016-04-12T10:18:28Z

    Robert Bosch is also interested in acquiring a stake in Here, according to the Reuters news agency. The German supplier joins a list of possible future co-owners that includes Microsoft, Ford Motor, Renault and Continental. Here was bought last year by Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz for 2.5 billion euros. The ...

  • ford.automotiveIT
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    Ford, GM invest in new mobility

    2016-03-15T18:14:19Z

    Many of Ford's Smart Mobility projects involve smartphone connectivity (Photo: Ford) General Motors is investing in an autonomous-driving specialist, while Ford Motor announced it has established a subsdiary to “build, grow and invest in new mobility services.” The moves show that North America’s two biggest automakers are accelerating their ...

  • automotiveIT
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    Hanover - automotiveIT Congress

    2016-03-09T07:15:10Z

    In 2015, more than 500 people attended the annual conference (Photo: Claus Dick) The automotiveIT Congress, held annually during the CeBIT high-tech fair in Hanover, is set to take place March 17. With its focus on the digital transformation of the auto industry, the one-day conference brings together more ...

  • nissan.automotiveIT
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    Renault, Nissan stepping up integration efforts

    2016-03-04T13:58:34Z

    Nissan will start building a "piloted drive" version of the Qashqai SUV in Sunderland next year (Photo: Nissan) Renault and its Japanese alliance partner Nissan are stepping up their internal cooperation efforts with the goal of saving 5.5 billion euros a year by 2018. The two carmakers, which share ...

  • ghosn.geneva.automotiveIT
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    "There will be regulatory acceptance for autonomous cars because they increase safety"

    2016-03-04T11:02:32Z

    Ghosn unveiled the Nissan IDS concept at the Geneva auto show (Photo: Nissan) Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn spoke about the digital transformation of the Franco-Japanese car alliance and other matters to reporters at the Geneva auto show in early March. You recently appointed former Nokia executive Ogi Redzic to ...