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  • ford marcy-klevorn.automotiveIT

    Marcy Klevorn to become CIO at Ford Motor Jan 1, 2015


    Marcy Klevorn (Photo: Ford Motor) Marcy Klevorn will take over as CIO at Ford Motor Jan 1, 2015, overseeing all information technology services globally at the US automaker. Klevorn succeeds Nick Smither, who is retiring. The announcement of Klevorn's new role coincided with news that Ford of Europe CEO ...

  • aston andy palmer.automotiveIT

    Nissan's Palmer to become Aston Martin CEO


    Andy Palmer (Photo: Aston Martin) Nissan's Andy Palmer will become CEO of  Aston Martin, succeeding Ulrich Bez, who became non-executive chairman of the luxury sports car maker late last year. Palmer, 51, is chief planning officer of Nissan. He will assume his new position after a transition period, ...

  • ifa 2014.automotiveIT

    IFA - Berlin


    The annual IFA consumer electronics fair will take place in Berlin September 5 - 10, amid expectations that several top executives from the global auto industry will, again, be presented at the consumer electronics event. Details of conference programs were unavailable, but last year, then-Ford CEO Alan Mulally was one ...

  • bosch.bmw.automotiveIT

    Bosch introduces "combiner" head-up displays for BMW


    The "combiner" head-up display makes it look as if the information is suspended two meters before the vehicle (Photo: Robert Bosch) So-called "combiner" head-up displays built by Robert Bosch will be available on a range of BMW Group models, including the new Mini hatchback, the German automotive supplier said. ...

  • ford focus 2014.automotiveIT

    Ford's new Focus features Sync 2 connectivity


    The new Ford Focus is equipped with advanced driver-assistance functions (Photo: Ford) Touting a new version of its Sync connectivity system, Ford unveiled a new Focus model at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona last week. The carmaker also introduced a range of new driver-assistance features, showing clearly ...

  • apple.automotiveIT

    Apple launches "CarPlay" for Mercedes, Ferrari, Volvo


    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 ...

  • ford.automotiveIT

    Ford appoints former Cadillac exec to run connected-car operations


    Butler was for many years a senior Cadillac executive (Photo: GM) Ford Motor has appointed Don Butler to develop its connected-car strategy, consolidating an area of growing automotive importance under one executive. Butler resigned as vice president global strategy at General Motors' Cadillac division in the summer of 2013. ...

  • audi.automotiveIT

    Ford Motor, Audi to show concept cars at CES


    Audi's hybrid concept has a 700 bhp e-tron powertrain (Photo: Audi) Ford Motor and Audi will show two concept cars at the international CES in Las Vegas this year, underscoring the growing importance to the car industry of the annual consumer electronics gathering. Ford will unveil the C-Max Solar ...

  • Ford Mustang.automotiveIT

    Ford unveils new Mustang


    The Ford Mustang has been in continuous production for 50 years (Photo: Ford) Ford unveiled a new version of its Mustang sports car Thursday, acknowledging that the model is designed to boost the car brand's image as a maker of technologically advanced as well as sporty vehicles across all ...

  • ford.automotiveIT

    Ford, University of Michigan open battery lab


    The University of Michigan, working closely with Ford Motor, has opened a new 8 million dlr battery lab designed to help the US carmaker develop batteries that are smaller, lighter and less expensive. The cooperation is especially aimed at speeding up the development of electric vehicles. Ford said in a ...

  • toyota.automotiveIT

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


    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 ...

  • ford hohage carit 2013.automotiveIT

    carIT Congress: Ford developer sees opportunities in smartphones


    Ford's Hohage says Ford's HMI focuses on affordability (Photo: Claus Dick) FRANKFURT - Smartphones provide a "window of opportunity" to upgrade and personalize in-car infotainment beyond the possibilities of embedded technologies, a senior Ford development executive said Tuesday. Speaking to the 400 participants at the Mobility 3.0 Congress here, ...

  • ford.automotiveIT

    At IFA show, Mulally promises more high-tech features for Ford


    Mulally also unveiled a 2nd generation S-Max concept (Photo: Ford) BERLIN -- Ford will bring more high-tech features to its cars as the US automaker adapts to the changing needs of the car buyer, CEO Alan Mulally said Friday. In a keynote address at the IFA consumer electronics show ...

  • ifa 2013.automotiveIT

    IFA - Berlin


    The annual IFA consumer electronics show starts in Berlin Sept 4. The show, one of the biggest in the world, is used by many electronics companies to present new products. Its focus is on digital products such as smart TVs, tablet computers, smartphones and networked home appliances. This year, Ford ...

  • volvo geely.automotiveIT

    Volvo, Geely to jointly develop C-segment architecture


    Volvo Cars and Geely will jointly develop a new modular architecture for their cars at a new research and development center in Gothenberg. Volvo, which is owned by China's Geely, said in a press release the two carmakers will use the architecture and a set of components for future C-segment ...

  • garmin lifetime-traffic.automotiveIT

    Garmin opens new offices in Shanghai, Stuttgart, Yokohama


    Garmin, which manufactures navigation, communication and information devices and applications, wants to grow its automotive business (Photo: Garmin) Garmin has opened new offices in three major markets as it boosts its global satellite navigation activities and expands its automotive business. The Swiss-based company, said new offices in Shanghai, Stuttgart and ...

  • ihringer

    Mann and Hummel’s Ihringer: “We turn business into technology”


    Ihringer: "Will electric vehicles have air conditioning?" Stefan Ihringer is IT manager at German automotive supplier Mann and Hummel. He studied mathematics and controlling before beginning his professional career as a software developer and database administrator in technical sales at a telecommunications company. After several positions at supplier Robert Bosch ...