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    Renault-Nissan hires Here exec to develop connected strategy


    Redzic is tasked with developing a "startup mindset" at Renault-Nissan (Photo: Here) Renault and its alliance partner Nissan have hired a senior Here executive to help the two brands further develop their connected-car initiatives. The Renault-Nissan Alliance said in a press release that Ogi Redzic has been appointed early ...

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    Ghosn reaffirms Renault-Nissan roadmap for autonomous driving


    Nissan and Renault cars will be able to change lanes autonomously from 2018 (Photo: Nissan) Carlos Ghosn reaffirmed his commitment to have "a complete package of autonomous drive technologies" on Renault and Nissan vehicles by 2020, but repeated his expectation that driverless cars are at least a decade away. ...

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    Bosch builds Genivi-based infotainment software for Renault-Nissan


    R obert Bosch is developing an infotainment system for Renault and its alliance partner Nissan, using software developed within the Genivi alliance. Genivi, an industry association committed to developing an open-source infotainment standard, said the new automotive software program will supply all Renault and Nissan vehicles. The Renault-Nissan alliance said ...

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    Delphi plans 3,500 mile autonomous drive


    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, ...

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    Ghosn says driverless cars at least 10 years away


    Ghosn sees regulatory and cyber-security obstacles for driverless driving (Photo: Bloomberg) It will be at least 10 years before fully autonomous cars will be sold on world markets, Renault and Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn said Monday. "We'll be going from more simple to more complex forms of autonomous driving," ...

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    Former Renault executive Tavares to head PSA


    Tavares succeed Patrick Pelata as COO of Renault in 2011 but left in 2013 (Photo; Renault) Carlos Tavares will become CEO of PSA/Peugeot-Citroen sometime in 2014, the struggling French carmaker said late Monday. Tavares will join PSA's management board on January 1 and will succeed Philippe Varin in the ...

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    Nissan sets 2020 as target for range of autonomous vehicles


    Nissan has already been testing autonomous vehicles in the US (Photo: Nissan) Nissan said it will have available several "commercially viable" autonomous vehicles by 2020. Prices will be "realistic" and the company's stated goal isto have autonomous vehicles across its model range. It wants to achieve that in the ...

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    Pelata sees need for automotive ethics leaders


    Pelata says automakers are just beginning to introduce collaboration tools (Photo: Salesforce) The car industry needs to address the privacy issues that are a necessary byproduct of automotive connectivity. But technology or more regulation won't provide answers to the growing privacy questions, said Patrick Pelata, chief automotive officer of ...

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    Better Place's battery-switching model meets untimely end


    A Renault Fluence Z.E. exits a Better Place battery switching station at Schiphol airport in the Netherlands (Photo: Better Place) Better Place filed a motion to dissolve the company this weekend, having failed to build a commercially viable electric-vehicle battery switching infrastructure. The Israel-based company said that, despite several ...

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    Renault, Nissan open new advanced research center in Silicon Valley


    The new r&d center will focus on autonomous driving and connected vehicles(Photo: Nissan) Renault and Nissan opened a new advanced research center that will specialize in autonomous driving and connected cars. The center, which is located in California's Silicon Valley, will focus on three initial projects: the development of ...

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    Daimler, Ford and Nissan plan fuel-cell vehicle by 2017


    Daimler started leasing a Mercedes B-Class-based FCEV in 2010 (Photo: Daimler) Daimler, Ford Motor and Nissan said they are planning to launch a mass-market fuel-cell electric vehicle (FCEV) as early as 2017. The three automakers on Monday signed an agreement for the joint development of a fuel-cell system. The ...

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    Renault sells remaining stake in truck maker Volvo


    Renault is selling its remaining stake in AB Volvo and will use the proceeds to reduce debt and make investments both in France and internationally. The French carmaker said the 6.5 pc shareholding in the Swedish truck maker is being sold through a private placement in Sweden and elsewhere. The ...

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    CAR Symposium - Bochum


    smart CEO Annette Winkler was one of the speakers at the 2012 CAR Symposium (Photo: CAR Symposium) Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche and his counterpart at Renault, Carlos Ghosn, will be two of the featured speakers at the 2013 CAR Symposium, which will take place in Bochum January 29 and ...

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    Renault adopts GT Nexus cloud platform for aftermarket parts


    GT Nexus will provide a cloud-based supply chain platform to Renault, as the French automaker moves to improve its international spare parts and accessory business. The US-based business software specialist said Renault has been successfully testing the system's ability to track spare parts exports from France to major markets such ...

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    Report: Renault-Dongfeng to build cars in China


    Renault CEO Ghosn (center) confirmed his ambitions in China at the launch of the new Talisman at the 2012 Beijing auto show in April (Photo: Renault) Renault and its local partner Dongfeng are planning to build cars in China, according to China Business News. The news report, which was ...

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    Renault inaugurates solar panels at 6 sites


    New Renault vans are parked underneath a roof of solar panels (Photo: Gestamp Solar) Renault is inaugurating a large installation of solar panels at six of its French plants, in a move designed to reduce energy costs and lower the factories' CO2 emissions. The French automaker, which first announced ...

  • renault twizy.automotiveIT

    Proliferation of small city vehicles seen by 2018


    Can VW’s bik.e replace the spare tire? (Photo: VW) Global automakers will launch more than 150 new small city vehicles in the next eight years, with global mainstream car companies set to start production of 60 of them before 2018, according to a recent study by Frost & Sullivan. "Growing ...

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    Renault, Qualcomm test wireless EV charging


    The Zoe will be launched in late 2012. It joins  Renault’s other EV’s, the Kangoo Z.E., Fluence Z.E. and Twizy (Photo: Renault) Renault will join forces with Qualcomm in a London trial of the US company's wireless electric vehicle charging technology. The two companies said the purpose of the ...

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    Renault's Zoe launch set for end 2012


    The Renault Zoe (Photo: Renault) Renault said the ZOE will be launched at the end of 2012, with first orders for the small electric car to be taken after the close of the Paris auto show in October. The French carmaker said the ZOE will be its fourth electric vehicle, ...

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    Renault selects HP for EV Cloud services


    HP will provide a range of telematics services that will help Renault improve its EV offering (Photo: HP) Renault has selected HP to help develop telematics services for its growing electric vehicle range. The US based IT group said the French carmaker had chosen HP to host its European IT ...