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Salesforce SVP Markus Ehrle

Salesforce: "At no time in history have business and IT been as closely connected as today"

2019-05-14T10:36:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Markus Ehrle, senior vice president enterprise business at Salesforce Germany, speaks to automotiveIT International about the Audi e-tron project, digitalization in the manufacturing industry and the role of the software company in improving customer service.


Porsche acquires majority in software company Cetitec

2019-05-09T12:45:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Porsche is acquiring a majority stake in German software company Cetitec. The sports car maker said the move acknowledges the growing importance and complexity of software and electronics in vehicles.


FCA partners with Harman, Google for connectivity

2019-05-02T12:22:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will use Harman and Google technology to offer owners of its cars an expanded range of connected services.

Jaguar Land Rover smart wallet

In test, JLR brings cryptocurrency payments into the car

2019-04-30T12:49:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Jaguar Land Rover is testing a system that would allow drivers and passengers in its cars to make and spend money using cryptocurrency.


Ford chooses AWS for cloud connectivity services

2019-04-29T14:40:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Ford Motor has signed a multi-year global agreement with Amazon Web Services to further develop its offering of cloud connectivity services and connected-car applications.

Renault EZ-FLEX concept

Renault addresses "last-mile" deliveries with experimental van

2019-04-17T15:27:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Renault unveiled an experimental electric and connected van designed to improve the efficiency of so-called “last-mile” deliveries in urban areas.

Car accident

Analysis: Tougher EU safety regulations will drive vehicle connectivity

2019-04-16T12:30:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

The European Parliament on Tuesday approved tougher safety regulations in a move that is likely to trigger increased demand for digital, connected in-car safety technologies.

David Paja, president advanced safety, Aptiv

Aptiv safety chief: "We've seen a big adoption curve in safety technology"

2019-04-16T10:07:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

David Paja, head of advanced safety at Aptiv, talks about IT and technology for safety are spreading across the automotive industry

Mercedes Truck Fleetboard Lens

Truck makers count on connected tech to improve productivity

2019-04-15T11:39:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Truck makers are embracing connectivity, data and digital tools to improve logistics and fleet efficiency.

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Report: Government support vital if UK is to lead connected vehicle development

2019-04-09T16:35:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

A report published by the SMMT and Frost & Sullivan says the UK is well positioned to lead the development of connected and autonomous vehicles – provided there is enough government support, and it avoids crashing out of the EU.

SMMT event panel

Analysis: Building trust key to using driver and vehicle data

2019-04-09T15:44:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

As vehicles and their users become more digitally connected, private data will increasingly be used to generate new revenue streams, improve safety and make urban traffic flow more smoothly. But experts at the SMMT Connected conference in London asked whether data protection efforts can keep pace with the rate of ...

Renault Nissan Mitsubishi logo

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance launches connected services platform

2019-04-03T11:25:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance has launched a Microsoft Azure-based cloud platform for connected services.

Rene Deist, Faurecia 3_web

Faurecia looks to digital services, underpinned by IT and data

2019-03-25T23:44:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

Dr. René Deist is leading a transformation of Faurecia’s global IT systems and processes to digitalize the supply chain and develop products faster – as well as to support new business models.


At Ford, “creating the building blocks for autonomous fleets”

2019-03-25T16:16:00+00:00By Arjen Bongard

Ford Motor plans to offer connectivity on all its cars in Europe from 2020, but today already, the carmaker is getting ready to launch two connected services in the region.


T-Systems warns on hacker attacks on connected cars

2019-03-22T11:33:00+00:00By Arjen Bongard

Carmakers and security experts should work more closely together to develop common IT standards and protect connected cars from hacker attacks, a senior T-Systems executive told the automotiveIT Congress in Berlin.

visteon head up display on citroen ds5

IT takes a front seat for innovation at Visteon

2019-03-19T22:09:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

CIO Raman Mehta is leading a dramatic modernization of Visteon’s IT and IS architecture and enterprise systems, helping the cockpit electronics supplier to further digitalize its engineering, production and supply chain.


VW, FAW to jointly develop digital services for China

2019-03-19T13:16:00+00:00By Arjen Bongard

Volkswagen and its Chinese joint venture partner FAW-Volkswagen will together develop new digital services for VW brand models that are increasingly expected to have full connectivity on board.


ZF opens AI and cyber security research center

2019-03-13T15:16:00+00:00By Arjen Bongard

ZF Friedrichshafen’s new research center in Germany will focus on artificial intelligence and cyber security.


More than just spare parts: technology in the aftermarket

2019-03-12T11:14:00+00:00By Malcolm Wheatley

Changing technology in the vehice and in IT could fundamentally  transform the automotive aftermarket


Continental, HPE develop vehicle data sharing platform

2019-03-05T17:41:00+00:00By Arjen Bongard

Continental and Hewlett Packard Enterprise have developed a vehicle data sharing platform that will enable new digital services in the areas of driver safety and convenience.

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