The vehicle manufacturer has a dedicated IT organisation in Greater China, led by Stefan Eberhardt, which is focusing on front-end development, improving digital customer experiences and benefiting from the country’s huge tech and startup scene – all of it strategic to Daimler and Mercedes-Benz growth in the world’s largest market.
BMW will continue to develop a wide range of powertrains, the company’s CEO, Harald Krueger, said Thursday.
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.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will use Harman and Google technology to offer owners of its cars an expanded range of connected services.
Jaguar Land Rover is testing a system that would allow drivers and passengers in its cars to make and spend money using cryptocurrency.
Nissan has been introducing tablet technology to improve customer experience in its retail and aftermarket network.
Customers’ digital experience will equal vehicle design in importance in coming years, Porsche CIO Mattias Ulbrich said in Berlin on Thursday speaking at the automotiveIT Congress.
Daimler is counting on faster IT, better customer interaction and the digitalization of development and production as tools to improve efficiency and profitability.
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.
Hyundai Motor Group will invest $300 million in Indian ride-hailing platform Ola, using the country’s fast-growing market as a springboard for global new-mobility intiatives.
Changing technology in the vehice and in IT could fundamentally transform the automotive aftermarket
Germans are focused on alternative powertrains and advanced driver assistance systems when buying a new car, but their number one priority is to get a good price for the vehicle they are trading in.
Tesla is closing its showrooms globally and moving to an online sales model to reduce overheads across the business. The carmaker hopes this will deliver its Model 3 at a lower price of $35,000.
In recent years, a number of shifts in the industry have begun to affect traditional dealership models, changing the types of relationships that exist between dealers, OEMs and customers.
BMW and Daimler make public details of their mooted joint mobility venture. The two companies are investing more than €1 billion to develop and integrate offerings for car-sharing, ride-hailing, parking, charging and multimodal transport.
PSA’s head of North America, Larry Dominique, talks to automotiveIT International about why it is first returning to the US as a mobility provider and tech company.
Late 2018 Harley-Davidson announced LiveWire, it’s first all-electric motorcycle. IBM will provide cloud infrastructure for the new bike’s built-in HD Connect platform.
Kia’s sponsorship of K-Pop girl supergroup Blackpink could prove more lucrative than when first announced at the start of the year. The foursome are tipped to become megastars not just in Asia but across North America and Europe in 2019.
Toyota Motor this week became the next major car brand to test a subscription service, following in the footsteps of German and American competitors that are already running such programs.
Lidl said it is getting into the car retailing business, with a fully digital lease program for Fiat 500 models together with startup company Vehiculum.