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ZF, IBM and UBS are teaming up to build a blockchain-based automotive transaction platform

2019-09-18T09:59:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

ZF Friedrichshafen, IBM and UBS are teaming up to build a blockchain-based automotive transaction platform.

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Emissions regulations pose existential risk for OEMs

2019-09-17T08:00:00+01:00By Automotive from Ultima Media

Escalating fines over CO2 and fuel standards, especially in Europe and China, are set to have significant impacts across OEM profits and investment plans, according to a new report by Automotive from Ultima Media.

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Ford sells Canvas vehicle subscription service

2019-09-13T05:51:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Ford Motor is selling Canvas as the carmaker reassesses the business case for vehicle subscription services.

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Brecht and Brecht: Daimler’s CIO and the chairman of the group’s works council discuss digitalization

2019-09-12T19:08:00+01:00By Ralf Bretting, Hilmar Dunker

For the first time ever, Daimler CIO Jan Brecht and his namesake Michael Brecht, chairman of the company’s general works council and deputy supervisory board chairman, are sitting down together to speak with automotiveIT about the consequences of the digital transformation at the Stuttgart-based automaker. Whether the issue is employees’ “digital readiness,” complexity management or new platform-supported business models, Daimler is making its way through rough terrain.

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European automakers call for coordinated move to boost electrification

2019-09-12T16:03:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

European automakers feel that they are doing their share when it comes to introducing less polluting forms of personal mobility. Now, they say, it’s up to other mobility stakeholders to do their bit.

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Hyundai, Kia join Ionity EV charging network

2019-09-12T13:38:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Hyundai and its sister company Kia are joining Ionity, a growing automaker initiative to build and operate a network of 400 electric-vehicle charging stations across Europe by 2020.

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Mercedes-Benz opens up to outside software developers

2019-09-12T09:56:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Mercedes-Benz will give outside developers a software development kit (SDK) to make it easier for them to program new apps for the Mercedes me platform.

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GM to rely more on Google for infotainment features

2019-09-06T08:46:00+01:00

General Motors is integrating a range of Google applications into its cars, as customers want seamless integration between in-car infotainment and the devices they use at home and in the office.

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Frankfurt auto show to feature strong focus on electric vehicles

2019-09-06T07:53:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

The Frankfurt auto show opens next week with a promise to be a showcase for the changing face of personal mobility.

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Robert Bosch gets a new CIO

2019-09-05T11:06:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Vijay Ratnaparkhe is the new CIO of Robert Bosch, succeeding Elmar Pritsch, who has taken on new responsibilities at the large German automotive supplier group.

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Former Byton chief Breitfeld becomes CEO of Faraday Future

2019-09-05T10:48:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Former Byton CEO Carsten Breitfeld has been appointed global chief executive of Los Angeles-based Faraday Future (FF), strengthening the management ranks of the Chinese-owned electric-vehicle company and potentially improving its chances of bringing to market its flagship FF 91 model.

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VW invests in holographic technology

2019-08-30T13:52:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Volkswagen Group has taken a minority stake in SeeReal Technologies, a company that specializes in holographic display technology. The move will allow the German automaker to further develop 3D imagery to be used in in-car displays.

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Toyota, Pony.ai embark on autonomous driving pilot

2019-08-30T07:39:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Toyota Motor and China’s Pony.ai will work together on an autonomous driving pilot project to accelerate technology deployment and get more driverless cars on the road sooner.

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Great Wall selects Germany’s Ibeo as lidar supplier

2019-08-29T17:32:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Great Wall Motor has selected Hamburg-based Ibeo Automotive Systems as the source for lidars on its production vehicles. The Chinese maker of SUVs and pickup trucks will initially use the IbeoNEXT solid state lidar system on its upcoming Wey SUV model.

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Dana completes acquisition of Canadian electric powertrain specialist

2019-08-29T16:24:00+01:00

Dana has completed the acquisition of Nordresa Motors, a Montreal-based integration specialist in the area of electric powertrains for commercial vehicles.

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BMW gets ready to build its iNext EV

2019-08-29T15:52:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

BMW is getting ready to build 100 prototypes of its iNext electric vehicle as the premium car maker develops and tests production processes for the important new model.

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San Francisco food delivery firm DoorDash acquires autonomous vehicle specialist Scotty Labs

2019-08-22T18:09:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

DoorDash, an on-demand food delivery service with a growing interest in autonomous vehicle technology, has acquired Scotty Labs, a tele-operations company that is developing technology for remote-controlled autonomous driving for cars and trucks. 

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New dates for Go Innovate! Live conference in December where GM, Ford, BMW, Honda and FCA will speak on changing IT for automotive

2019-08-22T15:40:00+01:00By automotiveIT International

The inaugural automotiveIT International Go Innovate! Live conference has changed dates and will now be held this December 3-5th in Detroit. The event will now see speakers from General Motors, Honda, BMW and Daimler joining Ford, Bosch, Visteon, Inteva and others.

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Porsche invests in Israeli sensor and vision specialist, TriEye

2019-08-21T21:26:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Porsche has acquired a minority stake in TriEye, an Israeli technology start-up specialized in deep learning and semi-conductor components that support autonomous driving and advanced driver assistance systems.

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Stefan Krause takes time out as CEO of Canoo in second top executive change this summer

2019-08-21T17:08:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Krause, the founder and chief executive officer of electric vehicle startup Canoo (formerly Evelozcity), is stepping down temporarily as the company’s chief executive officer and chairman of the board for family reasons as the company prepares to unveil first model.

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