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    BMW, Daimler, Audi and Volvo integrate Alibaba Tmall Genie voice assistant

    2018-04-26T13:03:24Z

    Tmall Genie device and BMW Connected app (Image: BMW) BMW, Daimler, Audi and Volvo have all announced that Tmall Genie, Alibaba AI Labs’ smart voice assistant, will be integrated into their digital ecosystems for Chinese consumers. Users with Tmall Genie-equipped devices at home will be able to remotely access ...

  • lynk & co.automotiveIT
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    Lynk & Co plans online retail, subscription model

    2018-04-02T14:53:09Z

    The Lynk & Co 02 crossover was unveiled in Amsterdam (Photo: Bongard) AMSTERDAM -- Lynk & Co, which unveiled a new, smaller car model here last week, will also launch a new approach to car retailing in Europe. The Chinese brand, which, like its sister company Volvo Cars, is ...

  • mercedes.porsche.automotiveIT
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    Mercedes, Porsche join other brands in testing flat-rate subscription models

    2018-03-09T11:52:07Z

    Mercedes will let customers drive 12 vehicles at a flat rate (Photo: Mercedes) Mercedes-Benz will offer a flat rate to customers wanting to switch cars during the year, in a pilot project with two German dealer groups, Lueg and Beresa. The German premium car brand said the rate, which ...

  • volvo.automotiveIT
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    Geely acquires 8.2 pc of Volvo Trucks

    2018-01-04T12:24:21Z

    Volvo Trucks and Volvo Cars once were part of the same company (Photo: AB Volvo) Geely Holding said it had reached agreement to acquire 8.2 pc of Volvo Trucks, strengthening the Chinese automotive group's international operations and raising the possibility that the two separate Swedish companies bearing the Volvo ...

  • volvo.automotiveIT
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    Volvo Cars to add electric motors to all models

    2017-07-06T15:59:16Z

    Volvo's mild hybrid is one of three types of EVs the company plans to roll out (Photo: Volvo) Volvo Cars, in a move aimed at distinguishing itself from its big premium-segment competitors, said it will equip all cars it launches from 2019 onwards with electric motors. The decision doesn't ...

  • lotus.automotiveIT
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    China's Geely to acquire stakes in Lotus, Proton

    2017-05-24T11:30:02Z

    Lotus makes sports cars and racing cars (Photo: Lotus) Geely Automobile said its parent company, Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, has agreed in principle to buy significant equity stakes in Malaysian carmaker Proton and Proton-owned British specialty race car company Lotus. In a filing with the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, ...

  • volvo.automotiveIT
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    Volvo Cars: Traffic data should be shared

    2017-04-03T13:33:35Z

    Volvo's Samuelsson says Level 3 autonomous vehicles are unsafe (Photo: Volvo Cars) Governments and carmakers should share traffic data to improve global traffic safety, Volvo Cars CEO Hakan Samuelsson said Monday. Speaking at a European Union conference on connected and automated driving, the Volvo chief said the Swedish carmaker ...

  • volvo.automotiveIT
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    New Volvos to feature Skype for Business

    2016-12-29T13:07:04Z

    Volvo may also add Cortana voice software to its connectivity platform (Photo: Volvo Cars) Volvo Cars said its new 90 Series cars will offer the Skype for Business communication tool. The option marks a further addition to the auto industry's growing range of connected services. The Swedish premium car ...

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    Volvo Cars appoints new R&D boss

    2016-12-07T11:13:11Z

    Green joined Volvo in 1996 and has held several management positions in Sweden and China (Photo: Volvo) Volvo Cars has appointed Henrik Green senior vice president research & development, moving a company insider into a key management position. Green, 43, is currently in charge of sales and production planning ...

  • Audi.automotiveIT
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    Volvo's Mertens to be next Audi R&D chief

    2016-11-24T17:27:39Z

    Peter Mertens (Photo: Audi) Audi looked to Volvo Cars for a senior development executive for the second time this year, announcing Thursday that Peter Mertens will become its next head of research and development. Mertens is Volvo's senior vice president R&D. He succeeds Stefan Knirsch, who left Audi in ...