Carmakers plot open future for HERE

Daimler, part of the consortium that is close to purchasing HERE, confirmed the mapmaker would become an open platform if the bid is successful. CEO Dieter Zetsche said the consortium, which also includes BMW and Audi, would make HERE’s software …

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CES Asia: Cars, drones and real-time consumer insight

NEW BLOG: The inaugural Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Asia in Shanghai last week could have easily been mistaken for an auto show, with foreign automakers attracting the largest crowds and premium car brands making the majority of announcements. Audi, Cadillac, …

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Huawei, Audi partner on next-gen connected cars

LIVE FROM CES ASIA, SHANGHAI: Huawei announced yesterday it is partnering with Audi to explore the future of interconnected vehicles as they increasingly link to the urban infrastructure to improve safety and convenience. Audi currently uses Huawei’s LTE modules in …

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CES Asia kicks off with Audi facing biggest auto industry challenges; event visitors offered autonomous test drive

LIVE FROM CES ASIA, SHANGHAI: Digitisation and sustainability are forcing the automotive industry to undergo the most profound change in its near 130-year history, claimed Audi chairman Rupert Stadler. Delivering the pre-show keynote this afternoon to a standing-room only crowd at a hotel …

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Audi’s partnership with Baidu designed to boost connected car offering in China

Audi will enhance its partnership with internet search and maps provider Baidu to boost its connected car offering in China, the company said in a statement today. The plan is for Audi to officially sign a contract with Baidu based …

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German car consortium adds private equity clout in battle to acquire Nokia’s HERE

The battle to acquire HERE, Nokia’s digital mapping business, continues to hot up after the three leading German car manufacturers involved in the bidding process teamed up with private equity firm General Atlantic to raise the consortium’s hopes of clinching …

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Vodafone signs connected car deals with VW and Audi

As the movement for operators to provide in-car connectivity continues to gain momentum, operator group Vodafone has announced a deal with Volkswagen and Audi in Europe to provide connectivity in vehicles, starting with new Audi models from 2015.