LOS ANGELES, Nov 19 (Reuters) – Automakers and technology
companies need to cooperate more closely to ensure the rapid and
smooth development of cars that are fully connected to the
Internet, a top Ford Motor Co executive said on Tuesday.
Ford global marketing chief Jim Farley told reporters at the
Los Angeles Auto Show that the automotive and technology sectors
are “at a tipping point” where they need to work together better
than they have to speed the roll-out of the services in cars
that allow consumers to drive safely and interact with their
favorite apps or other technologies.
DETROIT (Reuters) – General Motors Co’s (GM.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) new Cadillac marketing chief believes it could take as long as a decade to build its reputation as a global luxury brand.
Uwe Ellinghaus, a former marketing executive with German luxury automaker BMW AG (BMWG.DE: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz), will assume his duties on January 1, but was introduced this week as the person responsible for shaping Cadillac’s image around the world.
DETROIT, Nov 7 (Reuters) – Tesla Motor Inc’s Model
S electric car has suffered its third fire in six weeks.
The Tesla Motors Club website is running pictures and a
story about another fire involving a Model S on Wednesday
afternoon that a company spokeswoman confirmed. The accident
occurred in Smyrna, Tennessee, where Nissan Motor Co
makes the Leaf electric car.