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2015 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Mercedes-Benz seeks new communication ties to customers

11:31 am U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2015
Mercedes-Benz is on a mission to expand its footprint in the digital world, improve its customer service and maintain its ionic status, Ola Kaellenius, the executive charged with the brand's marketing and sales, said today at the 2015 Automotive News World Congress....
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2015 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Suppliers learn to innovate quickly

2:35 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2015
From Tesla to the Google driverless car to the aluminum 2015 Ford F-150 pickup to active safety systems that promise zero fatalities, the auto industry is changing at an unprecedented pace. For auto suppliers, that means relentless pressure to innovate at warp speed....
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JESSE SNYDER

Save up -- the future is a hungry beast

11:57 am U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2015
Anywhere on the Detroit auto show floor you can see healthy automakers branching out. Call it the vigor of health. These initiatives don't happen in hard times....
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2015 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

JLR follows peers into 4-cyl. engines

11:41 am U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2015
Jaguar Land Rover is about to become the latest luxury auto maker to take the plunge into four-cylinder engines....
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2015 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Marchionne sees industry consolidation as a given

9:38 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2015
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne said further mergers in the automotive industry are inevitable, and questioned the way safety regulators are exercising their powers....
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2015 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

TrueCar says app will help automakers know, target customers

5:43 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2015
Vowing to build a better relationship with car dealers, TrueCar CEO Scott Painter showed an early version of a new mobile app at the Automotive News World Congress in Detroit that he said will help automakers target customers more efficiently....
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2015 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Musk urges automakers to move faster on EVs

3:45 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2015
Established car companies must accelerate the development and sale of electric vehicles, despite a drastic decline in oil prices, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk said today during a speech to auto executives at the Automotive News World Congress....
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2015 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Ford keeps IHS customer-loyalty title; Maserati takes conquest honors

8:45 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2015
Ford retained the crown in the 2014 model year for most-loyal customers, while Maserati won top honors for conquests, according to the IHS Automotive Loyalty Awards....
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2015 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Audi sales chief unveils virtual reality system for shoppers

4:01 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2015
Audi AG's top sales executive today unveiled a new virtual reality system that he called the “most flexible sales format ever invented for the car industry.”...
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2015 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

BMW looks at time as ultimate luxury

7:10 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2015
Time is one of the most sought-after luxuries, and the auto industry is using technology to give customers more of it, says Ian Robertson, BMW AG board member for sales and marketing....
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Daimler's Kaellenius, NHTSA's Rosekind to speak at World Congress

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015
Ola Kaellenius, sales and marketing chief at Mercedes since October 2013, will speak at the Automotive News World Congress on Jan. 14....
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World Congress panel to explore vehicle innovation

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 22, 2014
Aluminum vs. high-strength steel. It's one of the industry's hottest technological battlegrounds as automakers push to reduce vehicle weight while cutting costs and improving safety....
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2015 WORLD CONGRESS

Panelists to focus on retail trends

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15, 2014
Three experts with rich backgrounds in auto retailing will discuss the convergence of trends and what they mean for the future during next month's Automotive News World Congress in Detroit....
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Porsche sales exec to speak at World Congress

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 8, 2014
Porsche's Bernhard Maier joins a World Congress roster of speakers that includes Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk, Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne and General Motors CEO Mary Barra....
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Why I won't be at the conference

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 8, 2014
A full-page ad on Page 60 of the Nov. 10 issue requests our attendance at the Automotive News World Congress. Among the featured speakers, though, are two whose business models undermine the highly successful and competitive franchise system....
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Google exec to speak at World Congress

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2014
Does Google want to become an automaker, or is it more interested in producing the software and maps required for the driverless car? Chris Urmson will outline Google's agenda and explain the road ahead for autonomous driving on Jan. 14 at the Automotive News World Congress....
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Robertson to speak at congress

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10, 2014
Ian Robertson, BMW AG's board member for sales and marketing, will speak during the opening afternoon of the Automotive News World Congress here on Jan. 13....
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World Congress kickoff speaker: Audi's de Meo

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 20, 2014
Luca de Meo, Audi AG's board member for sales and marketing, will be the opening speaker at the Automotive News World Congress on Jan. 13....
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Tesla's Musk will speak at Automotive News World Congress

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2014
Elon Musk, the founder and CEO of Tesla Motors Inc., will be a featured speaker at the Automotive News World Congress in January....
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Bigland joins congress lineup

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22, 2014
Reid Bigland, head of Chrysler Group's U.S. and Canadian sales and newly named executive in charge of Alfa Romeo's return to North America, will speak at the Automotive News World Congress on Jan. 14....
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Ford's Hinrichs to speak at 2015 World Congress

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15, 2014
Joe Hinrichs, the executive guiding Ford Motor Co.'s high-stakes move to an aluminum-bodied F-150 pickup, will speak at the 2015 Automotive News World Congress in Detroit....
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Barra, Marchionne keynote World Congress

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 8, 2014
Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne and GM CEO Mary Barra will be keynote speakers at the 2015 Automotive News World Congress in Detroit. Marchionne will speak on the evening of Tuesday, Jan. 13, and Barra will address the Congress the following evening, Jan. 14....
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