Strong Interest in New In-Car Technologies by Consumers in Emerging Economies Could Influence Demand, Accelerate Rollout of Next-Generation Connected Vehicle Technologies, Accenture Research Indicates

NEW YORK; Dec. 2, 2013 – High interest in next-generation in-car technologies among drivers in emerging economies could help shape future demand for sales and provide the automotive industry with a sustained revenue stream, a new survey by Accenture indicates. The survey shows that drivers are twice as likely to choose a car based on in-vehicle technology options than its performance, demonstrating the continued importance of the connected vehicle to the automotive industry.
December 02, 2013

Accenture Strengthens Industrial and Embedded Software Solutions Capability with Acquisition of Businesses from evopro group

BUDAPEST; Nov.28, 2013 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today announced that it has agreed to acquire the industrial and embedded software development and services business of evopro group, a software development and engineering services company headquartered in Budapest. The acquisition will increase Accenture’s ability to help companies get the most return on their investment in industrial software through process improvement and software development, enabling them to take products to market faster and more efficiently.
 
November 28, 2013

Accenture Collaborates With Michelin To Launch Michelin solutions, A New Mobility-Focused Business Based on Accenture Cloud Platform

PARIS; July 19, 2013 – Accenture (NYSE:ACN) is collaborating with Michelin Group to create a new business – Michelin solutions1 supporting the MICHELIN® solutions2 brand. The company is focused on delivering mobility solutions to its customers through the use of the Accenture Cloud Platform and a wide range of solutions offered on a pay-per-use basis.
 
July 19, 2013

Accenture to Manage Rollout of Leading Global Carmaker’s New Web Platform and Online Marketing Campaigns

MUNICH; May 6, 2013 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been selected by premium German car manufacturer BMW to manage the rollout of a custom-built web platform to BMW’s major markets by 2014. In a second agreement, Accenture will manage the roll-out of BMW’s global digital marketing campaigns and work with each local market to maintain the content.
 
May 06, 2013

U.S. Auto and Home Insurance Customers Turn to Digital Sources to Obtain Information and Quotes, but Prefer Using Agents to Buy Products

NEW YORK; April 23, 2013 – U.S. consumers are turning to digital sources for insurance quotes and other information, but still prefer personal contact with agents when purchasing insurance products, according to an Accenture survey of more than 4,000 U.S. automobile and home insurance customers.
 
April 23, 2013

Auto Industry Needs to Offer Consumers a Better Customized Online Experience, Accenture Survey Finds

NEW YORK; Dec. 11, 2012 – Consumers say they are turning to a variety of online and offline services to help them make their car-buying decisions because industry websites fail to satisfy their needs, a new global survey by Accenture (NYSE:ACN) reveals.  
December 11, 2012

Accenture Unveils ‘Connected Vehicle Integrated Solution’ to Help Manufacturers Meet Customer Demand for In-Vehicle Services - From Wi-Fi Access to Mobile Payments and Safety Devices

NEW YORK; Jan. 17, 2012 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today unveiled an integrated solution for auto and truck manufacturers that will help them meet growing demand from consumers for in-vehicle technologies with capabilities ranging from wi-fi access to the ability to process mobile payments for parking, insurance and tolls.  According to Accenture, the market for these technologies is expected to exceed $70 billion this year[1], with new research showing a growing demand for automated driver-assistance and traffic-avoidance technologies.
January 17, 2012

Consumers Want Cars Equipped With More Safety Devices and Technology That Offers Driver Assistance and Advanced Communications, Accenture Study Shows

NEW YORK; Jan. 9, 2012 – While most consumers continue to place great importance on automotive safety systems, there is also growing demand for automated driver-assistance and traffic-avoidance technologies, according to a new global study by Accenture.
January 09, 2012

Majority of Consumers Ready to Consider Buying Plug-in Electric Vehicles, But Challenge Utilities with their Car Charging Demands, Accenture Study Finds

Majority of Consumers Ready to Consider Buying Plug-in Electric Vehicles, But Challenge Utilities with their Car Charging Demands, Accenture Study Finds
LONDON; May 18, 2011 – The majority of consumers would consider buying a plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) for their next car purchase, according to a global study by Accenture (NYSE: ACN). But an accompanying report concludes that consumer preferences for charging PEVs could increase the cost and complexity of managing the electricity grid and charging infrastructure.
May 18, 2011

Accenture Delivers and Runs SAP Electronic Solution For Ascendi’s Multi-Lane Free-Flow Toll Collection in Portugal

Accenture Delivers and Runs SAP Electronic Solution For Ascendi’s Multi-Lane Free-Flow Toll Collection in Portugal
LISBON; May 17, 2011 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has implemented the commercial back-office system for Ascendi, one of the largest toll road operators in Portugal, and will now maintain the tolling system under a five-year contract. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
May 17, 2011