Point of view: A need for connected logistics!

Hilmar Dunker is editor in chief of automotiveIT, Germany

The manufacturing industry, including the world’s automakers and suppliers, has been putting in a lot of effort to improve production processes through the introduction of new, connected, technologies. “Industry 4.0,” which involves the networking of machinery and processes, is on track in many companies. But logistics, arguably as important as the actual manufacturing of products, appears […]

Cisco names Chuck Robbins next CEO

Chuck Robbins (Photo: Cisco

Cisco said Chuck Robbins will succeed John Chambers as CEO July 26, marking a change at the top of the US-based technology group for the first time in 20 years. Chambers, who took over as CEO in 1995, will become executive chairman when Robbins assumes his new responsibilities. The departing boss laid out the the challenges […]

European Parliament approves eCall for 2018

Automakers have 3 years to  meet EU eCall requirements for new cars (Photo: ADAC)

The European Parliament, in the final step in Europe’s legislative process, approved the mandatory introduction of eCall from the spring of 2018. The legislation means that from March 2018 new passenger cars and light vans will have to be equipped with the automatic emergency alert system.   eCall was originally scheduled to become mandatory this year, […]

Opinion: How to attract female engineers

GM's Mary Barra is the only female CEO of a major carmaker (Photo: GM)

One of the bigger challenges IT and other technology-driven industries have faced for decades is how to attract more female engineers. Efforts to boost the relatively low number of women in engineering companies remain largely unsuccessful. The same holds true for the top management ranks. There are some exceptions. In the world of high tech, […]

EMC study: Companies struggle to adapt to digital future

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MUNICH – Companies are introducing new digital technologies, mining more data and getting a better handle on changing customer demands, but their executives feel  progress is slower than required to meet changing market demands. That’s one of the conclusions from a new survey conducted on behalf of technology group EMC by The Institute for the […]

CES Asia – Shanghai

Audi CEO Rupert Stadler will hold a keynote address at CES Asia (Photo: CES)

The international CES is staging an Asian version of its flagship Las Vegas consumer electronics trade show in Asia this year. CES Asia will take place in Shanghai May 25 through 27. One of the keynote speakers at the event will be Rupert Stadler. The Audi CEO, noting that China is Audi’s biggest sales market, said in […]

Siemens pools development, production of EV converters

With integrated testing and production at eCar Powertrain Systems, Siemens wants to send a signal that

Siemens is pooling development and production of converters for hybrid and electric vehicles at a new international headquarters in Erlangen, Germany. The German power technology group said it is adding 1,300 square meters of space for inspection and testing to a 1,200 square meter manufacturing plant for converters. The combination of the two functions will […]

ITS World Congress – Bordeaux

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The annual ITS World Congress, a global forum to discuss smart transportation strategies, will take place in Bordeaux, France, Oct 5 – 9. The gathering, which brings together public and private transportation stakeholders, will have as its main theme: “Towards Intelligent Mobility – Better Use of Space.” The meeting’s focus will be on the life-changing aspects […]

CAR Management Briefings – Traverse City

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The Center for Automotive Research will host its annual Management Briefing Seminars in Traverse City, Michigan, August 3 to 6. The gathering features a series of briefings and presentations focusing on some of the top issues facing the auto industry. This year, these include manufacturing, connected and automated vehicle development and new powertrains. In addition, […]

IAA – Frankfurt

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The Frankfurt auto show, which takes place every second year, will officially open September 17. On the two preceding days, Sept 15 and 16, there will be two press days. The world’s biggest auto show will have as its theme “Mobility Connects,” a reference to the biggest change sweeping through the global automotive industry today. […]