The German IT and telecommunications market is set to grow 1.4 percent to 141.6 billion euros this year, according to the industry association, BITKOM. The projection marks a change from just six months ago, when the association expected sales for the year to remain flat. “The high-tech market is picking up strongly,” said BITKOM President Read More..
Computer crime is on the rise in Germany, in particular in the automobile, electronics and machine-building industries, according to a study by consultants KPMG. The reason: more companies and people are networked, which lets information flow more freely than ever before. In the “E-Crime Study 2010,” which polled 500 executives in Germany, KPMG found that Read More..
Automotive electronics will dominate the electronica trade fair, which will be held in Munich Nov 9 â€“ Nov 12. The trade show will feature an automotive conference that will focus on electromobility, battery-recharging systems for electric vehicles, driver assistance systems and global growth markets. The world market for electrical and electronic products has been growing Read More..
Klaus Draeger began his career as a scientific staff member at the university before earning his PhD. In 1985, he joined BMW as a trainee in the manufacturing area. He passed through various posts at the German premium carmaker, including manager of purchasing for special models. In the second half of the 1990s, Draeger was Read More..
Daimler has been a big user of Web 2.0 technology to generate new ideas and boost its three-year old Business Innovation initiative. The German premium-car maker said that, after three years, the unit has generated 58 new business ideas. About 12 of these have been launched through pilot projects so far. Business Innovation started in Read More..
Volkswagen’s Audi subsidiary and Daimler will be the first automakers to integrate the new MOST generation, MOST150, into their model range. “Infotainment applications make very different demands on the network infrastructure,: said Jens KÃ¶tz, manager responsible for the MOST150 integration at Audi. “MOST150 offers all the necessary communication mechanisms through an “all-in-one” interface,” he added. Read More..
Caglayan Arkan is in charge of Microsoftâ€™s activities in the manufacturing and resources industries. In that role, he is also responsible for the software makerâ€™s automotive business. He spoke this summer to automotiveITâ€™s Ralf Bretting about cloud computing, Microsoftâ€™s automotive platform and the companyâ€™s ambitions in the automotive field. Microsoft expects the auto industry to Read More..
Microsoft this week unveiled the latest version of its software platform for cars, Windows Embedded Automotive 7. The platform will make communication, entertainment and navigation in cars easier to use and will spur the development of next-generation infotainment systems, Microsoft said. The US software group said that Nissanâ€™s new 2011 LEAF electric car will have Read More..
Peugeot is bringing the internet into the car through the introduction of “Wifi on Board.” The system will allow simultaneous connections of four devices: smartphones, iPads, laptop computers and game consoles. The system, which can be used while driving, will be available across the Peugeot model range, including the 207, 308, 3008, 407, 5008, 607, Read More..