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..
Its name says it all: “One Ford.” The strategy that Ford wants to use to boost its presence in global markets is based on the idea of the “global customer.” And IT is playing a big role in making the plan work. The background: customers’ desires and demands are becoming more and more similar worldwide. Read More..
VW development chief Ulrich Hackenberg joined the Audi premium-car division in 1985. He subsequently held a variety of management roles within the VW group. Hackenberg has been a member of the management board of the VW brand since February 2007. He spoke recently with automotiveIT about mobility trends and the role of IT in development. Read More..
Consumer confidence in Germany rose in the third quarter of 2010, boosting especially the auto industry and the IT sector. The quarterly GPRA consumer confidence index showed that confidence in the car industry rose 1.3 percentage points to 45.7 points. The industry benefited from product innovation and a stabilization of the market. The IT industry Read More..
Stefan Ihringer is IT manager at German automotive supplier Mann and Hummel. He studied mathematics and controlling before beginning his professional career as a software developer and database administrator in technical sales at a telecommunications company. After several positions at supplier Robert Bosch and Germanyâ€™s Telekom, he joined Mann and Hummel, where he has been Read More..