Last month, the European Union reached a decision to implement tougher safety regulations. The so-called General Safety Regulation (GSR) still requires final approval by ministers of the 28 EU member states, but many automotive suppliers expect that, once it takes effect in 2022, advanced safety technology will quickly spread from mostly premium vehicles today to Read More..
The speeds decreed by Daimler CIO Jan Brecht are faster than ever. Software is expected to be set up, pushed through and delivered twice as quickly – at a minimum. The workload for the company’s digitalization initiative will again be considerable in 2019. Daimler’s Customer and Car Platform is expected to grow, and data analysis Read More..
Like automotive firms, agricultural equipment maker AGCO is planting the seeds of transformation, implementing a common global IT infrastructure, more digital manufacturing processes and an agile approach to IT service and development. By Christopher Ludwig Manufacturers of passenger vehicles are not alone in implementing technology that will change the way their products and business Read More..
Dr. René Deist (pictured) is leading a transformation of Faurecia’s global IT systems and processes to digitalize the supply chain and develop products faster – as well as to support new business models. By Christopher Ludwig The automotive industry faces clear challenges in a slowing global economy, geopolitical risks and technological disruption. Across the supply Read More..
VW executive: Digital transformation works better with more responsibility for functional departments
BERLIN – Digital transformation at Volkswagen Group has for years been a core part of the carmaker’s strategy, but executives are constantly adapting the way the changes are implemented. “A few years ago we created a central department for the digital transformation of the Volkswagen Group, said Falk Bothe, director digital transformation office of the Read More..
CIO Raman Mehta is leading a dramatic modernization of Visteon’s IT and IS architecture and enterprise systems, helping the cockpit electronics supplier to further digitalize its engineering, production and supply chain. By Christopher Ludwig Every company in the automotive industry today is concerned with the transformation of their business models, from manufacturing and value chains, Read More..
Klaus Bluem, until recently CIO at MAN Energy Solutions, is the new chief information officer at Czech carmaker Skoda. Bluem succeeded Ralf Brunken, who is assuming other responsibilities within the Volkswagen Group. Both Skoda and MAN are subsidiaries of Volkswagen. Earlier in his career, Bluem, who studied economics and business at Germany’s Heidelberg University, worked Read More..
Renault CIO Frederic Vincent is joining the Executive Committee of the French carmaker effective April 1, as part of a broad management restructuring following the appointment of a new CEO, Thierry Bollore. Vincent will continue in his roles as head of the group’s digital factory – Renault Digital – and the company’s Information Systems and Read More..
German lighting and electronics specialist Hella wants to become an agile business partner to the auto industry. In an interview with our sister title, automotiveIT, CIO Felix Willing talks about the IT architecture areas where work still needs to be done and the need for urgency in the era of digitalisation The chemical engineer, who moved Read More..
A mere 14% of German IT bosses say their companies have adopted agile working methods, according to a new study. The main reason, 71% of them told IT service provider Citrix, is the aging infrastructure they were confronted with when they started their jobs. Another major factor was a lack of support from top management. Many Read More..