Automakers use their Silicon Valley offices to stay ahead of the curve in high-tech innovation. The local automotive centers are playing a bigger role in car companies’ investment and technology strategies. And, as they grow, they need to attract more highly qualified staff. The last 18 months have seen huge automotive deals moving in and Read More..
PSA Group’s new DS 7 Crossback features a range of new services underpinned by Huawei’s OceanConnect IoT platform. The technology provided by the Chinese telecommunications group forms the basis of PSA’s Connected Vehicle Modular Platform (CVMP). The architecture offers in-car natural language voice recognition, a connected services portal, connected navigation and vehicle and driver information. Read More..
Robert Bosch GmbH has announced a series of changes to its board of management, including the creation of a new role: chief digital officer. This position will be taken by Dr. Michael Bolle, currently head of the corporate sector for research and advance engineering, who will also become chief technology officer. Bolle takes on responsibilities Read More..
Ford Motor and Volkswagen Group are looking at ways to cooperate as both companies face a rapidly changing automotive business environment. The two carmakers said in a joint statement that they are exploring a strategic alliance that could involve joint projects, including, in particular, the development of commercial vehicles. Cooperation agreements between car companies aren’t Read More..
Audi appointed Abraham Schott interim CEO following the arrest of Rupert Stadler earlier in the week. The German premium car maker said Schot, who has headed sales and marketing at Audi since 2017, is taking over immediately. Audi said Stadler had requested to be relieved of his duties, both as head of Audi and as Read More..
PSA Group is suspending all joint venture activity in Iran, following the withdrawal of the US government from a three-year-old multilateral pact aimed at curbing Iran’s nuclear ambitions. The agreement, otherwise known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), was signed on July 14 2015 between Iran, the five permanent members of the UN Security Read More..
In an interview with automotiveIT, Faurecia CIO talks about his information technology priorities in a changing automotive industry.
ATLANTA — The automotiveIT International conference, which concluded here last Wednesday, highlighted the breadth of the challenges and opportunities in the auto industry as companies change processes, products and business models. Industry speakers at the two-day event said a bright future lies ahead if automakers and suppliers successfully manage to develop and start adopting new Read More..
At its Annual General Meeting in Ingolstadt last week, Audi’s board of management outlined initiatives including the development of an integrated IT platform for connectivity and digital services, and a new digital product management unit reporting to the CEO. This new business unit will steer the planning, implementation and operation of digital products alongside “the Read More..
Volkswagen has held its first Future Training Forum in Wolfsburg to discuss issues including the digitalization of its vocational training programmes and future learning environments. Conference participants included board members, human resources managers, training experts, Works Council members, young people’s representatives and apprentices, and Volkswagen plans to repeat this exercise each year at different plants. Read More..