Volkswagen Group appointed Herbert Diess CEO and announced a far-reaching reorganization of the 12 brand automotive group. Diess will retain his position as head of the core Volkswagen brand, but will take over responsibility for all group operations from Matthias Mueller effective immediately. Mueller took over from CEO Martin Winterkorn in 2015, following the latter’s Read More..
In an interview, Daimler’s head of innovation discusses agile processes, the potential of new technologies and the new business models under consideration.
Fred Schulze will take up a new role as head of production and logistics at SAIC Volkswagen, the joint venture between Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation and Volkswagen Group. The appointment will take effect in July. Schulze, who currently is responsible for production of Audi’s large SUVs and crossovers, will succeed Christian Vollmer, who will become Read More..
BERLIN — Continental sees strong potential in the ability to enhance its product offering with the help of new technologies. The automotive supplier also has made a strong commitment to implementing these technologies. “We can only solve new problems with new technologies,” Continental Group CIO Christian Eigler said. He cited the business potential of digital Read More..
BERLIN — IT departments need to boost their level of engagement across the company to be effective agents of transformation, Visteon CIO Raman Mehta said Thursday. Addressing the automotiveIT Congress here, Mehta said Visteon has actively embraced new digital technologies throughout its operations. “The technology transformation has radically changed the way we think and work,” Read More..
BERLIN — IT has become an integral part of the automotive production process, Markus Schaefer, head of production and logistics at Mercedes-Benz Cars, said Thursday. “Today, IT, electrical and electronics and IT are one,” Schaefer told the automotiveIT Congress here. “IT is part of the planning, the development processes and production; there are no more Read More..
Toyota Motor North America will establish a division that will focus on digital transformation and new forms of mobility. It will be led by regional CDO and CIO Zack Hicks. Hicks, who also is in charge of the initiatives that fall under Toyota Connected, will oversee the three divisions that will make up the new Read More..
A German poll finds that many companies feel they still don’t need help with digital transformation. But there are indications that more will be recruiting consultants in the near term.
Cox Automotive has launched a new connected retail platform that offers a set of online tools to improve the car buying process. The US car retailer said the platform, which is called Accelerate, will make car buying faster, easier and more enjoyable. It will also save consumers time at the dealership, Cox said. Accelerate is Read More..
General Motors will soon ramp up production of the Bolt EV amid increasing global demand for the car, GM CEO Mary Barra said. The Bolt EV, which is built at GM’s Orion Assembly plant north of Detroit, posted a 23 pc increase in sales in the first two months of the year to 2,601 units. Barra said Read More..