Big data technologies are increasingly in demand when companies develop digital business models, according to a new poll by consultants Capgemini. The poll also found that cyber security has become an even bigger priority for CIOs. More than two-third of CIOs expect digitalization to radically change existing business models and 63 pc of them see Read More..
Autonomous-vehicle technology start-up Aurora raised 90 million dollars in a financing round led by two venture capital companies, Greylock Partners and Index Ventures. Aurora was co-founded by Chris Urmson, the former Google executive who spearheaded that company’s autonomous car initiatives. Urmson now is CEO of Aurora. Reid Hoffman, Greylock partner and one of the co-founders Read More..
Robert Bosch has formed a separate division that will focus on mobility technologies, including car sharing, ride sharing and connectivity-based services. The German automotive supplier also announced that it had acquired Splitting Fares (SPLT), a US start-up that has developed a ride-sharing platform specifically aimed at companies and commuters. Bosch has for the past 10 years Read More..
Daimler officially laid the foundation stone this week for what it called “the most modern” car production facility in the world. The premium car group said its “Factory 56” plant in Sindelfingen, outside Stuttgart, will mark a new way of building cars. “It is consistently digital and flexible – and it brings the term ‘green Read More..
Ford Motor has invested a further 25 million dlrs to increase line speed at its plant in Louisville, Kentucky, to meet a 25 pc increase in output of the Lincoln Navigator and Ford Expedition SUV models as retail sales surge in the US. The carmaker’s investment includes 400 new robots and a data analytics hub Read More..
Porsche has started using 3D printers to produce rare spare parts for classic vehicles. The German premium sports car maker said classic models have around 52,000 parts, most of which only need to be made in small quantities. “The components can be produced on demand if needed, thereby eliminating tool and storage costs,” Porsche said. Read More..
BMW CIO Klaus Straub discusses how the carmaker is implementing an entirely new “agile” operating model in its IT operations.
Most industrial companies believe in a major role for predictive maintenance, but very few have already commissioned projects, according to a new study by BearingPoint. The consultants found that 84 pc of companies had researched predictive maintenance, but only one in four had actually started implementing it. According to the survey, 76 pc of executives Read More..
Daimler announced at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September that it would include an innovative addressing software developed by what3words into its next-generation navigation systems.v The premium car group also is taking a 10 percent stake in the London-based start-up. At the CES high-tech exhibition in Las Vegas earlier this month Daimler unveiled how the Read More..
Volkswagen Group’s IT department is further developing its expertise in digital customer offerings. The world’s biggest car group has doubled the staff of its Digital Lab in Berlin since the facility opened in October 2016. It now has 70 IT experts at the lab, which is part of a global network of competence centers VW Read More..