Stefan Juraschek, vice president development electric-powertrain, outlines the company’s strategy for EV and battery supply chain. As part of a mixed drivetrain future, BMW will base its model range on a flexible platform. The company will be able to make agile choices of all-electric, hybrid drive or combustion engines, according to market demand. This will Read More..
The company will access Luxoft’s existing customer base across North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. “Our shared vision of digital transformation makes this a great fit,” said Mike Lawrie, CEO, DXC Technology. “Luxoft has proven track expertise in producing measurable business outcome for global clients.” DXC sees the acquisition as way to increase customers Read More..
BMW is claiming to be the first premium carmaker to add Alibaba’s Tmall Genie voice assistant technology to certain models destined for the Chinese market. The two companies made the announcement at CES 2019, currently being held in Las Vegas, adding that the technology will be available by the end of 2019. China based Alibaba Read More..
The on-demand economy is having a huge impact on the automotive sector, creating new challenges for manufacturers and automotive businesses looking to get a handle on their growing global supply chain. By Stanley Chia, VP at Tungsten Network. The emerging markets of Brazil, Russia, India and China are outpacing established markets and, by 2020, will Read More..
Digital twins play a role in all digitalization projects but data consolidation slows down implementation
Digital twins are shaping up to be a key tool as automotive companies proceed with digitalization across the entire value chain. But it’s not easy to get a handle on these virtual representations. In a production environment, the concept of a digital twin is comparatively easy to grasp. It’s an obvious part of Industry 4.0 Read More..
Hyundai Motor will show a “walking car” concept at next week’s CES high-tech exhibition. The futuristic study is further evidence how the Las Vegas high-tech gathering is increasingly being used to promote new and innovate mobility concepts. The Korean car group provided few details ahead of CES, but, in a teaser picture, showed a vehicle Read More..
Aptiv has joined forces with artificial intelligence specialist Affectiva to develop software that can help a car determine the cognitive states of its occupants. The US automotive supplier group said the software will enhance safety and provide information that helps improve the in-cabin experience in tomorrow’s cars. Affectiva is a Boston-based MIT Media Lab spin-off Read More..
German business software giant SAP and its US based competitor Oracle are locked in a fierce head-to-head competition. SAP has had the edge for a while. Now the pendulum could be swinging the other way. ERP systems are the dinosaurs of business IT. They emerged in the late 1980s and have, since then, been progressively expanded, converted Read More..
Purchasing departments need to be re-oriented and open to digital tools. Otherwise, the competitiveness of automakers and their supplier partners will be at risk. Never before have purchasing agents in automotive companies been under the kind of pressure that they are today. Their daily activities show the strains of the stringent regulatory requirements and new customer Read More..
Artificial intelligence will play a crucial role in the transformation of the auto industry in 2019. The reasons: Automakers have to better understand their customers as they forge a more direct relationship. And growing amounts of available data will require the auto industry to adopt more sophisticated analysis tools to remain competitive. AI is also coming Read More..