It was a Friday afternoon when alarms began blinking at ZF Steering Systems in SchwÃ¤bisch GmÃ¼nd â€“ level red. Stefan Zeul, who is in charge of network and infrastructure at ZF Steering Systems, quickly recognizes that this is a virus attack on a Chinese factory. He cuts off the replication of the Chinese active domain Read More..
Caglayan Arkan is in charge of Microsoftâ€™s activities in the manufacturing and resources industries. In that role, he is also responsible for the software makerâ€™s automotive business. He spoke this summer to automotiveITâ€™s Ralf Bretting about cloud computing, Microsoftâ€™s automotive platform and the companyâ€™s ambitions in the automotive field. Microsoft expects the auto industry to Read More..
When the Sao Paulo auto show opens next week, it will feature at least one concept car that has been designed in a completely novel way: Fiatâ€™s Mio. When the Italian automaker started to develop its new city car, it turned to a new tool: the Internet. And with its daring move to let the Read More..
Microsoft this week unveiled the latest version of its software platform for cars, Windows Embedded Automotive 7. The platform will make communication, entertainment and navigation in cars easier to use and will spur the development of next-generation infotainment systems, Microsoft said. The US software group said that Nissanâ€™s new 2011 LEAF electric car will have Read More..
Peugeot is bringing the internet into the car through the introduction of “Wifi on Board.” The system will allow simultaneous connections of four devices: smartphones, iPads, laptop computers and game consoles. The system, which can be used while driving, will be available across the Peugeot model range, including the 207, 308, 3008, 407, 5008, 607, Read More..
The future of IT in the auto industry is the focus of this year’s SAP Automotive Symposium, which will be held in the Rheingoldhalle in Mainz, Germany, October 27-28. High-level speakers wil present their visions and ideas, providing impulses for innovative strategies. Keynote speakers at the event are Volkswagen CIO Hardy Muehleck,Â Vishal Sikka, SAP’s CTO, Read More..
As car companies integrate development platforms and standardize their PLM, the requirements for supplies may become a bit easier to meet as well. â€œThe PLM market is heading toward unified, integrated architectures, to increase the benefits of product life cycle management,â€ says Michael Sauter, senior vice president and country manager for Central Europe, at American Read More..
Its name says it all: “One Ford.” The strategy that Ford wants to use to boost its presence in global markets is based on the idea of the “global customer.” And IT is playing a big role in making the plan work. The background: customers’ desires and demands are becoming more and more similar worldwide. Read More..
VW development chief Ulrich Hackenberg joined the Audi premium-car division in 1985. He subsequently held a variety of management roles within the VW group. Hackenberg has been a member of the management board of the VW brand since February 2007. He spoke recently with automotiveIT about mobility trends and the role of IT in development. Read More..
Better use of data within a company will substantially boost performance, according to a study by software company Sybase, a unit of Germanyâ€™s SAP. According to the study, named â€œMeasuring the business impacts of effective data,â€ a 10 percent increase in the availability of data will boost sales per worker on average by 14.4 percent. Read More..