Daimler has been a big user of Web 2.0 technology to generate new ideas and boost its three-year old Business Innovation initiative. The German premium-car maker said that, after three years, the unit has generated 58 new business ideas. About 12 of these have been launched through pilot projects so far. Business Innovation started in Read More..
Toyota Germany is replacing its dealer management system. The company is using the LAMP open source tools to develop the new system. It will also deploy the SCRUM process-automotion tool in the project. The new DMS will be used by Toyota’s German sales arm as well as by its German financial-services and insurance operations. The Read More..
Volkswagen’s Audi subsidiary and Daimler will be the first automakers to integrate the new MOST generation, MOST150, into their model range. “Infotainment applications make very different demands on the network infrastructure,: said Jens KÃ¶tz, manager responsible for the MOST150 integration at Audi. “MOST150 offers all the necessary communication mechanisms through an “all-in-one” interface,” he added. Read More..
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..