Daimler completes transition to Siemens NX CAD software

Daimler's switch to Siemens NX reflects a desire to integrate CAD with xxxxx(Photo: Siemens)

Daimler has¬†completed a groupwide transition to Siemens NX CAD software, which replaced Dassault Systemes’ Catia V5 software across all of the company’s¬†divisions. The German car and truck maker said the move, which involved training more than 6,200 users on the new software, was made to improve efficiency and sustainability. Daimler said in a press statement […]

Point of view: A need for connected logistics!

Hilmar Dunker is editor in chief of automotiveIT, Germany

The manufacturing industry, including the world’s automakers and suppliers, has been putting in a lot of effort to improve production processes through the introduction of¬†new, connected, technologies. “Industry 4.0,” which involves the networking of machinery and processes, is on track in many companies. But logistics, arguably as important as the actual manufacturing of products, appears […]

Siemens pools development, production of EV converters

With integrated testing and production at eCar Powertrain Systems, Siemens wants to send a signal that

Siemens is pooling development and production of converters for hybrid and electric vehicles at a new international headquarters in Erlangen, Germany. The German power technology group said it is adding 1,300 square meters of space for inspection and testing to a 1,200 square meter manufacturing plant for converters. The combination of the two functions will […]

Nokia: no plans for new phones

Nokia's Lumia phones are  being rebranded Microsoft (Photo: Microsoft)

Nokia, commenting on media speculation, said it doesn’t have any plans to get back into the smartphone market. “These reports are false, and include comments incorrectly attributed to a Nokia Networks executive,” the Finland-based network equipment and mapping software maker said in a press release. “Nokia reiterates it currently has no plans to manufacture or […]

German companies under (cyber) attack

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More than half of all German industrial companies have been the object of industrial espionage, sabotage or data theft in the past two years, according to a study by the country’s high-tech association, Bitkom. The study, which polled senior managers at 1,074 companies, found that car companies are most frequently targeted, followed by the chemical […]

Point of View: Germany needs Industry 4.0

Hilmar Dunker (Photo: Claus Dick)

Industry 4.0 is the new buzzword and rightly so. The term attempts to capture the comprehensive change that is sweeping the global industrial landscape. It’s therefore no exaggeration to use “4.0” to define the fourth industrial revolution that is upon us. But dig a little deeper and get ready to be surprised. Industry 4.0 may […]

automotiveIT Congress: The rising challenge of cyber security

Michael George (Photo: Claus Dick)

A security gap identified in BMW’s ConnectedDrive infotainment system showed clearly that more connectivity also provides more entry points for cyber crime. “Devices and services are more and more interconnected, and create vast amounts of data. But to whom do they belong and are they secure?” asked Michael George, author and former German intelligence agent. […]

automotiveIT Congress: ThyssenKrupp IT undergoing total change

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Information technology is crucial at ThyssenKrupp as the steel and engineering group aims¬†to be a trailblazer for need-based management of services. ThyssenKrupp, which has a sizeable automotive division,¬†is undergoing a total change process that affects¬†working and management processes as well as IT. At the automotiveIT Congress¬†2015¬†two of the main initiators of change talked about the […]

automotiveIT Congress: CIO says VW needs 2 kinds of IT

VW's Hofmann (Photo: Claus Dick)

Volkswagen is on its way to become the world’s largest automaker with more than¬†10 million vehicles sold in 2014. And of course, the executives in Wolfsburg are keen on staying at the forefront of information technology revolution as well. Volkswagen CIO Martin Hofmann underlined this¬†ambition in his speech at¬†the automotiveIT Congress 2015 in Hanover. The […]

3DEXCITE Live! – Munich

New applications of 3D visualization technologies are demonstrated at the annual show (Photo: Arjen Bongard

Dassault Systemes’ 3D Excite unit will host its annual 3d visualization gathering in Munich May 21 and 22. The fair, which is called¬†3DEXCITE¬†Live!,¬†shows the latest trends in software and high-end computer generated imagery for industrial applications. The event marks a continuation of the 3D fair organized each year by RTT. The Munich-based digital imagery specialist […]