One of the world’s biggest industry fairs, the Hannover Messe, opens its doors April 23 in Hanover, Germany
French carmaker PSA Group plans to sell its remaining 25 pc stake in Gefco, its former logistics subsidiary. The carmaker said in a statement that “Gefco’s operational performance and the diversification of its client portfolio no longer [make] it necessary for [PSA Group] to have a minority stake in the capital.” Once its exclusive owner, PSA Read More..
BERLIN — IT has become an integral part of the automotive production process, Markus Schaefer, head of production and logistics at Mercedes-Benz Cars, said Thursday. “Today, IT, electrical and electronics and IT are one,” Schaefer told the automotiveIT Congress here. “IT is part of the planning, the development processes and production; there are no more Read More..
Together with German plant engineering specialist Duerr, BMW is building a fully connected paint shop at its plant in San Luis Potosi in Mexico. The facility meets all the Industry 4.0 requirements for an integrated smart factory, Duerr said. In the first stage, the paint shop will have a capacity of 30 vehicles an hour, Read More..
ZF Friedrichshafen unveiled a new software that flexibly monitors internal and external logistics processes. The product, which is called Asset Tracking, is part of the German automotive supplier’s Openmatics connectivity platform. Asset Tracking allows car manufacturers, fleet operators and logistics companies to monitor connected vehicles or freight that is being transported. ZF, which showed the Read More..
Porsche is not content to just continue its success as a profitable maker of premium sports cars. It wants to be an early adopter when it comes to new technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence and virtual and augmented reality. At a press briefing last month, the carmaker, part of the Volkswagen Group, showed a Read More..
As factories and other corporate facilities become fully connected, the networking of IT systems poses growing risks of cyber attacks, security experts say. “Automation, Industry 4.0 and internet connectivity have made systems more vulnerable,” said Hans-Peter Bauer, vice president Central Europe, at cyber security specialist McAfee. Most systems aren’t built to withstand cyber attacks, he Read More..
Cisco’s annual Cyber Security Report says a rapidly growing number of companies suffer cyber attacks and many are resorting to new technologies to defend themselves. Roughly one-third of all cyber security products and services are using artificial intelligence or machine learning, according to the latest issue of the report by the networking group. Today already, Read More..
Toyota bundles some of its separate IT units into one company.
BMW will use the Aras PLM platform as its backbone for test data management, the open-source product lifecycle management specialist said in a press release. The Aras software “will support planning, scheduling, execution, and documentation of vehicle tests, and test results at various stages of vehicle development,” it added. Aras said its platform will connect Read More..