Renault unveiled an experimental electric and connected van designed to improve the efficiency of so-called “last-mile” deliveries in urban areas. The French carmaker said the EZ-FLEX Is built to meet the needs of delivery-van drivers, with wide access to seats, a large central dashboard and easy access to a range of information. The EZ-FLEX’s HMI Read More..
Truck makers are embracing connectivity as the transportation and logistics industry looks toward digital technology to improve efficiency. At a conference on autonomous and connected vehicle technology in early April, executives from some of the leading truck makers and fleet management technology providers discussed the latest developments in connectivity and logistics. The conference – SMMT Read More..
Like automotive firms, agricultural equipment maker AGCO is planting the seeds of transformation, implementing a common global IT infrastructure, more digital manufacturing processes and an agile approach to IT service and development. By Christopher Ludwig Manufacturers of passenger vehicles are not alone in implementing technology that will change the way their products and business Read More..
As industry becomes ever more connected, the risk of cyber attacks is increasing, Klint Walker, a senior US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) official, told the Automotive Logistics Supply Chain Conference in Atlanta last month. Walker’s comments underlined how the growing complexity of industrial cooperations, interconnected supply chains and wider digital networks is raising the threat level. Read More..
Last week, Volkswagen Group struck a deal with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to build a cloud-based digital production platform that will eventually connect the carmaker’s plants, its suppliers and all other players in its supply chain. VW said it had chosen AWS because of its innovative cloud technologies in the production environment and its strong Read More..
BMW and Microsoft launched a technology platform designed to improve manufacturing efficiency, break down traditional barriers between proprietary systems and foster increased cooperation with other industry partners. The two companies said the “Open Manufacturing Platform (OMP),” which will be built using the Microsoft Azure cloud architecture, will have a technology framework that allows a wide Read More..
In an interview with automotiveIT late last year, Volkswagen Group CIO Martin Hofmann was quite clear about his vision for the carmaker’s manufacturing and supply chain landscape. “We are planning to build a digital production platform that connects every plant in the world,” he said. At the time, Hofmann didn’t announce that Amazon Web Services Read More..
Volkswagen Group will rely on Amazon Web Services (AWS) to automate manufacturing and logistics processes across its network of 122 plants and more than 30,000 facilities that make up the group’s global supply chain. The German automotive group said it had signed a multi-year agreement with AWS, the cloud computing unit of Amazon, to build Read More..
Bosch will show a range of new technologies at the Hannover Messe that will demonstrate that the factory of the future is quickly becoming reality. The German automotive supplier group said its manufacturing technology division, Bosch Rexroth, will show a digital service assistant that performs fault diagnoses on any mobile device; a mechatronic system that Read More..
ATLANTA — Honda is making some some massive changes across its operations in North America as it prepares for a surge in production of electric vehicles (EVs) and a big rise in logistics costs. Speaking at The Supply Chain Conference last week in Atlanta, George Grahovac, Honda of America’s new senior manager at its North America Read More..