Five new members have joined the MOST Cooperation.They are: Bang & Olufsen, Molex, Nippon Seiki, Toyoda Gosei und TTTech. MOST, which stands for Media-Oriented Systems Transport, sets the standard for multimedia and infotainment networking in the car. Sixteen carmakers and more than 60 component suppliers are members. The addition of the five new members “reflects Read More..
Computer crime is on the rise in Germany, in particular in the automobile, electronics and machine-building industries, according to a study by consultants KPMG. The reason: more companies and people are networked, which lets information flow more freely than ever before. In the “E-Crime Study 2010,” which polled 500 executives in Germany, KPMG found that Read More..
A converted battery-powered Audi A2 covered the 600km stretch from Munich to Berlin this week without stopping to recharge its battery pack, the German Economics Ministry said. The test vehicle, developed by Berlin-based DBM Energy with support from the Economics Ministry, covered the distance in seven hours at temperatures around freezing. Most plug-in electric vehicles Read More..
Automotive electronics will dominate the electronica trade fair, which will be held in Munich Nov 9 â€“ Nov 12. The trade show will feature an automotive conference that will focus on electromobility, battery-recharging systems for electric vehicles, driver assistance systems and global growth markets. The world market for electrical and electronic products has been growing Read More..
4flow is taking over a big part of the management and optimization of Johnson Controls’ global logistics network. The German company, a leading provider of supply chain consulting, software and network management services, has signed a five-year agreement with Johnson Controls Automotive Experience to manage European supplies of Johnson Controls plants in Brazil, China, Malaysia, Read More..
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..
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..