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..
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..
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..
Dr. René Deist (pictured) is leading a transformation of Faurecia’s global IT systems and processes to digitalize the supply chain and develop products faster – as well as to support new business models. By Christopher Ludwig The automotive industry faces clear challenges in a slowing global economy, geopolitical risks and technological disruption. Across the supply Read More..
BERLIN — Carmakers and security experts should work more closely together to develop common IT standards and protect connected cars from hacker attacks, a senior T-Systems executive told the automotiveIT Congress here. Michael Chalvatzis, a senior vice president at the consulting arm of Germany’s Telekom Group, said security is one of the biggest issues facing Read More..
BERLIN – The decoupling of Opel IT from previous owner General Motors is ahead of schedule, Thomas Kuelpp, CIO of the German car brand, told the automotiveIT Congress. GM sold Opel to PSA Group in 2017 and Kuelpp was tasked with integrating all IT into the French carmaker’s systems. He didn’t share the original timetable, Read More..
BERLIN — BMW is moving full steam ahead with a company-wide project to embed agile development in all processes involving corporate IT. CIO Klaus Straub told the automotiveIT Congress here that the Munich-based premium car group has set an ambitious goal of 50 new software releases every day and no downtime in systems at all. Read More..
BERLIN – Customers’ digital experience will equal vehicle design in importance in coming years, Porsche CIO Mattias Ulbrich said Thursday. Speaking at the automotiveIT Congress, Ulbrich said Porsche’s strategy is built around the notion that “all we do to create business value should bring additional value for the customer.” New IT, and especially artificial intelligence, Read More..
CIO Raman Mehta is leading a dramatic modernization of Visteon’s IT and IS architecture and enterprise systems, helping the cockpit electronics supplier to further digitalize its engineering, production and supply chain. By Christopher Ludwig Every company in the automotive industry today is concerned with the transformation of their business models, from manufacturing and value chains, Read More..
Automakers need to speed up R&D efforts to meet demand for EVs, autonomous vehicles and connected cars. They also need to develop new models to fit marketing niches and consumer demands that change much more quickly – in the process affecting what their suppliers need to supply and how quickly. So, what IT tools are Read More..