Brian Tossan heads General Motors’ new Canadian Technical Centre in Markham north of Toronto. The 150,000 square foot facility develops new autonomous vehicle software and controls, active safety and vehicle dynamics systems, infotainment and connected vehicle technologies. The Canadian outpost, located less than 250 miles from GM’s headquarters in Detroit, is a high-tech hotspot that Read More..
Brad Duguid is minister of economic development and growth for the Canadian province of Ontario. In this capacity, he plays an important role in helping the regional automotive industry stay competitive. Duguid spoke to automotiveIT International at the Ontario Parliament offices in Toronto recently. automotiveIT: How do you assess the sweeping changes in the auto Read More..
Toyota Motor announced a commitment Monday to start selling a much broader range of full electric and other electrified vehicles in coming years, moving away from a heavy reliance on its pioneering hybrid-electric technology. The Japanese car group said it aims to have annual sales of more than 5.5 million electrified vehicles by 2030, including Read More..
Many companies feel their technology investments miss the mark, according to a study by TomTom Telematics. A poll of 400 executives with German companies found that, in the last five years, 45 pc of them invested in technologies that they then failed to fully implement. The reason: a lack of help from specialist consultants and Read More..
Aptiv has opened a new technology center in Boston, Massachusetts, that will focus on the development and commercialization of new mobility systems. The US automotive supplier, which was formally spun off from Delphi last week, said the Boston facility expands its US engineering footprint and aids its ambition to be a leader in automated driving Read More..
In the long term, autonomous vehicles may not need steering wheels, but that vision is likely to be decades out. In the meantime, steering wheels will remain, though their functionality is set to be enhanced. ZF has developed a concept steering wheel that integrates gesture controls, provides enhanced hands-on detection and offers the kind of Read More..
Stefan Sommer is stepping down from his position as CEO of ZF Friedrichshafen with immediate effect, the German automotive supplier said Thursday. Sommer’s departure follows a change at the company’s supervisory board recently as well. There, Chairman Giorgio Behr stepped down late last month. He was replaced by former Volkswagen Group executive Franz-Josef Paefgen. The Read More..
Delphi on Tuesday officially spun off its powertrain division and launched Aptiv, which groups the US supplier’s connectivity operations. A second company, Delphi Technologies, will henceforth include all powertrain-related components and systems. Aptiv, which will be headquartered in Gillingham, England, and employ 147,000 people worldwide, will be headed by former Delphi CEO Kevin Clark. The Read More..
No ERP system is offering interfaces for artificial intelligence (AI). So several carmakers are cooking up ways to bring AI into their ERP platforms on their own. Automotive companies such as Volkswagen are experimenting with artificial intelligence in their labs. They have been setting up new AI-based processes on the operating engines of their ERP Read More..
There have been deep rumblings in the market for production IT. App developers want to break the hegemony of large monolithic systems and send their little helpers into battle by the thousands. There is no longer a way around the trend toward combined many. They have moved ahead with standardization and created workflow descriptions that have Read More..