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..
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..
Both Volvo Cars and General Motors have announced the addition of the Amazon Key app to their respective connected services in the USA. This will be available to customers in 37 US cities and their surrounding areas, with more locations to follow. For Volvo customers, Amazon Key links Amazon Prime membership accounts with the Volvo Read More..
Daimler will start a test of in-car deliveries this autumn in Germany in an attempt to offer a practical use for new connected technologies. The German premium brand said the service, which will start in Stuttgart, Cologne, Bonn and Berlin, will allow shoppers with online retailers such as Amazon, Allyouneed fresh and Fashion ID to Read More..
HANOVER – Internet companies such as Amazon can show automakers the way to a better customer-facing digital sales approach, Mercedes-Benz CIO Nikitas Drakopoulos said Thursday. Automakers have to face the challenges that do not only comprise makeovers of web pages but every single area of car sales, Drakopoulos told the automotiveIT Congress here. “The only Read More..
Ford Motor said it would study companies such as Apple and Amazon to learn how to successfully manage a major industry transformation. Ford Motor CEO Mark Fields, in an address to the International CAR Symposium in Bochum, Germany, announced that the US-based carmaker has entered into a research cooperation with Aachen University to launch the Read More..
Senior IT managers from Amazon, eBay, IBM, Microsoft and Siemens will be among the speakers at a series of events hosted at the CeBIT high-tech fair in Hanover next month. CeBIT Global Conferences, which will stage its conference program at the Hanover Fairgrounds March 6 -9,Â will focus on key IT issues such as intelligent Read More..