automotiveIT: Microsoft is less visible in the automotive space than, for example, Google or Apple. Is that on purpose, as you invest more in B-2-B partnerships with automakers and suppliers. Sabine Bendiek: We see ourselves as partner to the industry, not as a competitor, and we are working together with automobile manufacturers on tomorrow’s mobility. Read More..
Most companies and organizations are either implementing blockchain or testing the technology as a key tool to boost efficiency and security in their operations, according to a new study. A report by consultants PwC finds that a quarter of executives are piloting a blockchain implementation and almost a third have projects in development. Around 20 Read More..
Faraday Future has joined MOBI, the Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative, a consortium which already includes ZF, Ford, Denso, Groupe Renault, BMW, GM, IBM, Bosch, Accenture and Context Labs. The initiative is exploring blockchain and distributed ledger technology for application in a digital mobility ecosystem, using open source software and standards. FF will initially work with Read More..
ZF has established Car eWallet, developer of an open, blockchain-enabled platform to support payments for refuelling, electric car charging, parking, toll, car-sharing or other such transactions, as a separate company. Based in Berlin, it intends to operate like an independent start-up, and while ZF has provided the initial capital, it will look for further outside Read More..
A non-profit consortium involving major carmakers, suppliers, IT firms, start-ups and other transportation stakeholders has been announced to explore the application of blockchain technology in a digital mobility ecosystem. Founding members include BMW, Bosch, Ford, General Motors, Groupe Renault, ZF, Accenture, Context Labs and IBM. The Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative (MOBI) aims to connect mobility Read More..
Former Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann is joining the senior management team of electric-vehicle startup Evelozcity. Neumann will be in charge of mobility and will develop the company’s connected car strategy, launch mobility concepts and oversee customer experience, branding and marketing. He will also be in charge of Evelozcity’s move into Europe and will be a big Read More..
In an interview, Daimler’s head of innovation discusses agile processes, the potential of new technologies and the new business models under consideration.
Porsche is not content to just continue its success as a profitable maker of premium sports cars. It wants to be an early adopter when it comes to new technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence and virtual and augmented reality. At a press briefing last month, the carmaker, part of the Volkswagen Group, showed a Read More..
As factories and other corporate facilities become fully connected, the networking of IT systems poses growing risks of cyber attacks, security experts say. “Automation, Industry 4.0 and internet connectivity have made systems more vulnerable,” said Hans-Peter Bauer, vice president Central Europe, at cyber security specialist McAfee. Most systems aren’t built to withstand cyber attacks, he Read More..