BERLIN — Continental sees strong potential in the ability to enhance its product offering with the help of new technologies. The automotive supplier also has made a strong commitment to implementing these technologies. “We can only solve new problems with new technologies,” Continental Group CIO Christian Eigler said. He cited the business potential of digital Read More..
Robert Bosch and Continental, two of the world’s biggest automotive suppliers, are each buying a 5 pc stake in location and digital mapping specialist Here. The two German companies are buying their stakes from Here’s main owners, premium car makers Audi, BMW and Daimler. The transactions are expected to be completed in the first quarter Read More..
Christian Eigler is a realist. In his view, it won’t be trendy roadmaps that lay the basis for successful digitization, but standardization and harmonization. In an interview with automotiveIT, the CIO of automotive supplier Continental talks about the trend toward the “servicification” of products, the buzzword “agility” and IT as a people business. Excerpts: Mr. Read More..
Ralf Lenninger has taken over as head of Continentalâ€™s Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) business, succeeding Seval Oz, a high-profile former Google executive the German automotive supplier recruited in 2014. Oz has now left the company. Lenninger, previously senior vice president of Continentalâ€™s Interior Electronic Solutions (IES) business, assumed his new duties October 1. He will Read More..
Automotive suppliers Continental and Hyundai Mobis, electronics group Toshiba and several other companies have joined Automotive Grade Linux (AGL), a project that aims to develop an open-source, Linux-based platform for connected cars. Earlier this year, AGL announced a new set of codes designed specifically for the automotive industry. The new Linux distribution addresses automotive-specific applications Read More..
Automotive suppliers are in the midst of a strategic reorientation marked by high investment and stepped-up merger and acquisition activity, according to a new study by Berylls. In 2015, companies especially targetedÂ emissions technologies, autonomous driving systems and alternative powertrains, the strategy consultants said Merger and acquisitions examples cited include Robert Bosch’s battery technology startup SEEO Read More..
The automotiveIT Congress, held annually during the CeBIT high-tech fair in Hanover, is set to take place March 17. With its focus on the digital transformation of the auto industry, the one-day conference brings together more than 500 top decision makers from automotive and IT companies. Speakers include CIOs and other senior executives from some Read More..
German industry is faced with a growing shortage of IT specialists. In answers to written questions, Continentalâ€™s HR chief Ariane Reinhart explains how the automotive supplier is refocusing its human resources department to deal with this challenge and how workers can be prepared for digital change. automotiveIT: Many companies are complaining about shortages of qualified Read More..
German automotive suppliers tend to shy away from acquiring digital technologyÂ companies, preferring instead to build up this expertise from within, according to a new study. JDA Software looked at all acquisitions by Germany’s 20 biggest suppliers since 2013 and found that, of 29 relevant acquisitions, only five took place in the digital space. “German automotive Read More..
Robert Bosch said it has joined a German research product aimed atÂ speeding up the development of automated-driving technologies. The German automotive supplier group said Ko-HAF, as the project is called, wants to help develop cars “in which drivers no longer need to be constantly vigilant.” Ko-HAF is a German-language acronym that stands for “Cooperative Highly-Automated Read More..