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..
BERLIN – Daimler is counting on faster IT, better customer interaction and the digitalization of development and production as tools to improve efficiency and profitability, the premium car maker’s CIO, Jan Brecht, said Thursday. In a presentation to the automotiveIT Congress here, Brecht said digitalization should be a comprehensive company-wide process that covers the organization, Read More..
BERLIN – Digital transformation at Volkswagen Group has for years been a core part of the carmaker’s strategy, but executives are constantly adapting the way the changes are implemented. “A few years ago we created a central department for the digital transformation of the Volkswagen Group, said Falk Bothe, director digital transformation office of the Read More..
As head of future solutions at the core Interior Division of Continental, Ralf Lenninger looks at the big trends that are not only reshaping the car business but also are redefining the roles that traditional automotive supplier groups such as Continental need to play. The transformation of the auto industry is forcing suppliers to be Read More..
SEAT is the first car manufacturer to join Alastria, a multi-sector network of over 70 Spanish businesses and institutions developing, testing and collaborating on a blockchain infrastructure. It is already working on a proof-of-concept blockchain project with Telefónica to improve the traceability of parts within the supply chain for its Martorell factory [pictured], as part Read More..
Nick Gill is leader of Capgemini’s Global Automotive practice. He has 25 years technology consulting experience, working with global manufacturing companies, including two stints at General Motors Europe. He is responsible for managing a portfolio of clients across OEMs, suppliers, and dealerships. Paul Fisher spoke to him about the trends and challenges facing the car industry and some Read More..
The auto industry has seemingly suffered two major body blows in the last 10 days. The shock arrest of Carlos Ghosn in Japan and GM’s announcement of plant closures in North America give succour to those who believe we are witnessing the beginning of the end of the car industry. By Paul Fisher The doomsday scenario is that incumbent OEMs and Tier suppliers will be Read More..
Infiniti is hosting an innovation initiative in Hong Kong to connect local start-ups with corporate partners. This extends the Infiniti Lab programme launched in 2015, which “has helped drive cultural transformation and open innovation within Infiniti” as well as in the start-up community, the company says. The Infiniti Lab programme has so far worked with Read More..
German automotive supplier Mahle is in the middle of a digital transformation. Electric/electronics, software and networks are extremely important to the company’s new products, and its information technology has to be converted companywide. In an interview, CIO Markus Bentele discusses the art of juggling all the changes and the new collaboration between Mahle’s IT and Read More..
Capgemini Invent, a digital consulting division of the global Capgemini group, is launching a consultancy service which promises to help automotive OEMs accelerate digitization across their business, identify new opportunities, and increase customer satisfaction. Smart Mobility Connect leverages strategy, technology, design, data analytics and artificial intelligence in three key areas: connected customer, using real-time data Read More..