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..
BMW is investing around €100 million in a new driving simulation facility at its FIZ Research and Innovation Centre, Munich. It describes this as to be the world’s most advanced of its kind, and says it will enable virtual testing of advanced assistance systems and display and control concepts for autonomous driving. The Driving Simulation Read More..
Consultancy firm McKinsey&Company has come up with a series of recommendations for successful digital transformation for Tier One automotive suppliers, noting that most in this sector have only recently started to develop new digital products, services and processes. It warns that, for example, scaling-up transformative measures can be hard; roadmaps are often either vague or Read More..
PARIS -When PSA Group CEO Carlos Tavares launched his “Push to Pass” recovery roadmap in April 2016, he made digitally driven change a key pillar of his growth strategy. “Our digital transformation will make the PSA Group a company connected to its customers,” he said. Two years later, the French automaker has launched a range Read More..