As business digital officer for Robert Bosch, Bernd Heinrichs is supposed to bring out new IoT-based business models for the company. In an interview with automotiveIT, he makes clear that he is not just entertaining dreamy views of the mobility of the future. Rather, Heinrichs is developing pragmatic solutions to the transportation problems of today. Read More..
Robert Bosch GmbH has announced a series of changes to its board of management, including the creation of a new role: chief digital officer. This position will be taken by Dr. Michael Bolle, currently head of the corporate sector for research and advance engineering, who will also become chief technology officer. Bolle takes on responsibilities Read More..
BMW Connected plans to work with Baidu Internet of Vehicles on home-to-vehicle communications and expanding its digital ecosystem for Chinese customers. Services under development will include remote controls, voice controls, vehicle status monitoring from an owner’s home, and searching for travel information and route-planning. The global BMW Connected ecosystem is underpinned by its Open Mobility Read More..
Volkswagen Group has announced direct investments of around 15 billion euros into e-mobility, autonomous driving, business digitalization and new mobility services in China, part of a 34 billion euro global program. This follows the corporate restructuring outlined recently by new chairman Dr Herbert Diess. At the Beijing auto show, the future vision for the Volkswagen Read More..
BERLIN — Audi wants to reduce the complexity of operating its vehicles as it aims to become a “premium digital car company,” the carmaker’s CDO, Roland Villinger, said Thursday. The Volkswagen Group premium brand also wants to increase safety and provide more seamless connectivity. “We want to make the lives of our customers simpler, safer Read More..
Porsche CIO Sven Lorenz already is investing one-third of his project budget in connected-car technologies and the amount of investment is rising. Like other automotive companies, the premium sports car brand of the Volkswagen Group is streamlining processes all along the value chain. It also is developing new, digital products and functions, and is forging Read More..
A German poll finds that many companies feel they still don’t need help with digital transformation. But there are indications that more will be recruiting consultants in the near term.
Many companies expect digitalization to boost sales in coming years, but, so far, relatively few are already seeing this trend materialize, according to a new poll conducted by management consultants Horvath & Partners. The survey of 200 decision makers in German speaking companies found that 52 pc see some sales growth as a result of Read More..
Toyota bundles some of its separate IT units into one company.
Independent IT divisions could be gone in three years, according to a majority of IT executives polled by EMC. The cloud computing specialist in February interviewed 2,741 IT decision makers and business managers across companies in 13 countries. One of the key findings was that 58 pc of CIOs polled expect their IT organizationÂ to all Read More..