Volkswagen is trialling virtual test-drive simulations with a view to shortening development and validation times for driver assistance systems. These are to ‘teach’ the cars, potentially cutting the costs of physical testing as well as accelerating the learning speed of the systems themselves, since the simulations can run continuously. Fewer test rigs and less hardware Read More..
HANOVER — The digital-transformation to-do list at Robert Bosch is long and Bernd Heinrichs, chief digital officer smart mobility solutions, has his work cut out for him. “It’s a long road and we need sustainability, but also speed and innovation power,” he told the carIT Congress here on Tuesday. “And we have to be more Read More..
HANOVER –Audi’s digitalization chief said the premium carmaker aims to focus on “a limited set of profit pools” as it adapts its business strategy to changing market conditions. John Newman, Audi’s head of digitalization, told the carIT Congress here that the auto industry is facing a broad range of disruptive market forces. These include trends Read More..
Digital transformation may be high on the agenda of just about every company, but few have made the organizational changes needed to effectively execute the required processes. That is one of the outcomes of a survey by Germany’s high-tech association, Bitkom, which found that two-thirds of companies polled admitted that they have not yet created Read More..
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..