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..
HANNOVER – Tomorrow’s cars will be part of a digital ecosystem that relies on full connectivity, Daimler’s top strategist, Wilko Andreas Stark, said Thursday. “Personal mobility will change forever as a result of digitalization,” Stark told the automotiveIT Congress here. The Daimler executive said tomorrow’s mobility will be defined by keyÂ trends such as electrification, autonomous Read More..
BMW has appointed Jens Monsees to the position ofÂ vice-president digital strategy, according to theÂ former Google manager’s LinkedIn profile. The website shows that Monsees, 45, took up his new role last month. Monsees previously served as Google’s industry leader automotive and, in an earlier role, was BMW’s Â international innovation manager. Monsees is one of several senior Read More..
Despite greater focus on digital technologies throughout the auto industry, carmakers are Â still struggling with digitalization, according to a new study. The study, conducted by management consultants Batten & Company, found that the auto industry lags behind most other industry sectors in the implementation of digital technologies. For their research, the consultants developed a so-called Read More..