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..
Volkswagen has confirmed an investment of over €3.5 billion into a digitization initiative to 2025. At a press conference in Berlin, executives outlined the strategy and a series of measures to speed up the development of its digital ecosystem. Jürgen Stackmann, Volkswagen brand board member, outlined and reiterated the idea of the car as a Read More..
Few companies have realized the full potential of digitization of manufacturing at a large scale, a survey by the McKinsey & Company management consultancy has found. Its fourth annual Digital Manufacturing Global Expert study claims that while 92% of the respondents from firms around the world felt that their company was at the forefront of Read More..
Automated systems supplier Kuka, based in Augsburg, Germany, has taken an order from Chinese automaker GAC NE (New Energy) for 430 industrial robots. These will be deployed to build electric vehicles in this GAC Group division’s new production plant in Guangzhou, for joining and handling tasks at the body-in-white stage. The KR Quantec [pictured] and Read More..
Rocket Software and T-Systems International, a Deutsche Telekom subsidiary based in Frankfurt, have launched a combined solution for secure and rapid data exchange between product design and manufacturing partners, claiming a 90pc reduction in the time needed to share the data. Three global manufacturers have now signed up to use this, including one of the Read More..
At its Annual General Meeting in Ingolstadt last week, Audi’s board of management outlined initiatives including the development of an integrated IT platform for connectivity and digital services, and a new digital product management unit reporting to the CEO. This new business unit will steer the planning, implementation and operation of digital products alongside “the Read More..
Digital technologies need to be fully embedded in the automotive manufacturing process if automakers are to succeed with efforts to modernize car production. That is one of the keyÂ messages of nextLAP, a startup that has developed an Internet of Things (IoT) platform for automotive manufacturing. nextLAP believes the industry needs to adopt a holistic concept Read More..
Ralf Lenninger has taken over as head of Continentalâ€™s Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) business, succeeding Seval Oz, a high-profile former Google executive the German automotive supplier recruited in 2014. Oz has now left the company. Lenninger, previously senior vice president of Continentalâ€™s Interior Electronic Solutions (IES) business, assumed his new duties October 1. He will Read More..
Brigitte Cantaloube became chief digital officer of PSA/Peugeot-Citroen on February 1. At the Paris auto show, the former Yahoo executive spoke to automotiveIT about the digital transformation of Franceâ€™s biggest car group Youâ€™ve been on the job for eight months. How is your first year in the auto industry shaping up? These are crazy and Read More..