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..
A new study concludesÂ that relatively few automakers are implementing a consistent digitization strategy, though most agree on what needs to be done. Berylls Strategy Advisors, which polled digital decision makers at six European automotive companies, found that carmakers had correctly identified three core characteristics of the digital revolution: Increased competition from new players from other Read More..
PARIS — Major carmakers are founding new mobility brands as theyÂ look for ways to complement and even replace traditional revenue from new car sales. At the Paris auto show last week, volume car makers Volkswagen Group and PSA/Peugeot-Citroen, and premium car groupÂ Daimler each announced Â new brands and business units that would handle a growing range Read More..
With deliveries rising in the second quarter and General Motors Europe and its core Opel brand posting its first quarterly pretax profit since 2011, the US carmaker hopes to continue the upward trend in Â Europe for the rest of the year. In an interview with automotiveIT, Tina Mueller, who heads Opel’s marketing, explains how digitization Read More..
Skoda’s former CIO, Andre Wehner, has taken over as chief digital officer at the Czech carmaking subsidiary of Volkswagen Group. Wehner assumed his new duties July 1 and is responsible for corporate strategy, digitization, process and organization management. Ralf Brunken, previously in charge of IT system development at Volkswagen, has taken over as CIO at Read More..
European consumers are heavily invested in digital technologies, but the continentÂ is far removed from realizing the full potential of digitization. That is one of the conclusions from a new study by the McKinsey Global Institute, a think tank affiliated with the McKinsey management consultants. The study found that 83 pc of Europeans have internet in Read More..
Skoda set up a new business unit charged with developing new technologies and said digitization is a “key action point” coming out of the Volkswagen Group’s newÂ strategic plan. TheÂ Czech volume brand, one of the moreÂ profitable divisions of the VW Group, said its digitization business area will develop new products and mobility services and will boostÂ the Read More..
Senior German managers are highly confident that they have the digital skills to adapt their companies to a new era of digitized business processes. But many of their staff have a different opinion. According to a poll conducted by digital change consultants Doubleyuu, 44 pc of managers rate their digital competency as “very high.” But Read More..