Daimler and Hubject have concluded their pilot trial of the Plug&Charge digital certificate system, which enables electric vehicle drivers to access public recharging facilities without the need for a smartphone app or RFID card. The latest Smart EQ Fortwo and Forfour models, now in production, are the first to support the Plug&Charge system. Hubject has Read More..
In an interview, Daimler’s head of innovation discusses agile processes, the potential of new technologies and the new business models under consideration.
MHP and Actano are cooperating to build a scalable cloud-native platform for project management in the automotive industry. The two companies said they will offer a so-called platform-as-a-service (PaaS) model that lets customers choose the components they need for a particular situation. Customers also decide how many users need access to the service and for 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.
Porsche is not content to just continue its success as a profitable maker of premium sports cars. It wants to be an early adopter when it comes to new technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence and virtual and augmented reality. At a press briefing last month, the carmaker, part of the Volkswagen Group, showed a Read More..
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..
German companies are not well prepared for espionage, sabotage or data theft, according to a new poll. The country’s high-tech association interviewed 1,069 executives in charge of corporate security and found that only four out of 10 companies had a disaster-recovery plan in place. InÂ critical infrastructure areas such as energy or financial services, 53 percent Read More..
Three out of four automotive companies have serious concerns about the future as the industry faces massive disruption, according to a new study. The survey alsoÂ found that half of all companies interviewed felt that digital change could actually pose an existential threat. The poll, conducted by management consultants Staufen, asked 650 executives at German companies Read More..
Siemens is reorganizing its IT operations as part of a series of measures aimed at boosting the group’s efficiency. The Germany-based technology conglomerate said it isÂ reviewing the geographical setup of itsÂ IT activities and digitizing its own processes. It is also planning the centralization of German storage facilities at itsÂ Digital Factory Division. IT operationsÂ will play a Read More..