The speeds decreed by Daimler CIO Jan Brecht are faster than ever. Software is expected to be set up, pushed through and delivered twice as quickly – at a minimum. The workload for the company’s digitalization initiative will again be considerable in 2019. Daimler’s Customer and Car Platform is expected to grow, and data analysis Read More..
Last week, Volkswagen Group struck a deal with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to build a cloud-based digital production platform that will eventually connect the carmaker’s plants, its suppliers and all other players in its supply chain. VW said it had chosen AWS because of its innovative cloud technologies in the production environment and its strong Read More..
German lighting and electronics specialist Hella wants to become an agile business partner to the auto industry. In an interview with our sister title, automotiveIT, CIO Felix Willing talks about the IT architecture areas where work still needs to be done and the need for urgency in the era of digitalisation The chemical engineer, who moved Read More..
As head of future solutions at the core Interior Division of Continental, Ralf Lenninger looks at the big trends that are not only reshaping the car business but also are redefining the roles that traditional automotive supplier groups such as Continental need to play. The transformation of the auto industry is forcing suppliers to be Read More..
A massive change in the Volkswagen Group’s IT system landscape is looming. In an interview late last year, Group CIO Martin Hofmann talks about the burden of VW’s technological legacy, cultural change within the company and the opportunities afforded by new technologies. By Hilmar Dunker and Yannick Polchow. Volkswagen Group has deliberately decided against establishing a Read More..
Frank Loydl has been CIO at Audi since February 2018. He says the effects and impacts of digitalisation can be overdone. It makes little sense, he says, for all of a company’s processes to be fully agile. Nor is it feasible to achieve such a goal. Ralf Bretting spoke to him about how he is putting Read More..
Geotab has built a software platform that provides fleet managers with information and analysis designed to improve all aspects of their operations. The Canadian telematics company, founded in 2000, offers software that can help improve safety, increase productivity and boost fuel efficiency. It provides its own hardware connector to vehicles’ OBD ports, but it is Read More..
Joachim Langenwalter, Germany-based director automotive at Nvidia, is responsible for software deliveries to automakers and suppliers in Europe. At the chipmaker’s GTC conference in Munich last month, he spoke to automotiveIT about autonomous driving technology, cyber security and the challenges faced by the auto industry today. automotiveIT: The image of autonomous driving has taken a Read More..
When BMW introduced its new 3 Series sedan at the Paris Auto Show last month, it highlighted the digital technologies that are designed to give a major boost to the car’s connectivity. The immediate goal: to make the core BMW model – and other new models to come – more attractive, and give the premium Read More..
German automotive supplier Mahle is in the middle of a digital transformation. Electric/electronics, software and networks are extremely important to the company’s new products, and its information technology has to be converted companywide. In an interview, CIO Markus Bentele discusses the art of juggling all the changes and the new collaboration between Mahle’s IT and Read More..