Klaus Bluem, until recently CIO at MAN Energy Solutions, is the new chief information officer at Czech carmaker Skoda. Bluem succeeded Ralf Brunken, who is assuming other responsibilities within the Volkswagen Group. Both Skoda and MAN are subsidiaries of Volkswagen. Earlier in his career, Bluem, who studied economics and business at Germany’s Heidelberg University, worked Read More..
Volkswagen Group has opened a new software development center in Lisbon, adding 300 IT specialists to similar facilities that already operate in Wolfsburg, Germany, and Berlin. The opening underlines the growing importance of software in the automotive industry. “Software development for new digital services is to become a core competence for Volkswagen,” Martin Hofmann, CIO Read More..
Robert Bosch and MAN receive German logistics awards
MAN Truck & Bus has appointed Christian Kaiser CDO of the Volkswagen Group unit. Kaiser will play an important role in the digital transformation ofÂ the truck and bus division, the company said. Kaiser, 39, succeeds Markus Lipinsky, who will concentrate fully on his position as CEO of MAN’s digital brand, Rio, which will offer digital Read More..
MAN is investing 8.5 million dlrs in a Silicon Valley start-up to improve cargo planning for trucking companies. The German truckmaker, which is part of the Volkswagen Group, said the move will give it an active role in shaping the digital transformation of the industry. It will also help it gain experience in digitized logistics Read More..
The automotiveIT Congress, held annually during the CeBIT high-tech fair in Hanover, is set to take place March 17. With its focus on the digital transformation of the auto industry, the one-day conference brings together more than 500 top decision makers from automotive and IT companies. Speakers include CIOs and other senior executives from some Read More..
Volvo Cars has appointed former MAN boss Hakan Samuelsson CEO of the Swedish automaker, succeeding Stefan Jacoby, who suffered a mild stroke in September. Jacoby will leave the company “after an amicable agreement,” Volvo said. The appointment of Samuelsson, a supervisory board member of Volvo since 2010, means the top position at Volvo Cars will Read More..
German truck maker MAN has appointed a Volkswagen executive as its new CIO, underlining the tightening control of the German car group over the Munich-based truck maker and engineering company. Stephan Fingerling, who most recently served as CIO of VW’s American operations for Volkswagen de Mexico, started as MAN’s new CIO on Sept. 1. He Read More..
Trucks powered by electric motors are not feasible at the moment, said Georg Pachta-Reyhofen, CEO of truck maker MAN. Pachta-Reyhofen said batteries alone would cost about 300,000 euros and would add 6,000 kilos of weight to a truck. That would go at the expense of freight volume, which would mean more truck traffic on the Read More..
A major study by the Economist Intelligence Unit foresees a huge increase in global traffic congestion. But industry leaders believe that intelligent logistics and the use of modern IT will help keep traffic moving. The report, â€œKeeping traffic flowing; Transport efficiency to 2030,â€ paints a worrisome picture of the global traffic situation in the next Read More..