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..
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..
Mercedes-Benz will offer a flat rate to customers wanting to switch cars during the year, in a pilot project with two German dealer groups, Lueg and Beresa. The German premium car brand said the rate, which includes insurance, maintenance, repair and tires, will let customers drive as many as 36,000 kilometers a year in up Read More..
Porsche has started using 3D printers to produce rare spare parts for classic vehicles. The German premium sports car maker said classic models have around 52,000 parts, most of which only need to be made in small quantities. “The components can be produced on demand if needed, thereby eliminating tool and storage costs,” Porsche said. Read More..
The Volkswagen group, in a broad management reshuffle at Bentley, appointed Astrid Fontaine to the position of board member responsible for human resources, digitalization and IT at the Britain-based luxury brand. Fontaine, currently in charge of HR, culture and innovation at Porsche North America, succeeds Marlies Rogait. The appointment, which takes effect January 1, is Read More..
Competition for market share is fierce in the global auto industry, but that doesnâ€™t mean thereâ€™s no room to cooperate. Especially in the past two years, as the pace of change has picked up, thereâ€™s been a marked increase in the number of strategic jont ventures the worldâ€™s carmakers have embarked on. The most high-profile Read More..
German carmakers BMW, Daimler, Audi and Porsche together with Ford MotorÂ agreed to cooperate on a fast-charging network for battery-electric vehicles along the continent’s major highways. The venture, which is open to other automakers, will build about 400 ultra-fast charging stations, beginning in 2017. The stations will use the combined charging system (CCS) standard, which offers Read More..
Thilo Koslowski, the CEO of the newly formed Porsche Digital GmbH, recently talked to automotiveIT about Silicon Valley, Germany’s digital infrastructure and Porsche’s new digital technologies. Â _Mr. Koslowski, specific assets have shaped Porsche’s DNA for a long time: air cooling, rear-wheel drive and the number 911. What new gadgets can now stand up to the Read More..
Porsche has opened a digital lab in Berlin, where it will identify and test new IT products and develop collaboration with technology companies, start-ups and research centers. The German sports car maker, which is part of the Volkswagen Group, said the lab is operated in partnership with its management IT consulting arm MHP. In the Read More..
PorscheÂ is broadening its business goals from merely building premium sports cars to becoming a “leading provider of digital mobility solutions in the premium automotive segment.” The company said its supervisory board has approved the foundation of Porsche Digital, a separate business unit that will be run byÂ Thilo Koslowski. The formerÂ Gartner analyst recently joined Porsche to Read More..