Jochen Schroeder, heads up the new electric mobility division at German supplier group, Schaeffler. He talked to Laurin Paschek about the slow acceptance of EVs, the range of components his company offers, and the infrastructure challenges still faced by the EV industry. Why did Schaeffler feel it was necessary to create a new, separate division for EV? The Read More..
ATLANTA — Company executives from two Tier 1 automotive suppliers last week showed how, with the help of sensor technology, traditional mechanical car components can be equipped with new digital functionality. Senior executives from Tenneco and Schaeffler, speaking at the automotiveIT International conference here, said their companies plan to soon roll out redesigned versions of Read More..
Schaeffler has unveiled the “Schaeffler Mover,” an urban vehicle concept that offers a technology platform that lends itself to various scenarios. The feasibility study is the German engineering group’s attempt to prepare for future mobility requirements that will be determined by people living in rapidly growing metropolitan areas. The Schaeffler Mover can be adapted to Read More..
Schaeffler has opened an office in Silicon Valley, hoping to foster tighter relationships with the regional high-tech industry as the auto industry changes. The large German automotive supplier said the San Jose office will work with start-ups and other technology partners to improve existing products and define and develop new tools and methods. Philip George, Read More..
Schaeffler has acquired autinity systems, a specialist company in digital machine data recording and evaluation, in a move designed to give the German automotive supplier added expertise in digital manufacturing technologies. Schaeffler has identified digitalization as a major business opportunity. The company already is working on 30 digitalization projects and it expects to double this Read More..
HANOVER — Networking the manufacturing industry involves a high degree of cultural change at industrial companies, Schaeffler’s chief digital officer, Gerhard Baum, said Thursday. “It’s important to bring the people along,” Baum said in an address at the annual automotiveIT Congress here. The CDO of of the German automotive supplier group cited a range of Read More..
Schaeffler has signed an agreement with IBM to create a digital platform that will beÂ the foundation of the German automotive supplier’s digitization strategy. Schaeffler said the platform willÂ let it process large amounts of data that willÂ offer the insights needed to upgrade its operations. IBM will provide the technology and act as a consultant and development Read More..
Following in the footsteps of several other automotive companies, Schaeffler has appointed a chief digital officer. Gerhard Baum, formerly the head of IBM’s automotive business, assumed his new responsibilities at the German supplier in October. Baum’s primary task will be to optimize, synchronize and merge the growing amounts of data that are generated across the Read More..
STUTTGART – Better maps will help improve autonomous-driving technology, but they aren’t crucial for the realization of the driverless car, two top automotiveÂ executives said Thursday. Ulrich Hackenberg and Thomas Weber, R&D chiefs at, respectively, Audi and Mercedes-Benz, said the premium car makers have developed autonomous test vehicles that can navigate routes without the help of Read More..