Vietnamese carmaker VinFast, which unveiled its first models at the recent Paris motor show [pictured], has selected the Siemens PLM (product lifecycle management) software suite to underpin its manufacturing and operations. The new company, a subsidiary of Vingroup, Vietnam’s largest private corporation, is establishing an end-to-end digital strategy as it prepares to bring its Pininfarina-designed Read More..
Ford, Honda and Volkswagen have demonstrated or announced vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2X) trials this week. These are all intended to explore technologies to ease traffic congestion, smooth out traffic flow and increase safety and efficiency; and while they currently involve alerts (and later, interventions) to human drivers, in the longer-term the technologies will be applicable Read More..
Siemens PLM is launching a software solution for the design of autonomous electric vehicles. This uses thermal design data to generate precise models, and is said to give the potential for early design changes and prediction of real-world performance, as well as a reduction in the costs of physical prototyping and testing. Part of the Read More..
As factories and other corporate facilities become fully connected, the networking of IT systems poses growing risks of cyber attacks, security experts say. “Automation, Industry 4.0 and internet connectivity have made systems more vulnerable,” said Hans-Peter Bauer, vice president Central Europe, at cyber security specialist McAfee. Most systems aren’t built to withstand cyber attacks, he Read More..
Siemens will concentrate its global research into autonomous robotics in China, acknowledging the countryâ€™s growing expertise in high-tech manufacturing areas. As part of its decision, the German engineering group also entered into a partnership with Tsinghua University to jointly establish a robotics research center in Beijing. Siemens cited as key development areas new mechatronics systems, Read More..
Siemens plans the acquisition of simulation software specialist TASS International, in a move to strengthen its product lifecycle management (PLM) business. Terms of the transaction weren’t disclosed. Netherlands-based TASS specializes in autonomous driving, integrated safety, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), and tire modeling. Especially autonomous driving and integrated safety are key growth areas in the 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..
Helmuth Ludwig, a 26-year company veteran, will become the new CIO of Siemens, succeeding Norbert Kleinjohann, who is retiring. Ludwig, 54, previously served as chief digital officer of Siemens’ PLM business unit. He also was president of Siemens PLM Software and CEO of the group’s industry sector in North America. In his new position, Ludwig Read More..
Siemens said Chinaâ€™s Desay SV will adopt its product lifecycle management (PLM) software, as the automotive electronics supplier prepares to implement new manufacturing technologies. Desay Chairman Tan Choon Lim said in a press statement that the software â€œwill enable us to implement a unified solution for project management, 3D modeling, collaboration, quality and manufacturing.â€ Desay Read More..
Siemens and Hewlett Packard have built a new vehicle design infrastructure that provides Nissan’s global R&D centers with improved access to the latest vehicle development data. The two technology companies said the infrastructure, which usesÂ a virtual desktop for engineering, letsÂ Nissan more easily manage itsÂ global vehicle design operations. The Japanese carmaker has already started using the Read More..