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..
Volkswagen Group’s IT department is further developing its expertise in digital customer offerings. The world’s biggest car group has doubled the staff of its Digital Lab in Berlin since the facility opened in October 2016. It now has 70 IT experts at the lab, which is part of a global network of competence centers VW Read More..
Robert Bosch plans to acquire a software development company – ITK Engineering – that specializes inÂ model-based system and software development. The German automotive supplier, which is focusing increasingly on internet-of-things technologies, said the acquisition will strengthen its position in the field of engineering services. Bosch has its own development unit, which is called Bosch Engineering. Read More..
Renault and its alliance partner Nissan jointly acquiredÂ Sylpheo, a French software development company, in a move to speed up connected-car initiatives at the two car brands. The Renault-Nissan alliance (RNA) plans to launch more than 10 vehicles with autonomous-driving technology in the next four years. The acquisition of Sylpheo aims to expand offerings of connected Read More..
Ford Motor has engaged Pivotal to develop new software, marking the second time this year that a major automaker is contracting with the California specialist. In September, Daimler announced that it had quickly developed its Mercedes me application with the help of Pivotal. Ford Â said it had turned to Pivotal, which is part of the Read More..