Late 2018 Harley-Davidson announced LiveWire, it’s first all-electric motorcycle. IBM will provide cloud infrastructure for the new bike’s built-in HD Connect platform. The motorcycle is part of a transformation programme to help grow the business beyond its core markets. As in other automotive sectors, Harley-Davidson faces competition from new forms of mobility and electrification trends. Read More..
German companies are increasingly looking across their country’s borders for experts that can help them implement new digital technologies. According to a survey by Germany’s high-tech association Bitkom, about three-quarters of companies are looking to recruit foreign staff with digital skills. Every second company hopes to gain competitive advantage this way. The German auto industry Read More..
In a recent interview with automotiveIT, Wilko Andreas Stark, the head of Daimler Strategy and Product Strategy and Planning, Mercedes-Benz Cars,Â talked about the various levels of the digital transformation Daimler has embarked on. Stark alsoÂ discussed new business models and organizational challenges and acknowledged that automakers will need cooperation pacts to succeed in the new-mobility world.Â Stark Read More..
More than halfway into a massive three-year project to transform IT at General Motors, Randy Mott is confident he’s making progress. The CIO, who joined the largest North American carmaker in February, 2012, cites advances on many fronts: â€¢ Following an agreement withHP,GM’s largest IT partner, in late 2012, Mott has brought the bulk of Read More..
HANOVER – Companies have no option but to embrace new digital technologies, a senior T-Systems executive said at the automotiveIT Congress on Thursday. “Transform or Die” was the title of a presentation by Thomas Spreitzer, senior vice president marketing at the German telecommunications service provider. Spreitzer said that companies failing to adopt 21st century business Read More..
Embattled automakers should take inspiration from the high-tech industry and embark on a massive transformation of their business model, according to a new analysis by two Cisco consultants. The analysis, called “Electronics-ization in Automotive,” paints a picture of an auto industry that has failed to sufficiently innovate, hasn’t capitalized on its inherent strengths and has Read More..
General Motors, which is bringing the bulk of its IT operations in house, will hire 3,000 hardware and software engineers from HP. Under an agreement signed by the two companies last week, 3,000 HP employees who are already working on GM’s business will join the carmaker. The Â US automotive group, which currently outsources as much Read More..