Germany’s industry federation, the VDI, and carmaker Volkswagen are jointly organizing a conference to look at the safety of electronic vehicle systems. The “Automotive Security” conference will take place in Berlin Oct 11 and 12. Presenters will not only focus on functional security of electronic systems, but will also look at the potential for manipulation, Read More..
Volkswagen has delivered a second batch of electrically propelled Golf blue-e-motion cars to test customers as it gets ready to start selling electric vehicles. The automaker now has a test fleet of 80 electric vehicles in Germany. They will be driven mostly by employees of major companies, agencies and organizations. The test fleet is used Read More..
Upheaval in the PLM market: Daimler and Chrysler are separating from former partner Dassault Systemes and are doing development work with Siemens PLM software. On the other hand, BMW has settled on Dassault in the E/E domain. In turn, Hyundai has chosen PTCâ€™s Windchill as its collaboration software, making it the backbone of its PLM Read More..
Sven Lorenz, Porscheâ€™s CIO is a busy man. Not only does he have to manage integration with new majority owner Volkswagen, he also has to deal with the increasing role of social media, continued tight budgets andthe need to get dealers to use one dealer management systems. Lorenz spoke recently with automotiveIT about these and Read More..
Volkswagen of America will equip selected 2012 models with a new Fender Premium Audio System, in a move designed to feed consumersâ€™ growing appetite for quality in-car infotainment. The German carmaker said the new American version of the Jetta GLI will be the first VW model to feature the new Fender system this spring. At Read More..
Volkswagen Logistics has adopted a new contract management system, cuContract, made by Circle Unlimited. Before adopting the system, the German carmakerâ€™s logistics arm used a decentralized database. Contracts would first have to be scanned before being entered into this database. VW Logistics decided on cuContract because the system can easily be expanded and it can Read More..
Volkswagen plans to use more virtual-reality technology to train its service technicians. The German automaker hopes its use of â€œaugmented-realityâ€ technology will better train technicians and help their understanding of the technical innovations it is building into new models. VWâ€™s augmented-reality technology projects computer-generated information onto a vehicle, giving the technician a virtual look under Read More..
Volkswagen has launched an iPhone app that provides assistance to drivers who get into an accident. The app, which is available to VW owners free of charge, helps with the on-site filing of an online claim and also offers a range of additional services. These include locating a repair shop, finding the parked vehicle again, Read More..
With human error causing 90 percent of the most serious traffic accidents, Volkswagen is experimenting with an autopilot that will take over key functions in critical situations. The German carmaker has created a research vehicle as part of an EU research project called HAVE-IT, which stands for Highly Automated Vehicles for Intelligent Transport. VWâ€™s temporary Read More..
Volkswagen brand is embarking on a worldwide digital sales and marketing offensive. The plan acknowledges the growing importance of the internet in car sales. The new offering will start in the US and will then be rolled out globally. “The United States is the global leader when it comes to the Internet. That’s why we’re Read More..