Digital Leaders

  • daimler.automotiveIT
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    Mercedes production boss sees IT as integral to car building

    2018-03-22T10:17:00Z

    Mercedes production chief Schaefer sees several disruptive technology changes down the road BERLIN IT has become an integral part of the automotive production process, Markus Schaefer, head of production and logistics at Mercedes-Benz Cars, said Thursday. Today, IT, electrical and electronics and IT ...

  • schaeffler.automotiveIT
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    Schaeffler opens Silicon Valley office

    2018-03-20T18:50:43Z

    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 ...

  • daimler.automotiveIT
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    Daimler teams up with Google in quantum computing

    2018-03-20T16:54:00Z

    A quantum computing chip developed by Google (Photo: Daimler) Daimler struck a research alliance with Google to look into the potential of quantum computing to solve complex mobility problems. The German premium car group said current generations of computers and server systems are reaching capacity limits ...

  • toyota.automotiveIT
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    Toyota USA creates digital transformation division

    2018-03-14T09:28:22Z

    The new digital division underlines Toyota's resolve to develop new digital business areas (Photo: Toyota) Toyota Motor North America will establish a division that will focus on digital transformation and new forms of mobility. It will be led by regional CDO and CIO Zack Hicks. Hicks, who also is ...

  • bitkom.automotiveIT
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    Bitkom: Most German companies embark on digital transformation on their own

    2018-03-13T17:11:04Z

    A majority of German companies still feels they don't need external help as they work on digital transformation. But there are indications that more companies will be looking for guidance in the near term. According to a new poll by Bitkom, Germany's high-tech association, 56 pc of companies feel they ...

  • cox automotive.automotiveIT
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    Cox Automotive launches connected retail platform

    2018-03-13T14:23:41Z

    The Accelerate platform can be accessed from a smartphone (Photo: Cox Automotive) Cox Automotive has launched a new connected retail platform that offers a set of online tools to improve the car buying process. The US car retailer said the platform, which is called Accelerate, will make car buying ...

  • GM.automotiveIT
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    GM to ramp up production of Bolt EV

    2018-03-12T11:59:59Z

    GM builds the Bolt EV at its Orion plant north of Detroit (Photo: GM) General Motors will soon ramp up production of the Bolt EV amid increasing global demand for the car, GM CEO Mary Barra said. The Bolt EV, which is built at GM's Orion Assembly plant north ...

  • brexit.automotiveIT
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    Parliamentary report: No gain from Brexit for UK auto sector

    2018-03-12T10:37:46Z

    Around 900,000 people depend on the UK auto industry for their jobs (Photo: Shutterstock.com) Divergence from the EU’s regulatory regime post-Brexit will only bring extra costs and no potential benefits for the UK’s export-led automotive industry, a British Parliament committee report says. “The automotive sector in Europe is heavily ...

  • seat.automotiveIT
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    VW Group moves company veteran to head Seat production

    2018-03-12T10:20:30Z

    Christian Vollmer, Seat's new head of production, joined the VW Group in 1999 (Photo: Seat) A Volkswagen Group veteran, Christian Vollmer, will take charge of manufacturing operations at Seat starting July 1. Vollmer will become vice-president for production and logistics at the Spanish VW Group brand, leading the management ...

  • Faraday Future.automotiveIT
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    Wave of AV litigation seen to be more about talent than tech

    2018-03-12T10:09:03Z

    Faraday Future showed a flashy prototype at the 2016 CES in Las Vegas (Photo: Bongard) The autonomous vehicle space is seeing its first wave of litigation as players in a crowded field fight over technology, money and, above all, talent. In each case, a senior employee who has led ...