Digital Leaders

  • siemens.automotiveIT
    Article

    Connected factories pose greater cyber risks

    2018-03-12T09:35:00Z

    Companies are taking cyber security seriously, but challenges abound (Photo: Siemens) 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 ...

  • mercedes.porsche.automotiveIT
    Article

    Mercedes, Porsche join other brands in testing flat-rate subscription models

    2018-03-09T11:52:07Z

    Mercedes will let customers drive 12 vehicles at a flat rate (Photo: Mercedes) Mercedes-Benz will offer a flat rate to customers wanting to switch cars during the year, in a pilot project with two German dealer groups, Lueg and Beresa. The German premium car brand said the rate, which ...

  • horvath.automotiveIT
    Article

    Horvath poll: Relatively little impact from digitalization so far

    2018-03-09T11:06:00Z

    German-speaking companies have seen little change in their product offering as a result of digitalization Many companies expect digitalization to boost sales in coming years, but, so far, relatively few are already seeing this trend materialize, according to a new poll conducted by management consultants Horvath ...

  • toyota.automotiveIT
    Article

    Toyota to reorganize some of its global IT operations

    2018-03-06T11:25:11Z

    Toyota's IT reorganization reflects the growing importance of new technologies (Photo: Toyota) Toyota Motor, recognizing the growing role of information technology in all of its business areas, will merge three IT subsidiaries into one new company, Toyota Systems Co. The move will take effect January 1, 2019. The Japanese ...

  • mini.automotiveIT
    Article

    BMW plans to build electric Minis in China

    2018-03-04T12:18:22Z

    BMW showed a concept for an electric Mini at the Los Angeles Auto Show in 2017 (Photo: LA Auto Show) BMW said it is in "advanced discussions" to form a new joint venture with Great Wall Motor in China to locally produce electric Mini brand cars there. The German ...

  • capgemini.automotiveIT
    Article

    Capgemini study: Big data in demand for new business models

    2018-03-04T10:21:48Z

    CIOs worry about staff shortages in key areas such as big data, cyber security (Photo: Microsoft) Big data technologies are increasingly in demand when companies develop digital business models, according to a new poll by consultants Capgemini. The poll also found that cyber security has become an even bigger ...

  • Aurora.automotiveIT
    Article

    Driverless-car start-up Aurora raises 90 million dlrs

    2018-03-04T10:09:10Z

    Aurora delivers a suite of autonomous driving technologies to automakers (Photo: Aurora) Autonomous-vehicle technology start-up Aurora raised 90 million dollars in a financing round led by two venture capital companies, Greylock Partners and Index Ventures. Aurora was co-founded by Chris Urmson, the former Google executive who spearheaded that company’s ...

  • bosch.automotiveIT
    Article

    Bosch announces new mobility initiatives

    2018-02-24T16:49:24Z

    Bosch CEO Denner announced a range of new connected products (Photo: Bosch) Robert Bosch has formed a separate division that will focus on mobility technologies, including car sharing, ride sharing and connectivity-based services. The German automotive supplier also announced that it had acquired Splitting Fares (SPLT), a US start-up ...

  • daimler.automotiveIT
    Article

    Geely owner becomes Daimler's biggest shareholder

    2018-02-24T15:44:29Z

    Mercedes could forge closer ties with Volvo following Li Shufu's new investment (Photo: Daimler) Geely founder and CEO Li Shufu has become Daimler's biggest shareholder, marking a reshuffle in the relationships between some of the world's biggest automakers. Li already owns Geely as well as Swedish premium car maker ...

  • daimler.automotiveIT
    Article

    Daimler starts building “most modern” Mercedes car plant

    2018-02-23T09:13:00Z

    Daimler s production boss says Factory 56 marks a milestone in car manufacturing (Photo: Daimler) Daimler officially laid the foundation stone this week for what it called “the most modern” car production facility in the world. The premium car group said its “Factory 56” plant in ...