Digital Supply Chain

  • Daimler.automotiveIT
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    Daimler takes steps to increase battery production

    2016-10-24T15:20:31Z

    Daimler's EQ will have an electric range of 500 km (Photo: Arjen Bongard) Daimler started work on a second battery plant in Kamenz in eastern Germany Monday as it prepares for expected strong growth in electric-vehicle sales. The premium car group said it will invest 500 million euros in ...

  • lynk.automotiveIT
    Article

    China's Geely launches international volume car brand

    2016-10-20T00:15:55Z

    Connectivity is a key attribute of the new Lynk & Co 01 (Photo: Geely) GOTHENBURG -- China's Geely will next year start selling an upmarket global volume brand called Lynk & Co, saying that its first model, the Lynk & Co 01 compact SUV, will be "the most connected ...

  • schaeffler.ibm.automotiveIT
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    Schaeffler signs IoT agreement with IBM

    2016-10-17T12:44:00Z

    Connected components and systems can provide insights into a car's performance (Photo: Schaeffler) Schaeffler has signed an agreement with IBM to create a digital platform that will be the foundation of the German automotive supplier's digitization strategy. Schaeffler said the platform will let it process large amounts of data ...

  • bosch.automotiveIT
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    Bosch plans to acquire software development company

    2016-10-13T10:57:25Z

    Bosch hopes the acquisition of ITK will strengthen its development business (Photo: ITK) Robert Bosch plans to acquire a software development company - ITK Engineering - that specializes in model-based system and software development. The German automotive supplier, which is focusing increasingly on internet-of-things technologies, said the acquisition will ...

  • audi.automotiveIT
    Article

    Audi's Mexico plant: virtually designed and fully connected

    2016-10-10T10:24:49Z

    Audi officially inaugurated its Mexico plant Sept. 30 (Photo: Audi) Audi said the control center at its newly opened plant in Mexico, known as P-Control, lets the premium car brand make further improvements to its manufacturing processes. "The centralized P-control station is the most advanced in the Audi production ...

  • apple.automotiveIT
    Article

    Point of view: Apple and the car

    2016-09-27T12:02:01Z

    Apple's automotive aspirations could soon move beyond the CarPlay interface (Photo: Apple) By Arjen Bongard Is Apple going to become the first IT company to buy into the auto industry? According to the Financial Times last week, Apple has approached McLaren to either buy the British race car maker ...

  • SAP.automotiveIT
    Article

    Bosch, SAP to join forces for IoT

    2016-09-22T14:45:39Z

    Bosch and SAP want to speed up manufacturing and logistics processes (Photo: SAP) Bosch and SAP plan to jointly develop cloud-based technologies to speed up manufacturing and logistics processes. The two German companies said they have formed a strategic partnership to develop new products for the internet-of-things (IoT) and ...

  • daimler.automotiveIT
    Article

    T-Systems extends contract to run Daimler's connected-car platform

    2016-09-21T15:15:30Z

    T-Systems will continue to be Daimler's biggest IT partner (Photo: Deutsche Telekom) T-Systems will continue to manage Daimler's mainframe computers as well as the carmaker's connected-vehicle applications, the German IT service provider said. Under a new agreement, T-Systems, the business services arm of Germany's Deutsche Telekom, will continue to ...

  • daimler.automotiveIT
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    “My aspiration is to actively help shape new business models”

    2016-09-14T16:34:30Z

    Brecht wants IT to play a big role in Daimler's digital transformation (Photo: Claus Dick) Jan Brecht wants to move away from managing and administration to a focus on software and system architectures. The new Daimler CIO, who joined the premium car group from sporting-goods maker Adidas in November ...

  • microsoft.automotiveIT
    Article

    Poll: Bosses at mid-size companies most often flaunt security rules

    2016-09-14T15:58:23Z

    Poll shows, many executives lose documents and use non-secure e-mail servers (Photo: Microsoft) Top executives at medium-size companies often sidestep corporate data security rules, according to a new study. CEOs and other senior executives could well be the weakest link in corporate efforts to protect highly sensitive and confidential ...