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  • lamborghini.automotiveIT
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    Lamborghini opens carbon fiber research unit in Seattle

    2016-06-22T10:53:50Z

    Lamborghini showed a car with carbon-fiber bodywork at the Geneva auto show (Photo: Lamborghini) Lamborghini has opened a new research facility in Seattle that aims to find more applications for car fiber in the construction of its cars. The high-performance sports car brand, which is part of Germany's Volkswagen ...

  • vw.automotiveIT
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    VW sets new course with "Strategy 2025"

    2016-06-16T19:00:05Z

    The  Volkswagen Group Thursday unveiled a comprehensive plan that embraces electric vehicles, new mobility and big investments in future technologies. "The Volkswagen Group will be more focused, efficient, innovative, customer-driven and sustainable," CEO Matthias Mueller said in a statement. He also said the carmaker will be "systematically geared to ...

  • t-systems.automotiveIT
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    T-Systems promotes "zero outage" strategy

    2016-06-13T13:41:30Z

    T-Systems says zero-outage should become an industry standard (Photo: Telekom) T-Systems wants to turn its "zero-outage" goal into an industry standard, citing the need to make sure IT can be relied upon to help in the digital transformation. "All industries are getting ready for a digital future, but providing ...

  • gm.automotiveIT
    Article

    GM appoints new global quality chief

    2016-06-09T08:54:50Z

    Tony Francavilla (Photo: GM) General Motors named Tony Francavilla vice president, global quality, effective immediately. Francavilla, 58, succeeds Grace Lieblein, who retired at the end of last year. He reports directly to CEO Mary Barra. In his new role, Francavilla is tasked with assuring that GM vehicles meet the ...

  • michigan.automotiveIT
    Article

    In Michigan, a push to be the global mobility innovation leader

    2016-06-07T11:48:01Z

    Michigan's Snyder (l) visits the Ford stand at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show (Photo: Ford) Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has launched a campaign to make  his state the global leader in mobility innovation, The campaign, called “Planet M,” is designed to attract fresh business investment to a state ...

  • doubleyuu.automotiveIT
    Article

    Study: German managers confident of digital skills

    2016-06-07T10:47:15Z

    Study finds that German companies aren't yet ready for digital era (Photo: E&Y) Senior German managers are highly confident that they have the digital skills to adapt their companies to a new era of digitized business processes. But many of their staff have a different opinion. According to a ...

  • vw.automotiveIT
    Article

    VW steps up R&D efforts in artificial intelligence

    2016-05-18T17:44:26Z

    DFKI research covers a range of new technologies (Photo: DFKI) Volkswagen, acknowledging the growing automotive importance of machine learning, has acquired a stake in the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI). “Artificial intelligence (AI) is a key technology for autonomous driving and therefore an investment in our future,” ...

  • tesla.automotiveIT
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    Audi executive to head Tesla car production

    2016-05-15T12:18:43Z

    At the automotiveIT Forum, Hochholdinger spoke about change in manufacturing (Photo: Jonas Wresch) Former Audi executive Peter Hochholdinger will take charge of manufacturing at electric-car maker Tesla. Hocholdinger, who has worked at Audi for 22 years, will be responsible for the production of Tesla's Model S sedan and Model ...

  • apple.automotiveIT
    Article

    With SAP deal, Apple makes another move into business

    2016-05-06T15:36:14Z

    Apple's Tim Cook (l) and SAP's Bill McDermott see mutual benefits of their tie-up (Photo: Apple) Apple announced a partnership with SAP aimed at giving the California-based technology group a stronger position in the business market. Apple and SAP, the world’s biggest business software maker, announced this week that ...

  • zf tags 2016
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    ZF adds cargo checking to Openmatics platform

    2016-04-26T15:14:25Z

    In future, ZF won't just connect vehicles, but also freight (Photo: ZF) ZF has developed a bluetooth-enabled tagging system that will let logistics companies monitor the state ofcargo that is being transported. The automotive supplier’s “deTAGtive logistics” software will enhance ZF’s fleet management platform, which is marketed by its ...