Digital Supply Chain

  • magna.automotiveIT
    Article

    Magna plans to buy automotive electronics specialist Telemotive

    2016-04-26T14:26:13Z

    Magna wants to gain electronics expertise through its Telemotive acquisition (Photo: Telemotive) Magna International has signed a purchase agreement to buy Germany's Telemotive, an engineering service provider in the field of automotive electronics. The acquisition aims to bolster the Canadian automotive supplier group's expertise in digital technologies. Magna said ...

  • bosch.automotiveIT
    Feature

     “One out of every two open positions at Bosch involves IT or software”

    2016-04-26T13:45:43Z

    Pritsch wants to network all Robert Bosch processes (Photo: Claus Dick) The Bosch Group championed hot topics such as digitization, networked products and Industry 4.0 at an early stage. In an interview, CIO Elmar Pritsch explains the focus of the Stuttgart-based technology company in its individual business areas and ...

  • capgemini.automotiveIT
    Article

    NTT Data's Mehl joins Capgemini Consulting

    2016-04-25T15:22:19Z

    Rainer Mehl (Photo: NTT Data) Rainer Mehl, previously head of manufacturing at consultants NTT Data, has joined Capgemini as senior vice president and head of digital operations for Germany, Switzerland and Austria. The 52-year-old, who is based in Munich, joins Capgemini's German country board and will focus on advising ...

  • emissions.automotiveIT
    Article

    Automakers: New emissions test regime needed

    2016-04-25T14:28:33Z

    (Photo: Ruben de Rijcke https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=8735834) Automakers conceded that laboratory tests of exhaust emissions don't accurately reflect real driving conditions and called for the adoption of a new test regime. Germany's Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) and the UK Department for Transport last week released reports showing that emissions from ...

  • vw.automotiveIT
    Article

    VW swung to 2015 net loss on 16.9 billion euro diesel charge

    2016-04-22T16:33:30Z

    Without diesel costs, VW said 2015 would have been a good year (Photo: VW) Volkswagen swung to an after-tax loss in 2015 after it took a 16.2 billion euro extraordinary charge to account for costs related to its US emission-test cheating. The German carmaker said after-tax earnings swung to ...

  • mitsubishi.automotiveIT
    Article

    Mitsubishi admits improper emissions testing in Japan

    2016-04-20T13:45:02Z

    The eK Wagon is one of the Mitsubishi models that has higher emissions than shown in tests (Photo: Mitsubishi) Mitsubish Motors said it had improperly conducted emission tests for four Japanese mini-cars, including two models it manufactures for Nissan. The Japanese carmaker said in a statement that it used ...

  • kuka.automotiveIT
    Article

    Industrial robot sales up 8 pc in 2015

    2016-04-15T11:30:14Z

    In 2015, China was the biggest market for industrial robots (Photo: Kuka) Sales of industrial robots rose 8 pc in 2015 to a record 240,000 units, according to the World Robotics Federation (IFR). The greatest demand was registered by the auto industry. "In the age of Industry 4.0, the ...

  • vw.automotiveIT
    Article

    VW opts for Mirantis private cloud

    2016-04-12T12:08:39Z

    VW showed an electric bus concept at the 2016 CES in January (Photo: Bongard) Volkswagen Group will use the OpenStack software platform for its next-generation private cloud, Mirantis, the open-source specialist that will roll out the technology, said in a press statement. OpenStack is an open-source cloud-based software platform ...

  • bosch.automotiveIT
    Article

    Study: Automotive suppliers move into new businesses

    2016-04-12T11:36:08Z

    Bosch, which just released new parking technology, remains the world's biggest supplier (Photo: Bosch) Automotive suppliers are in the midst of a strategic reorientation marked by high investment and stepped-up merger and acquisition activity, according to a new study by Berylls. In 2015, companies especially targeted emissions technologies, autonomous ...

  • wind river.automotiveIT
    Article

    Intel's Wind River adds Arynga software for better OTA capabilities

    2016-04-05T14:21:45Z

    Remote updates of vehicle ECUs will lower costs, Wind River says (Photo: Wind River) Wind River said it has added Arynga software to its automotive portfolio in a bid to accelerate the introduction of over-the-air (OTA) updates to embedded software. The product lifecycle management (PLM) company, which is part ...