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  • Daimler.automotiveIT
    Article

    Daimler, partners launch 3D printing pilot

    2018-08-31T12:14:43Z

    At the center of the production chain is the EOS M 400-4 four-laser system (Photo: Daimler) Daimler and two specialist partners have put into operation a pilot plant that uses 3D printing technology to make components for the automotive and aerospace industries. The German premium car group worked on ...

  • audi.automotiveIT
    Article

    At Audi, training now focuses on EVs, digitalization

    2018-08-30T11:35:46Z

    Future Audi employees need to acquire skills to fit the changing automotive industry landscape (Photo: Audi) Training programs at Audi increasingly focus on electric-vehicle technology and digitalization, marking a shift away from traditional automotive skills toward new areas. In in-house programs at its German plants in Neckarsulm and Ingolstadt, ...

  • AI.automotiveIT
    Article

    Powertrain development gets help from AI

    2018-08-30T10:43:21Z

    In a newly formed research lab,artificial intelligence is training neural networks. The researchers see major benefits in the development of electric powertrains. Powertrain developers see challenging times ahead. Even today, they are not just designing a gasoline or diesel engine to deliver the best possible performance and efficiency. They are ...

  • oliver wyman.automotiveIT
    Article

    Study: AI can boost car-sales profitability by at least 15 percent

    2018-08-28T13:41:00Z

    Average per-vehicle profitability varies from country to country in Europe (Image: Oliver Wyman) A new study says the use of artificial intelligence can improve car-sales planning and boost per-vehicle profitability by between 15 and 20 pc. In the report, titled “Supercharging car sales planning with AI,” ...

  • AI_Production-Process-Plattform_IP1
    Article

    nextLAP presents AI data hub for production and logistics at AL Global Conference

    2018-08-23T13:44:12Z

    Image: nextLAP Inc. nextLAP Inc. of Mountain View, California, is to present its AI Production-Process-Platform IP/1 at next month’s Automotive Logistics Global Conference in Detroit. This is a cloud-based data hub featuring real-time analysis and artificial intelligence to optimize material flow in production and logistics processes. The IP/1 collects ...

  • ertico
    Article

    Sensoris platform releases vehicle-to-cloud data standard

    2018-07-24T12:35:32Z

    Image: ERTICO-ITS Europe A standardized, globalized interface specification for vehicle-to-cloud data has been announced by the Sensoris innovation platform, coordinated by the Ertico-ITS Europe partnership. This data specification is said to be a crucial piece of digital infrastructure for connected and automated driving as it “closes the loop” between ...

  • bmw_computer-tomography-
    Article

    BMW Group deploys computer tomography for prototype development

    2018-07-20T12:02:00Z

    Image: BMW BMW Group has introduced computer tomography at its pilot plant in the Research Innovation Center (FIZ), Munich: this involves robotized X-ray scanning of prototypes to enable faster analysis development and production. It has particular application for quality control, where it allows vehicles to ...

  • EB cadian Sync
    Article

    Elektrobit announces modular solution for OTA [UPDATED]

    2018-07-20T11:21:07Z

    Image: PRNewsfoto/Elektrobit (EB) Elektrobit, a subsidiary of Continental, has announced a modular solution for safe and secure updating of connected and automated vehicle fleets. EB cadian Sync establishes a secure end-to-end communication channel for over-the-air (OTA) updates to a vehicle’s ECUs as well as to head units and infotainment ...

  • legacy.automotiveIT
    Article

    Legacy systems, a Herculean task for automotive CIOs

    2018-07-11T09:40:00Z

    Digital transformation is supposed to ensure the survival of companies in the auto industry. But the growing complexity of IT systems is proving to be an obstacle. Some companies are taking the right steps but dealing with legacy systems is a tough challenge for CIOs.

  • Eberspaecher_Esslingen_Stele_1728_02
    Article

    Eberspaecher buys stake in PACE Telematics, gets cloud-connected

    2018-07-09T10:15:39Z

    Image: Eberspaecher Automotive system developer and supplier Eberspaecher has acquired a stake of more than 20 pc in Karlsruhe-based start-up PACE Telematics GmbH, reflecting its aim to expand its business into cloud-based mobility services and connectivity solutions. Eberspaecher is known as a supplier of thermal management, exhaust and electronic ...