Analysis, Opinion & Data – Page 12

  • big data
    Article

    Big Data analysis provides big opportunities - survey

    2012-06-14T11:57:17Z

    Companies appreciate big data but struggle with huge information volumes (Photo:(istockphoto thinkstock) Making better use of big data provides huge potential for productivity improvement, according to a global survey of senior corporate executives. The poll, carried out by the Economist Intelligence Unit on behalf of consultants Capgemini, found that big ...

  • VW Hackenberg.automotiveIT
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    Hackenberg explains VW's new infotainment architecture

    2012-06-06T09:30:56Z

    Volkswagen Group is rolling out a new modular infotainment system (MIB). The German carmaker hopes MIB will give it the tools to provide its customers state of the art infotainment systems that can be tailored to each of its brands and updated quickly and easily. Ulrich Hackenberg, member of the ...

  • microsoft.booz.automotiveIT
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    Booz study: IT services, system integration losing in importance

    2012-06-01T20:32:17Z

    Microsoft is the highest ranked company in a Booz analysis of the best-performing global IT providers (Photo: Microsoft) Software providers and internet companies are the best performers in the global information and communication technology sector, according to a new study. An analysis of the world's 50 biggest ICT companies by ...

  • mclaren sports car.automotiveIT
    Article

    McLaren signs new contract with SAP

    2012-05-15T18:10:58Z

    Sports cars generate large amounts of performance data that need to be analyzed (Photo: McLaren) McLaren will use SAP software tobetter handle data flows, optimize its infrastructure and improve group operations. The British automotive racing technology company said it had signed a new contract with SAP to use the business ...

  • nevada.google.automotiveIT
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    Google gets Nevada OK to test self-driving cars on public roads

    2012-05-08T15:27:20Z

    Nevada is the first US state to approve public-road testing of Google’s driverless car (Photo: DMV Nevada) Nevada became the first US state to give the green light for Google to test its driver-less car on public roads. The state's Department of Motor Vehicles said in a statement that it ...

  • Munich management colloquium.automotiveIT
    Article

    Munich Management Colloquium: Winterkorn, Bohr see different resource opportunities

    2012-03-21T09:35:23Z

    VW CEO Winterkorn (left) and Bosch Automotive CEO addressed the Munich management conference March 20 MUNICH -- Top industry executives speaking at this year's Muenchner Management Kolloquium provided various interpretations of the conference topic: Growth through resource efficiency. But they agreed that, by making better use of available resources, companies ...

  • vw microsleep
    Article

    HMI solutions to grow strongly in cars, Frost & Sullivan says

    2012-01-25T14:47:11Z

    In 2007 already, VW developed a prototype system to combat driver’s "microsleep" (Photo: VW) Further improvements are needed in the way drivers control the growing array of infotainment and safety features in the car, Frost & Sullivan said in a recent analysis. The researchers said cars' so-called human machine interface ...

  • ecall adac.automotiveIT
    Article

    TELEMATICS UPDATE: No role for smartphones in Europe's eCall

    2011-11-11T09:16:39Z

    eCall emergency calls need to reach call centers without delay (Photo: EU, ADAC) MUNICH --Smartphone integration may be one of the hottest issues in automotive infotainment, but the ubiquitous end-user device will not play a role in Europe's eCall initiative. The EU Commission wants the Europe-wide emergency calling system to ...

  • zf openmatics.automotiveIT
    Article

    ZF has 1st customer for Openmatics

    2011-11-02T10:53:55Z

    Openmatics-equipped Pullman buses in Milan will have two apps (Photo: ZF) ZF's Openmatics system will be installed on 35 Air Pullman shuttlebuses that transport people between Milan's Malpensa airport and the city center. Air Pullman is deploying the ZF telematics platform with two apps, the "All vehicles overview," which shows ...

  • HP-logo2
    Article

    HP keeps PC division

    2011-10-28T10:57:57Z

    Hewlett Packard, reversing a decision made by its previous CEO, Leo Apotheker,said it will keep its personal computer division. The US based IT group said an extensive evaluation had concluded that its Personal Systems Group (PSG) should remain part of the company. "It’s clear after our analysis that keeping PSG ...

  • Hilmar-Dunker.automotiveIT
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    Point of view: Get IT experts more involved in car development

    2011-10-12T16:23:26Z

    Hilmar Dunker Last month's carIT Congress in Frankfurt made clear once again the IT tasks ahead for the auto industry. Speakers from BMW, Bosch, Daimler, Ford and Volkswagen reviewed some of the innovations that will feature in the next generation of vehicles. Those novelties include access to the Cloud, car-to-car ...

  • nissan mind-reading.automotiveIT
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    At Nissan, researchers hope to develop a mind-reading car

    2011-09-29T15:42:41Z

    Nissan and the EPFL university are testing mind-reading systems with a wheelchair (Photo: EPFL) It's the thought that counts in a new Nissan Europe research project. The Japanese carmaker, together with the Lausanne Technical University (EPFL) is studying whether brain waves can actually direct a vehicle. "After scanning the thought ...

  • vw form.automotiveIT
    Article

    carIT Congress: The search for a connected business model

    2011-09-25T20:04:06Z

    Willi Diez: Urban driving is not that much fun. FRANKFURT ”“ One thing was clear at last week’s first carIT Congress: Despite an abundance of new technologies coming to market, the auto industry is still hard at work to define business models for electric vehicles and the connected car. Speakers ...

  • delphi connectivity platform.automotiveIT
    Article

    IAA 2011: Delphi showcases integrated radar-camera unit

    2011-08-27T10:51:18Z

    Delphi builds many of the key components that go into the IT systems of today’s vehicles (Photo: Delphi) Delphi will give a preview at the Frankfurt auto show (IAA) of an integrated radar and camera system designed to boost active safety in cars. The US-based automotive supplier said its RacAM ...

  • IAA_2011.automotiveIT
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    IAA 2011: IBM to showcase automotive solutions in Frankfurt

    2011-08-22T15:14:55Z

    IBM will be present at the Frankfurt auto show next month as it tries to grow its automotive business worldwide. The US IT giant will showcase products across a broad spectrum of automotive sectors, including connectivity, electric vehicles and intelligent traffic management. Within these areas, IBM is conducting research into ...

  • kuli.automotiveIT
    Article

    Tesis, Magna promise better thermal management simulation

    2011-07-03T12:36:11Z

    Thermal simulations are crucial in the development of EVs (Photo: Kuli) Automotive supplier Magna and simulation specialist Tesis Dynaware are combining their simulation products to provide a complete analysis of a car's energy and thermal management. The two companies are coupling Tesis Dynaware's DYNA4 full vehicle simulation with Magna's KULI ...

  • forcam manufacturing.automotiveIT
    Article

    Factory 2.0 challenges Toyota manufacturing concepts

    2011-06-27T11:52:14Z

    Software can generate manufacturing productivity improvements (Photo: Forcam) New IT systems are beginning to compete with the Toyota manufacturing system, which has been a template for efficient production in the auto industry for many years. Sophisticated production software, which analyzes a plant's production data on a continuous basis, can sharply ...

  • better place denmark.automotiveIT
    Article

    Brussels endorses Better Place-led transport project

    2011-06-18T10:49:49Z

    Better Place already operates several battery recharging points in Denmark (Photo: Better Place) The European Commission has endorsed an E-mobility project that aims to establish a Europe-wide infrastructure for electric vehicles. The project, called "Greening European Transportation Infrastructure for Electric Vehicles" is led by EV infrastructure specialist Better Place. A ...

  • Hilmar-Dunker.automotiveIT
    Article

    Opinion: Companies need to act to ward off cybercrime

    2011-04-26T11:33:57Z

    By Hilmar Dunker IT systems are under attack. They always have been. But recently, hackers, spammers and other cybercriminals have stepped up the pace. Hence, it's time to move IT security higher up the corporate priority list. Study after study shows that the security situation in many companies is precarious. ...

  • iaea update.automotiveIT
    Article

    Opinion: EV prospects dim as Japan nuclear disaster unfolds

    2011-03-26T16:36:00Z

    Automakers worldwide are making contingency plans to replace components lost by Japan's earthquake and tsunami disaster. But the shutdown of several of the country's nuclear reactors amid growing fears of a major radiation catastrophe will have a much greater long-term impact on the auto industry than a temporary cut in ...