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  • 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 ...

  • audi.automotiveIT
    Article

    Audi to step up cooperation with Chinese internet firms

    2016-09-11T14:19:28Z

    Audi already works closely with Alibaba, Baidu and Tencent (Photo: Audi) Audi will work more closely with Alibaba, Baidu and Tencent to develop new connected-car features for the Chinese market. The German premium brand, together with the VW Group's Chinese joint-venture partner FAW, said it had signed agreements with ...

  • uber.automotiveIT
    Article

    Uber sells Chinese business to Didi Chuxing

    2016-08-02T13:00:46Z

    Chinese ride-sharing is growing as urban traffic jams worsen (Photo: Anna Frodesiak/wikimedia) Uber is selling its Chinese operations to Didi Chuxing, boosting the local company's already dominant transportation-services presence in the home market. In a statement, Didi Chuxing said it is acquiring all assets of Uber China, including its ...

  • reply.automotiveIT
    Article

    Reply to start European data-scientist training program

    2016-06-20T19:05:32Z

    Industry 4.0 featured prominently at the Munich Reply Xchange (Photo: Arjen Bongard) MUNICH -- Reply SpA has signed an agreement with The Data Incubator to bring more data-analysis expertise to European companies. Reply, which operates a network of companies focused on developing new, connected technologies and business models, said ...

  • toyota.vw.automotiveIT
    Article

    Toyota and VW join ride-sharing trend

    2016-05-25T10:21:27Z

    Toyota Motor and Volkswagen Group both announced ride-sharing moves, joining an auto-industry trend away from pure car-making toward broader mobility concepts. Toyota, the world’s biggest automaker, said it had signed a memorandum of understanding with Uber that foresees ride-sharing trials in countries where this mode of transportation is expanding. As ...

  • daimler.automotiveIT
    Feature

    "We are experiencing an upheaval in manufacturing"

    2016-04-04T11:32:11Z

    Schaefer (right) tests equipment at a Daimler transmission plant in Rumania (Photo: Daimler) Against a backdrop of steadily rising numbers of vehicle models and derivatives, extremely volatile markets and growing volumes, automotive manufacturing is facing major challenges. And digitization is adding more complexity to the mix. Daimler, like many ...

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    Article

    Badly secured: The car industry under (cyber)attack

    2016-01-20T16:56:17Z

    IT attacks on companies are piling up and experts say the automotive industry, a prime target for hackers, isn”˜t properly prepared. The damage cyber attacks can do is often substantial and the methods of the attackers are becoming more and more perfidious. Stuxnet was just the beginning. A steel plant ...

  • logistics.automotiveIT
    Article

    Study: Big data slow to take hold in transportation industry

    2015-09-29T18:39:11Z

    PwC warns that, without big data analysis, logistics companies will lose competitiveness (Photo: Toll Collect) Transportation and logistics companies are slow to implement big data and business intelligence tools, according to a study by consultants PricewaterhouseCoopers. Only 19 pc of companies surveyed are using the technologies as part of ...

  • symantec.automotiveIT
    Article

    Study: German CIOs and CTOs see IT as decisive for competitiveness, growth

    2015-08-27T08:27:08Z

    Robert Half sees high demand for IT security experts (Photo: Symantec) CIOs and CTOs in Germany see IT as key for their companies' growth plans, according to a new study. In a survey of 200 corporate IT and technology executives, IT recruitment specialist Robert Half Technology found that 91 ...

  • Cloud.automotiveIT
    Article

    Worries grow over security of cloud data transfers

    2015-08-25T14:41:02Z

    Surveys show that many IT managers are unhappy about breakdowns in data transfers to and from the cloud Enthusiasm was high at the outset, but now a survey shows that companies are beginning to have second thoughts about relying on cloud-based architectures. Many experts, for example, are increasingly questioning ...