Analysis

  • emove360.automotiveIT
    Article

    Electric vehicles: slow progress or a revolution?

    2017-10-17T17:59:00Z

    The new mobility trade show eMove360 takes place every year in Munich (Photo: Bongard) Judging by the enthusiasm of the 304 exhibitors at this year’s eMove360 trade fair in Munich this year, electric vehicles have arrived. Granted, there weren’t any automaker stands at the annual show. ...

  • schaeffler.automotiveIT
    Article

    Germany's Schaeffler buys machine data specialist

    2017-10-11T19:19:06Z

    Schaeffler says the acquisition of autinity will help it to further develop its digital agenda (Photo: Schaeffler) Schaeffler has acquired autinity systems, a specialist company in digital machine data recording and evaluation, in a move designed to give the German automotive supplier added expertise in digital manufacturing technologies. Schaeffler ...

  • audi.automotiveIT
    Article

    carIT Congress: Audi electronics chief sees more work ahead in new mobility

    2017-09-20T16:26:00Z

    Audi s Mueller: Cars need end-to-end architecture (Photo: Claus Dick) FRANKFURT Audi s new flagship A8 model is filled with state-of-the-art connected technology, but the premium brand s head of electrical and electronics development said Wednesday that a quantum leap in several key ...

  • siemens.automotiveIT
    Article

    Siemens reorganizes group IT

    2017-05-28T15:43:59Z

    Siemens will consolidate storage facilities in Germany (Photo: Siemens) Siemens is reorganizing its IT operations as part of a series of measures aimed at boosting the group's efficiency. The Germany-based technology conglomerate said it is reviewing the geographical setup of its IT activities and digitizing its own processes. It ...

  • schaeffler.automotiveIT
    Article

    Schaeffler CDO sees culture change as key to digitization

    2017-03-23T14:29:59Z

    Gerhard Baum (Photo: Claus Dick) HANOVER -- Networking the manufacturing industry involves a high degree of cultural change at industrial companies, Schaeffler's chief digital officer, Gerhard Baum, said Thursday. "It's important to bring the people along," Baum said in an address at the annual automotiveIT Congress here. The CDO ...

  • capgemini.automotiveIT
    Article

    Study: German CIOs prioritize networking, data analysis

    2017-02-10T15:12:53Z

    Siemens operates a "Cyber Security Operation Center" to protect factories (Photo: Siemens) CIOs in German-speaking countries put a high priority on improving data networking and the development of data analysis. According to a new study, they also prioritize new products and services and the expansion of cloud capacity. The ...

  • bmw.automotiveIT
    Article

    Production logistics next in line for digital overhaul

    2017-01-19T13:47:11Z

    An autonomous tugger train supplies assembly logistics at a BMW plant in Dingolfing, Germany (photo: BMW) Manufacturing automation has in recent years reached a high degree of maturity, but production logistics has not kept pace. As a result, improvements in manufacturing efficiency haven’t been as high as they could ...

  • new mobility.automotiveIT
    Article

    What to expect in 2017

    2016-12-31T08:30:24Z

    Automakers are hiring software engineers to develop new-mobility offerings (Photo: BMW) Is 2017 going to be the year of electric mobility? Will this be the year that autonomous vehicles take a decisive step toward roadworthiness? And will this be the year that automakers convince skeptics that they - rather ...

  • car-to-car.automotiveIT
    Article

    US wants mandatory car-to-car communication

    2016-12-15T17:56:43Z

    The next generation of cars is likely to be connected to other cars and to the traffic infrastructure (Photo: Continental) (Bloomberg) --US automobile regulators want passenger cars and light trucks to wirelessly stream data about their movements and monitor other vehicles so they don’t crash into each other. All ...

  • bearingpoint.automotiveIT
    Article

    Poll: Auto industry needs to do more with big data

    2016-10-24T16:27:21Z

    Executives cite a lack of expertise and the absence of a comprehensive data pool (Photo: IBM) Automotive companies see the relevance of big data and analytics, but few have effectively introduced the new technologies, according to a new study. Consultants BearingPoint polled 120 European decision makers at car companies ...