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Vehicle production: Stay connected, stay safe

2019-05-16T14:48:00+01:00By Nick Holt

Automotive production networks have become far more connected but also more exposed to problems with IT and OT network security and compatibility. Nick Boughton, digital lead at Boulting Technology, explains how manufacturers should be more aware and prepared

Salesforce SVP Markus Ehrle

Salesforce: "At no time in history have business and IT been as closely connected as today"

2019-05-14T10:36:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Markus Ehrle, senior vice president enterprise business at Salesforce Germany, speaks to automotiveIT International about the Audi e-tron project, digitalization in the manufacturing industry and the role of the software company in improving customer service.


ZF to buy 3D monitoring specialist

2019-05-13T12:40:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

ZF plans to acquire Simi Reality Motion Systems, a southern German software developer specialized in image-based 3D systems that record and analyze human movement.

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AI moves up the priority list for German CIOs

2019-05-08T08:52:00+01:00By Werner Beutnagel

A new poll reveals that executives see AI as a major challenge and opportunity


FCA partners with Harman, Google for connectivity

2019-05-02T12:22:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will use Harman and Google technology to offer owners of its cars an expanded range of connected services.


Ford chooses AWS for cloud connectivity services

2019-04-29T14:40:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Ford Motor has signed a multi-year global agreement with Amazon Web Services to further develop its offering of cloud connectivity services and connected-car applications.

Mercedes Truck Fleetboard Lens

Truck makers count on connected tech to improve productivity

2019-04-15T11:39:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Truck makers are embracing connectivity, data and digital tools to improve logistics and fleet efficiency.

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Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance launches connected services platform

2019-04-03T11:25:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance has launched a Microsoft Azure-based cloud platform for connected services.

Smart factory

AWS looks to fast movers in the auto industry

2019-04-02T16:43:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

AWS vice president Dirk Didascalou talks about could opportunities across the automotive supply chain.

BMW manufacturing

BMW, Microsoft launch manufacturing platform based on open standards

2019-04-02T15:13:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

BMW and Microsoft launched a technology platform designed to improve manufacturing efficiency, break down traditional barriers between proprietary systems and foster increased cooperation with other industry partners.


Analysis: Why VW chose Amazon for its industrial cloud

2019-04-02T09:50:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Volkswagen is partnering with Amazon Web Services for its manufacturing and supply chain cloud, after choosing Microsoft for mobility. Why does it need two clouds with different providers?

Volkswagen industrial cloud

VW selects Amazon to make production, logistics more efficient

2019-03-29T07:02:00+00:00By Arjen Bongard

Volkswagen Group will rely on Amazon Web Services (AWS) to automate manufacturing and logistics processes across its network of 122 plants and more than 30,000 facilities that make up the group’s global supply chain.


T-Systems warns on hacker attacks on connected cars

2019-03-22T11:33:00+00:00By Arjen Bongard

Carmakers and security experts should work more closely together to develop common IT standards and protect connected cars from hacker attacks, a senior T-Systems executive told the automotiveIT Congress in Berlin.


From Fujitsu, a "quantum inspired" architecture for faster computing

2019-03-17T16:20:00+00:00By Werner Beutnagel

Fujitsu CTO for EMEA, Joseph Reger, thinks digital annealing will help companies imitate quantum computing speed across operations


Most German CIOs say their companies aren't agile

2019-03-05T18:14:00+00:00By Werner Beutnagel

A mere 14% of German IT bosses say their companies have adopted agile working methods, according to a new study.


Continental, HPE develop vehicle data sharing platform

2019-03-05T17:41:00+00:00By Arjen Bongard

Continental and Hewlett Packard Enterprise have developed a vehicle data sharing platform that will enable new digital services in the areas of driver safety and convenience.


Dialling up the future in automotive interfaces at the Qt Company

2019-03-01T10:10:00+00:00By Paul Fisher

Pat Shelly is senior solutions architect at Qt Company, a Finnish UX developer whose clients include Mercedes-Benz and Peugeot. Paul Fisher spoke to him about developments in automotive information systems, and the impact of autonomous vehicles.

Florian Huett, Renault

Renault uses software to close gap between supply and demand

2019-02-21T15:08:00+00:00By Victoria Johns

Groupe Renault’s vice-president for sales forecast and distribution, Florian Huettl, Groupe Renault, wants as little gap as possible between potential in terms of sales and the available production, and doing this in the most cost-efficient way. In an interview with Victoria Johns he explains how advanced IT can minimise the ...


Hyundai Commercial finance arm trials IBM blockchain technology

2019-02-20T16:09:00+00:00By Paul Fisher

Hyundai’s commercial finance arm is trialling IBM blockchain to speed up and secure truck financing deals.


OEMs face technology investment challenges for a changing supply chain landscape

2019-02-20T10:53:00+00:00By Jessica Twentyman

Around the world, technology decision-makers at automotive OEMs and their suppliers are wrestling with some difficult decisions. How can they digitalise their supply chains in order to compete more effectively in the industry today, while at the same time preparing those supply chains for major disruption down the road?

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