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IT and software keep Daimler ahead in China

2019-05-18T13:20:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

The vehicle manufacturer has a dedicated IT organisation in Greater China, led by Stefan Eberhardt, which is focusing on front-end development, improving digital customer experiences and benefiting from the country’s huge tech and startup scene – all of it strategic to Daimler and Mercedes-Benz growth in the world’s largest market.

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Ford trials self-driving factory robot

2019-05-17T16:48:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

Ford is trialling an autonomous robot to deliver parts at its assembly and stamping plant in Valencia, Spain, with a view to using the machine at other factories.

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BMW reaffirms commitment to broad powertrain mix


BMW will continue to develop a wide range of powertrains, the company’s CEO, Harald Krueger, said Thursday.


Porsche acquires majority in software company Cetitec

2019-05-09T12:45:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Porsche is acquiring a majority stake in German software company Cetitec. The sports car maker said the move acknowledges the growing importance and complexity of software and electronics in vehicles.


Renault and partners in pact with Plug and Play China

2019-05-09T10:49:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Renault and its alliance partners Nissan and Mitsubishi are strengthening their commitment to invest in innovative companies in China.


PwC Autofacts: Not enough EVs to meet European demand

2019-05-08T09:02:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Carmakers aren’t yet building enough electric vehicles to satisfy fast-rising demand, according to a new study by PwC Autofacts.

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automotiveIT International to host Detroit event

2019-05-02T14:24:00+01:00By automotiveIT International

automotiveIT International will host its inaugural Go innovate! Live event in Detroit in September, bringing together key players from the automotive, IT and high-tech sectors to discuss the transformation of the global automotive industry.


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.

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In test, JLR brings cryptocurrency payments into the car

2019-04-30T12:49:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Jaguar Land Rover is testing a system that would allow drivers and passengers in its cars to make and spend money using cryptocurrency.


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.

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At PSA, new top execs for quality, engineering, R&D

2019-04-29T10:04:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Nicolas Morel and Carla Gohin (pictured) are taking over top roles as Gilles Le Borgne steps down as CTO.


VW plans supply chain project using blockchain technology

2019-04-29T09:29:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Volkswagen plans a pilot project that will use blockchain technology to gain greater transparency in its global supply chain.

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Ford names new leaders amid shake-up

2019-04-17T17:44:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

Joe Hinrichs takes on more responsibilities across product and technology; former CIO Marcy Klevorn to retire.

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Renault addresses "last-mile" deliveries with experimental van

2019-04-17T15:27:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Renault unveiled an experimental electric and connected van designed to improve the efficiency of so-called “last-mile” deliveries in urban areas.

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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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Analysis: Dual role for Porsche CIO Ulbrich combines IT operations and digital strategy

2019-04-12T12:01:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Mattias Ulbrich’s dual role, and the departure of previous CDO and head of Porsche Digital, Thilo Koslowski, suggests that digital transformation at many OEMs might be most effective by those with hands-on IT roles.


Daimler CIO: "Data analysis and data management must be a core competency"

2019-04-11T14:24:00+01:00By Hilmar Dunker, Ralf Bretting

Daimler’s global chief information officer, Jan Brecht, spoke to automotiveIT about speed, data, open-source software and other corporate IT priorities.


AGCO harvests more value from IT

2019-04-05T16:02:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Like automotive firms, agricultural equipment maker AGCO is planting the seeds of transformation, implementing a common global IT infrastructure, more digital manufacturing processes and an agile approach to IT service and development.

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Byton completes cold-weather tests of M-Byte prototype

2019-04-03T11:42:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Electric-vehicle startup Byton said it has completed cold-weather testing of its M-Byte prototype.

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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.

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