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Emissions regulations pose existential risk for OEMs

2019-09-17T08:00:00+01:00By Automotive from Ultima Media

Escalating fines over CO2 and fuel standards, especially in Europe and China, are set to have significant impacts across OEM profits and investment plans, according to a new report by Automotive from Ultima Media.

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A program of change for Volkswagen Group IT

2019-09-16T06:30:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Over the past two years, Volkswagen’s central Group IT division, led by CIO Martin Hofmann, has been expanding staff numbers, investment and digital projects across the group’s business processes, and working more closely with brands like Audi, Porsche and Skoda. In the first of a multi-part article special on Group IT, automotiveIT International explains the evolving shape of the organization.

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Map: Volkswagen’s growing network of IT expertise

2019-09-16T06:30:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Volkswagen Group IT has opened or expanded global IT and software centers, with growing significance across the company’s IT research and operations. Check out a map of their key locations and functions.

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Building Volkswagen’s Industrial Cloud

2019-09-16T06:30:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Volkswagen Group’s landmark project with Amazon Web Services will help to connect all its global factories, and eventually the supply chain as well. At the core of the project is a drive to establish a standard software stack that will transform the way production IT is developed and implemented across Volkswagen locations.

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At the center of change for Volkswagen Group

2019-09-16T06:30:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Martin Hofmann, chief information office of the Volkswagen Group (pictured, right), explains to automotiveIT International how the carmaker is transforming its IT system backbone and legacy infrastructure across purchasing, production, supply chain and engineering – and how Volkswagen is now able to attract top software talent.

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Augmenting intelligence: How BMW’s US IT center is putting AI into the hands of workers

2019-09-15T04:00:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

The BMW IT Technology Innovation and Research Center in the US is both a research lab and closely aligned to the carmaker’s production in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Bennie Vorster, who leads special projects there, talks to automotiveIT International about industrializing new tech, and making sure AI assists workers. 

US China trade war

Trade wars compound risks for automotive investment

2019-09-13T19:54:00+01:00By Automotive from Ultima Media

The impact on tariffs and especially of uncertainty in key trading regions including the US, China and Europe are having real impacts on automotive companies and their investments in technology, according to a new report by Automotive from Ultima Media’s new business intelligence unit.

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Ford sells Canvas vehicle subscription service

2019-09-13T05:51:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Ford Motor is selling Canvas as the carmaker reassesses the business case for vehicle subscription services.

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Brecht and Brecht: Daimler’s CIO and the chairman of the group’s works council discuss digitalization

2019-09-12T19:08:00+01:00By Ralf Bretting, Hilmar Dunker

For the first time ever, Daimler CIO Jan Brecht and his namesake Michael Brecht, chairman of the company’s general works council and deputy supervisory board chairman, are sitting down together to speak with automotiveIT about the consequences of the digital transformation at the Stuttgart-based automaker. Whether the issue is employees’ “digital readiness,” complexity management or new platform-supported business models, Daimler is making its way through rough terrain.

Tavares

European automakers call for coordinated move to boost electrification

2019-09-12T16:03:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

European automakers feel that they are doing their share when it comes to introducing less polluting forms of personal mobility. Now, they say, it’s up to other mobility stakeholders to do their bit.

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Hyundai, Kia join Ionity EV charging network

2019-09-12T13:38:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Hyundai and its sister company Kia are joining Ionity, a growing automaker initiative to build and operate a network of 400 electric-vehicle charging stations across Europe by 2020.

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Mercedes-Benz opens up to outside software developers

2019-09-12T09:56:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Mercedes-Benz will give outside developers a software development kit (SDK) to make it easier for them to program new apps for the Mercedes me platform.

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Auto industry faces lengthy decline in sales

2019-09-11T04:35:00+01:00By Automotive from Ultima Media

Global new vehicle sales could face years of falls or stagnation, hurting OEM profits and putting pressure on investment in technology, according to a forecast by Automotive from Ultima Media’s new business intelligence unit.

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Report: Automotive headwinds align into a perfect storm

2019-09-10T00:01:00+01:00By Automotive from Ultima Media

Ultima Media’s new business intelligence team forecasts global vehicle sales by powertrain over the next decade, with analysis of the trends reshaping the automotive industry and its technology landscape. 

GM

GM to rely more on Google for infotainment features

2019-09-06T08:46:00+01:00

General Motors is integrating a range of Google applications into its cars, as customers want seamless integration between in-car infotainment and the devices they use at home and in the office.

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Frankfurt auto show to feature strong focus on electric vehicles

2019-09-06T07:53:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

The Frankfurt auto show opens next week with a promise to be a showcase for the changing face of personal mobility.

FF

Former Byton chief Breitfeld becomes CEO of Faraday Future

2019-09-05T10:48:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Former Byton CEO Carsten Breitfeld has been appointed global chief executive of Los Angeles-based Faraday Future (FF), strengthening the management ranks of the Chinese-owned electric-vehicle company and potentially improving its chances of bringing to market its flagship FF 91 model.

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VW invests in holographic technology

2019-08-30T13:52:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Volkswagen Group has taken a minority stake in SeeReal Technologies, a company that specializes in holographic display technology. The move will allow the German automaker to further develop 3D imagery to be used in in-car displays.

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Toyota, Pony.ai embark on autonomous driving pilot

2019-08-30T07:39:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Toyota Motor and China’s Pony.ai will work together on an autonomous driving pilot project to accelerate technology deployment and get more driverless cars on the road sooner.

Great Wall

Great Wall selects Germany’s Ibeo as lidar supplier

2019-08-29T17:32:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Great Wall Motor has selected Hamburg-based Ibeo Automotive Systems as the source for lidars on its production vehicles. The Chinese maker of SUVs and pickup trucks will initially use the IbeoNEXT solid state lidar system on its upcoming Wey SUV model.

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