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.
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.
BMW will continue to develop a wide range of powertrains, the company’s CEO, Harald Krueger, said Thursday.
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 its alliance partners Nissan and Mitsubishi are strengthening their commitment to invest in innovative companies in China.
Carmakers aren’t yet building enough electric vehicles to satisfy fast-rising demand, according to a new study by PwC Autofacts.
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.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will use Harman and Google technology to offer owners of its cars an expanded range of connected services.
Jaguar Land Rover is testing a system that would allow drivers and passengers in its cars to make and spend money using cryptocurrency.
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.
Nicolas Morel and Carla Gohin (pictured) are taking over top roles as Gilles Le Borgne steps down as CTO.
Volkswagen plans a pilot project that will use blockchain technology to gain greater transparency in its global supply chain.
Joe Hinrichs takes on more responsibilities across product and technology; former CIO Marcy Klevorn to retire.
Renault unveiled an experimental electric and connected van designed to improve the efficiency of so-called “last-mile” deliveries in urban areas.
Truck makers are embracing connectivity, data and digital tools to improve logistics and fleet efficiency.
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’s global chief information officer, Jan Brecht, spoke to automotiveIT about speed, data, open-source software and other corporate IT priorities.
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.
Electric-vehicle startup Byton said it has completed cold-weather testing of its M-Byte prototype.
The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance has launched a Microsoft Azure-based cloud platform for connected services.