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Oliver Zipse to become next CEO of BMW

2019-07-19T08:24:00+01:00

Oliver Zipse, who has been in charge of BMW’s manufacturing operations since 2015, will become CEO of the German premium car group August 16.

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Karl-Thomas Neumann to leave Canoo EV startup

2019-07-18T16:46:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Karl-Thomas Neumann is leaving the management team of Canoo, the electric vehicle startup previously known as Evelozcity.

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At Audi, going virtual in preparation of e-tron GT production

2019-07-18T11:15:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Audi is embracing virtual reality (VR) and other digital technologies as it gets ready to build its first electric sedan, the e-tron GT.

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​Fiat Chrysler starts building new assembly line for Fiat 500 BEV production

2019-07-18T09:11:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

FCA starts building a new assembly line at its Mirafiori plant in Turin to prepare for the arrival of the electric Fiat 500 in 2020.

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Toyota signs pact with CATL for EV batteries

2019-07-18T08:43:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Amid growing expectations that electric-vehicle sales will grow sharply, Toyota announces an agreement with CATL to get access to a steady supply of batteries.

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Ford, VW join forces as costs rise, markets fall

2019-07-17T10:44:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Volkswagen and Ford agree to jointly develop autonomous vehicle technology. Also, Ford plans to build EVs on VW’s MEB platform.

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At Jaguar Land Rover, detecting the driver’s mood is next frontier

2019-07-11T08:06:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Jaguar Land Rover is testing whether artificial intelligence (AI) can automatically adapt the in-car environment to a driver’s mood.

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Seat’s Martorell plant gets first parts delivery by drone

2019-07-10T17:16:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Seat’s car plant in Martorell, Spain, received its first parts delivery by drone Wednesday, as it works to improve efficiency in its manufacturing operations.

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Toyota and Denso to jointly research next-generation chips

2019-07-10T08:39:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Toyota and Denso plan to bundle resources to research what kind of semiconductors will be needed in cars to power next-generation mobility.

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UK poll: Most drivers not keen on autonomous cars

2019-07-09T17:40:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

More than 70% of drivers in the UK would feel “unsafe” or “very unsafe” in a driverless car, according to a new poll.

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China’s Didi to use Bosch cloud technology to improve electric vehicles’ battery life

2019-07-09T08:23:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Chinese mobility services provider Didi Chuxing is the first company to use a new Robert Bosch technology to improve the life of electric-vehicle batteries.

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Volvo Cars signs pact with Capgemini on digital transformation

2019-07-08T11:11:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Volvo Cars has locked in the services of Capgemini to digitalize its operations and modernize its IT landscape, the consulting and technology services company said.

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FCA’s North America CIO to speak at Detroit automotiveIT event

2019-07-05T10:29:00+01:00

Fiat Chrysler North America CIO Mamatha Chamarthi will deliver a keynote address at the upcoming Go innovate! Live conference in Detroit in September.

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Volkswagen brand officially gets its own CIO

2019-07-05T09:01:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

The Volkswagen brand is officially getting its own CIO as the VW Group puts in place a comprehensive reorganization of its IT operations.

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BMW, Daimler sign autonomous driving pact

2019-07-04T17:50:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Rival premium-car groups BMW and Daimler officially signed an agreement Thursday to jointly develop technologies that may ultimately lead to the production of fully autonomous vehicles.

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Automotive Production Summit: Focus on electrification, sustainability

2019-07-01T17:53:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Electrification, high investment costs and environmental concerns are major factors driving changes in automotive manufacturing, executives said at an industry gathering here Monday.

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Porsche CIO: “Coming out with the perfect product idea isn’t always the main issue”

2019-06-28T08:27:00+01:00By Ralf Bretting, Hilmar Dunker

Porsche CIO Mattias Ulbrich, who headed IT at Volkswagen Group’s premium brand Audi until last year, wants to make digital transformation an emotional and passionate mission at the carmaker. He talks to automotiveIT about new business models, artificial intelligence and the need to invest in IT modernization.

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Electrification to trigger massive changes in automotive supply chains

2019-06-27T16:02:00+01:00By Andrew Williams, Arjen Bongard

The advent of large-scale electric vehicle production could lead to a seismic shift in the way automotive supply chains operate. Relationships will change, new players will emerge and the auto industry’s procurement focus is likely to be radically altered.

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Watch: Nissan brings the invisible into focus

2019-06-26T08:16:00+01:00

Nissan recently demonstrated how it can use the cloud and sensor technology to help drivers anticipate what might be ahead on the road.

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Ford adds new automation, cobots and 3D printing to Chicago plant

2019-06-26T07:54:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

In a $1 billion upgrade, the American carmaker has added a host of new technology and digital processes to modernize its oldest continuously operating plant.

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