ZF Friedrichshafen’s new technologies are designed to support the further automation of the mobility experience on various fronts, but the large German automotive supplier doesn’t see full autonomous driving on public roads anytime soon. In the meantime, it works to improve conventional vehicles, while at the same time developing tomorrow’s mobility.
Karl-Thomas Neumann is leaving the management team of Canoo, the electric vehicle startup previously known as Evelozcity.
Volkswagen has opened a new IT center today at its factory in Dresden, Germany that is set to play an important role in the carmaker’s cloud, hardware and software applications, in particular across digital assembly and logistics processes.
Renault and Nissan have signed an agreement with Waymo to jointly explore the feasibility of driverless mobility services.
Ford’s European smart mobiity boss, Sarah-Jayne Williams, explains how a last-mile delivery pilot project yielded several positive insights
In the race to perfect autonomous driving, Israel has proven to be a hotspot of innovation in areas like machine learning and cyber security – driven, in part, by its military expertise and surveillance tools.
Faurecia Ventures is the company’s corporate venturing division, searching out next generation digital and mobility technology.
The French-based automotive supplier has invested in GuardKnox to help secure vehicle connectivity and data processing.
A human-like robot delivers home parcels – and draws on the hardware and sensors of self-driving vehicles to do it.
Ford and Agility Robotics have developed a robot that delivers home parcels – and draws on the hardware and sensors of self-driving vehicles to do it.
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.
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.
Borgwarner plans to enter into a joint venture with Romeo Power Technology to manufacture battery packs for electric vehicles.
Volkswagen plans a pilot project that will use blockchain technology to gain greater transparency in its global supply chain.
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, speaks to automotiveIT about speed, data, open-source software and other corporate IT priorities.
With the car undergoing some of the biggest changes in its 130-year history, companies such as materials maker Covestro hope to capitalize on the fresh opportunities emerging in the automotive supply chain.
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.