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At ZF, a broad focus on a wide range of automotive technologies

2019-07-19T13:45:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

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.

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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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Bosch plans for an almost fully digital supply chain by 2021

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

Robert Bosch wants to handle 85% of its global purchasing using cloud and platform technologies by 2021.

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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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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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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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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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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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Mamatha Chamarthi is now CIO at FCA in North America and Asia

2019-06-02T13:17:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Automotive IT and digital veteran Mamatha Chamarthi took on the chief information officer role at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in April – and she may be set to lead key elements of its digital transformation at a critical time.

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Watch: How Faurecia invests in startups

2019-05-28T23:37:00+01:00

Faurecia Ventures is the company’s corporate venturing division, searching out next generation digital and mobility technology.

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Faurecia invests in Israeli cyber security firm as part of digital and connected service push

2019-05-28T18:22:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

The French-based automotive supplier has invested in GuardKnox to help secure vehicle connectivity and data processing.

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Bosch sees big role for blockchain

2019-05-16T09:09:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Robert Bosch sees a big role for blockchain and expects the distributed ledger technology (DLT) to be a key enabler of tomorrow’s internet of things (IoT).

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ZF to buy 3D monitoring specialist

2019-05-13T12:40:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

ZF plans to acquire Simi Reality Motion Systems, a southern German software developer specialized in image-based 3D systems that record and analyze human movement.

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Borgwarner forms battery JV with Romeo Power

2019-05-08T08:56:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Borgwarner plans to enter into a joint venture with Romeo Power Technology to manufacture battery packs for electric vehicles.

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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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Aptiv safety chief: "We've seen a big adoption curve in safety technology"

2019-04-16T10:07:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

David Paja, head of advanced safety at Aptiv, talks about IT and technology for safety are spreading across the automotive industry

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Faurecia looks to digital services, underpinned by IT and data

2019-03-25T23:44:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

Dr. René Deist is leading a transformation of Faurecia’s global IT systems and processes to digitalize the supply chain and develop products faster – as well as to support new business models.

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ZF to demonstrate smart logistics at Hannover Messe

2019-03-25T17:00:00+00:00By Arjen Bongard

ZF Friedrichshafen plans to demonstrate its IoT platform to help create a “seamless supply chain” at the Hannover Messe, in a bid to show that data, connectivity and digital twins hold the key to manufacturing and logistics improvements.

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Faurecia, Michelin join forces in fuel cell technology

2019-03-20T07:45:00+00:00By Arjen Bongard

Tire maker Michelin and interiors specialist Faurecia plan a joint venture to combine their fuel-cell related activities.

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