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The latest news and insight in IT and technology developments at automotive suppliers

Bosch CEO Volkmar Denner

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).


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.


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.


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.

David Paja, president advanced safety, Aptiv

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

Rene Deist, Faurecia 3_web

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.


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.

Faurecia, Symbio, Patrick Koller

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.

visteon head up display on citroen ds5

IT takes a front seat for innovation at Visteon

2019-03-19T22:09:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

CIO Raman Mehta is leading a dramatic modernization of Visteon’s IT and IS architecture and enterprise systems, helping the cockpit electronics supplier to further digitalize its engineering, production and supply chain.

Visteon timeline

Visteon's digital timeline


Visteon has gone from one of the world’s largest automotive suppliers, to a more niche player dedicated to digital products


ZF acquires majority stake in mobility provider 2getthere

2019-03-19T10:34:00+00:00By Arjen Bongard

ZF Friedrichshafen has acquired a majority stake in 2getthere, a provider of automated electric passenger transport systems.


ZF opens AI and cyber security research center

2019-03-13T15:16:00+00:00By Arjen Bongard

ZF Friedrichshafen’s new research center in Germany will focus on artificial intelligence and cyber security.


More than just spare parts: technology in the aftermarket

2019-03-12T11:14:00+00:00By Malcolm Wheatley

Changing technology in the vehice and in IT could fundamentally  transform the automotive aftermarket


Investment in old-school IT will end at Hella

2019-03-11T16:56:00+00:00By Yannick Polchow, Hilmar Dunker

Hella CIO Felix Willing is leading a charge to update an modernise Hella’s IT architecture


Continental, HPE develop vehicle data sharing platform

2019-03-05T17:41:00+00:00By Arjen Bongard

Continental and Hewlett Packard Enterprise have developed a vehicle data sharing platform that will enable new digital services in the areas of driver safety and convenience.


Analysis: Data opportunities abound in complex new-mobility environment

2019-01-30T20:08:00+00:00By Arjen Bongard

Participants at a conference about monetizing car data hosted here by the German business daily Handelsblatt said the world of 21st century personal mobility is characterized by growing complexity, new players, new business models and rapidly changing consumer requirements.


Continental: “The world is changing the car”

2019-01-25T09:51:00+00:00By Arjen Bongard

As head of future solutions at the core Interior Division of Continental, Ralf Lenninger looks at the big trends that are not only reshaping the car business but also are redefining the roles that traditional automotive supplier groups such as Continental need to play.


Toyota and Panasonic joint venture on battery development

2019-01-22T12:33:00+00:00By Paul Fisher

According to Nikkei Asian Review, Toyota and Panasonic will set up a battery joint venture. Split 51% in Toyota’s favour, it will be announced later this week.


ZF: “We now have the computing power we need to move at speed”

2019-01-17T08:49:00+00:00By Arjen Bongard

ZF’s group CEO, Wolf-Henning Scheide, discussing why IT and technology will be key the supplier’s success.


Digital twins play a role in all digitalization projects but data consolidation slows down implementation

2019-01-04T08:54:00+00:00By Arjen Bongard, Daniela Hoffmann

Digital twins are shaping up to be a key tool as automotive companies proceed with digitalization across the entire value chain. But it’s not easy to get a handle on these virtual representations.

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