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  • volvo.automotiveIT

    Volvo Cars appoints Ericsson exec to head electronics


    Oedgaerd Andersson (Photo: Lindholmen Science Park) Volvo Cars has appointed Oedgaerd Andersson to succeed Thomas Mueller as vice president electrics, electronics and chassis. Andersson will start in her new job October 1. Andersson, who worked at telecommunications equipment maker Ericsson for almost 20 years, will bring highly relevant expertise ...

  • porsche.automotiveIT

    Porsche opens Berlin digital lab


    Porsche is broadening its operations to include new mobility (Photo: Porsche) Porsche has opened a digital lab in Berlin, where it will identify and test new IT products and develop collaboration with technology companies, start-ups and research centers. The German sports car maker, which is part of the Volkswagen ...

  • audi.automotiveIT

    Volvo's Mueller to succeed Hudi as Audi electronics boss


    Hudi (l) will set up his own consulting business. Mueller will succeed him at Audi (Photo: Audi) Volvo Cars executive Thomas Mueller will succeed Ricky Hudi as head of electrics/electronics at Audi, marking a change in a key position at Volkswagen Group's premium brand. Hudi is leaving Audi at ...

  • google.automotiveIT

    Google is preferred employer for European graduates


    Google and other high-tech companies are popular  with graduates (Photo: Google) Google is the preferred employer for graduates of European universities' engineering and IT departments as well as its business schools, according to a new survey. Apple comes second in the rankings for business school graduates and Volkswagen ...

  • automotive summit.automotiveIT

    Handelsblatt Automotive Summit - Munich


    Handelsblatt will host its Automotive Summit 2016 from November 8 through 11 at the BMW World event and exhibition center in Munich. The conference, which opens with a November 8 evening discussion of the role of Silicon Valley in the auto industry, traditionally features addresses from several of Germany' car-industry ...

  • bitkom.automotiveIT

    Survey: German startups hampered by funding difficulties


    Bitkom says startups need public and private funding (Photo: Ford) Many German startup companies say they are having trouble getting enough money to develop their businesses. According to a survey by the country's high-tech association - Bitkom - 55 pc of company founders say that acquiring startup capital is ...

  • uber.automotiveIT

    Research report sees gradual implementation of new mobility


    Uber's ride-hailing is a prominent example of a new mobility service (Photo: Uber) Automakers still have time to adapt their business models to changing consumer preferences, according to a report by the US Center for Automotive Research (CAR). The study, titled “The impact of new mobility services on the ...

  • zf.automotiveIT

    ZF invests in lidar technology


    ZF wants to use Ibeo technology to make lidar systems smaller (Photo: ZF) In a bid to strengthen its activities in autonomous-driving technologies, ZF Friedrichshafen has acquired a 40 pc stake in lidar specialist Ibeo Automotive Systems GmbH, "Lidar gives us access to a core technology for environmental and ...

  • skoda.automotiveIT

    Skoda CIO becomes chief digital officer


    Andre Wehner (Photo: Linkedin) Skoda's former CIO, Andre Wehner, has taken over as chief digital officer at the Czech carmaking subsidiary of Volkswagen Group. Wehner assumed his new duties July 1 and is responsible for corporate strategy, digitization, process and organization management. Ralf Brunken, previously in charge of IT ...

  • vw.automotiveIT

    VW, LG to develop connected-car service platform


    A VW Group concept at the 2015 Geneva auto show featured a range of LG electronic components (Photo: Giugiaro) Volkswagen Group and Korean electronics conglomerate LG plan to jointly develop a next-generation connected-car service platform that will provide seamless digital access to smart-home and location-based services, VW said in ...

  • mckinsey.automotiveIT

    McKinsey study: Europe's slow digitization leaves money on the table


    Europe's degree of digitization lacks behind the US (Photo: EU) European consumers are heavily invested in digital technologies, but the continent is far removed from realizing the full potential of digitization. That is one of the conclusions from a new study by the McKinsey Global Institute, a think tank ...

  • bmw.automotiveIT

    BMW teams up with Intel, Mobileye for autonomous driving


    The autonomous-drive platform under development will be available to other carmakers (Photo: BMW) BMW is joining forces with Intel and Mobileye to bring autonomous-driving technologies to market by 2021. The premium car maker said in a joint press release that it will work with Intel, the world's biggest chipmaker, ...

  • zf.automotiveIT

    ZF introduces 2 new ADAS features for trucks


    ZF's new ADAS features use sensors, software and intelligent mechanics (Photo: ZF) ZF Friedrichshafen has unveiled two new advanced driver-assistance features designed to help truck drivers avoid collisions. The Evasive Maneuver Assist (EMA), which the Germany-based automotive supplier developed in cooperation with US vehicle control systems specialist Wabco, automatically ...

  • VW.automotiveIT

    Tomorrow's HMI systems "will change massively"


    Tanneberger introduces the e-Golf Touch at the Las Vegas CES in January 2016 (Photo: VW) As driver assistance systems become more sophisticated and the fully autonomous car is beginning to look more feasible, automakers are increasingly focused on what the changing trends will mean for the human-machine interface (HMI) ...


    German companies look abroad for digital talent


    (Illustration: Bitkom) German companies are increasingly looking across their country's borders for experts that can help them implement new digital technologies. According to a survey by Germany's high-tech association Bitkom, about three-quarters of companies are looking to recruit foreign staff with digital skills. Every second company hopes to gain ...

  • nissan.automotiveIT

    Nissan joins European EV charging project


    The Nissan Leaf was the first mass-market EV. It was launched in 2010Â (Photo: Nissan) Nissan has joined a European Union-backed project to install more charging stations for electric vehicles in Germany and Belgium. The so-called Fast-E program envisions 241 additional charging stations in Germany and 37 in Belgium ...

  • toyota.automotiveIT

    Toyota to build global connected-car platform with KDDI


    Toyota's planned platform will allow international connectivity without roaming (Photo: Toyota) Toyota Motor, with the help of Japanese telecommunications operator KDDI, plans to build a global communications platform that it hopes will speed up the deployment of connected-car technologies. The platform will bring greater connectivity to Toyota and Lexus ...

  • AGL.automotiveIT

    Continental, Toshiba, Hyundai Mobis join open-source connected car project


    Automotive suppliers Continental and Hyundai Mobis, electronics group Toshiba and several other companies have joined Automotive Grade Linux (AGL), a project that aims to develop an open-source, Linux-based platform for connected cars. Earlier this year, AGL announced a new set of codes designed specifically for the automotive industry. The new ...

  • ford.automotiveIT

    IHS forecast: 21 million autonomous vehicle sales by 2035


    Ford, like most carmakers, is road-testing driverless cars (Photo: Ford) Market researchers IHS Automotive have significantly increased their forecast for autonomous-vehicle sales, as automakers and suppliers invest heavily in advanced driver-assistance systems. IHS expects sales of nearly 21 million autonomous vehicles worldwide by 2035, a sharp increase from about ...

  • MAN.automotiveIT

    Truck maker MAN makes investment in Silicon Valley start-up


    As part of VW's digitization strategy, all  new MAN trucks will be online from 2017 (Photo: MAN) MAN is investing 8.5 million dlrs in a Silicon Valley start-up to improve cargo planning for trucking companies. The German truckmaker, which is part of the Volkswagen Group, said the move ...