All Digital enterprise articles – Page 15

  • VW.automotiveIT
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    VW launches digital logistics platform

    2017-04-11T13:28:35Z

    VW's logistics operations are increasingly using digital systems. Some workers receive information through smartwatches. (Photo: VW) Volkswagen has launched a digital logistics platform to improve communication and cooperation between its car plants, suppliers and trucking companies. "Discovery," as the platform is called, will improve communication efficiency and reduce the ...

  • ford.automotiveIT
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    Ford adds 2 new EVs to China lineup

    2017-04-06T11:31:15Z

    Ford is pursuing an ambitious electrification strategy in China (Photo: Ford) Ford Motor is adding two new electrically powered models to its Chinese product lineup, as the US carmaker accelerates plans to bring more EVs to the world’s biggest car market. In 2018, Ford will launch the Mondeo Energi ...

  • volvo.automotiveIT
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    Volvo Cars: Traffic data should be shared

    2017-04-03T13:33:35Z

    Volvo's Samuelsson says Level 3 autonomous vehicles are unsafe (Photo: Volvo Cars) Governments and carmakers should share traffic data to improve global traffic safety, Volvo Cars CEO Hakan Samuelsson said Monday. Speaking at a European Union conference on connected and automated driving, the Volvo chief said the Swedish carmaker ...

  • VW.automotiveIT
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    At Volkswagen, change still comes slowly

    2017-03-28T09:21:26Z

    The Sedric concept is the first VW vehicle designed for level 5 autonomous driving(Photo: VW) There is some irony here: The Volkswagen Group battled for years under an autocratic leadership to become the world’s biggest automaker and did not shy away from disreputable practices on the way. Its widespread ...

  • toyota.automotiveIT
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    Toyota joins forces with NTT for connected-car development

    2017-03-28T06:12:00Z

    Toyota and NTT say one of their goals is to standardize connected-car technology (Photo: Toyota) Toyota and Japan's NTT Group are cooperating to develop connected-car technologies, combining research in accident prevention, new mobility services and other areas. The two companies said in a press release that their goal is ...

  • byd.automotiveIT
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    McKinsey: China consolidates electric-vehicle lead

    2017-03-28T05:53:00Z

    China consolidated its lead in electric-vehicle technology last year, building 43 pc of all EVs manufactured worldwide. The BYD Qin is China's best-selling EV model (Photo: BYD) According to a report by management consultants McKinsey, China also manufactured 25 pc of the world's fuel cells and 37 pc of ...

  • bosch.automotiveIT
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    Bosch CIO: Digital change offers opportunities for IT departments

    2017-03-23T17:29:51Z

    Bosch CIO Pritsch has 1,000 open positions in his IT department (Photo: Claus Dick) HANOVER -- Robert Bosch CIO Elmar Pritsch on Thursday said digital change provides corporate IT departments with an opportunity to assume a different role. "IT is growing out of the role of driver of efficiency ...

  • psa.automotiveIT
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    PSA Group's mobility chief wants to be preferred services provider

    2017-03-23T16:50:20Z

    Brigitte Courtehoux is targeting 300 million euros in mobility services revenue by 2021 (Photo: Claus Dick) HANOVER -- PSA/Peugeot-Citroen is stepping up eff0rts to build a real fourth brand for mobility services, the French carmaker's new mobility services chief, Brigitte Courtehoux, said Thursday. Next to Peugeot, Citroen and DS ...

  • opel.automotiveIT
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    Opel brand strategist plans with OnStar after PSA takeover

    2017-03-23T15:01:54Z

    Opel's Tobias Gubitz (Photo: Claus Dick) HANOVER -- Opel sees General Motors' OnStar connectivity service as a key part of its strategy to offer more mobility products, even after the planned takeover of the German brand by France's PSA Group. "If the deal happens, OnStar will continue to be ...

  • schaeffler.automotiveIT
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    Schaeffler CDO sees culture change as key to digitization

    2017-03-23T14:29:59Z

    Gerhard Baum (Photo: Claus Dick) HANOVER -- Networking the manufacturing industry involves a high degree of cultural change at industrial companies, Schaeffler's chief digital officer, Gerhard Baum, said Thursday. "It's important to bring the people along," Baum said in an address at the annual automotiveIT Congress here. The CDO ...

  • vw.automotiveIT
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    VW CIO touts possibilities of machine learning

    2017-03-23T11:34:53Z

    VW's Hofmann: Embrace machine learning or lose competitiveness (Photo: Claus Dick) HANOVER --Volkswagen CIO Martin Hofmann believes machine learning is coming into its own as a means to achieve significant digital innovation across all business areas. "Machine learning is no longer science fiction," Hofmann told the automotiveIT Congress. "It's ...

  • daimler.automotiveIT
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    "Digitization offers completely new possibilities and we will make use of these"

    2017-03-20T14:54:29Z

    Klaus Entenmann: "The customer no longer needs to come to the dealership to get car-buying advice." (Photo: Daimler) Digitization is changing the automotive industry top to bottom. In a short interview with automotiveIT, Klaus Entenmann, CEO of Daimler Financial Services, discusses which technological developments are crucial for the financial ...

  • intel.automotiveIT
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    Intel to acquire Mobileye

    2017-03-13T16:57:20Z

    In July, 2016, BMW, Intel and Mobileye top executives announced they would cooperate on an autonomous-driving platform (Photo: Intel) Intel has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Mobileye, giving the California-based chip maker a stronger position in the automotive technology sector. Intel said it plans to acquire the sensor ...

  • renault.automotiveIT
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    Renault opens Paris innovation lab

    2017-03-13T11:49:22Z

    Renault showed an electric Zoe concept at the Geneva auto show (Photo: Renault) Renault has opened a so-called "Open Innovation Lab" in Paris in a bid to speed up new-mobility research and step up cooperation with French startup companies. The carmaker already runs similar innovation labs in Silicon Valley ...

  • VW.automotiveIT
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    VW, Tata to cooperate in India

    2017-03-10T16:38:46Z

    In 2014, VW's Pune factory celebrated the 50,000th car built there for export (Photo: VW) Volkswagen Group and Tata Motors have agreed to cooperate on mobility services for developing countries, the two carmakers said in a statement Friday. VW, which became the world's biggest automotive group by unit sales ...

  • daimler.automotiveIT
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    "There is no added value in gesturing with your fingers”

    2017-03-10T11:46:07Z

    Massing: “With artificial intelligence, we will soon be in a position to significantly reduce the stress level behind the wheel.” (Photo: Claus Dick) Digitization is changing vehicles’ interiors along with their other aspects. Georges Massing, director, user interaction at Mercedes-Benz, spoke with automotiveIT about the effects of the trend, ...

  • automotiveIT.citycarsummit
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    City Car Summit - Berlin

    2017-03-07T17:11:38Z

    The City Car Summit, a conference that focuses on the new urban mobility landscape, will take place in Berlin March 14 and 15. The event features presentations by executives from automakers, tech companies and urban and other authorities, who will share their views on how new technologies will help reshape ...

  • opel.automotiveIT
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    France's PSA Group to acquire Opel

    2017-03-06T08:47:12Z

    PSA expects a 2 pc operating profit margin at Opel in three years (Photo: Opel) PSA/Peugeot-Citroen and General Motors confirmed Monday that the French carmaker will acquire Opel, its British sister company Vauxhall, and half of GM's European finance arm for a combined 2.2 billion euros. The two companies ...

  • ibm.automotiveIT
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    Study sees shortage of cybersecurity experts

    2017-02-13T18:24:32Z

    Cyberthreats are growing and companies are having trouble finding enough specialist IT staff (Photo: IBM) A new study has found that companies and organizations are having a tough time finding the cybersecurity experts they need in a world increasingly exposed to digital dangers. Isaca, a global IT association, found ...

  • ford.automotiveIT
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    Ford bets on artificial intelligence

    2017-02-13T16:57:57Z

    Ford plans to have an SAE level 4 autonomous vehicle on the road by 2021 (Photo: Ford) Ford Motor plans to invest 1 billion dollars in artificial intelligence by acquiring a majority stake in Argo AI. The artificial intelligence startup will continue to operate independently from Ford, but the ...