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  • forum.automotiveIT

    automotiveIT Forum - Production and Logistics


    (Photo: Siemens)The automotiveIT Group is hosting its annual automotiveIT Forum - Logistics and Production - during the Hanover Trade Fair on on April 27.The forum looks at how Industry 4.0 is transforming car building through the introduction of new systems, concepts, robotics, networking and other manufacturing technologies.The one-day conference, ...

  • vw.automotiveIT

    VW Group gets new head of quality assurance


    Rothenpieler's new role is part of a bigger reshuffling of VW executive roles (Photo: VW)Volkswagen Group has a new head of quality assurance, Hans-Joachim Rothenpieler, who succeeded Frank Tuch in this position February 15.The German car group's senior management ranks have been almost completely reshuffled following its admission last ...

  • psa.automotiveIT

    At PSA, Cantaloube takes charge of digital strategy


    As software and hardware redefine the car, PSA/Peugeot-Citroen is entrusting its digital strategy to Brigitte Cantaloube.Cantaloube, who takes up a new position at the French carmaker as chief digital officer, comes from Yahoo. She will assume her new duties February 1 and report directly to CEO Carlos Tavares.The Yahoo executive's ...

  • Nissan.automotiveIT

    Siemens, HP provide vehicle design infrastructure to Nissan


    Nissan wants to speed up global growth (Photo: Nissan)Siemens and Hewlett Packard have built a new vehicle design infrastructure that provides Nissan's global R&D centers with improved access to the latest vehicle development data.The two technology companies said the infrastructure, which uses a virtual desktop for engineering, lets Nissan ...

  • bmw.automotiveIT

    Achenbach is new CIO at BMW Brilliance


    Thorsten Achenbach (Photo: BMW)Thorsten Achenbach ist the new CIO at BMW's Chinese joint venture, BMW Brilliance Automotive.The IT manager, who earlier served as vice president at consultants Capgemini, has been in his new position in China since September 1.Achenbach, who has an engineering degree, knows BMW well from his ...

  • Gerhard Baum.automotiveIT

    At Schaeffler, a new manager focuses on digitization


    Gerhard Baum (Photo: Schaeffler)Following in the footsteps of several other automotive companies, Schaeffler has appointed a chief digital officer. Gerhard Baum, formerly the head of IBM's automotive business, assumed his new responsibilities at the German supplier in October.Baum's primary task will be to optimize, synchronize and merge the growing ...

  • dell-inc.automotiveIT

    Dell to acquire EMC for 67 billion dlrs


    Dell's acquisition will help computer maker shift to cloud services (Photo: Dell)Dell will acquire EMC for 67 billion dlrs, the two companies said in a press release Monday. The move, which had been rumored for weeks, "will create the world's largest privately controlled, integrated technology company," the two corporations ...

  • porsche.automotiveIT

    Porsche names production boss to CEO position


    Oliver Blume (Photo: Porsche)Oliver Blume, head of production of the German sports car maker, will become the company's CEO, succeeding Matthias Mueller, who has taken the top position at parent company Volkswagen Group.Blume, 47, takes up his new job October 1.Porsche also announced that its US head, Detlev von ...

  • bearingpoint.automotiveIT

    MES investments seen growing as part of Industry 4.0


    MES can help improve efficiency in production (Photo: Kuka)Companies are planning to step up investment in management execution systems (MES) as production environments get ready for Industry 4.0.According to a study by technology consultants BearingPoint, 88 pc of companies polled say MES is becoming increasingly important and two-thirds plan ...

  • symantec.automotiveIT

    Study: German CIOs and CTOs see IT as decisive for competitiveness, growth


    Robert Half sees high demand for IT security experts (Photo: Symantec)CIOs and CTOs in Germany see IT as key for their companies' growth plans, according to a new study.In a survey of 200 corporate IT and technology executives, IT recruitment specialist Robert Half Technology found that 91 pc believe ...

  • Cloud.automotiveIT

    Worries grow over security of cloud data transfers


    Surveys show that many IT managers are unhappy about breakdowns in data transfers to and from the cloudEnthusiasm was high at the outset, but now a survey shows that companies are beginning to have second thoughts about relying on cloud-based architectures. Many experts, for example, are increasingly questioning whether ...

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    Daimler IT Exec: Standards will help manage engineering complexity


    Mercedes-Benz Cars R&D CIO Haasis says standards are key in exchanging  information with suppliers (Photo: Daimler)As vehicles grow in complexity, coordination between carmakers, suppliers and other partners  faces increasing challenges. In answers to written questions, Siegmar Haasis, CIO Research and Development at Mercedes-Benz Cars, discusses the growing ...

  • bosch cio.automotiveIT

    Bosch CIO: New office software meets high data-security standard


    Pritsch succeeded Gerd Friedrich as  CIO of Robert Bosch in early 2015 (Photo: Bosch)Robert Bosch is spending 800 million euros on a company-wide upgrade of its office productivity systems. Answering questions put to him by automotiveIT, Elmar Pritsch, who became CIO of the German automotive supplier in early ...

  • siemens robotics

    Siemens PLM expands partner program


    Siemens is looking for disruptive manufacturing ideas to streamline production processes (Photo: Siemens)Siemens PLM and the German engineering group's Technology to Business (TTB) division are expanding a manufacturing partnership program to include robotics startups.Until now the so-called "Frontier Partner Program" made available Siemens PLM software to startups keen to ...

  • Bosch.automotiveIT

    Bosch invests 800 million euros in new office software


    Bosch says it is building the "next-generation workplace" (Photo: Robert Bosch)Robert Bosch is investing 800 million euros in new office software as part of its goal of becoming "a globally connected, agile company."The German automotive supplier, whose business focus is moving away from traditional automotive components to connected-car and ...

  • audi.automotiveIT

    Audi CIO wins European award


    Ulbrich runs an IT department that employs 1,000 people (Photo: Audi)A European CIO network has chosen Audi's IT chief, Mattias Ulbrich, as "European chief information officer of the year."CIONET, a group that brings together more than 5,100 IT executives from 18 countries, cited Ulbrich's succcess in working with Audi's ...

  • daimler.automotiveIT

    Daimler completes transition to Siemens NX CAD software


    Daimler's switch to Siemens NX reflects a desire to integrate all product data with CAD (Photo: Siemens)Daimler has completed a groupwide transition to Siemens NX CAD software, which replaced Dassault Systemes' Catia V5 software across all of the company's divisions.The German car and truck maker said the move, which ...

  • hilmar dunker

    Point of view: A need for connected logistics!


    Hilmar Dunker is editor in chief of automotiveIT, GermanyThe manufacturing industry, including the world's automakers and suppliers, has been putting in a lot of effort to improve production processes through the introduction of new, connected, technologies. "Industry 4.0," which involves the networking of machinery and processes, is on track ...

  • vw.automotiveIT

    VW board committee confirms Winterkorn as CEO


    Martin Winterkorn (Photo: VW)Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn is "the best possible chairman of the board of management," the Executive Committee of the carmaker's Supervisory Board said in a statement Friday.The announcement comes after Supervisory Board Chairman Ferdinand Piech last week expressed reservations about Winterkorn's leadership. Piech is head of ...

  • nokia alcatel.automotiveIT

    Nokia, Alcatel-Lucent to create new connectivity mega-player


    Nokia, Alcatel-Lucent see demand for combined product offering (Photo: Microsoft, Alcatel-Lucent)Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent, citing complementary product portfolios, said they are planning a merger that aims to create a new company that is well positioned for "an IP connected world.""Together, Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia intend to lead in next-generation network technology ...