Digital Leaders – Page 12

  • Audi.automotiveIT
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    Volvo's Mertens to be next Audi R&D chief

    2016-11-24T17:27:39Z

    Peter Mertens (Photo: Audi) Audi looked to Volvo Cars for a senior development executive for the second time this year, announcing Thursday that Peter Mertens will become its next head of research and development. Mertens is Volvo's senior vice president R&D. He succeeds Stefan Knirsch, who left Audi in ...

  • toyota.automotiveIT
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    Toyota considers fuel-cell truck

    2016-11-18T14:04:52Z

    Toyota believes fuel-cell technology may work well in heavy trucks (Photo: Toyota) Toyota Motor is studying whether fuel-cell technology can be used in heavy-duty trucks. The Japanese carmaker said it is exploring a semi-trailer truck application for a feasibility study in California. Toyota said more details on the study ...

  • vw.automotiveIT
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    VW brand to invest in new business, cut work force by 30,000

    2016-11-18T12:55:12Z

    At this week's LA auto show, VW presented a new version of the electric e-Golf (Photo: VW) Volkswagen Group announced plans to strengthen its focus on new mobility, while at the same time reducing the work force at its core VW brand by 30,000. The moves are necessary to ...

  • intel.automotiveIT
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    At Intel, a greater focus on autonomous driving

    2016-11-16T12:28:23Z

    Krzanich, speaking at the LA auto show, said "data is the new currency of the automotive world" (Photo: Intel) Intel will spend an additional 250 million dlrs on automotive technology, as the US company targets a potential high-growth market for its core semiconductor business. In a keynote address at ...

  • handelsblatt.automotiveIT
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    Automotive Summit: Industry tackling change on many fronts

    2016-11-10T14:40:12Z

    Zetsche (l), Krueger and Mueller (r) debate new mobility (Photo: Thorsten Jochim/Euroforum) MUNICH -- The auto industry's commitment to change was clearly on display at this year's Handelsblatt Automotive Summit, where the CEOs of the five Germany-based car companies laid out their strategies for the near and medium-term. The ...

  • dudenhoeffer.automotiveIT
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    "Automakers have to make adjustments or they will fail"

    2016-11-08T16:02:02Z

    The German auto industry is at a crossroads, Ferdinand Dudenhoeffer says. In an interview, the German automotive expert warns that industry and the political world have to get future issues such as electric mobility, autonomous vehicles and digital sales channels on track ”“ or Germany’s importance as an automotive nation ...

  • ford:automotiveIT
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    Laura Merling to develop autonomous-vehicle business models at Ford

    2016-11-01T14:30:11Z

    Laura Merling (Photo: Ford Motor) Ford Motor said Laura Merling, a Silicon Valley based technology executive, will lead the commercialization of the autonomous vehicles it plans to introduce from 2021 onwards. Merling, who has worked at a range of technology companies in the course of her career, will become ...

  • peugeot.automotiveIT
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    "We need to talk differently to the connected consumer"

    2016-10-25T16:00:19Z

    Brigitte Cantaloube joined PSA from Yahoo in early 2016 (Photo: PSA/Peugeot-Citroen) Brigitte Cantaloube became chief digital officer of PSA/Peugeot-Citroen on February 1. At the Paris auto show, the former Yahoo executive spoke to automotiveIT about the digital transformation of France’s biggest car group You’ve been on the job for ...

  • Renault-Nissan.automotiveIT
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    “Over-the air updates will be a big enabler”

    2016-10-25T15:21:48Z

    Redzic is bringing on board more software developers (Photo: Renault-Nissan) In January of this year, Ogi Redzic joined the Renault-Nissan alliance as senior vice president, connected vehicles and mobility services. The former Nokia executive was tasked with speeding up the development of connected services, building a team of software ...

  • bearingpoint.automotiveIT
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    Poll: Auto industry needs to do more with big data

    2016-10-24T16:27:21Z

    Executives cite a lack of expertise and the absence of a comprehensive data pool (Photo: IBM) Automotive companies see the relevance of big data and analytics, but few have effectively introduced the new technologies, according to a new study. Consultants BearingPoint polled 120 European decision makers at car companies ...

  • daimler.automotiveIT
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    Daimler China engages with high-tech startups

    2016-10-18T16:02:15Z

    Daimler's Lampe (left) and Plug and Play co-founder Rahim Amidi symbolically exchange gifts to celebrate their partnership (Photo: Daimler) Daimler is teaming up with technology investor Plug and Play in China to jointly identify and help Chinese startup companies. The German premium car maker said the tie-up with Plug ...

  • siemens.automotiveIT
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    Ludwig succeeds Kleinjohann as Siemens CIO

    2016-10-17T13:28:23Z

    Helmuth Ludwig (Photo: Siemens) Helmuth Ludwig, a 26-year company veteran, will become the new CIO of Siemens, succeeding Norbert Kleinjohann, who is retiring. Ludwig, 54, previously served as chief digital officer of Siemens' PLM business unit. He also was president of Siemens PLM Software and CEO of the group's ...

  • ford.automotiveIT
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    Ford appoints Rao smart mobility chief

    2016-10-17T13:04:30Z

    Raj Rao's mobility division plays a key role in Ford's plans to expand its business areas (Photo: Ford Motor) Ford Motor has appointed Raj Rao to head its global new mobility initiatives. The US automaker's new division, which is called Ford Smart Mobility LLC, designs, builds, grows, and invests ...

  • schaeffler.ibm.automotiveIT
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    Schaeffler signs IoT agreement with IBM

    2016-10-17T12:44:00Z

    Connected components and systems can provide insights into a car's performance (Photo: Schaeffler) Schaeffler has signed an agreement with IBM to create a digital platform that will be the foundation of the German automotive supplier's digitization strategy. Schaeffler said the platform will let it process large amounts of data ...

  • Toyota.automotiveIT
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    Toyota, Suzuki explore business partnership

    2016-10-16T11:41:17Z

    Toyoda (left) and Suzuki say it's early days in their cooperation talks  (Photo: Toyota) Toyota Motor and Suzuki, citing the major changes faced by the global auto industry and the need to bundle industry-wide R&D resources, said they are exploring a business partnership. The two automakers provided little ...

  • audi.automotiveIT
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    Villinger is Audi's new chief digital officer

    2016-10-14T15:57:44Z

    Roland Villinger (Photo: Audi) Audi confirmed that former McKinsey consultant Roland Villinger has started work as the brand's chief digital officer and head of strategy. Villinger took up his new duties at the Volkswagen Group premium brand October 1. The appointment was first reported by the Donaukurier, a Bavarian ...

  • bosch.automotiveIT
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    Bosch plans to acquire software development company

    2016-10-13T10:57:25Z

    Bosch hopes the acquisition of ITK will strengthen its development business (Photo: ITK) Robert Bosch plans to acquire a software development company - ITK Engineering - that specializes in model-based system and software development. The German automotive supplier, which is focusing increasingly on internet-of-things technologies, said the acquisition will ...

  • bmw.automotiveIT
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    "It's no longer just the tech aficionados buying electric vehicles"

    2016-10-13T09:42:28Z

    Robertson (c) shows the BMW X2 concept to Daimler boss Dieter Zetsche (l) at the Paris auto show (Photo: Arjen Bongard) PARIS -- At the Paris auto show, BMW unveiled a variant of its i3 city car with an extended 300 km driving range. The premium brand also displayed ...

  • allianz.automotiveIT
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    BMW, Toyota, Allianz invest in artificial-intelligence startup

    2016-10-10T16:34:13Z

    (Photo: Allianz) BMW and Toyota Motor have teamed up with insurer Allianz to invest in Nauto, a Californian startup company that has developed technology to accelerate the auto industry's drive to develop autonomous cars. Nauto's system, which lets fleet vehicles become part of a self-learning network, consists of an ...

  • toyota.automotiveIT
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    Toyota is highest ranked automaker on top brands list

    2016-10-10T14:25:53Z

    Toyota placed higher than Mercedes and BMW on the Top 100 (Photo: Toyota) Toyota is the highest ranking automaker on Interbrand's annual list of the Top 100 global brands, besting Mercedes-Benz and BMW, which came second and third, respectively. The brand consultancy named Apple, Google and Coca-Cola the three ...