Digital Leaders – Page 13

  • ford-pivotal.automotiveIT
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    Berylls study finds slow automotive digitization

    2016-10-10T11:30:30Z

    Managing cultural change at traditional car companies is a challenge, the study found (Photo: Ford, Pivotal) A new study concludes that relatively few automakers are implementing a consistent digitization strategy, though most agree on what needs to be done. Berylls Strategy Advisors, which polled digital decision makers at six ...

  • audi.automotiveIT
    Article

    Audi's Mexico plant: virtually designed and fully connected

    2016-10-10T10:24:49Z

    Audi officially inaugurated its Mexico plant Sept. 30 (Photo: Audi) Audi said the control center at its newly opened plant in Mexico, known as P-Control, lets the premium car brand make further improvements to its manufacturing processes. "The centralized P-control station is the most advanced in the Audi production ...

  • mercedes.automotiveIT
    Article

    VW, Daimler, PSA establish mobility brands

    2016-10-07T16:23:25Z

    The Generation EQ concept provides a preview of future Mercedes cars (Photo: Daimler) PARIS -- Major carmakers are founding new mobility brands as they look for ways to complement and even replace traditional revenue from new car sales. At the Paris auto show last week, volume car makers Volkswagen ...

  • apple.automotiveIT
    Article

    Point of view: Apple and the car

    2016-09-27T12:02:01Z

    Apple's automotive aspirations could soon move beyond the CarPlay interface (Photo: Apple) By Arjen Bongard Is Apple going to become the first IT company to buy into the auto industry? According to the Financial Times last week, Apple has approached McLaren to either buy the British race car maker ...

  • renault.automotiveIT
    Article

    Renault-Nissan, Microsoft to jointly develop connected services

    2016-09-27T11:02:35Z

    Renault and Nissan want to run connected functions on a single platform  (Photo: Renault) The Renault-Nissan alliance (RNA) and Microsoft will jointly develop next-generation connected services that will run on the software group's Azure platform. The cooperation is part of Renault and Nissan's plan to rapidly move beyond ...

  • cybersecurity.automotiveIT
    Article

    IHS: Automotive cybersecurity market to soar

    2016-09-26T15:09:17Z

    Automotive software complexity increases cybersecurity concerns (Photo: Cisco) Demand for software and cloud-based services to protect connected cars will soar to 759 million dlrs in the next seven years, according to a new market forecast. IHS Markit predicts that, by 2023, a quarter of all vehicles sold will be ...

  • audi.automotiveIT
    Article

    Audi's Knirsch leaving as VW diesel emissions investigation continues

    2016-09-26T14:03:42Z

    Stefan Knirsch (Photo: Audi) Audi's head of R&D, Stefan Knirsch, is stepping down from his post with immediate effect, as investigations into Volkswagen's emissions-test cheating continue. The engineer, who took over from Ulrich Hackenberg at Audi in January, is leaving the company, Audi said. Germany's Bild am Sonntag newspaper ...

  • SAP.automotiveIT
    Article

    Bosch, SAP to join forces for IoT

    2016-09-22T14:45:39Z

    Bosch and SAP want to speed up manufacturing and logistics processes (Photo: SAP) Bosch and SAP plan to jointly develop cloud-based technologies to speed up manufacturing and logistics processes. The two German companies said they have formed a strategic partnership to develop new products for the internet-of-things (IoT) and ...

  • daimler.automotiveIT
    Article

    T-Systems extends contract to run Daimler's connected-car platform

    2016-09-21T15:15:30Z

    T-Systems will continue to be Daimler's biggest IT partner (Photo: Deutsche Telekom) T-Systems will continue to manage Daimler's mainframe computers as well as the carmaker's connected-vehicle applications, the German IT service provider said. Under a new agreement, T-Systems, the business services arm of Germany's Deutsche Telekom, will continue to ...

  • renault.automotiveIT
    Article

    Renault-Nissan acquires software development company

    2016-09-21T14:04:49Z

    Renault's Next Two prototype presents a vision of connected driving in 2020 (Photo: Renault) Renault and its alliance partner Nissan jointly acquired Sylpheo, a French software development company, in a move to speed up connected-car initiatives at the two car brands. The Renault-Nissan alliance (RNA) plans to launch more ...

  • kaspersky.automotiveIT
    Article

    Kaspersky: recovery from security incidents is very costly

    2016-09-20T15:20:18Z

    Speed is essential to minimize the effects of cyber crime, Kaspersky Lab says  (Photo: Kaspersky) A new Kaspersky Lab report warns that recovering from a successful cyber attack can be extremely costly. The average cost of recovery from a single security incident is 86,500 dlrs for small and ...

  • mazda.automotiveIT
    Article

    Tanaka to head Mazda's European R&D center

    2016-09-15T12:30:53Z

    Tanaka has worked at Mazda for more than 30 years (Photo: Mazda) Matsuhiro Tanaka has taken over from Kenichiro Saruwatari as head of Mazda's European R&D center in Oberursel, outside Frankfurt. The 55-year-old engineer has worked at the Japanese carmaker since 1984, most recently in vehicle development and testing. ...

  • sec.automotiveIT
    Article

    VW founds automotive cyber security firm

    2016-09-14T17:01:11Z

    (Photo: SEC) Volkswagen Group, working with three Israeli experts, has founded an automotive cyber security company. The move is a long-term investment in cyber security “to make vehicles and their ecosystem more secure,” the VW brand’s head of electrical and electronic development, Volkmar Tanneberger, said in a press statement. ...

  • daimler.automotiveIT
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    “My aspiration is to actively help shape new business models”

    2016-09-14T16:34:30Z

    Brecht wants IT to play a big role in Daimler's digital transformation (Photo: Claus Dick) Jan Brecht wants to move away from managing and administration to a focus on software and system architectures. The new Daimler CIO, who joined the premium car group from sporting-goods maker Adidas in November ...

  • microsoft.automotiveIT
    Article

    Poll: Bosses at mid-size companies most often flaunt security rules

    2016-09-14T15:58:23Z

    Poll shows, many executives lose documents and use non-secure e-mail servers (Photo: Microsoft) Top executives at medium-size companies often sidestep corporate data security rules, according to a new study. CEOs and other senior executives could well be the weakest link in corporate efforts to protect highly sensitive and confidential ...

  • audi.automotiveIT
    Article

    Audi to step up cooperation with Chinese internet firms

    2016-09-11T14:19:28Z

    Audi already works closely with Alibaba, Baidu and Tencent (Photo: Audi) Audi will work more closely with Alibaba, Baidu and Tencent to develop new connected-car features for the Chinese market. The German premium brand, together with the VW Group's Chinese joint-venture partner FAW, said it had signed agreements with ...

  • vw.automotiveIT
    Article

    VW, JAC to cooperate on electric vehicles in China

    2016-09-07T14:46:34Z

    VW started selling electric versions of the up! small car in August (Photo: VW) Volkswagen, which has ambitious plans to boost its sales of electric vehicles worldwide, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Co. (JAC) to jointly develop battery-powered EVs in China. The two carmakers ...

  • volvo.automotiveIT
    Article

    Volvo Cars appoints Ericsson exec to head electronics

    2016-08-30T11:52:01Z

    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
    Article

    Porsche opens Berlin digital lab

    2016-08-26T16:24:43Z

    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
    Article

    Volvo's Mueller to succeed Hudi as Audi electronics boss

    2016-08-23T15:13:35Z

    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 ...