Digital Leaders – Page 14

  • Panasonic.automotiveIT
    Article

    Panasonic buys embedded software company OpenSynergy

    2016-08-17T08:07:24Z

    OpenSynergy can integrate infotainment and driver-assistance functions (Photo: Ford) Panasonic has acquired German embedded software specialist OpenSynergy, in a bid to strengthen its automotive cockpit portfolio. The Japanese electronics group said OpenSynergy, which can integrate different in-car software systems, will help it provide a more competitive offering for the ...

  • daimler.automotiveIT
    Article

    At Daimler, Seeger succeeds Kaellenius as Mercedes sales chief

    2016-08-16T10:09:52Z

    Seeger has worked at Daimler since graduating from business school in 1992 (Photo: Daimler) Britta Seeger, a 24-year company veteran, will take over as head of Mercedes-Benz Cars sales and marketing on January 1, 2017. Parent company Daimler said in a statement that the board of management appointment of ...

  • google.automotiveIT
    Article

    Google is preferred employer for European graduates

    2016-08-15T08:37:12Z

    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
    Article

    Handelsblatt Automotive Summit - Munich

    2016-08-10T14:40:56Z

    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 ...

  • automechanika.automotiveIT
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    Automechanika - Frankfurt

    2016-08-10T14:19:19Z

    The Automechanika aftermarket fair will take place in Frankfurt Sept 13 through 17, with a wide range of exhibitors focusing on the new opportunities provided by connected cars. "Get connected with the future of the automotive service industry" is the theme of the gathering, which takes place every other year ...

  • ecartec.automotiveIT
    Article

    eCarTec - Munich

    2016-08-10T14:03:24Z

    The annual eCarTec exhibition, billed as the world's largest B2B trade fair for electric and hybrid mobility, will take place in Munich October 18 to 20. The exhibition will host makers of electric vehicles, energy and infrastructure specialists, makers of energy storage systems, powertrain developers and financial-service providers. eCarTec also ...

  • automotiveIT
    Article

    carIT Congress - Hanover

    2016-08-10T13:50:05Z

    The automotiveIT Group is hosting its annual carIT Congress on Sept. 28 at the Hanover Fairgrounds. The event, which brings together key decision-makers in the automotive and IT industries, focuses on the business opportunities and challenges in the fast-growing connected-car market. The one-day conference features top speakers from automotive companies ...

  • bitkom.automotiveIT
    Article

    Survey: German startups hampered by funding difficulties

    2016-08-08T14:33:18Z

    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 ...

  • zf.automotiveIT
    Article

    ZF plans tech center in India

    2016-08-08T14:09:47Z

    ZF runs a global network of R&D centers from its headquarters in Friedrichshafen (Photo: ZF) ZF plans to open an Indian technology center next year that will focus on software and mechanical engineering. The center, which will be located in Hyderabad, will employ 2,500 engineers by 2020. It will ...

  • uber.automotiveIT
    Article

    Research report sees gradual implementation of new mobility

    2016-08-04T11:39:52Z

    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 ...

  • autobutler.automotiveIT
    Article

    PSA invests in digital aftermarket platform

    2016-08-02T15:58:50Z

    Autobutler lets customers select a repair shop online (Photo: Autobutler) PSA/Peugeot-Citroen is acquiring a controlling stake in Autobutler, an online platform that gives car owners the ability to get an online quote for maintenance and repair. The French car group said the move fits in its strategy to make ...

  • Delphi.automotiveIT
    Article

    Delphi to run mobility-on-demand test in Singapore

    2016-08-02T15:35:17Z

    Delphi's autonomous vehicles will have a dedicated route in Singapore (Photo: Delphi) Delphi will conduct a mobility-on-demand trial in Singapore, providing a fleet of driverless vehicles for the test and developing a cloud-based software suite for the purpose. The US-based automotive supplier said the test involves an urban, point-to-point, ...

  • uber.automotiveIT
    Article

    Uber sells Chinese business to Didi Chuxing

    2016-08-02T13:00:46Z

    Chinese ride-sharing is growing as urban traffic jams worsen (Photo: Anna Frodesiak/wikimedia) Uber is selling its Chinese operations to Didi Chuxing, boosting the local company's already dominant transportation-services presence in the home market. In a statement, Didi Chuxing said it is acquiring all assets of Uber China, including its ...

  • cisco.automotiveIT
    Article

    Cisco report: Business unprepared for ransomware threat

    2016-08-01T15:54:21Z

    Cisco sees a growing danger in ransomware attacks (Photo: Cisco) Companies are badly prepared for future strains of ransomware, according to the latest Cisco Cybersecurity Report. The study, which the US-based technology group conducts twicea year, found that companies are too often operating with a fragile IT infrastructure, don’t ...

  • Tina_Mueller.Opel.automotiveIT
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    “You can forget everything that you’ve done to this point”

    2016-08-01T12:56:43Z

    Opel's Tina Mueller is striving to improve the carmaker's brand image With deliveries rising in the second quarter and General Motors Europe and its core Opel brand posting its first quarterly pretax profit since 2011, the US carmaker hopes to continue the upward trend in  Europe for the ...

  • skoda.automotiveIT
    Article

    Skoda CIO becomes chief digital officer

    2016-07-21T13:59:02Z

    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 ...

  • bmw.automotiveIT
    Article

    BMW appoints Duesmann as purchasing boss

    2016-07-21T13:23:34Z

    Duesmann has been with BMW since 2007Â (Photo: BMW) BMW has appointed Markus Duesmann as its new head of purchasing effective October 1. Duesmann, 47, will succeed Klaus Draeger, who is retiring. Duesmann joined BMW in 2007 as head of powertrain. He subsequently headed the carmaker's Driving Dynamics unit ...

  • Steven Armstrong.automotiveIT
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    At Ford Europe, Armstrong takes on COO role

    2016-07-21T13:10:00Z

    Armstrong's appointment is part of a broader management reshuffle at Ford (Photo: Ford Motor) Steven Armstrong was appointed COO of Ford of Europe, replacing Barb Samardzich, who is retiring from the carmaker. The company also announced that Lyle Watters is succeeding Armstrong as president of Ford's South American operations. ...

  • mckinsey.automotiveIT
    Article

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

    2016-07-05T14:18:59Z

    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
    Article

    BMW teams up with Intel, Mobileye for autonomous driving

    2016-07-01T15:26:29Z

    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, ...