Digital Leaders – Page 15

  • London.automotiveIT

    Brexit: The fallout for IT and automotive companies


    (Photo: en:User talk: Mewiki -own work) The departure of Britain from the European Union will have an obvious impact on the auto industry, in particular in the area of manufacturing and cross-border sales. Carmakers including General Motors, Ford Motor, Nissan, Toyota, Jaguar Land Rover, BMW and Honda build large ...

  • tesla.automotiveIT

    Despite deadly crash, Tesla stands by Autopilot


    Tesla's Autpilot requires drivers to keep their hands on the wheel (Photo: Tesla) Tesla said a deadly crash involving a Model S doesn't cast doubt on the viability of its autonomous driving technology. The Californian electric car maker was responding to a preliminary investigation by US authorities into an ...

  • telogis.automotiveIT

    Verizon to acquire Telogis


    With Telogis, Verizon Telematics is expanding its fleet management offering (Photo: Telogis) Verizon has signed an agreement to buy Telogis, a location-based transportation software maker. The US telecommunications group said Telogis will enhance its telematics-based services offering for connected vehicles and other business areas. "Telogis brings a world-class software ...

  • vw.automotiveIT

    VW reaches agreement with US authorities on diesel manipulation


    VW is expanding its plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee to get ready for production of a new mid-size SUV later this year (Photo: VW) Volkswagen Group said it had reached a settlement with US regulators, private plaintiffs and 44 US states on penalties to pay for manipulating the emissions of ...

  • intel.automotiveIT

    FT: Intel mulling sale of security unit


    Intel bought McAfee in 2010 (Photo: Intel) Intel is talking to banking advisers about possibly selling its antivirus software division, according to a report in Britain's Financial Times newspaper. According to the FT, no decision has been made. The California-based technology group declined to comment. Intel, which for decades ...

  • vw.automotiveIT

    A new CIO at VW Commercial Vehicles


    Winfried Krause (Photo: VW) Skoda executive Winfried Krause will become board member for finance and IT at Volkswagen's commercial vehicles division effective August 1. Krause, 54, is switching jobs with Klaus Dieter Schuermann, 52,, who is taking over Krause's commercial affairs responsibilities at Skoda. Krause, who holds a degree ...

  • Skoda.automotiveIT

    Skoda identifies digitization as "key action point"


    The Skoda Kodiaq large SUV will have its premiere in September (Photo: Skoda) Skoda set up a new business unit charged with developing new technologies and said digitization is a "key action point" coming out of the Volkswagen Group's new strategic plan. The Czech volume brand, one of the ...

  • thyssenkrupp.automotiveIT

    Hoelz set to take over as Thyssenkrupp CIO July 1


    Hoelz previously worked at Deloitte, Daimler and the VW Group (Photo: Thyssenkrupp) Martin Hoelz will take over from Klaus Hardy Muehleck as CIO of Thyssenkrupp July 1. The 47-year-old will also head the company's Group Processes & Information Technology (GPI) unit. Hoelz has been with Thyssenkrupp since 2014. Most ...

  • lamborghini.automotiveIT

    Lamborghini opens carbon fiber research unit in Seattle


    Lamborghini showed a car with carbon-fiber bodywork at the Geneva auto show (Photo: Lamborghini) Lamborghini has opened a new research facility in Seattle that aims to find more applications for car fiber in the construction of its cars. The high-performance sports car brand, which is part of Germany's Volkswagen ...

  • reply.automotiveIT

    Reply to start European data-scientist training program


    Industry 4.0 featured prominently at the Munich Reply Xchange (Photo: Arjen Bongard) MUNICH -- Reply SpA has signed an agreement with The Data Incubator to bring more data-analysis expertise to European companies. Reply, which operates a network of companies focused on developing new, connected technologies and business models, said ...

  • VW.automotiveIT

    Tomorrow's HMI systems "will change massively"


    Tanneberger introduces the e-Golf Touch at the Las Vegas CES in January 2016 (Photo: VW) As driver assistance systems become more sophisticated and the fully autonomous car is beginning to look more feasible, automakers are increasingly focused on what the changing trends will mean for the human-machine interface (HMI) ...


    German companies look abroad for digital talent


    (Illustration: Bitkom) German companies are increasingly looking across their country's borders for experts that can help them implement new digital technologies. According to a survey by Germany's high-tech association Bitkom, about three-quarters of companies are looking to recruit foreign staff with digital skills. Every second company hopes to gain ...

  • vw.automotiveIT

    VW sets new course with "Strategy 2025"


    The  Volkswagen Group Thursday unveiled a comprehensive plan that embraces electric vehicles, new mobility and big investments in future technologies. "The Volkswagen Group will be more focused, efficient, innovative, customer-driven and sustainable," CEO Matthias Mueller said in a statement. He also said the carmaker will be "systematically geared to ...

  • gartner.automotiveIT

    Gartner: "Major" service failures likely for digital businesses


    Gartner says outsourcing dilutes control over key parts of corporate ITÂ (Photo: Gartner) IT security teams are having trouble managing digital risk and, as a result, 60 percent of digital businesses will suffer major service failures by 2020, according to a new report. Market researchers Gartners say infrastructure and ...

  • microsoft.automotiveIT

    Microsoft to acquire LinkedIn


    Nadella (l) and Weiner explain the rationale behind the takeover (Photo: YouTube) Microsoft is buying LinkedIn for 26.2 billion dlrs in cash, as the US-based software and IT group continues to expand in new directions. Linkedin, the world's largest business network with more than 400 million members, will operate ...

  • t-systems.automotiveIT

    T-Systems promotes "zero outage" strategy


    T-Systems says zero-outage should become an industry standard (Photo: Telekom) T-Systems wants to turn its "zero-outage" goal into an industry standard, citing the need to make sure IT can be relied upon to help in the digital transformation. "All industries are getting ready for a digital future, but providing ...

  • gm.automotiveIT

    GM appoints new global quality chief


    Tony Francavilla (Photo: GM) General Motors named Tony Francavilla vice president, global quality, effective immediately. Francavilla, 58, succeeds Grace Lieblein, who retired at the end of last year. He reports directly to CEO Mary Barra. In his new role, Francavilla is tasked with assuring that GM vehicles meet the ...

  • AGL.automotiveIT

    Continental, Toshiba, Hyundai Mobis join open-source connected car project


    Automotive suppliers Continental and Hyundai Mobis, electronics group Toshiba and several other companies have joined Automotive Grade Linux (AGL), a project that aims to develop an open-source, Linux-based platform for connected cars. Earlier this year, AGL announced a new set of codes designed specifically for the automotive industry. The new ...

  • MAN.automotiveIT

    Truck maker MAN makes investment in Silicon Valley start-up


    As part of VW's digitization strategy, all  new MAN trucks will be online from 2017 (Photo: MAN) MAN is investing 8.5 million dlrs in a Silicon Valley start-up to improve cargo planning for trucking companies. The German truckmaker, which is part of the Volkswagen Group, said the move ...

  • michigan.automotiveIT

    In Michigan, a push to be the global mobility innovation leader


    Michigan's Snyder (l) visits the Ford stand at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show (Photo: Ford) Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has launched a campaign to make  his state the global leader in mobility innovation, The campaign, called “Planet M,” is designed to attract fresh business investment to a state ...