Digital Leaders – Page 16

  • gm.automotiveIT
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    GM China shows V2X technology

    2016-06-07T11:18:20Z

    GM will work with other organizations to speed up V2X implementation (Photo: GM) General Motors China is moving closer to bringing its latest connected-vehicle (V2X) technology to the world's biggest car market. The US carmaker said it had for the first time demonstrated V2X technologies such as intersection collision ...

  • doubleyuu.automotiveIT
    Article

    Study: German managers confident of digital skills

    2016-06-07T10:47:15Z

    Study finds that German companies aren't yet ready for digital era (Photo: E&Y) Senior German managers are highly confident that they have the digital skills to adapt their companies to a new era of digitized business processes. But many of their staff have a different opinion. According to a ...

  • luenendonk.automotiveIT
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    Study: Strong growth for German IT consultants

    2016-06-01T15:20:41Z

    Photo: Accenture German IT service providers, which posted strong growth in 2015, expect to see the upward trend in business continue in 2016 and beyond. An annual study on the state of the German market for IT consultancy and services found that the 95 biggest IT service providers in ...

  • porsche.automotiveIT
    Article

    At Porsche, a move into digital mobility

    2016-05-30T12:28:12Z

    Porsche will develop products that go beyond the making of sports cars (Photo: Porsche) Porsche is broadening its business goals from merely building premium sports cars to becoming a "leading provider of digital mobility solutions in the premium automotive segment." The company said its supervisory board has approved the ...

  • vw.automotiveIT
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    "We're learning from the creativity of start-up founders"

    2016-05-27T07:50:33Z

    Hofmann says a start-up's proposal can be approved in three weeks(Photo: Claus Dick) For big automotive players, cooperation with startups is becoming more important  than ever before. Large carmakers need the creative enterprise of young companies, if they want to develop new solutions and services in today’s fast-moving ...

  • toyota.vw.automotiveIT
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    Toyota and VW join ride-sharing trend

    2016-05-25T10:21:27Z

    Toyota Motor and Volkswagen Group both announced ride-sharing moves, joining an auto-industry trend away from pure car-making toward broader mobility concepts. Toyota, the world’s biggest automaker, said it had signed a memorandum of understanding with Uber that foresees ride-sharing trials in countries where this mode of transportation is expanding. As ...

  • daimler.automotiveIT
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    "We know that we can’t always do everything on our own"

    2016-05-20T10:16:12Z

    Daimler's Stark: Autonomous driving is a crucial component of digitization strategy In a recent interview with automotiveIT, Wilko Andreas Stark, the head of Daimler Strategy and Product Strategy and Planning, Mercedes-Benz Cars, talked about the various levels of the digital transformation Daimler has embarked on. Stark also discussed new ...

  • HP.automotiveIT
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    At HP, a new corporate venture unit

    2016-05-18T18:14:34Z

    HP predicts 3D printing will become mainstream by 2022 (Photo: HP inc.) HP Inc. has launched a corporate venture unit that will support early-stage companies with promising new technologies. The California-based computer hardware group also announced it had developed a production-ready 3D printing system. HP Tech Ventures will make ...

  • vw.automotiveIT
    Article

    VW steps up R&D efforts in artificial intelligence

    2016-05-18T17:44:26Z

    DFKI research covers a range of new technologies (Photo: DFKI) Volkswagen, acknowledging the growing automotive importance of machine learning, has acquired a stake in the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI). “Artificial intelligence (AI) is a key technology for autonomous driving and therefore an investment in our future,” ...

  • daimler.automotiveIT
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    Daimler to invest in IT, appoint chief digital officer

    2016-05-18T15:30:45Z

    Daimler is focusing more efforts on the digital changes in the car industry (Photo: Daimler) Daimler plans to invest 100 million euros in information technology in the next three years, as the premium car group steps up cross-company digitalization efforts. As part of the company's "100/100" project, Daimler will ...

  • tesla.automotiveIT
    Article

    Audi executive to head Tesla car production

    2016-05-15T12:18:43Z

    At the automotiveIT Forum, Hochholdinger spoke about change in manufacturing (Photo: Jonas Wresch) Former Audi executive Peter Hochholdinger will take charge of manufacturing at electric-car maker Tesla. Hocholdinger, who has worked at Audi for 22 years, will be responsible for the production of Tesla's Model S sedan and Model ...

  • smart city.automotiveIT
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    Research firm calls for standardized IoT deployments

    2016-05-08T12:09:25Z

    Smart cities need open-source IoT technologies, according to a new report (Photo: Bosch) Without standardized Internet-of Things technologies, realizing tomorrow's smart cities will be more expensive than necessary. A report by Machina Research says that, using current non-standardized  technologies, it would cost 1.12 trillion dlrs to get smart ...

  • apple.automotiveIT
    Article

    With SAP deal, Apple makes another move into business

    2016-05-06T15:36:14Z

    Apple's Tim Cook (l) and SAP's Bill McDermott see mutual benefits of their tie-up (Photo: Apple) Apple announced a partnership with SAP aimed at giving the California-based technology group a stronger position in the business market. Apple and SAP, the world’s biggest business software maker, announced this week that ...

  • fca.automotiveIT
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    Fiat Chrysler, Google cooperate on self-driving cars

    2016-05-04T10:25:30Z

    The new Chrysler Pacifica minivan will joint Google's test program (Photo: FCA) Fiat Chrysler (FCA) and Google will jointly test self-driving vehicles, allowing the US-Italian carmaker to catch up in an area where it has been seen to be lagging competitors. FCA said Google's self-driving test program will later ...

  • bosch.automotiveIT
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    Bosch starts incubator in Sweden

    2016-05-02T17:06:59Z

    In Lund, Bosch has opened its first engineering center in Scandinavia (Photo: Bosch) Robert Bosch has opened a Swedish engineering center that focuses on connected mobility and other new technologies. The German automotive supplier said the new unit, which is located near the southern Swedish city of Lund, is ...

  • tuev.automotiveIT
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    Tuev Sued appoints Schlesinger chief digital officer

    2016-05-02T13:40:04Z

    Dirk Schlesinger (Photo: obs/TÜV SÜD AG/VIRGIL VIDAL) Tuev Sued has appointed former Cisco executive Dirk Schlesinger chief digital officer, as the German testing and certification company responds to the growing importance of digital technologies in the manufacturing industry. Schlesinger will be in charge of a new digital services division ...

  • Volkswagen.automotiveIT
    Article

    VW opens up for partners, intensifies focus on EVs

    2016-04-28T18:40:57Z

    VW CEO Mueller's will provide more details on group strategy by mid-year (Photo: VW) Volkswagen Group will seek partnerships, while focusing on electric vehicles and other new business areas. "The era in which our secrtor kept itself apart from everything is now over, once and for all," VW Group ...

  • zf tags 2016
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    ZF adds cargo checking to Openmatics platform

    2016-04-26T15:14:25Z

    In future, ZF won't just connect vehicles, but also freight (Photo: ZF) ZF has developed a bluetooth-enabled tagging system that will let logistics companies monitor the state ofcargo that is being transported. The automotive supplier’s “deTAGtive logistics” software will enhance ZF’s fleet management platform, which is marketed by its ...

  • magna.automotiveIT
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    Magna plans to buy automotive electronics specialist Telemotive

    2016-04-26T14:26:13Z

    Magna wants to gain electronics expertise through its Telemotive acquisition (Photo: Telemotive) Magna International has signed a purchase agreement to buy Germany's Telemotive, an engineering service provider in the field of automotive electronics. The acquisition aims to bolster the Canadian automotive supplier group's expertise in digital technologies. Magna said ...

  • bosch.automotiveIT
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     “One out of every two open positions at Bosch involves IT or software”

    2016-04-26T13:45:43Z

    Pritsch wants to network all Robert Bosch processes (Photo: Claus Dick) The Bosch Group championed hot topics such as digitization, networked products and Industry 4.0 at an early stage. In an interview, CIO Elmar Pritsch explains the focus of the Stuttgart-based technology company in its individual business areas and ...