Digital Leaders – Page 17

  • capgemini.automotiveIT
    Article

    NTT Data's Mehl joins Capgemini Consulting

    2016-04-25T15:22:19Z

    Rainer Mehl (Photo: NTT Data) Rainer Mehl, previously head of manufacturing at consultants NTT Data, has joined Capgemini as senior vice president and head of digital operations for Germany, Switzerland and Austria. The 52-year-old, who is based in Munich, joins Capgemini's German country board and will focus on advising ...

  • cybercrime.automotiveIT
    Article

    Survey: Manufacturing companies under threat from cybercrime

    2016-04-25T14:57:37Z

    Manufacturing companies are particularly threatened by surging levels of cybercrime, according to a new study. Germany's high-tech industry association Bitkom polled 504 manufacturers and found that two thirds of them had been the target of data theft, industrial esponiage or sabotage in the past two years. Bitkom puts the financial ...

  • emissions.automotiveIT
    Article

    Automakers: New emissions test regime needed

    2016-04-25T14:28:33Z

    (Photo: Ruben de Rijcke https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=8735834) Automakers conceded that laboratory tests of exhaust emissions don't accurately reflect real driving conditions and called for the adoption of a new test regime. Germany's Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) and the UK Department for Transport last week released reports showing that emissions from ...

  • vw.automotiveIT
    Article

    VW swung to 2015 net loss on 16.9 billion euro diesel charge

    2016-04-22T16:33:30Z

    Without diesel costs, VW said 2015 would have been a good year (Photo: VW) Volkswagen swung to an after-tax loss in 2015 after it took a 16.2 billion euro extraordinary charge to account for costs related to its US emission-test cheating. The German carmaker said after-tax earnings swung to ...

  • mitsubishi.automotiveIT
    Article

    Mitsubishi admits improper emissions testing in Japan

    2016-04-20T13:45:02Z

    The eK Wagon is one of the Mitsubishi models that has higher emissions than shown in tests (Photo: Mitsubishi) Mitsubish Motors said it had improperly conducted emission tests for four Japanese mini-cars, including two models it manufactures for Nissan. The Japanese carmaker said in a statement that it used ...

  • hyundai.automotiveit
    Article

    Hyundai chooses Cisco for connected-car technology

    2016-04-19T15:21:25Z

    Hyudai will work with Cisco to speed up data moving into and out of its vehicles (Graphic: Hyundai) Hyundai Motor said it is teaming up with Cisco to develop new connected-vehicle technologies. The Korean car company said it will work with Cisco, a US-based IT and networking group, on ...

  • emc.automotiveIT
    Article

    EMC poll: Independent IT divisions could disappear by 2019

    2016-04-19T12:11:05Z

    (Graphic: EMC) Independent IT divisions could be gone in three years, according to a majority of IT executives polled by EMC. The cloud computing specialist in February interviewed 2,741 IT decision makers and business managers across companies in 13 countries. One of the key findings was that 58 pc ...

  • oracle.automotiveIT
    Article

    Oracle to acquire Crosswise

    2016-04-19T10:58:40Z

    Crosswise links end-user devices to individuals using them (Photo: Crosswise) Oracle agreed to acquire Crosswise, a provider of machine-learning based cross-device data in the cloud, for a reported 50 million dlrs. The US computer technology group said the move will give it access to a team of highly trained ...

  • future connected cars.automotiveIT
    Article

    Future connected cars USA - Santa Clara

    2016-04-15T14:28:45Z

    Future connected cars USA, a conference on the connectivity revolution in the car industry, will take place at the Santa Clara Convention Center May 10-12. The conference theme is "Maximizing revenues from future technologies and anticipating industry disruption." The three-day event will feature sessions on autonomous drive, building partnerships to ...

  • kuka.automotiveIT
    Article

    Industrial robot sales up 8 pc in 2015

    2016-04-15T11:30:14Z

    In 2015, China was the biggest market for industrial robots (Photo: Kuka) Sales of industrial robots rose 8 pc in 2015 to a record 240,000 units, according to the World Robotics Federation (IFR). The greatest demand was registered by the auto industry. "In the age of Industry 4.0, the ...

  • porsche.automotiveIT
    Article

    Porsche hires Gartner's Koslowski for digital role

    2016-04-14T15:36:16Z

    Koslowski is a veteran technology analyst who comes to Porsche from Silicon Valley (Photo: Porsche) Continuing an auto industry trend to bring in Silicon Valley experts to oversee digitalization efforts, Porsche has hired Thilo Koslowski. The renowned Gartner analyst will assume "a key role in the area of digital ...

  • ford.automotiveIT
    Article

    Ford embarks on 10-year headquarters revamp

    2016-04-13T15:01:24Z

    Ford says its centralized new campus will help it become an auto and mobility company (Photo: Ford) Ford Motor this week embarked on a 10-year project to renew the carmaker’s headquarters and research and development buildings in Dearborn, Michigan. The plan will ultimately move 30,000 employees from 70 different ...

  • ntt communications.automotiveIT
    Article

    Study: Cloud is enabler of shadow IT

    2016-04-13T14:24:20Z

    The study shows companies don't have coherent strategies for dealing with shadow IT (Photo: Host Europe) The growing move toward cloud-based computing is an enabler for shadow IT, according to a new study. In a March poll conducted by NTT Communications, 77 pc of decision makers in large UK, ...

  • volvo.automotiveIT
    Feature

    "It’s very important that we filter which technologies add value for the consumer"

    2016-04-13T13:54:12Z

    The new S90 sedan will help boost Volvo's sales, Annwall says (Photo: Arjen Bongard) Bjoern Annwall joined Volvo Cars as global head of marketing, sales and customer service in October last year. The former McKinsey consultant succeeded industry veteran Alain Visser in a job that involves transforming the Swedish ...

  • vw.automotiveIT
    Article

    VW opts for Mirantis private cloud

    2016-04-12T12:08:39Z

    VW showed an electric bus concept at the 2016 CES in January (Photo: Bongard) Volkswagen Group will use the OpenStack software platform for its next-generation private cloud, Mirantis, the open-source specialist that will roll out the technology, said in a press statement. OpenStack is an open-source cloud-based software platform ...

  • bosch.automotiveIT
    Article

    Study: Automotive suppliers move into new businesses

    2016-04-12T11:36:08Z

    Bosch, which just released new parking technology, remains the world's biggest supplier (Photo: Bosch) Automotive suppliers are in the midst of a strategic reorientation marked by high investment and stepped-up merger and acquisition activity, according to a new study by Berylls. In 2015, companies especially targeted emissions technologies, autonomous ...

  • here.automotiveIT
    Article

    Reuters: Bosch also interested in maps group Here

    2016-04-12T10:18:28Z

    Robert Bosch is also interested in acquiring a stake in Here, according to the Reuters news agency. The German supplier joins a list of possible future co-owners that includes Microsoft, Ford Motor, Renault and Continental. Here was bought last year by Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz for 2.5 billion euros. The ...

  • jaguar.automotiveIT
    Article

    JLR launches new-technology startup

    2016-04-11T13:18:38Z

    A long version of the Jaguar XF (pictured) will be built in China (Photo: JLR) Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has launched a separate company tasked with quickly developing apps and on-demand services. The move is part of a trend among automakers to take direct charge of technologies that will ...

  • automotiveIT
    Article

    For networked plants, IT security is key

    2016-04-06T10:40:50Z

    Industry 4.0 holds out the promise of smarter manufacturing, but with increased connectivity between plants and machinery, the risk of cyber attacks rises. That’s a major problem for companies trying to transform their manufacturing operations to take advantage of the new technologies. Germany’s Deutsche Telekom polled IT and business decision ...

  • toyota.automotiveIT
    Article

    Toyota forms data science company

    2016-04-05T08:59:30Z

    North America CEO Zack Hicks will head Toyota Connected (Photo: Toyota) Toyota has established a separate US-based company to handle global data management and data services development. The new unit, called Toyota Connected, will be the central data science resource for a wide range of new-mobility initiatives. Toyota Connected’s ...