Digital Leaders – Page 18

  • here.automotiveIT

    Reuters: Amazon, Microsoft may acquire stake in Here mapping company


    Digital maps capture billions of 3D points to model road surfaces (Photo: Here) Months after Audi, BMW and Daimler acquired Here from Nokia for 2.5 billion euros, the three carmakers are in talks with Amazon and other companies about a broader ownership structure for the digital mapping company, according ...

  • daimler.automotiveIT

    "We are experiencing an upheaval in manufacturing"


    Schaefer (right) tests equipment at a Daimler transmission plant in Rumania (Photo: Daimler) Against a backdrop of steadily rising numbers of vehicle models and derivatives, extremely volatile markets and growing volumes, automotive manufacturing is facing major challenges. And digitization is adding more complexity to the mix. Daimler, like many ...


    NTT Data's Dell Services acquisition aims to grow US business


    Dell Services has a strong position in the market for infrastructure services (Photo: Dell) NTT Data has agreed to acquire Dell Services for a reported 3.1 billion dollars, in a move that will strengthen the Japanese IT service provider’s position in North America and boost its ability to deliver ...

  • desay.automotiveIT

    China’s Desay to deploy Siemens PLM software


    Desay SV makes infotainment systems for more than 60 car brands (Photo: Desay) Siemens said China’s Desay SV will adopt its product lifecycle management (PLM) software, as the automotive electronics supplier prepares to implement new manufacturing technologies. Desay Chairman Tan Choon Lim said in a press statement that the ...

  • daimler.automotiveIT

    Daimler's Stark predicts full digital automotive ecosystem


    Wilko Andreas Stark (Photo: Claus Dick) HANNOVER - Tomorrow's cars will be part of a digital ecosystem that relies on full connectivity, Daimler's top strategist, Wilko Andreas Stark, said Thursday. "Personal mobility will change forever as a result of digitalization," Stark told the automotiveIT Congress here. The Daimler executive ...

  • IZB.automotiveIT

    IZB - Wolfsburg


    (Photo: IZB) The IZB supplier fair, held every other year in Wolfsburg, Germany, will this year focus on the digital trends that are key to the transformation of the auto industry. The theme of the 2016 exhibition is: "Mobility goes digital." The event, which takes place in the northern ...

  • cce.automotiveIT

    Los Angeles - Connected Car Expo


    (Photo: LA Auto Show) The Los Angeles Auto Show will host the Connected Car Expo (CCE) on November 15 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, where the event takes place each year. CCE brings together automotive and technology executives in an exhibition and conference program focused on the connected-car ...

  • forum.automotiveIT

    automotiveIT Forum - Production and Logistics


    (Photo: Siemens) The automotiveIT Group is hosting its annual automotiveIT Forum - Logistics and Production - during the Hanover Trade Fair on on April 27. The forum looks at how Industry 4.0 is transforming car building through the introduction of new systems, concepts, robotics, networking and other manufacturing technologies. ...

  • auto china 2016.automotiveIT

    Beijing Auto Show


    The Beijing Auto Show will take place April 25 through May 4 against a The Beijing Auto Show takes place amid continuing strong car sales growth in China backdrop of continued strong sales growth in the Chinese car market. The exhibition, which alternates each year between Shanghai and Beijing, ...

  • automotiveIT

    Hanover - automotiveIT Congress


    In 2015, more than 500 people attended the annual conference (Photo: Claus Dick) The automotiveIT Congress, held annually during the CeBIT high-tech fair in Hanover, is set to take place March 17. With its focus on the digital transformation of the auto industry, the one-day conference brings together more ...

  • bmw.automotiveIT

    BMW appoints former Google manager to digitalization post


    Jens Monsees is BMW's new head of digitalization BMW has appointed Jens Monsees to the position of vice-president digital strategy, according to the former Google manager's LinkedIn profile. The website shows that Monsees, 45, took up his new role last month. Monsees previously served as Google's industry leader automotive ...

  • ford.automotiveIT

    "FordPass is a tool with a lot of functionality"


    Ford's de Waard: Customers appreciate if their data are used to help them anticipate things (Photo: Arjen Bongard) Ford Motor, which is rapidly adapting its global business model, is gearing up to make a decisive move in its transition from pure car maker to provider of mobility services. Later ...

  • nissan.automotiveIT

    Renault, Nissan stepping up integration efforts


    Nissan will start building a "piloted drive" version of the Qashqai SUV in Sunderland next year (Photo: Nissan) Renault and its Japanese alliance partner Nissan are stepping up their internal cooperation efforts with the goal of saving 5.5 billion euros a year by 2018. The two carmakers, which share ...

  • ghosn.geneva.automotiveIT

    "There will be regulatory acceptance for autonomous cars because they increase safety"


    Ghosn unveiled the Nissan IDS concept at the Geneva auto show (Photo: Nissan) Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn spoke about the digital transformation of the Franco-Japanese car alliance and other matters to reporters at the Geneva auto show in early March. You recently appointed former Nokia executive Ogi Redzic to ...

  • here.automotiveIT

     Here appoints Cisco executive as new CEOÂ


    Edzard Overbeek takes over as Here CEO on March 1 (Photo: Here) Here, which was acquired from Nokia by a consortium of German carmakers last year, appointed Edzard Overbeek to head the operations of the digital mapping group. Overbeek, 48, is a senior executive at Cisco, where he most ...

  • toyota.automotiveIT

    Sandy Lobenstein, Toyota USA VP connected vehicle technology and product planning


    Lobenstein: Connectivity can one day lead to zero car accidents (Photo: Arjen Bongard) LAS VEGAS ”“ Toyota believes connected cars will eventually lead to a sharp reduction in accidents, but before autonomous and fully connectedvehicles make this vision a reality, a lot of investment will still be needed. The ...

  • renault nissan.automotiveIT

    Renault-Nissan hires Here exec to develop connected strategy


    Redzic is tasked with developing a "startup mindset" at Renault-Nissan (Photo: Here) Renault and its alliance partner Nissan have hired a senior Here executive to help the two brands further develop their connected-car initiatives. The Renault-Nissan Alliance said in a press release that Ogi Redzic has been appointed early ...

  • BMW.automotiveIT

    "The classic sales process is a thing of the past"


    Robertson sees "plenty of room for improvement" in the Chinese market (Photo: BMW) BMW sales chief Ian Robertson wants to process future sales transactions in minutes. He’s counting on information technology to enable this speedup in what has, for decades, been a much lengthier process. In an interview in ...

  • vw.automotiveIT

    VW Group gets new head of quality assurance


    Rothenpieler's new role is part of a bigger reshuffling of VW executive roles (Photo: VW) Volkswagen Group has a new head of quality assurance, Hans-Joachim Rothenpieler, who succeeded Frank Tuch in this position February 15. The German car group's senior management ranks have been almost completely reshuffled following its ...

  • digital.batten.automotiveIT

    Study: Automakers struggle with digitalization


    The study found that automakers don't yet sufficiently address customers' digital requirements (Photo: Arjen Bongard) Despite greater focus on digital technologies throughout the auto industry, carmakers are  still struggling with digitalization, according to a new study. The study, conducted by management consultants Batten & Company, found that the ...