Digital Leaders – Page 19

  • Opel.automotiveIT
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    Opel appoints Kienle to head manufacturing

    2016-02-16T15:05:42Z

    Kienle brings to Opel more than 30 years of global manufacturing experience (Photo: GM) Opel said General Motors veteran Phil Kienle will succeed Peter Thom as head of manufacturing at the German GM brand March 1. Kienle currently serves as head of manufacturing for GM International and GM China. ...

  • ford.automotiveIT
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    Ford CIO Marcy Klevorn: Experiments in new areas are OK

    2016-02-03T14:35:01Z

    Ford CIO Marcy Klevorn will speak at the automotiveIT Kongress March 17 (Photo: Ford) It’s been little more than a year since CEO Mark Fields formally announced that Ford Motor was making some fundamental changes to its tried-and-tested business model. “We are driving innovation in every part of our ...

  • vw.automotiveIT
    Article

    Volkswagen CEO: Europe should lead in new mobility

    2016-01-26T13:18:37Z

    VW's Mueller talks to reporters at the Detroit auto show (Photo: VW) Europe should take the lead in developing new mobility and "not leave the playing field to Silicon Valley," Volkswagen Group CEO Matthias Mueller said. In a speech at the New Year's reception of the European auto industry ...

  • staufen.automotiveIT
    Article

    Study: Industry 4.0 is changing business models

    2016-01-26T12:11:14Z

    A majority of German companies expected networked manufacturing to have a positive effect on profitability (Photo: Robert Bosch) Industrial companies in Germany expect Industry 4.0 to change their business models and most see the so-called "smart factory" as positive, according to a new study. A poll by management consultants ...

  • gm.automotiveIT
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    GM's infotainment chief: It's all about the infrastructure

    2016-01-25T15:06:29Z

    GM's Abram: “If we get the infrastructure right, we can react to everything." (Photo: A. Bongard) General Motors, like most of its competitors, is embracing new technologies as customers increasingly look for new and different personal-mobility products. “The convergence of connectivity, vehicle electrification and evolving customer needs demands new ...

  • toyota.automotiveIT
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    How feasible is the timetable for connected driving?

    2016-01-24T12:21:40Z

    At CES, Toyota showed how cars could learn to handle traffic situations (Photo: Arjen Bongard) There is little doubt that, from a technical point of view, it's no longer an illusion that cars can get around without a driver at the wheel. But technology is not the only factor ...

  • t-systems.bahns
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    HP's Bahns moves to T-Systems as head of connected-car biz

    2016-01-22T15:14:46Z

    Oliver Bahns (Photo: T-Systems) Oliver Bahns has moved from HP to T-Systems to take charge of the German telecommunications consultants' global automotive connectivity business. Bahns, who has been global director automotive & aerospace at HP since 2008, is taking over as T-Systems senior vice president from Heinz Egeler, who ...

  • kia.automotiveIT
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    Kia USA executive: "Automakers are willing to take more risks"

    2016-01-21T14:02:14Z

    Kia's Bzeih says CRM will be crucial in attracting customers to the brand (Photo: Arjen Bongard) Kia announced at the CES consumer electronics show that it plans to spend an initial 2 billion dlrs on advanced driver assistance systems in the next three years as it pursues a goal ...

  • vw.automotiveIT
    Article

    VW appoints former BMW executive to head North America

    2016-01-20T17:32:00Z

    Woebcken will take charge of  VW's US operations. Horn will stay as CEO (Photo: VW) Volkswagen has appointed a former BMW executive to head its North American operations, as the German carmaker attempts to move forward following its admission of widespread emissions-testing manipulations. The company said Hinrich Woebcken, ...

  • Screen Shot 2016-01-20 at 4.48.15 PM
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    Badly secured: The car industry under (cyber)attack

    2016-01-20T16:56:17Z

    IT attacks on companies are piling up and experts say the automotive industry, a prime target for hackers, isn”˜t properly prepared. The damage cyber attacks can do is often substantial and the methods of the attackers are becoming more and more perfidious. Stuxnet was just the beginning. A steel plant ...

  • psa.automotiveIT
    Article

    At PSA, Cantaloube takes charge of digital strategy

    2016-01-20T15:23:14Z

    As software and hardware redefine the car, PSA/Peugeot-Citroen is entrusting its digital strategy to Brigitte Cantaloube. Cantaloube, who takes up a new position at the French carmaker as chief digital officer, comes from Yahoo. She will assume her new duties February 1 and report directly to CEO Carlos Tavares. The ...

  • Chevrolet Unveils 2017 Bolt EV at CES
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    At CES, GM CEO Mary Barra shows Chevrolet Bolt EV

    2016-01-07T05:11:45Z

    Barra says the Bolt will go into production in late 2016 (Photo: GM) LAS VEGAS -- General Motors CEO Mary Barra unveiled the Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicle here, touting the car as the perfect combination of connectivity and electrification. In a keynote address at the CES consumer electronics show ...

  • vw.automotiveIT
    Article

    CES: VW shows e-microbus, gesture control

    2016-01-06T15:23:53Z

    VW hopes to bring its iconic microbus into the 21st century (Photo: VW) LAS VEGAS -- Volkswagen unveiled an electric van concept, the Budd-e, at the CES consumer electronics show and announced that a new e-Golf Touch will feature gesture control and other novel display and control functions. "The ...

  • toyota.automotiveIT
    Article

    CES: Toyota research boss sees lots of hard work on autonomous cars

    2016-01-06T07:03:08Z

    Gill Pratt says he will address the difficult aspects of autonomous driving  (Photo: Toyota) LAS VEGAS - The new CEO of the Toyota Research Institute (TRI) said there is a lot of hard work to be done before driverless cars can be commercialized. "Although the industry has made ...

  • kia.automotiveIT
    Article

    CES: Kia ready for partially automated driving

    2016-01-06T02:37:15Z

    The autonomous Kia Soul can be controlled with a smartwatch (Photo: Kia) LAS VEGAS -- Kia said it is ready to start introducing partially automated vehicles, but fully autonomous cars will have to wait until 2030. The Korean carmaker also said at the CES consumer electronics show that it ...

  • lyft.automotiveIT
    Article

    CES: GM, Lyft to offer autonomous cars for ridesharing

    2016-01-05T19:12:30Z

    Lyft will offer more options following its tie-up with GM (Photo: Lyft) LAS VEGAS -- General Motors and Lyft announced on the eve of the CES consumer electronics show that they plan to create an integrated network of on-demand autonomous vehicles in the US. GM will invest 500 million ...

  • volvo.automotiveIT
    Article

    CES: Volvo, Ericsson develop "intelligent" media streaming

    2016-01-05T02:29:54Z

    Volvo believes that autonomous cars require better connectivity technology (Photo: Volvo) LAS VEGAS -- Volvo Cars and technology company Ericsson are developing intelligent, high-bandwidth streaming capabilities for cars, the Swedish automotive group said. On the eve of the CES consumer electronics show, Volvo said the technology will be important ...

  • toyota.automotiveIT
    Article

    CES: Toyota steps up connected-car technology

    2016-01-05T02:14:56Z

    Toyota wants to improve maps with data from camera-equipped production cars (Photo: Toyota) LAS VEGAS - Toyota announced it is stepping up its effort to provide enhanced connectivity in its next-generation vehicles. As part of the plan, the world's biggest automaker is establishing a Toyota Big Data Center that ...

  • ces 2015.automotiveIT
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    CES 2016: What to expect in automotive technology

    2015-12-23T17:04:15Z

    New technologies are the biggest draw of the Las Vegas CES (Photo: CEA) For anyone involved in consumer electronics, 2016 has to start with the massive CES gathering in Las Vegas. In recent years, as the auto industry has expanded its borders into new technologies, many of the major ...

  • Nissan.automotiveIT
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    Siemens, HP provide vehicle design infrastructure to Nissan

    2015-12-23T09:01:23Z

    Nissan wants to speed up global growth (Photo: Nissan) Siemens and Hewlett Packard have built a new vehicle design infrastructure that provides Nissan's global R&D centers with improved access to the latest vehicle development data. The two technology companies said the infrastructure, which uses a virtual desktop for engineering, ...