Digital Leaders – Page 21

  • dell-inc.automotiveIT

    Dell to acquire EMC for 67 billion dlrs


    Dell's acquisition will help computer maker shift to cloud services (Photo: Dell) Dell will acquire EMC for 67 billion dlrs, the two companies said in a press release Monday. The move, which had been rumored for weeks, "will create the world's largest privately controlled, integrated technology company," the two ...

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    Daimler's digital car chief says connectivity is a given


    Daimler's Khan promises over-the-air updates "very soon" (Photo: Daimler) Sajjad Khan, who joined Daimler from rival BMW early in 2015, sees the new digital priorities of the auto industry as an opportunity to provide a wide range of benefits to Mercedes-Benz drivers. In an interview with automotiveIT at the ...

  • bitkom.automotiveIT

    In Germany, a shortage of IT experts is growing


    Software experts are particularly in demand, Bitkom says (Photo: Petra Bork/ Germany's shortage of IT professionals is growing, as Europe's largest economy continues to digitalize its industrial base. Companies are looking for 43,000 IT specialists, up 5 pc from a year earlier, according to a study by Bitkom, Germany's ...

  • porsche.automotiveIT

    Porsche names production boss to CEO position


    Oliver Blume (Photo: Porsche) Oliver Blume, head of production of the German sports car maker, will become the company's CEO, succeeding Matthias Mueller, who has taken the top position at parent company Volkswagen Group. Blume, 47, takes up his new job October 1. Porsche also announced that its US ...

  • vw.automotiveIT

    VW to recall 5 million diesel vehicles


    VW will use hardware and software changes to fix engine emissions (Photo: VW) Volkswagen, plans to recall 5 million of its diesel-powered vehicles to fix engine management systems that have been programmed to lower emissions in official test cycles. The German carmaker said in a press statement that "the ...

  • volvo.automotiveIT

    Volvo appoints new sales boss; Visser moves to Geely


    Alain Visser (Photo: Volvo Cars) Volvo Cars has appointed Bjorn Anwall, a McKinsey management consultant, to head its global sales and marketing. Anwall replaces Alain Visser, who is taking on a similar sales role at China's Geely, the parent company of Volvo. Visser said in a press release that ...

  • volvo.automotiveIT

    Autoliv joins Volvo's Drive Me autonomous driving project


    New technologies will let people safely do other things while the car does the driving (Photo: Volvo) Swedish supplier Autoliv has joined the "Drive Me" autonomous driving project started by Volvo Cars. Drive Me, initiated by Volvo Cars in December 2013, involves 100 self-driving Volvos that use public roads ...

  • logistics.automotiveIT

    Study: Big data slow to take hold in transportation industry


    PwC warns that, without big data analysis, logistics companies will lose competitiveness (Photo: Toll Collect) Transportation and logistics companies are slow to implement big data and business intelligence tools, according to a study by consultants PricewaterhouseCoopers. Only 19 pc of companies surveyed are using the technologies as part of ...

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    Porsche's Mueller to succeed Winterkorn as VW Group CEO


    Matthias Mueller studied IT in Munich before joining the VW Group (Photo: Porsche) Porsche boss Matthias Mueller will succeed Martin Winterkorn as CEO of the Volkswagen Group, the carmaker's supervisory board decided late Friday. Mueller, 62, was one of the main candidates to take the position, following the resignation ...

  • vw.automotiveIT

    VW CEO Martin Winterkorn steps down over test allegations


    Martin Winterkorn says he's not aware of any personal wrong doing (Photo: Claus Dick) Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn has offered his resignation in the wake of revelations that the automaker has manipulated emission tests in the US. The 68-year-old CEO told a supervisory board committee meeting Wednesday that "Volkswagen ...

  • mhp.automotiveIT

    carIT Congress: MHP consultant urges automakers to speed up


    Bernd Herold says the number of in-car control units need to be reduced (Photo: Claus Dick) FRANKFURT - Automakers are making progress in adapting their development cycles to faster-moving partner industries, but they cannot yet match the agility of digital companies, said Bernd Herold, associated partner at management consultants ...

  • bmw.automotiveIT

    carIT Congress: BMW exec says autonomous driving "not a hype"


    Christoph Grote says autonomous cars will cut accidents because they "abide by all rules"(Photo: Claus Dick) FRANKFURT - A senior BMW research executive reaffirmed the industry's focus on autonomous driving, saying the trend is "absolutely no hype." Christoph Grote, who heads technology and innovation in BMW's R&D department, told ...

  • daimler.automotiveIT

    carIT Congress: Mercedes exec puts focus on digital delivery


    Mercedes' Hartung says automakers need scaleable cutomser-focused platforms (Photo: Claus Dick) FRANKFURT - The auto industry needs to work faster to improve its digital delivery and can learn from other industries, a senior Mercedes-Benz executive said Wednesday. "It's all about the customers; digitalization isn't a standalone goal," said Christoph ...

  • audi.automotiveIT

    carIT Congress: Audi's Stadler promises "piloted" A7 by 2017


    Rupert Stadler believes in the digital future of the automobile  (Photo: Claus Dick) FRANKFURT - Audi CEO Rupert Stadler said Wednesday that the next generation of its flagship A7 sedan will have the core functions of the carmaker's "piloted driving" technologies on board. In a keynote address at ...

  • vw.automotiveIT

    Update: VW says 11 million vehicles have test software on board


    The Golf is one of the vehicles affected by the EPA allegations over manipulated diesel emissions (Photo: VW) Volkswagen Group said Tuesday that 11 million of its diesel-powered vehicles are equipped with the engine management software that is the subject of a US regulatory investigation. The statement appeared to ...

  • vw china.automotiveIT

    IHS cuts China sales forecast


    Volkswagen Group is heavily dependent on the Chinese market (Photo: VW) Leading market researcher IHS Automotive has reduced its 2015 forecast for new-car sales in China, predicting growth of only 1.4 pc for the year. Earlier, IHS had expected unit sales in the world's biggest market to increase 4.4 ...

  • bitkom.automotiveIT

    Bitkom: Auto managers expect driverless cars by 2030 or later


    The study shows that opinions vary on when driverless driving will be widely adopted (Photo: Robert Bosch) Almost half (48 pc) of Germany's top automotive managers believe that self-driving cars will be widely adopted by 2030 and only 2 pc believe this will happen earlier. Fifteen pc predict 20 ...

  • bearingpoint.automotiveIT

    MES investments seen growing as part of Industry 4.0


    MES can help improve efficiency in production (Photo: Kuka) Companies are planning to step up investment in management execution systems (MES) as production environments get ready for Industry 4.0. According to a study by technology consultants BearingPoint, 88 pc of companies polled say MES is becoming increasingly important and ...

  • russell reynolds.automotiveIT

    In automotive management ranks, a lack of digital expertise


    Study concludes digital technologies require different management skills (Photo: Technical University Chemnitz) Automotive companies need to change the makeup of their executive suites if they want to lead the trend toward electric powertrains, connected cars and autonomous driving, according to a new study. The "Automotive Executive Study 2015" by ...

  • continental.automotiveIT

    Study: German suppliers shun digital acquisitions


    Continental, Bosch and ZF have acquired digital companies, but they are exceptions among German suppliers (Photo: Continental) German automotive suppliers tend to shy away from acquiring digital technology companies, preferring instead to build up this expertise from within, according to a new study. JDA Software looked at all acquisitions ...