Digital Leaders – Page 22

  • audi.automotiveIT
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    Audi production boss sees big changes in car manufacturing

    2015-09-08T16:59:35Z

    Waltl says the traditional assembly line will stay, but it may not always be used (Photo: Claus Dick) Digitalization is not just changing the car; it is changing every aspect of the car-making industry as well. Hubert Waltl, who has headed production at Audi since April 1, 2014, recently ...

  • symantec.automotiveIT
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    Experts: Today's connected car safety has big holes

    2015-09-08T15:50:00Z

    Automakers are addressing cyber security in the new models (Photo: Symantec) Security software maker Symantec last month issued a report on the vulnerability of connected cars. The conclusion: There are ways to protect cars from hacking and other cyber attacks. But today's generation of vehicles, which doesn't yet have ...

  • toyota.automotiveIT
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    Ranking puts Toyota, VW at top of innovation list

    2015-09-04T13:39:34Z

    Theoretical physicist Michio Kaku discusses a hydrogen future at the 2015 Las Vegas CES in January (Photo: Toyota) Toyota and Volkswagen Group have been the top automotive innovators in the past 10 years, according to a new ranking compiled by Germany's Center of Automotive Management. The think tank looked ...

  • symantec.automotiveIT
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    Study: German CIOs and CTOs see IT as decisive for competitiveness, growth

    2015-08-27T08:27:08Z

    Robert Half sees high demand for IT security experts (Photo: Symantec) CIOs and CTOs in Germany see IT as key for their companies' growth plans, according to a new study. In a survey of 200 corporate IT and technology executives, IT recruitment specialist Robert Half Technology found that 91 ...

  • t-systems.automotiveIT
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    T-Systems executive: Telecoms and automotive have grown closer together

    2015-08-26T12:44:49Z

    Heinz Egeler (Photo: T-Systems) Heinz Egeler has been in charge of the Connected Car business of T-Systems since June 2015. In written answers to questions, Egeler explains the strategic priorities of the German IT service provider and discusses some of the characteristics of the changing personal-mobility industry. automotiveIT: Mr. ...

  • Cloud.automotiveIT
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    Worries grow over security of cloud data transfers

    2015-08-25T14:41:02Z

    Surveys show that many IT managers are unhappy about breakdowns in data transfers to and from the cloud Enthusiasm was high at the outset, but now a survey shows that companies are beginning to have second thoughts about relying on cloud-based architectures. Many experts, for example, are increasingly questioning ...

  • slider daimler IT exec
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    Daimler IT Exec: Standards will help manage engineering complexity

    2015-08-13T15:06:58Z

    Mercedes-Benz Cars R&D CIO Haasis says standards are key in exchanging  information with suppliers (Photo: Daimler) As vehicles grow in complexity, coordination between carmakers, suppliers and other partners  faces increasing challenges. In answers to written questions, Siegmar Haasis, CIO Research and Development at Mercedes-Benz Cars, discusses the ...

  • accenture.automotiveIT
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    Nokia HERE: Accenture consultant sees more acquisitions

    2015-08-09T14:10:36Z

    F Axel Schmidt (Photo: Accenture) Following news that Audi, BMW and Daimler are set to jointly acquire Nokia HERE, automotiveIT asked Accenture automotive expert Axel Schmidt three questions about the implications of the transaction. automotiveIT: What's in it for Audi, BMW and Daimler to acquire Nokia HERE? Schmidt:  The ...

  • toyota.automotiveIT
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    Study: Automotive patents up 7 pc in 2014

    2015-08-05T16:49:57Z

    Toyota further increased patents for hybrid technologies(Photo: Toyota) The world's carmakers registered 7 pc more patents in 2014 than the year before, with Toyota alone accounting for 26 pc of the total. According to Germany's Center of Automotive Management (CAM), the 18 biggest global carmakers registered more than 57,000 ...

  • fca.automotiveIT
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    US regulators impose 105 million dlr fine on Fiat Chrysler

    2015-07-27T18:04:23Z

    Â (Photo: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles ) Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) accepted a 105 million-dlr penalty for failing to meet US federal requirements to repair vehicles with safety defects. The US-Italian auto group will have to buy back some of the vehicles and will have to submit to "rigorous" federal ...

  • wto.automotiveIT
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    WTO members to lift tariffs on more than 200 IT products

    2015-07-27T17:43:30Z

    IT products may become cheaper as tariffs are eliminated (Photo:Thorben Wengert / pixelio.de) Fifty-four countries have agreed to eliminate tariffs on more than 200 IT products, freeing up global trade flows worth more than 1.3 trillion dlrs a year. The agreement was reached under the auspices of the World ...

  • bosch cio.automotiveIT
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    Bosch CIO: New office software meets high data-security standard

    2015-07-26T20:28:00Z

    Pritsch succeeded Gerd Friedrich as  CIO of Robert Bosch in early 2015 (Photo: Bosch) Robert Bosch is spending 800 million euros on a company-wide upgrade of its office productivity systems. Answering questions put to him by automotiveIT, Elmar Pritsch, who became CIO of the German automotive supplier in ...

  • nokia here.automotiveIT
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    Audi, BMW, Daimler jointly acquire Nokia HERE

    2015-07-23T13:10:04Z

    High-precision digital maps will be important for autonomous cars (Photo: Nokia) A consortium of German carmakers is buying Nokia's digital mapping business for 2.8 billion euros. Audi, BMW and Daimler confirmed in a press release that they will jointly acquire Nokia HERE and will run the mapping company as ...

  • daimler brecht.automotiveIT
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    Sources: Adidas executive to become next Daimler CIO

    2015-07-23T12:48:10Z

    Jan Brecht is set to succeed Michael Gorriz (Photo: Adidas) A senior Adidas executive, Jan Brecht, will succeed Michael Gorriz as CEO of Daimler, industry sources say. Brecht is currently in charge of IT and global supply chain at Adidas, a Germany-based maker of sporting goods. He is expected ...

  • ford.automotiveIT
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    Software problem triggers recall of 433,00 Ford vehicles in N. America

    2015-07-03T14:48:10Z

    Common architectures have led to more cars being recalled (Photo: Ford) Ford Motor is recalling about 433,000 vehicles in North America to address a software problem that could leave the cars' engines running even after drivers turn the initiation key to the off-position. The US carmaker said the recall ...

  • salesforce.automotiveIT
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    Salesforce raises ambitions in Europe

    2015-07-02T18:35:03Z

    CEO Marc Benioff is the main speaker at the Salesforce World Tour sessions (Photo: Salesforce) MUNICH - With 7,100 guests registered to attend the German part of its World Tour, Salesforce.com is sending a clear signal that it aims to grow its presence in Europe. The San Francisco-based business ...

  • siemens robotics
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    Siemens PLM expands partner program

    2015-06-24T18:14:47Z

    Siemens is looking for disruptive manufacturing ideas to streamline production processes (Photo: Siemens) Siemens PLM and the German engineering group's Technology to Business (TTB) division are expanding a manufacturing partnership program to include robotics startups. Until now the so-called "Frontier Partner Program" made available Siemens PLM software to startups ...

  • ford.automotiveIT
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    At Ford, autonomous driving moves to next stage

    2015-06-23T12:58:55Z

    Ford's autonomous vehicle project is part of the company's Smart Mobility Program (Photo: Ford) Ford Motor appointed a director of autonomous vehicle development and said it is moving ahead with its driverless-car project. The US automaker said 29-year Ford veteran Randy Visintainer will lead a global team to work ...

  • Siemens.automotiveIT
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    Siemens awards cloud platform order to Atos

    2015-06-18T15:02:58Z

    Siemens hopes the new platform will accommodate growth and boost efficiency (Photo: Kurt Bauer) Siemens, which is moving business systems and processes from classic SAP ERP to SAP HANA, has awarded Atos a six-year multi-million-euro contract to provide a cloud-based platform for data services. The consultant and systems integration ...

  • jaguar.automotiveIT
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    At JLR, a focus on brainwaves to improve safety

    2015-06-18T11:12:36Z

    JLR says drivers can be distracted even when they seem to concentrate on driving (Photo: JLR) Jaguar Land Rover is researching whether a car could capture a driver's brainwaves to identify whether he or she is distracted. The research project, which is called "Mind Sense," wants to see whether ...