Digital Leaders – Page 7

  • daimler.automotiveIT
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    Daimler starts building “most modern” Mercedes car plant

    2018-02-23T09:13:00Z

    Daimler s production boss says Factory 56 marks a milestone in car manufacturing (Photo: Daimler) Daimler officially laid the foundation stone this week for what it called “the most modern” car production facility in the world. The premium car group said its “Factory 56” plant in ...

  • ford.automotiveIT
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    Ford invests in robots, data hub in Kentucky plant

    2018-02-21T10:13:00Z

    Managers at Ford s Kentucky Truck Plant get information on seven big-screen monitors (Photo: Ford) Ford Motor has invested a further 25 million dlrs to increase line speed at its plant in Louisville, Kentucky, to meet a 25 pc increase in output of the Lincoln Navigator and ...

  • BMW-Klaus-Straub.automotiveIT
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    BMW: "You have to lead the way to implement an agile culture"

    2018-02-20T15:39:00Z

    BMW Group’s chief information officer, Klaus Straub, explains how agile processes work in practice.

  • man.automotiveIT
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    Digital logistics help Bosch and MAN win VDA award

    2018-02-03T14:36:26Z

    MAN was recognized for its 'ConMa' empty-container optimization software, which it developed within eight months (Photo: MAN) Robert Bosch and MAN Truck & Bus were dual winners of this year’s VDA Logistics Award, with digital logistics solutions in intra-logistics and empty container scheduling, respectively. It is the first time ...

  • daimler.automotiveIT
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    "It appeals to people to get home with only three words"

    2018-01-25T14:24:00Z

    what3words founder and boss, Chris Sheldrick, 

  • VW.automotiveIT
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    VW Group's IT expands digital service expertise

    2018-01-18T15:18:00Z

    Berlin-based IT experts are developing software for all VW Group brands (Photo: VW) Volkswagen Group s IT department is further developing its expertise in digital customer offerings. The world s biggest car group has doubled the staff of its Digital Lab in Berlin since the facility ...

  • volvo.automotiveIT
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    Geely acquires 8.2 pc of Volvo Trucks

    2018-01-04T12:24:21Z

    Volvo Trucks and Volvo Cars once were part of the same company (Photo: AB Volvo) Geely Holding said it had reached agreement to acquire 8.2 pc of Volvo Trucks, strengthening the Chinese automotive group's international operations and raising the possibility that the two separate Swedish companies bearing the Volvo ...

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    Canada insight: GM is using Ontario to invest in the future of personal mobility

    2017-12-18T13:01:00Z

    GM’s Brian Tossan explains how GM is tapping into Ontario’s startup and high-tech culture. 

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    Canada insight: Ontario is supporting high-tech R&D, electric vehicle ownership

    2017-12-18T13:00:00Z

    Brad Duguid is minister of economic development and growth for the Canadian province of Ontario. In this capacity, he plays an important role in helping the regional automotive industry stay competitive.

  • Dr. Stefan Sommer
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    CEO Sommer leaves his post at ZF Friedrichshafen

    2017-12-18T12:54:00Z

    Stefan Sommer led ZF as CEO for 5 years (Photo: ZF) Stefan Sommer is stepping down from his position as CEO of ZF Friedrichshafen with immediate effect, the German automotive supplier said Thursday. Sommer s departure follows a change at the company s supervisory board recently ...

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    PSA appoints new CDO of Paris Automotive group

    2017-12-18T12:48:00Z

    Christophe Rauturier (Photo: PSA) PSA/Peugeot-Citroen has appointed a company insider, Christophe Rauturier, to succeed Brigitte Cantaloube as CDO of the Paris-based automotive group. Rauturier joined PSA in 1990 and has, in the past 27 years, held a range of positions at the company. Most recently, ...

  • Hau Thai-Tang.Ford.automotiveIT
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    Ford: "The shift from hardware to software is changing the cost structure"

    2017-10-30T11:11:00Z

    Ford’s global purchasing chief, Thai-Tang, 51, discusses Ford’s software-focused strategic goals, the reasoning behind some of its recent investment decisions, and the implications of the industry’s move to electric mobility.

  • bentley. automotiveIT
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    Bentley appoints Fontaine board member for digitalization, IT

    2017-10-21T12:55:51Z

    Fontaine joins Bentley from Porsche North America (Photo: Bentley) The Volkswagen group, in a broad management reshuffle at Bentley, appointed Astrid Fontaine to the position of board member responsible for human resources, digitalization and IT at the Britain-based luxury brand. Fontaine, currently in charge of HR, culture and innovation ...

  • teradata.automotiveIT
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    Study: Corporate investment in artificial intelligence on the rise

    2017-10-20T14:43:45Z

    The Teradata survey found that 62 pc of companies plan to appoint a chief AI officer (Photo: Teradata) Companies are investing heavily in artificial intelligence, but adoption is often hindered by a lack of IT infrastructure, according to a new survey. The poll, conducted by market researchers Vanson Bourne ...

  • nissan.automotiveIT
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    Nissan appoints new CIO

    2017-10-19T11:00:47Z

    Nissan no longer shares a CIO with alliance partner Renault (Photo: Nissan) Nissan Motor has appointed Anthony Thomas CIO of the Japanese brand, filling a position vacated by Celso Guiotoko earlier this year. Thomas most recently served as CIO of GE Global and previously also worked at mobile phone ...

  • Delphi.automotiveIT
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    Delphi: "We are pushing to make OTA happen"

    2017-10-16T10:27:00Z

    Mary Gustanski, who leads engineering at Delphi, sees a need for a new vehicle IT architecture.

  • schaeffler.automotiveIT
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    Germany's Schaeffler buys machine data specialist

    2017-10-11T19:19:06Z

    Schaeffler says the acquisition of autinity will help it to further develop its digital agenda (Photo: Schaeffler) Schaeffler has acquired autinity systems, a specialist company in digital machine data recording and evaluation, in a move designed to give the German automotive supplier added expertise in digital manufacturing technologies. Schaeffler ...

  • delphi.automotiveIT
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    Delphi's electronics unit to be named "Aptiv;" Autoliv mulls split

    2017-09-27T17:10:33Z

    Delphi's focus has shifted from traditional powertrain components to connected electronics systems (Photo: Delphi) Delphi intends to call its soon-to-be-independent electrical and electronics division "Aptiv," as the US-based automotive supplier group moves to spin off its powertrain operations into a separate company. Aptiv will be headed by the combined ...

  • audi.automotiveIT
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    carIT Congress: Audi electronics chief sees more work ahead in new mobility

    2017-09-20T16:26:00Z

    Audi s Mueller: Cars need end-to-end architecture (Photo: Claus Dick) FRANKFURT Audi s new flagship A8 model is filled with state-of-the-art connected technology, but the premium brand s head of electrical and electronics development said Wednesday that a quantum leap in several key ...

  • daimler.automotiveIT
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    carIT Congress: Daimler's compliance chief cites customer trust as key

    2017-09-20T12:57:13Z

    Daimler's Schick says autonomous-driving rules must be agreed internationally (Photo: Claus Dick) FRANKFURT -- Daimler's compliance chief said customer confidence is key for the success of autonomous and connected driving. Speaking at the carIT Congress here, Olaf Schick said drivers of Daimler's Mercedes-Benz cars can decide for themselves what ...