Digital Leaders – Page 9

  • opel.automotiveIT
    Article

    Opel CEO Neumann steps down

    2017-06-12T15:16:40Z

    Neumann will stay on as a senior manager until Opel's sale to PSA is finalized (Photo: Opel) Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann has stepped down in the runup to his company's takeover by France's PSA Group. He will be succeeded by Opel CFO Michael Lohscheller. Opel, the German brand that ...

  • borgwarner.automotiveIT
    Article

    BorgWarner's chief strategy officer discusses tech investment

    2017-06-06T10:51:42Z

    Brady Ericson (Photo: BorgWarner) On April third, BorgWarner, a Michigan based automotive industry components and parts supplier, announced its first foray into the auto-tech venture capital space, investing 10 million dollars in Palo Alto-based investment firm Autotech Ventures. Brady Ericson, BorgWarner’s chief strategy officer, who will oversee the investment, ...

  • siemens.automotiveIT
    Article

    Siemens reorganizes group IT

    2017-05-28T15:43:59Z

    Siemens will consolidate storage facilities in Germany (Photo: Siemens) Siemens is reorganizing its IT operations as part of a series of measures aimed at boosting the group's efficiency. The Germany-based technology conglomerate said it is reviewing the geographical setup of its IT activities and digitizing its own processes. It ...

  • ford.automotiveIT
    Article

    Jeff Lemmer to become Ford's chief operating officer, information technology

    2017-05-25T17:30:19Z

    (Photo: Ford Motor) Jeff Lemmer, currently director, IT operations, at Ford Motor, will become the carmaker's vice president and chief operating officer, information technology effective June 1. The appointment is part of a series of senior management changes that follow the dismissal of CEO Mark Fields earlier this week. ...

  • toyota.automotiveIT
    Article

    Will fuel cells replace batteries in tomorrow's EVs?

    2017-05-25T14:29:02Z

    (Photo: Toyota, Illustration: Thomas Lutz) The problem with electric vehicles is well-known: They cost too much, don’t have enough range and are impractical because of a dearth of charging stations. Automakers, together with other new-mobility stakeholders, are working on this. But so far, EV sales growth has been slow ...

  • trendence.automotiveIT
    Article

    Study: IT graduates want to work for premium car brands

    2017-05-25T14:05:04Z

    Google is the most interesting employer for German IT graduates (Photo: Google) BMW, Audi, Daimler and Porsche are the the car companies that IT graduates would most like to work for, according to a new survey. But the trendence Graduate Barometer 2017 found that Google tops all other companies ...

  • man.automotiveIT
    Article

    MAN Truck unit appoints new CDO

    2017-05-25T13:22:48Z

    Christian Kaiser (Photo: MAN) MAN Truck & Bus has appointed Christian Kaiser CDO of the Volkswagen Group unit. Kaiser will play an important role in the digital transformation of the truck and bus division, the company said. Kaiser, 39, succeeds Markus Lipinsky, who will concentrate fully on his position ...

  • renault.automotiveIT
    Article

    Renault plans to buy embedded software unit from Intel

    2017-05-25T12:20:25Z

    Renault and other carmakers need embedded software to develop autonomous vehicles (Photo: Renault) Renault plans to acquire a French R&D division from Intel, giving the French carmaker deeper expertise in key digital technologies. The R&D unit specializes in embedded software, which is important for the development of connected and ...

  • lotus.automotiveIT
    Article

    China's Geely to acquire stakes in Lotus, Proton

    2017-05-24T11:30:02Z

    Lotus makes sports cars and racing cars (Photo: Lotus) Geely Automobile said its parent company, Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, has agreed in principle to buy significant equity stakes in Malaysian carmaker Proton and Proton-owned British specialty race car company Lotus. In a filing with the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, ...

  • ford.automotiveIT
    Article

    Fields out, Hackett in as Ford CEO

    2017-05-22T14:07:55Z

    Mark Fields has led Ford for almost 3 years (Photo: Ford Motor) Ford Motor announced Monday that its CEO, Mark Fields, is being replaced, following a sharp decline in the carmaker's share price over the past two years. Fields, who took the helm at Ford in January 2014, will ...

  • GE.automotiveIT
    Article

    Cyber security is money well spent

    2017-05-16T13:49:42Z

    (Illustration: GE) Cyber security costs money but it's worth it. That's the lesson learned from last week's massive ransomware attack, which caused major problems for authorities, hospitals. companies and private citizens across the globe. It's also a lesson the auto industry should take to heart. CIOs of automotive companies ...

  • iaa.automotiveIT
    Article

    Frankfurt Auto Show

    2017-05-03T12:50:55Z

    (Photo: VDA) This year's Frankfurt Auto Show will kick off with two press days September 12 and 13 and will then continue through September 24. The show, officially known as the IAA, takes place every other year. The exhibition, the world's biggest car show, is held at the Frankfurt ...

  • electric.automotiveIT
    Article

    US survey sees lack of EV buying interest

    2017-04-25T08:55:10Z

    Two out of three respondents wouldn't buy an EV, the survey found (Photo: Nissan) A US survey found that a majority of people remains hesitant to buy an electric car, despite the auto industry's commitment to building a growing range of electric vehicles in coming years. The poll, conducted ...

  • delphi.automotiveIT
    Article

    Delphi invests in 2 Israeli tech companies

    2017-04-24T17:35:20Z

    Delphi is investing heavily in autonomous-driving technology (Photo: Delphi) Delphi is taking minority interests in two Israeli companies, as it moves to strengthen its connected-car related products and services. The US-based automotive supplier said it had signed a commercial partnership agreement with otonomo, a specialist in monetizing automotive data ...

  • zf.automotiveIT
    Feature

    "Partnerships with IT players are vital"

    2017-04-24T14:00:00Z

    One side of a digital win Source: Claus Dick ZF CDO Mamatha Chamarthi sees herself as “digital-transformer-in-chief”, working closely with CIO Juergen Sturm At ZF Friedrichshafen, digitization has a huge influence on the business. In an interview, Chief Digital Officer Mamatha Chamarthi describes the ...

  • bcg.automotiveIT
    Article

    Study: US companies better at digitization than German counterpartsÂ

    2017-04-24T13:15:25Z

    Engineering companies are less digitally advanced than telecom, banking sectors (Photo: Fraunhofer Institute) US companies are digitizing their operations at a faster pace than their German competitors, according to a new study by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). In a poll of 700 executives in the US and Germany, ...

  • vw.automotiveIT
    Article

    VW enters AI partnership with China’s Mobvoi

    2017-04-13T13:42:11Z

    VW's 2017 concept car relies on artificial intelligence technologies (Photo: VW) Volkswagen Group is teaming up with China’s Mobvoi to develop and implement artificial intelligence (AI) technologies in the car. The German automotive group said the two companies will form a 50-50 joint venture to develop technologies for smart ...

  • bosch.automotiveIT
    Article

    Bosch opens new auto-electronics plant in China

    2017-04-13T13:17:49Z

    The new plant will build components for automated driving (Photo: Bosch) Robert Bosch has opened a new electronic-components plant in Changzhou, China, solidifying its position in the world's largest car market. With another production site, "we are strengthening our successful localization strategy," Bosch Automotive Electronics President Klaus Meder said ...

  • VW.automotiveIT
    Article

    At Volkswagen, change still comes slowly

    2017-03-28T09:21:26Z

    The Sedric concept is the first VW vehicle designed for level 5 autonomous driving(Photo: VW) There is some irony here: The Volkswagen Group battled for years under an autocratic leadership to become the world’s biggest automaker and did not shy away from disreputable practices on the way. Its widespread ...

  • toyota.automotiveIT
    Article

    Toyota joins forces with NTT for connected-car development

    2017-03-28T06:12:00Z

    Toyota and NTT say one of their goals is to standardize connected-car technology (Photo: Toyota) Toyota and Japan's NTT Group are cooperating to develop connected-car technologies, combining research in accident prevention, new mobility services and other areas. The two companies said in a press release that their goal is ...