All Digital Leaders articles – Page 14

  • Toyota.automotiveIT
    Article

    Toyota, Suzuki explore business partnership

    2016-10-16T11:41:17Z

    Toyoda (left) and Suzuki say it's early days in their cooperation talks  (Photo: Toyota) Toyota Motor and Suzuki, citing the major changes faced by the global auto industry and the need to bundle industry-wide R&D resources, said they are exploring a business partnership. The two automakers provided little ...

  • audi.automotiveIT
    Article

    Villinger is Audi's new chief digital officer

    2016-10-14T15:57:44Z

    Roland Villinger (Photo: Audi) Audi confirmed that former McKinsey consultant Roland Villinger has started work as the brand's chief digital officer and head of strategy. Villinger took up his new duties at the Volkswagen Group premium brand October 1. The appointment was first reported by the Donaukurier, a Bavarian ...

  • bosch.automotiveIT
    Article

    Bosch plans to acquire software development company

    2016-10-13T10:57:25Z

    Bosch hopes the acquisition of ITK will strengthen its development business (Photo: ITK) Robert Bosch plans to acquire a software development company - ITK Engineering - that specializes in model-based system and software development. The German automotive supplier, which is focusing increasingly on internet-of-things technologies, said the acquisition will ...

  • bmw.automotiveIT
    Article

    "It's no longer just the tech aficionados buying electric vehicles"

    2016-10-13T09:42:28Z

    Robertson (c) shows the BMW X2 concept to Daimler boss Dieter Zetsche (l) at the Paris auto show (Photo: Arjen Bongard) PARIS -- At the Paris auto show, BMW unveiled a variant of its i3 city car with an extended 300 km driving range. The premium brand also displayed ...

  • allianz.automotiveIT
    Article

    BMW, Toyota, Allianz invest in artificial-intelligence startup

    2016-10-10T16:34:13Z

    (Photo: Allianz) BMW and Toyota Motor have teamed up with insurer Allianz to invest in Nauto, a Californian startup company that has developed technology to accelerate the auto industry's drive to develop autonomous cars. Nauto's system, which lets fleet vehicles become part of a self-learning network, consists of an ...

  • toyota.automotiveIT
    Article

    Toyota is highest ranked automaker on top brands list

    2016-10-10T14:25:53Z

    Toyota placed higher than Mercedes and BMW on the Top 100 (Photo: Toyota) Toyota is the highest ranking automaker on Interbrand's annual list of the Top 100 global brands, besting Mercedes-Benz and BMW, which came second and third, respectively. The brand consultancy named Apple, Google and Coca-Cola the three ...

  • ford-pivotal.automotiveIT
    Article

    Berylls study finds slow automotive digitization

    2016-10-10T11:30:30Z

    Managing cultural change at traditional car companies is a challenge, the study found (Photo: Ford, Pivotal) A new study concludes that relatively few automakers are implementing a consistent digitization strategy, though most agree on what needs to be done. Berylls Strategy Advisors, which polled digital decision makers at six ...

  • audi.automotiveIT
    Article

    Audi's Mexico plant: virtually designed and fully connected

    2016-10-10T10:24:49Z

    Audi officially inaugurated its Mexico plant Sept. 30 (Photo: Audi) Audi said the control center at its newly opened plant in Mexico, known as P-Control, lets the premium car brand make further improvements to its manufacturing processes. "The centralized P-control station is the most advanced in the Audi production ...

  • mercedes.automotiveIT
    Article

    VW, Daimler, PSA establish mobility brands

    2016-10-07T16:23:25Z

    The Generation EQ concept provides a preview of future Mercedes cars (Photo: Daimler) PARIS -- Major carmakers are founding new mobility brands as they look for ways to complement and even replace traditional revenue from new car sales. At the Paris auto show last week, volume car makers Volkswagen ...

  • apple.automotiveIT
    Article

    Point of view: Apple and the car

    2016-09-27T12:02:01Z

    Apple's automotive aspirations could soon move beyond the CarPlay interface (Photo: Apple) By Arjen Bongard Is Apple going to become the first IT company to buy into the auto industry? According to the Financial Times last week, Apple has approached McLaren to either buy the British race car maker ...

  • renault.automotiveIT
    Article

    Renault-Nissan, Microsoft to jointly develop connected services

    2016-09-27T11:02:35Z

    Renault and Nissan want to run connected functions on a single platform  (Photo: Renault) The Renault-Nissan alliance (RNA) and Microsoft will jointly develop next-generation connected services that will run on the software group's Azure platform. The cooperation is part of Renault and Nissan's plan to rapidly move beyond ...

  • cybersecurity.automotiveIT
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    IHS: Automotive cybersecurity market to soar

    2016-09-26T15:09:17Z

    Automotive software complexity increases cybersecurity concerns (Photo: Cisco) Demand for software and cloud-based services to protect connected cars will soar to 759 million dlrs in the next seven years, according to a new market forecast. IHS Markit predicts that, by 2023, a quarter of all vehicles sold will be ...

  • audi.automotiveIT
    Article

    Audi's Knirsch leaving as VW diesel emissions investigation continues

    2016-09-26T14:03:42Z

    Stefan Knirsch (Photo: Audi) Audi's head of R&D, Stefan Knirsch, is stepping down from his post with immediate effect, as investigations into Volkswagen's emissions-test cheating continue. The engineer, who took over from Ulrich Hackenberg at Audi in January, is leaving the company, Audi said. Germany's Bild am Sonntag newspaper ...

  • SAP.automotiveIT
    Article

    Bosch, SAP to join forces for IoT

    2016-09-22T14:45:39Z

    Bosch and SAP want to speed up manufacturing and logistics processes (Photo: SAP) Bosch and SAP plan to jointly develop cloud-based technologies to speed up manufacturing and logistics processes. The two German companies said they have formed a strategic partnership to develop new products for the internet-of-things (IoT) and ...

  • APPLE.automotiveIT
    Feature

    Financial Times: Apple interested in McLaren

    2016-09-22T14:15:34Z

    McLaren builds race cars and runs a Formula One team (Phto: McLaren) Apple is interested in buying McLaren or making a strategic investment in the British race car specialist, according to a report in the Financial Times. The newspaper, citing three people briefed on the negotiations, said Apple is ...

  • daimler.automotiveIT
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    T-Systems extends contract to run Daimler's connected-car platform

    2016-09-21T15:15:30Z

    T-Systems will continue to be Daimler's biggest IT partner (Photo: Deutsche Telekom) T-Systems will continue to manage Daimler's mainframe computers as well as the carmaker's connected-vehicle applications, the German IT service provider said. Under a new agreement, T-Systems, the business services arm of Germany's Deutsche Telekom, will continue to ...

  • renault.automotiveIT
    Article

    Renault-Nissan acquires software development company

    2016-09-21T14:04:49Z

    Renault's Next Two prototype presents a vision of connected driving in 2020 (Photo: Renault) Renault and its alliance partner Nissan jointly acquired Sylpheo, a French software development company, in a move to speed up connected-car initiatives at the two car brands. The Renault-Nissan alliance (RNA) plans to launch more ...

  • kaspersky.automotiveIT
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    Kaspersky: recovery from security incidents is very costly

    2016-09-20T15:20:18Z

    Speed is essential to minimize the effects of cyber crime, Kaspersky Lab says  (Photo: Kaspersky) A new Kaspersky Lab report warns that recovering from a successful cyber attack can be extremely costly. The average cost of recovery from a single security incident is 86,500 dlrs for small and ...

  • mazda.automotiveIT
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    Tanaka to head Mazda's European R&D center

    2016-09-15T12:30:53Z

    Tanaka has worked at Mazda for more than 30 years (Photo: Mazda) Matsuhiro Tanaka has taken over from Kenichiro Saruwatari as head of Mazda's European R&D center in Oberursel, outside Frankfurt. The 55-year-old engineer has worked at the Japanese carmaker since 1984, most recently in vehicle development and testing. ...

  • sec.automotiveIT
    Article

    VW founds automotive cyber security firm

    2016-09-14T17:01:11Z

    (Photo: SEC) Volkswagen Group, working with three Israeli experts, has founded an automotive cyber security company. The move is a long-term investment in cyber security “to make vehicles and their ecosystem more secure,” the VW brand’s head of electrical and electronic development, Volkmar Tanneberger, said in a press statement. ...