All Digital Leaders articles – Page 15

  • daimler.automotiveIT
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    “My aspiration is to actively help shape new business models”

    2016-09-14T16:34:30Z

    Brecht wants IT to play a big role in Daimler's digital transformation (Photo: Claus Dick) Jan Brecht wants to move away from managing and administration to a focus on software and system architectures. The new Daimler CIO, who joined the premium car group from sporting-goods maker Adidas in November ...

  • microsoft.automotiveIT
    Article

    Poll: Bosses at mid-size companies most often flaunt security rules

    2016-09-14T15:58:23Z

    Poll shows, many executives lose documents and use non-secure e-mail servers (Photo: Microsoft) Top executives at medium-size companies often sidestep corporate data security rules, according to a new study. CEOs and other senior executives could well be the weakest link in corporate efforts to protect highly sensitive and confidential ...

  • audi.automotiveIT
    Article

    Audi to step up cooperation with Chinese internet firms

    2016-09-11T14:19:28Z

    Audi already works closely with Alibaba, Baidu and Tencent (Photo: Audi) Audi will work more closely with Alibaba, Baidu and Tencent to develop new connected-car features for the Chinese market. The German premium brand, together with the VW Group's Chinese joint-venture partner FAW, said it had signed agreements with ...

  • vw.automotiveIT
    Article

    VW, JAC to cooperate on electric vehicles in China

    2016-09-07T14:46:34Z

    VW started selling electric versions of the up! small car in August (Photo: VW) Volkswagen, which has ambitious plans to boost its sales of electric vehicles worldwide, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Co. (JAC) to jointly develop battery-powered EVs in China. The two carmakers ...

  • volvo.automotiveIT
    Article

    Volvo Cars appoints Ericsson exec to head electronics

    2016-08-30T11:52:01Z

    Oedgaerd Andersson (Photo: Lindholmen Science Park) Volvo Cars has appointed Oedgaerd Andersson to succeed Thomas Mueller as vice president electrics, electronics and chassis. Andersson will start in her new job October 1. Andersson, who worked at telecommunications equipment maker Ericsson for almost 20 years, will bring highly relevant expertise ...

  • porsche.automotiveIT
    Article

    Porsche opens Berlin digital lab

    2016-08-26T16:24:43Z

    Porsche is broadening its operations to include new mobility (Photo: Porsche) Porsche has opened a digital lab in Berlin, where it will identify and test new IT products and develop collaboration with technology companies, start-ups and research centers. The German sports car maker, which is part of the Volkswagen ...

  • audi.automotiveIT
    Article

    Volvo's Mueller to succeed Hudi as Audi electronics boss

    2016-08-23T15:13:35Z

    Hudi (l) will set up his own consulting business. Mueller will succeed him at Audi (Photo: Audi) Volvo Cars executive Thomas Mueller will succeed Ricky Hudi as head of electrics/electronics at Audi, marking a change in a key position at Volkswagen Group's premium brand. Hudi is leaving Audi at ...

  • Panasonic.automotiveIT
    Article

    Panasonic buys embedded software company OpenSynergy

    2016-08-17T08:07:24Z

    OpenSynergy can integrate infotainment and driver-assistance functions (Photo: Ford) Panasonic has acquired German embedded software specialist OpenSynergy, in a bid to strengthen its automotive cockpit portfolio. The Japanese electronics group said OpenSynergy, which can integrate different in-car software systems, will help it provide a more competitive offering for the ...

  • daimler.automotiveIT
    Article

    At Daimler, Seeger succeeds Kaellenius as Mercedes sales chief

    2016-08-16T10:09:52Z

    Seeger has worked at Daimler since graduating from business school in 1992 (Photo: Daimler) Britta Seeger, a 24-year company veteran, will take over as head of Mercedes-Benz Cars sales and marketing on January 1, 2017. Parent company Daimler said in a statement that the board of management appointment of ...

  • google.automotiveIT
    Article

    Google is preferred employer for European graduates

    2016-08-15T08:37:12Z

    Google and other high-tech companies are popular  with graduates (Photo: Google) Google is the preferred employer for graduates of European universities' engineering and IT departments as well as its business schools, according to a new survey. Apple comes second in the rankings for business school graduates and Volkswagen ...

  • automotive summit.automotiveIT
    Article

    Handelsblatt Automotive Summit - Munich

    2016-08-10T14:40:56Z

    Handelsblatt will host its Automotive Summit 2016 from November 8 through 11 at the BMW World event and exhibition center in Munich. The conference, which opens with a November 8 evening discussion of the role of Silicon Valley in the auto industry, traditionally features addresses from several of Germany' car-industry ...

  • automechanika.automotiveIT
    Article

    Automechanika - Frankfurt

    2016-08-10T14:19:19Z

    The Automechanika aftermarket fair will take place in Frankfurt Sept 13 through 17, with a wide range of exhibitors focusing on the new opportunities provided by connected cars. "Get connected with the future of the automotive service industry" is the theme of the gathering, which takes place every other year ...

  • ecartec.automotiveIT
    Article

    eCarTec - Munich

    2016-08-10T14:03:24Z

    The annual eCarTec exhibition, billed as the world's largest B2B trade fair for electric and hybrid mobility, will take place in Munich October 18 to 20. The exhibition will host makers of electric vehicles, energy and infrastructure specialists, makers of energy storage systems, powertrain developers and financial-service providers. eCarTec also ...

  • automotiveIT
    Article

    carIT Congress - Hanover

    2016-08-10T13:50:05Z

    The automotiveIT Group is hosting its annual carIT Congress on Sept. 28 at the Hanover Fairgrounds. The event, which brings together key decision-makers in the automotive and IT industries, focuses on the business opportunities and challenges in the fast-growing connected-car market. The one-day conference features top speakers from automotive companies ...

  • bitkom.automotiveIT
    Article

    Survey: German startups hampered by funding difficulties

    2016-08-08T14:33:18Z

    Bitkom says startups need public and private funding (Photo: Ford) Many German startup companies say they are having trouble getting enough money to develop their businesses. According to a survey by the country's high-tech association - Bitkom - 55 pc of company founders say that acquiring startup capital is ...

  • zf.automotiveIT
    Article

    ZF plans tech center in India

    2016-08-08T14:09:47Z

    ZF runs a global network of R&D centers from its headquarters in Friedrichshafen (Photo: ZF) ZF plans to open an Indian technology center next year that will focus on software and mechanical engineering. The center, which will be located in Hyderabad, will employ 2,500 engineers by 2020. It will ...

  • uber.automotiveIT
    Article

    Research report sees gradual implementation of new mobility

    2016-08-04T11:39:52Z

    Uber's ride-hailing is a prominent example of a new mobility service (Photo: Uber) Automakers still have time to adapt their business models to changing consumer preferences, according to a report by the US Center for Automotive Research (CAR). The study, titled “The impact of new mobility services on the ...

  • autobutler.automotiveIT
    Article

    PSA invests in digital aftermarket platform

    2016-08-02T15:58:50Z

    Autobutler lets customers select a repair shop online (Photo: Autobutler) PSA/Peugeot-Citroen is acquiring a controlling stake in Autobutler, an online platform that gives car owners the ability to get an online quote for maintenance and repair. The French car group said the move fits in its strategy to make ...

  • Delphi.automotiveIT
    Article

    Delphi to run mobility-on-demand test in Singapore

    2016-08-02T15:35:17Z

    Delphi's autonomous vehicles will have a dedicated route in Singapore (Photo: Delphi) Delphi will conduct a mobility-on-demand trial in Singapore, providing a fleet of driverless vehicles for the test and developing a cloud-based software suite for the purpose. The US-based automotive supplier said the test involves an urban, point-to-point, ...

  • uber.automotiveIT
    Article

    Uber sells Chinese business to Didi Chuxing

    2016-08-02T13:00:46Z

    Chinese ride-sharing is growing as urban traffic jams worsen (Photo: Anna Frodesiak/wikimedia) Uber is selling its Chinese operations to Didi Chuxing, boosting the local company's already dominant transportation-services presence in the home market. In a statement, Didi Chuxing said it is acquiring all assets of Uber China, including its ...