All Digital Leaders articles – Page 8

  • Aurora.automotiveIT
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    Driverless-car start-up Aurora raises 90 million dlrs

    2018-03-04T10:09:10Z

    Aurora delivers a suite of autonomous driving technologies to automakers (Photo: Aurora) Autonomous-vehicle technology start-up Aurora raised 90 million dollars in a financing round led by two venture capital companies, Greylock Partners and Index Ventures. Aurora was co-founded by Chris Urmson, the former Google executive who spearheaded that company’s ...

  • bosch.automotiveIT
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    Bosch announces new mobility initiatives

    2018-02-24T16:49:24Z

    Bosch CEO Denner announced a range of new connected products (Photo: Bosch) Robert Bosch has formed a separate division that will focus on mobility technologies, including car sharing, ride sharing and connectivity-based services. The German automotive supplier also announced that it had acquired Splitting Fares (SPLT), a US start-up ...

  • daimler.automotiveIT
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    Geely owner becomes Daimler's biggest shareholder

    2018-02-24T15:44:29Z

    Mercedes could forge closer ties with Volvo following Li Shufu's new investment (Photo: Daimler) Geely founder and CEO Li Shufu has become Daimler's biggest shareholder, marking a reshuffle in the relationships between some of the world's biggest automakers. Li already owns Geely as well as Swedish premium car maker ...

  • 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.

  • daimler.automotiveIT
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    Daimler board member: "A central issue is how to deal with big data”

    2018-02-09T16:27:00Z

    As board member at Daimler for integrity and legal, Renata Jungo-Bruengger is looking carefully at the implicatons of big data across the enterprise and for customers, and of artificial intelligence.

  • 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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    Volkswagen CDO sees major transformation underway

    2017-12-18T12:50:00Z

    Johann Jungwirth, the Volkswagen Group’s chief digital officer, explains how he is moving quickly to transform the company and its brands.

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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 ...