Digital Manufacturing – Page 2

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    Re-tooling of manufacturing plants and supply chain for EVs pose investment risk for OEMs

    2019-09-23T06:00:00Z

    Tooling and conversion of technology for automotive plants are signicant costs for OEMs as they invest in electrification, which some may struggle to afford, according to a new report by Automotive from Ultima Media.  

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    Report: Climate Change vs. Carmakers

    2019-09-20T15:33:00Z

    In our second report from Ultima Media’s automotive business intelligence team, we focus on climate change mitigation policies around the world with a particular focus on the most stringent and imminent EU CO2 emissions targets predicting the financial consequences of the legislation upon the OEMs, the impact upon the wider supply chain and the opportunities that arise from the legislation.

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    Electrification poses cost and technology risk for automotive industry

    2019-09-19T07:00:00Z

    The high R&D, production and technology costs of electric vehicles could mean that OEMs will be selling most at a loss for years to come, according to a report by Automotive from Ultma Media.

  • VW IT labs
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    A program of change for Volkswagen Group IT

    2019-09-16T06:30:00Z

    Over the past two years, Volkswagen’s central Group IT division, led by CIO Martin Hofmann, has been expanding staff numbers, investment and digital projects across the group’s business processes, and working more closely with brands like Audi, Porsche and Skoda. In the first of a multi-part article special on Group IT, automotiveIT International explains the evolving shape of the organization.

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    Map: Volkswagen’s growing network of IT expertise

    2019-09-16T06:30:00Z

    Volkswagen Group IT has opened or expanded global IT and software centers, with growing significance across the company’s IT research and operations. Check out a map of their key locations and functions.

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    Building Volkswagen’s Industrial Cloud

    2019-09-16T06:30:00Z

    Volkswagen Group’s landmark project with Amazon Web Services will help to connect all its global factories, and eventually the supply chain as well. At the core of the project is a drive to establish a standard software stack that will transform the way production IT is developed and implemented across Volkswagen locations.

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    At the center of change for Volkswagen Group

    2019-09-16T06:30:00Z

    Martin Hofmann, chief information office of the Volkswagen Group (pictured, right), explains to automotiveIT International how the carmaker is transforming its IT system backbone and legacy infrastructure across purchasing, production, supply chain and engineering – and how Volkswagen is now able to attract top software talent.

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    Augmenting intelligence: How BMW’s US IT center is putting AI into the hands of workers

    2019-09-15T04:00:00Z

    The BMW IT Technology Innovation and Research Center in the US is both a research lab and closely aligned to the carmaker’s production in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Bennie Vorster, who leads special projects there, talks to automotiveIT International about industrializing new tech, and making sure AI assists workers. 

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    Brecht and Brecht: Daimler’s CIO and the chairman of the group’s works council discuss digitalization

    2019-09-12T19:08:00Z

    For the first time ever, Daimler CIO Jan Brecht and his namesake Michael Brecht, chairman of the company’s general works council and deputy supervisory board chairman, are sitting down together to speak with automotiveIT about the consequences of the digital transformation at the Stuttgart-based automaker. Whether the issue is employees’ “digital readiness,” complexity management or new platform-supported business models, Daimler is making its way through rough terrain.

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    Report: Automotive headwinds align into a perfect storm

    2019-09-10T00:01:00Z

    Ultima Media’s new business intelligence team forecasts global vehicle sales by powertrain over the next decade, with analysis of the trends reshaping the automotive industry and its technology landscape. 

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    An interview with Trumpf CIO Thilo Press: “We need to understand that IT is part of the business”

    2019-09-05T13:31:00Z

    Digitalization is a core part of the corporate strategy at Trumpf and IT plays a big role in the plans. Thilo Press, CIO of the German maker of machine tools since 2015, recently talked to automotiveIT about the digitalization of products and processes, the potential of artificial intelligence and the need for IT to be a fully integrated part of the company’s business. Following are edited excerpts from the interview:

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    BMW gets ready to build its iNext EV

    2019-08-29T15:52:00Z

    BMW is getting ready to build 100 prototypes of its iNext electric vehicle as the premium car maker develops and tests production processes for the important new model.

  • Schaeffler and SAP
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    Schaeffler to work with SAP to improve digital efficiency

    2019-08-29T10:57:00Z

    Schaeffler plans to work with business software group SAP to further develop its IT systems and step up digital transformation to improve efficiency.

  • Volkswagen software training
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    Volkswagen calls for applications to software training program, ‘Faculty 73’

    2019-08-22T14:20:00Z

    As part of an ongoing effort to increase software development and programing expertise, Volkswagen Group is now looking for applicants to the second round of its software development training course, Faculty 73, held at the company’s corporate headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany.

  • Magna Electronics plant Michigan
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    Magna opens new plant for cameras, robotics R&D center

    2019-08-20T21:12:00Z

    Magna has opened a new electronics manufacturing plant in Michigan that will increase production of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), especially in cameras and components to support vision-based driving systems.

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    Connected-car business models pose security risks

    2019-08-07T08:43:00Z

    Data from connected cars offer ample opportunity to develop new business models. But, to be successful, the auto industry needs to make sure the data sent from and received by tomorrow’s vehicles are safe and secure.

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    Seat CEO, in interview, discusses Spanish brand’s first EVs

    2019-08-02T16:13:00Z

    Seat has a long history of making affordable and reliable cars. Now the Spanish brand, part of the Volkswagen Group, is getting ready to build electric cars. Seat CEO Luca de Meo recently spoke to Automotive Manufacturing Solutions, a sister publication of automotiveIT International. Following are excerpts from the interview

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    UK industry’s contingency spending for Brexit exceeds £330m; investment plummets

    2019-08-02T08:44:00Z

    The UK automotive industry has already spent at least £330m ($401m) on contingency plans to cover the country’s departure from the EU, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

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    Car factories at risk as connectivity grows

    2019-08-01T08:29:00Z

    Until now, attacks on manufacturing IT systems tended to be hit or miss. Sometimes they succeeded, but mostly they did not. That won’t be the case for long. Many of these facilities are poorly equipped to fend off cyberattacks. 

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    Bain study: US shortage of data engineers, architects to persist

    2019-07-29T13:39:00Z

    US companies will face persistent shortages of experienced data specialists as well as data engineers and data architects as digitalization becomes the new normal across the industry.