Digital supply chain

  • bmw.automotiveIT
    Article

    BMW to use Aras open-source PLM platform

    2018-03-04T10:39:35Z

    BMW will initially use the Aras platform for safety testing (Photo: Shutterstock.com) BMW will use the Aras PLM platform as its backbone for test data management, the open-source product lifecycle management specialist said in a press release. The Aras software "will support planning, scheduling, execution, and documentation of vehicle ...

  • daimler.automotiveIT
    Article

    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
    Article

    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 ...

  • porsche.automotiveIT
    Article

    At Porsche Classic, printing spare parts in 3D

    2018-02-21T10:05:44Z

    Replacement parts for the Porsche 959 may be produced with 3D printers (Photo: Porsche) Porsche has started using 3D printers to produce rare spare parts for classic vehicles. The German premium sports car maker said classic models have around 52,000 parts, most of which only need to be made ...

  • man.automotiveIT
    Article

    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 ...

  • bearingpoint.automotiveIT
    Article

    Poll: Companies slow to implement predictive plant maintenance

    2018-01-25T15:45:33Z

    Manufacturing companies cite IT security and costs as main barriers to implementing predictive maintenance. (Photo: Fraunhofer IGD) Most industrial companies believe in a major role for predictive maintenance, but very few have already commissioned projects, according to a new study by BearingPoint. The consultants found that 84 pc of ...

  • zf-steering-wheel-2017
    Article

    From ZF, a new Level 3 steering wheel concept

    2017-12-18T12:56:00Z

    ZF s steering wheel concept offers enhanced driver interaction functions (Photo: ZF) In the long term, autonomous vehicles may not need steering wheels, but that vision is likely to be decades out. In the meantime, steering wheels will remain, though their functionality is set to be enhanced. ...

  • ces-2017
    Article

    Automobility - Los Angeles

    2017-12-18T12:22:00Z

    Automobility precedes the Los Angeles Auto Show (Photo: Automobility) The Automobility technology conference takes place November 27 through 30 at the LA Convention Center. It precedes the Los Angeles Auto Show, which opens to the press on November 30 and to the general public December 1. ...

  • Hau Thai-Tang.Ford.automotiveIT
    Feature

    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.

  • teradata.automotiveIT
    Article

    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 ...