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    Oracle modernizes Mazda's IT infrastructure


    Mazda installed its original MDI system in 1996 (Photo: Mazda) Oracle has implemented an IT overhaul at Mazda that will reduce the carmaker's server operating costs by 40 pc and lower power consumption by 75 pc. The US-based hardware and business software group said it had modernized and consolidated ...

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    NTT Data appoints new European CEO


    Patrizio Mapelli (Photo: NTT Data) NTT Data has appointed Patrizio Mapelli to lead its operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Mapelli will also be in charge of the key German business. Mapelli, who currently heads NTT Data's Italian operations and is also in charge of the IT ...

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    Oracle to buy Acme Packet


    As mobile applications grow, Oracle wants to expand into telecommunications markets (Photo: GM) Oracle has agreed to buy Acme Packet in a move that will boost its expertise in secure data communications. The US-based IT group said it will pay 1.7 billion dlrs for Acme Packet, a company that ...

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    Daimler takes 12 pc stake in China's BAIC Motor


    Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche (l) and BAIC ChairmanXu Heyi formally agreed on greater cooperation Feb 1 (Photo: Daimler) Daimler will acquire a 12 pc stake in Beijing Automotive Group's (BAIC) passenger car division, the first time a western carmaker invests directly in a Chinese auto group. The two companies ...

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    Kuka gets big German carmaking order in China


    Kuka hopes its most recent order will help strengthen its position in the Chinese car market (Photo: Kuka) Kuka said it had received a major order to build a car body assembly line for a German premium carmaker in China. The German robotics and plant engineering group said its ...

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    AutomotiveIT Newsletter: An interview with VW CIO Martin Hofmann


    CIO Hofmann wants Volkswagen to have the best IT in the auto industry (Photo: Claus Dick) After a decade working for the Volkswagen Group in various positions, Martin Hofmann became CIO of Europe's largest carmaker a year ago. He took on the position at a time when VW is ...

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    CAR Symposium: Dudenhoeffer says European car slump far from over


    Dudenhoeffer says Western Europe still won't have fully recovered by 2020 BOCHUM --The slump in European car sales is likely to last a bit longer than many people expect or hope, car expert Ferdinand Dudenhoeffer said Tuesday. "Europe will come back very slowly," Dudenhoeffer told reporters attending the CAR ...

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    Germany is site of Europe's fastest supercomputer


    The Juqueen supercomputer has as much power as 100,000 PCs (Photo: Juelich Research Center) Researchers at the Juelich Research Center near Aachen in western Germany started work with a new high-performance computer that is the fastest supercomputer in Europe and the fifth-fastest worldwide. The computer, which is an IBM ...

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    VW inaugurates solar park in Chattanooga


    The Chattanooga facility is the largest of VW's solar parks (Photo: VW) Volkswagen has inaugurated its largest solar park worldwide at its plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The German carmaker said the solar park has a peak output of 9.5 megawatts and will generate power to build the US version ...

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    HP to host AVL's SAP applications in the cloud


    AVL will depend on HP for the management of its SAP application infrastructure (Photo: AVL) HP will host AVL's SAP applications in a new hybrid cloud-based infrastructure. The US-based IT group said it has migrated a range of SAP applications used within AVL, deploying a cloud-based solution it says ...

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    Fiat to build Jeeps in Italy


    Fiat will start building Jeeps in Italy from 2014. The Italian carmaker said Thursday it plans to invest more than 1 billion euros in its plant in Melfi in southern Italy to build both a new Jeep brand vehicle and a new Fiat. Melfi will be "one of the most ...

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    GM, PSA settle on 3 common vehicle projects


    General Motors and PSA/Peugeot-Citroen will build three cars together and move ahead  with plans to jointly purchase components. The US and French carmakers, which earlier  this year agreed on a far-reaching cooperation, said they would develop common vehicle architectures for a C-segment vehicle for Opel and Peugeot; a ...

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    Bosch in bid to grow Russian business


    Robert Bosch plans to build a new factory in Russia on the expectation that the country's car market will continue to grow rapidly in coming years. The German automotive supplier, the world's largest, said it would invest some 40 million euros in the plant in the next three years. Construction ...

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    Bosch dissolves Samsung JV, establishes battery unit


    The Fiat 500e, which was unveiled at the Los Angeles auto show, is the first EV with a Bosch battery pack (Photo: Fiat) Robert Bosch, formalizing the dissolution of a battery joint venture with Korea's Samsung, has established a new division to build and market battery systems. The German ...

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    China's BYD in joint venture to build electric buses in Europe


    BYD's electric buses are drive in Shenzhen (Photo: BYD) China's BYD and Bulgaria's Bulmineral have established a joint venture to build electric buses in Europe. The move will help BYD accelerate its plans to establish itself as a global EV brand. It is the second major automotive investment by ...

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    Renault adopts GT Nexus cloud platform for aftermarket parts


    GT Nexus will provide a cloud-based supply chain platform to Renault, as the French automaker moves to improve its international spare parts and accessory business. The US-based business software specialist said Renault has been successfully testing the system's ability to track spare parts exports from France to major markets such ...

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    Space robots come to Daimler


    Kuka is a major robotics supplier to the auto industry (Photo: Kuka) Daimler plans to deploy robots originally designed for use in outer space to help build cars on earth. The German premium car maker said it had signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Kuka, a large southern-German maker ...

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    Report: Audi plans to invest 3 billion euros in China


    Audi showed its new Q3 SUV at the Beijing auto show in April, 2012 (Photo: Audi) With demand for its cars surging, Audi plans to invest 3 billion euros in China in the next five years, according to a report in the government-owned China Daily. The newspaper, citing an ...

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    Siemens, Bentley Systems cooperate


    (Photo: Bentley Systems) Siemens and Bentley Systems have signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly market software for the digital planning of car factories and other manufacturing facilities. The cooperation is designed to deliver "intelligent and sustainable digital factory infrastructure," the companies said in a press release. Siemens and ...

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    Report: Renault-Dongfeng to build cars in China


    Renault CEO Ghosn (center) confirmed his ambitions in China at the launch of the new Talisman at the 2012 Beijing auto show in April (Photo: Renault) Renault and its local partner Dongfeng are planning to build cars in China, according to China Business News. The news report, which was ...