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    Automotive microsystems conference - Berlin


    The two-day conference will take place at Harnack House in Berlin (Photo: AMAA) The 16th International Forum on Advanced Microsystems for Automotive Applications will take place in Berlin May 30-31. The conference, which will focus on "Smart Systems for Safe, Sustainable and Networked Vehicles," will look at how the car ...

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    McLaren signs new contract with SAP


    Sports cars generate large amounts of performance data that need to be analyzed (Photo: McLaren) McLaren will use SAP software tobetter handle data flows, optimize its infrastructure and improve group operations. The British automotive racing technology company said it had signed a new contract with SAP to use the business ...

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    Infineon CEO Bauer resigns for health reasons; Ploss takes over


    Reinhard Ploss (left) takes over as Infineon CEO Oct 1; Peter Bauer is leaving his post for health reasons Infineon CEO Peter Bauer is stepping down for health reasons, but the Germany-based semiconductor groupimmediately announced he would be succeeded by another board member, Reinhard Ploss. Infineon said in a press ...


    Google gets Nevada OK to test self-driving cars on public roads


    Nevada is the first US state to approve public-road testing of Google’s driverless car (Photo: DMV Nevada) Nevada became the first US state to give the green light for Google to test its driver-less car on public roads. The state's Department of Motor Vehicles said in a statement that it ...

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    Survey: Green IT on the rise in Europe


    Audi’s new Ingolstadt computer center, which opens this summer, boasts lower CO2 emissions (Photo: Audi) Green IT is on the rise, according to a survey conducted by German IT consultants Devoteam. The survey, which included responses from 270 companies in 22 European countries, found that 78 pc of those polled ...

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    PLM survey: Standards needed for data exchange


    Manufacturing companies need a universally recognized standard for the exchange of product data across the supply chain, according to a survey of industry executives. The survey, conducted by Germany's RAAD Research in cooperation with Contact Software and Siemens PLM, found that manufacturing companies are challenged by an absence of standards ...

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    VW opts for new positioning system in high-bay warehouse


    Car bodies are stacked 20 meters high at VW’s high-bay warehouse in Wolfsburg (Photo: PSI Technics) Volkswagen Group has decided to instal new software to operate a high-bay warehouse at its Wolfsburg factory more efficiently. The carmaker is replacing an old Trimble ICS5000L positioning systems with the so-called Positioning Solution ...

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    Interview: JCI's automotive CIO on course to meet global targets


    Sanjay Rishi is CIO and group vice president, information technology, at Automotive Experience, the biggest division of US-based Johnson Controls. Rishi runs a global IT operation with between 400 and 500 people worldwide, not including a "partner ecosystem" of companies that provide a broad range of IT services to JCI.The ...

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    JCI Automotive picks Siemens PLM Teamcenter software


    Johnson Controls' automotive division has chosen Siemens PLM's Teamcenter as its corporate standard for collaboration and process integration. Siemens PLM Software, a division of Germany's Siemens Group, said Johnson Controls Automotive Experience will use Team Center across its entire global product development operation. Siemens said it had won the contract ...

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    IBM boosts analytics capacity with Varicent acquisition


    IBM has finalized the acquisition of Varicent Software in a move by the US IT services and software group to further grow its business analytics offering. Varicent, a privately held Canadian company, makes analytics software for compensation and sales performance management. The company's products will become part of IBM's Smarter ...

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    Hyperworks adds VehicleSim to partnership


    Mechanical Simulation’s CarSim software simulates the dynamic behavior of passenger cars, racecars, light trucks, and utility vehicles (Photo: CarSim) Altair is expanding its Hyperworks computer-aided engineering software to include the use of Mechanical Simulation vehicle dynamics simulation tools. Altair, a US-based business software group, said in a press release that ...

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    Volkswagen raises IT's profile with new in-house academy


    VW will use IT to improve cooperation between its various brands (Photo: VW) Volkswagen has launched a new company-wide IT academy in a move to give greater in-house prominence to the role of information technology in meeting its corporate goals. "IT is the nerve center of our company," said VW ...

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    Bosch-Samsung battery JV may be dissolved - Financial Times Deutschland


    SB Limotive builds battery systems for the new generation of electric vehicles (Photo: SB Limotive) A four-year old battery joint venture between Germany's Robert Bosch and Korea's Samsung may be dissolved because the two partners' business priorities are too diverse, according to the Financial Times Deutschland. The newspaper said Bosch, ...

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    Munich Management Colloquium: Winterkorn, Bohr see different resource opportunities


    VW CEO Winterkorn (left) and Bosch Automotive CEO addressed the Munich management conference March 20 MUNICH -- Top industry executives speaking at this year's Muenchner Management Kolloquium provided various interpretations of the conference topic: Growth through resource efficiency. But they agreed that, by making better use of available resources, companies ...

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    PLM suppliers in Germany see strong growth continuing


    The PLM industry is benefiting from strong demand through the IT sector (Photo: wikipedia) PLM software suppliers in Germany see strong growth continuing despite expectations of an economic slowdown this year. At a meeting in February of the sendler\circle, an association of PLM service providers in Germany, company representatives said ...

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    1,500 software engineers wanted at Germany's Continental


    Continental expects the connected car to generate additional programming demands (Photo: Continental) Continental is looking to add about 1,500 new software developers to its global workforce in a bid to stay competitive with products that rely ever more on sophisticated IT components. The German automotive supplier group, one of the ...

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    Bosch opts for IBM Connections software


    IBM will help Robert Bosch provide its employees with social-media tools Robert Bosch has decided to use IBM Connections software to deepen the integration of social media in its office procedures. The German automotive supplier decided on IBM because the US based IT services and computer company offered a highly ...

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    Chinese group set to acquire German supplier Kiekert


    Kiekert makes side-door latches and other locking systems (Photo: Kiekert) Hebei Lingyun Industrial Group is set to acquire German locking systems specialist Kiekert in a move that will give the Chinese automotive supplier a strong position in the market for specialist latches and other automotive locks. Kiekert said Lingyun had ...

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    BMW steps up CO2 reduction efforts; delivers record 2011 results


    CEO Reithofer says BMW has had a good start to 2012 (Photo: Arjen Bongard) BMW is confident it will achieve European CO2 targets for 2015, but to meet longer-term goals, it plans to step up r&d developments. "We are totally confident we will meet the target set for the BMW ...

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    automotiveDAY 2012: IT becoming a competitive differentiator


    Local Motors co-founder Rogers explained a new crowd-sourcing based approach to carmaking (Photo: Claus Dick) HANOVER -- One thing was clear at the 2012 automotiveDAY conference: IT is quickly becoming one of the major differentiators in the competition between the world's car brands. Until recently, IT was mostly seen ...