Digital Supply Chain – Page 6

  • mckinsey.automotiveIT
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    McKinsey: IoT revenue to double in Germany

    2016-11-08T12:40:52Z

    McKinsey says Germany leads in connected-car technologies (Photo: Cisco) Internet-of-Things related revenue is set to double in Germany to 23 billion euros a year by 2020 from less than 10 billion euros today, according to a new McKinsey study. The consultants said IT and telecommunications service providers are set ...

  • Daimler.automotiveIT
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    Daimler takes steps to increase battery production

    2016-10-24T15:20:31Z

    Daimler's EQ will have an electric range of 500 km (Photo: Arjen Bongard) Daimler started work on a second battery plant in Kamenz in eastern Germany Monday as it prepares for expected strong growth in electric-vehicle sales. The premium car group said it will invest 500 million euros in ...

  • lynk.automotiveIT
    Article

    China's Geely launches international volume car brand

    2016-10-20T00:15:55Z

    Connectivity is a key attribute of the new Lynk & Co 01 (Photo: Geely) GOTHENBURG -- China's Geely will next year start selling an upmarket global volume brand called Lynk & Co, saying that its first model, the Lynk & Co 01 compact SUV, will be "the most connected ...

  • schaeffler.ibm.automotiveIT
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    Schaeffler signs IoT agreement with IBM

    2016-10-17T12:44:00Z

    Connected components and systems can provide insights into a car's performance (Photo: Schaeffler) Schaeffler has signed an agreement with IBM to create a digital platform that will be the foundation of the German automotive supplier's digitization strategy. Schaeffler said the platform will let it process large amounts of data ...

  • bosch.automotiveIT
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    Bosch plans to acquire software development company

    2016-10-13T10:57:25Z

    Bosch hopes the acquisition of ITK will strengthen its development business (Photo: ITK) Robert Bosch plans to acquire a software development company - ITK Engineering - that specializes in model-based system and software development. The German automotive supplier, which is focusing increasingly on internet-of-things technologies, said the acquisition will ...

  • audi.automotiveIT
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    Audi's Mexico plant: virtually designed and fully connected

    2016-10-10T10:24:49Z

    Audi officially inaugurated its Mexico plant Sept. 30 (Photo: Audi) Audi said the control center at its newly opened plant in Mexico, known as P-Control, lets the premium car brand make further improvements to its manufacturing processes. "The centralized P-control station is the most advanced in the Audi production ...

  • apple.automotiveIT
    Article

    Point of view: Apple and the car

    2016-09-27T12:02:01Z

    Apple's automotive aspirations could soon move beyond the CarPlay interface (Photo: Apple) By Arjen Bongard Is Apple going to become the first IT company to buy into the auto industry? According to the Financial Times last week, Apple has approached McLaren to either buy the British race car maker ...

  • SAP.automotiveIT
    Article

    Bosch, SAP to join forces for IoT

    2016-09-22T14:45:39Z

    Bosch and SAP want to speed up manufacturing and logistics processes (Photo: SAP) Bosch and SAP plan to jointly develop cloud-based technologies to speed up manufacturing and logistics processes. The two German companies said they have formed a strategic partnership to develop new products for the internet-of-things (IoT) and ...

  • daimler.automotiveIT
    Article

    T-Systems extends contract to run Daimler's connected-car platform

    2016-09-21T15:15:30Z

    T-Systems will continue to be Daimler's biggest IT partner (Photo: Deutsche Telekom) T-Systems will continue to manage Daimler's mainframe computers as well as the carmaker's connected-vehicle applications, the German IT service provider said. Under a new agreement, T-Systems, the business services arm of Germany's Deutsche Telekom, will continue to ...

  • daimler.automotiveIT
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    “My aspiration is to actively help shape new business models”

    2016-09-14T16:34:30Z

    Brecht wants IT to play a big role in Daimler's digital transformation (Photo: Claus Dick) Jan Brecht wants to move away from managing and administration to a focus on software and system architectures. The new Daimler CIO, who joined the premium car group from sporting-goods maker Adidas in November ...

  • microsoft.automotiveIT
    Article

    Poll: Bosses at mid-size companies most often flaunt security rules

    2016-09-14T15:58:23Z

    Poll shows, many executives lose documents and use non-secure e-mail servers (Photo: Microsoft) Top executives at medium-size companies often sidestep corporate data security rules, according to a new study. CEOs and other senior executives could well be the weakest link in corporate efforts to protect highly sensitive and confidential ...

  • ford.automotiveIT
    Article

    Ford sets 2021 as target date for autonomous vehicles

    2016-08-22T11:46:35Z

    Ford plans to mass-produce autonomous vehicles, Fields says (Photo: Ford) Ford Motor, setting an ambitious new-mobility target, wants to have autonomous vehicles on the road in a ride-sharing or ride-hailing service by 2021. The US carmaker said last week that it is investing in or collaborating with four startups ...

  • volvo.automotiveIT
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    Volvo, Uber cooperate on autonomous cars

    2016-08-22T09:56:50Z

    Volvo is conducting real-life tests with its IntelliSafe Autopilot technology (Photo: Volvo) Volvo Cars and ride-hailing group Uber plan to jointly develop autonomous-cars technologies. The Swedish premium car maker said the two companies will use a Volvo-built “base vehicle” to which Uber will add its own autonomous driving technology. ...

  • zf.automotiveIT
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    ZF plans tech center in India

    2016-08-08T14:09:47Z

    ZF runs a global network of R&D centers from its headquarters in Friedrichshafen (Photo: ZF) ZF plans to open an Indian technology center next year that will focus on software and mechanical engineering. The center, which will be located in Hyderabad, will employ 2,500 engineers by 2020. It will ...

  • London.automotiveIT
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    Brexit: The fallout for IT and automotive companies

    2016-07-01T10:27:25Z

    (Photo: en:User talk: Mewiki -own work) The departure of Britain from the European Union will have an obvious impact on the auto industry, in particular in the area of manufacturing and cross-border sales. Carmakers including General Motors, Ford Motor, Nissan, Toyota, Jaguar Land Rover, BMW and Honda build large ...

  • Skoda.automotiveIT
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    Skoda identifies digitization as "key action point"

    2016-06-22T12:00:51Z

    The Skoda Kodiaq large SUV will have its premiere in September (Photo: Skoda) Skoda set up a new business unit charged with developing new technologies and said digitization is a "key action point" coming out of the Volkswagen Group's new strategic plan. The Czech volume brand, one of the ...

  • thyssenkrupp.automotiveIT
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    Hoelz set to take over as Thyssenkrupp CIO July 1

    2016-06-22T11:12:02Z

    Hoelz previously worked at Deloitte, Daimler and the VW Group (Photo: Thyssenkrupp) Martin Hoelz will take over from Klaus Hardy Muehleck as CIO of Thyssenkrupp July 1. The 47-year-old will also head the company's Group Processes & Information Technology (GPI) unit. Hoelz has been with Thyssenkrupp since 2014. Most ...

  • lamborghini.automotiveIT
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    Lamborghini opens carbon fiber research unit in Seattle

    2016-06-22T10:53:50Z

    Lamborghini showed a car with carbon-fiber bodywork at the Geneva auto show (Photo: Lamborghini) Lamborghini has opened a new research facility in Seattle that aims to find more applications for car fiber in the construction of its cars. The high-performance sports car brand, which is part of Germany's Volkswagen ...

  • vw.automotiveIT
    Article

    VW sets new course with "Strategy 2025"

    2016-06-16T19:00:05Z

    The  Volkswagen Group Thursday unveiled a comprehensive plan that embraces electric vehicles, new mobility and big investments in future technologies. "The Volkswagen Group will be more focused, efficient, innovative, customer-driven and sustainable," CEO Matthias Mueller said in a statement. He also said the carmaker will be "systematically geared to ...

  • t-systems.automotiveIT
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    T-Systems promotes "zero outage" strategy

    2016-06-13T13:41:30Z

    T-Systems says zero-outage should become an industry standard (Photo: Telekom) T-Systems wants to turn its "zero-outage" goal into an industry standard, citing the need to make sure IT can be relied upon to help in the digital transformation. "All industries are getting ready for a digital future, but providing ...