Digital Supply Chain – Page 7

  • gm.automotiveIT
    Article

    GM appoints new global quality chief

    2016-06-09T08:54:50Z

    Tony Francavilla (Photo: GM) General Motors named Tony Francavilla vice president, global quality, effective immediately. Francavilla, 58, succeeds Grace Lieblein, who retired at the end of last year. He reports directly to CEO Mary Barra. In his new role, Francavilla is tasked with assuring that GM vehicles meet the ...

  • michigan.automotiveIT
    Article

    In Michigan, a push to be the global mobility innovation leader

    2016-06-07T11:48:01Z

    Michigan's Snyder (l) visits the Ford stand at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show (Photo: Ford) Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has launched a campaign to make  his state the global leader in mobility innovation, The campaign, called “Planet M,” is designed to attract fresh business investment to a state ...

  • doubleyuu.automotiveIT
    Article

    Study: German managers confident of digital skills

    2016-06-07T10:47:15Z

    Study finds that German companies aren't yet ready for digital era (Photo: E&Y) Senior German managers are highly confident that they have the digital skills to adapt their companies to a new era of digitized business processes. But many of their staff have a different opinion. According to a ...

  • vw.automotiveIT
    Article

    VW steps up R&D efforts in artificial intelligence

    2016-05-18T17:44:26Z

    DFKI research covers a range of new technologies (Photo: DFKI) Volkswagen, acknowledging the growing automotive importance of machine learning, has acquired a stake in the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI). “Artificial intelligence (AI) is a key technology for autonomous driving and therefore an investment in our future,” ...

  • tesla.automotiveIT
    Article

    Audi executive to head Tesla car production

    2016-05-15T12:18:43Z

    At the automotiveIT Forum, Hochholdinger spoke about change in manufacturing (Photo: Jonas Wresch) Former Audi executive Peter Hochholdinger will take charge of manufacturing at electric-car maker Tesla. Hocholdinger, who has worked at Audi for 22 years, will be responsible for the production of Tesla's Model S sedan and Model ...

  • apple.automotiveIT
    Article

    With SAP deal, Apple makes another move into business

    2016-05-06T15:36:14Z

    Apple's Tim Cook (l) and SAP's Bill McDermott see mutual benefits of their tie-up (Photo: Apple) Apple announced a partnership with SAP aimed at giving the California-based technology group a stronger position in the business market. Apple and SAP, the world’s biggest business software maker, announced this week that ...

  • zf tags 2016
    Article

    ZF adds cargo checking to Openmatics platform

    2016-04-26T15:14:25Z

    In future, ZF won't just connect vehicles, but also freight (Photo: ZF) ZF has developed a bluetooth-enabled tagging system that will let logistics companies monitor the state ofcargo that is being transported. The automotive supplier’s “deTAGtive logistics” software will enhance ZF’s fleet management platform, which is marketed by its ...

  • magna.automotiveIT
    Article

    Magna plans to buy automotive electronics specialist Telemotive

    2016-04-26T14:26:13Z

    Magna wants to gain electronics expertise through its Telemotive acquisition (Photo: Telemotive) Magna International has signed a purchase agreement to buy Germany's Telemotive, an engineering service provider in the field of automotive electronics. The acquisition aims to bolster the Canadian automotive supplier group's expertise in digital technologies. Magna said ...

  • bosch.automotiveIT
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     “One out of every two open positions at Bosch involves IT or software”

    2016-04-26T13:45:43Z

    Pritsch wants to network all Robert Bosch processes (Photo: Claus Dick) The Bosch Group championed hot topics such as digitization, networked products and Industry 4.0 at an early stage. In an interview, CIO Elmar Pritsch explains the focus of the Stuttgart-based technology company in its individual business areas and ...

  • capgemini.automotiveIT
    Article

    NTT Data's Mehl joins Capgemini Consulting

    2016-04-25T15:22:19Z

    Rainer Mehl (Photo: NTT Data) Rainer Mehl, previously head of manufacturing at consultants NTT Data, has joined Capgemini as senior vice president and head of digital operations for Germany, Switzerland and Austria. The 52-year-old, who is based in Munich, joins Capgemini's German country board and will focus on advising ...

  • emissions.automotiveIT
    Article

    Automakers: New emissions test regime needed

    2016-04-25T14:28:33Z

    (Photo: Ruben de Rijcke https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=8735834) Automakers conceded that laboratory tests of exhaust emissions don't accurately reflect real driving conditions and called for the adoption of a new test regime. Germany's Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) and the UK Department for Transport last week released reports showing that emissions from ...

  • vw.automotiveIT
    Article

    VW swung to 2015 net loss on 16.9 billion euro diesel charge

    2016-04-22T16:33:30Z

    Without diesel costs, VW said 2015 would have been a good year (Photo: VW) Volkswagen swung to an after-tax loss in 2015 after it took a 16.2 billion euro extraordinary charge to account for costs related to its US emission-test cheating. The German carmaker said after-tax earnings swung to ...

  • mitsubishi.automotiveIT
    Article

    Mitsubishi admits improper emissions testing in Japan

    2016-04-20T13:45:02Z

    The eK Wagon is one of the Mitsubishi models that has higher emissions than shown in tests (Photo: Mitsubishi) Mitsubish Motors said it had improperly conducted emission tests for four Japanese mini-cars, including two models it manufactures for Nissan. The Japanese carmaker said in a statement that it used ...

  • kuka.automotiveIT
    Article

    Industrial robot sales up 8 pc in 2015

    2016-04-15T11:30:14Z

    In 2015, China was the biggest market for industrial robots (Photo: Kuka) Sales of industrial robots rose 8 pc in 2015 to a record 240,000 units, according to the World Robotics Federation (IFR). The greatest demand was registered by the auto industry. "In the age of Industry 4.0, the ...

  • vw.automotiveIT
    Article

    VW opts for Mirantis private cloud

    2016-04-12T12:08:39Z

    VW showed an electric bus concept at the 2016 CES in January (Photo: Bongard) Volkswagen Group will use the OpenStack software platform for its next-generation private cloud, Mirantis, the open-source specialist that will roll out the technology, said in a press statement. OpenStack is an open-source cloud-based software platform ...

  • bosch.automotiveIT
    Article

    Study: Automotive suppliers move into new businesses

    2016-04-12T11:36:08Z

    Bosch, which just released new parking technology, remains the world's biggest supplier (Photo: Bosch) Automotive suppliers are in the midst of a strategic reorientation marked by high investment and stepped-up merger and acquisition activity, according to a new study by Berylls. In 2015, companies especially targeted emissions technologies, autonomous ...

  • wind river.automotiveIT
    Article

    Intel's Wind River adds Arynga software for better OTA capabilities

    2016-04-05T14:21:45Z

    Remote updates of vehicle ECUs will lower costs, Wind River says (Photo: Wind River) Wind River said it has added Arynga software to its automotive portfolio in a bid to accelerate the introduction of over-the-air (OTA) updates to embedded software. The product lifecycle management (PLM) company, which is part ...

  • 3ds.automotiveIT
    Article

    Dassault Systemes to acquire all of 3DPLM software company

    2016-04-04T13:10:41Z

    (Graphic: 3DPLM) Dassault Systemes said it will acquire all of 3DPLM Software, an India-based R&D company it owns jointly with Geometric, an Indian engineering services provider. The transaction means the French product lifecycle management software group will be able to fully integrate 3DPLM into its operations, which center around ...

  • daimler.automotiveIT
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    "We are experiencing an upheaval in manufacturing"

    2016-04-04T11:32:11Z

    Schaefer (right) tests equipment at a Daimler transmission plant in Rumania (Photo: Daimler) Against a backdrop of steadily rising numbers of vehicle models and derivatives, extremely volatile markets and growing volumes, automotive manufacturing is facing major challenges. And digitization is adding more complexity to the mix. Daimler, like many ...

  • forum.automotiveIT
    Article

    automotiveIT Forum - Production and Logistics

    2016-03-09T09:08:41Z

    (Photo: Siemens) The automotiveIT Group is hosting its annual automotiveIT Forum - Logistics and Production - during the Hanover Trade Fair on on April 27. The forum looks at how Industry 4.0 is transforming car building through the introduction of new systems, concepts, robotics, networking and other manufacturing technologies. ...