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  • mahle.automotiveIT
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    Mahle CIO: "IT is needed for future business models and the development of new products"

    2018-11-06T11:11:00Z

    Mahle CIO Markus Bentele discusses the art of juggling changes and new collaborations between Mahle’s IT and the group’s operating units.

  • bitkom.automotiveIT
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    Bitkom poll: Many companies don't have a CDO

    2018-09-10T10:36:00Z

    Digital transformation may be high on the agenda of just about every company, but few have made the organizational changes needed to effectively execute the required processes. That is one of the outcomes of a survey by Germany s high-tech association, Bitkom, which found that two-thirds of companies polled ...

  • audi.automotiveIT
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    Audi CIO: “Agility is a powerful tool, but it is no panacea”

    2018-08-27T13:15:00Z

    Audi CIO Loydl sees speed of implementation as a key issue for the carmaker (Photo: Claus Dick) Audi CIO Frank Loydl has been on the job since February of this year. One of the first decisions he made was to launch an IT transformation project called NEXT:IT. ...

  • dfki.automotiveIT
    Feature

    “The human being continues to be at the center of Industry 4.0”

    2018-08-13T14:09:00Z

    Wolfgang Wahlster, the head of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) and inventor of the term ‘Industry 4.0’, talks about how artificial intelligence is changing the automotive industry.

  • audi.automotiveIT
    Article

    Audi appoints Schot interim CEO following Stadler arrest

    2018-06-19T15:10:29Z

    Audi CEO Stadler shows the e-tron prototype at a recent press event (Photo: Audi) Audi appointed Abraham Schott interim CEO following the arrest of Rupert Stadler earlier in the week. The German premium car maker said Schot, who has headed sales and marketing at Audi since 2017, is taking ...

  • smart fortwo charging-cropped
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    Daimler-Hubject trial concluded: digital certificate developed for app-free EV charging

    2018-04-24T07:51:51Z

    Latest Smart Fortwo EQ supports Plug&Charge [Image: Daimler] Daimler and Hubject have concluded their pilot trial of the Plug&Charge digital certificate system, which enables electric vehicle drivers to access public recharging facilities without the need for a smartphone app or RFID card. The latest Smart EQ Fortwo and Forfour ...

  • daimler.automotiveIT
    Feature

    Daimler Lab1886: "We now have 25 high-potential projects in the incubator"

    2018-04-11T12:17:00Z

    Susanne Hahn, director business innovation at Daimler’s Lab1886 innovation and incubation organization, 

  • mhp.actano.automotiveIT
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    MHP, Actano develop scalable platform

    2018-04-02T12:20:53Z

    Actano and MHP will offer a platform-as-a-service model (Photo: Actano) MHP and Actano are cooperating to build a scalable cloud-native platform for project management in the automotive industry. The two companies said they will offer a so-called platform-as-a-service (PaaS) model that lets customers choose the components they need for ...

  • porsche.automotiveIT
  • bitkom.automotiveIT
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    Bitkom: Most German companies embark on digital transformation on their own

    2018-03-13T17:11:04Z

    A majority of German companies still feels they don't need external help as they work on digital transformation. But there are indications that more companies will be looking for guidance in the near term. According to a new poll by Bitkom, Germany's high-tech association, 56 pc of companies feel they ...

  • porsche.automotiveIT
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    In digitalization drive, Porsche wants to be an early adopter

    2018-03-13T13:22:00Z

    Porsche is not content to just continue its success as a profitable maker of premium sports cars. It wants to be an early adopter when it comes to new technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence and virtual and augmented reality.

  • horvath.automotiveIT
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    Horvath poll: Relatively little impact from digitalization so far

    2018-03-09T11:06:00Z

    German-speaking companies have seen little change in their product offering as a result of digitalization Many companies expect digitalization to boost sales in coming years, but, so far, relatively few are already seeing this trend materialize, according to a new poll conducted by management consultants Horvath ...

  • bitkom.automotiveIT
    Article

    Poll: German industry not well prepared for cyber attacks

    2017-09-06T08:24:27Z

    Bitkom says cybercrime-related damages totaled 55 billion euros a year (Photo: FBI) German companies are not well prepared for espionage, sabotage or data theft, according to a new poll. The country's high-tech association interviewed 1,069 executives in charge of corporate security and found that only four out of 10 ...

  • staufen.automotiveIT
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    Poll: German auto industry worried about digital change

    2017-09-05T11:42:51Z

    Germany's auto industry is dealing intensively with digital disruption, according to a new poll Three out of four automotive companies have serious concerns about the future as the industry faces massive disruption, according to a new study. The survey also found that half of all companies interviewed felt that ...

  • siemens.automotiveIT
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    Siemens reorganizes group IT

    2017-05-28T15:43:59Z

    Siemens will consolidate storage facilities in Germany (Photo: Siemens) Siemens is reorganizing its IT operations as part of a series of measures aimed at boosting the group's efficiency. The Germany-based technology conglomerate said it is reviewing the geographical setup of its IT activities and digitizing its own processes. It ...

  • unu.automotiveIT
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    New mobility on two wheels

    2017-05-25T14:52:56Z

    A basic unu motors electric two-wheeler costs 1,700 euros (Photo: unu motors) Unu Motors, a small Berlin-based maker of electric scooters, is almost proud of its role of agile infiltrator in a new-mobility world dominated by huge automotive companies and other big-name players. “In an industry of giants we ...

  • iaa.automotiveIT
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    Frankfurt Auto Show

    2017-05-03T12:50:55Z

    (Photo: VDA) This year's Frankfurt Auto Show will kick off with two press days September 12 and 13 and will then continue through September 24. The show, officially known as the IAA, takes place every other year. The exhibition, the world's biggest car show, is held at the Frankfurt ...

  • zf.automotiveIT
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    "Partnerships with IT players are vital"

    2017-04-24T14:00:00Z

    One side of a digital win Source: Claus Dick ZF CDO Mamatha Chamarthi sees herself as “digital-transformer-in-chief”, working closely with CIO Juergen Sturm At ZF Friedrichshafen, digitization has a huge influence on the business. In an interview, Chief Digital Officer Mamatha Chamarthi describes the ...

  • bcg.automotiveIT
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    Study: US companies better at digitization than German counterpartsÂ

    2017-04-24T13:15:25Z

    Engineering companies are less digitally advanced than telecom, banking sectors (Photo: Fraunhofer Institute) US companies are digitizing their operations at a faster pace than their German competitors, according to a new study by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). In a poll of 700 executives in the US and Germany, ...

  • zf.automotiveIT
    Article

    At ZF, a growing commitment to China

    2017-04-24T12:12:50Z

     ZF's Shanghai engineering center is getting more  laboratories, test benches and offices (Photo: ZF) ZF Friedrichshafen expects to double its workforce at a key engineering center in Songjiang, as the German automotive supplier prepares for continued strong demand from its Chinese customers. The Songjiang facility near Shanghai ...