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Electrification to trigger massive changes in automotive supply chains

2019-06-27T16:02:00+01:00By Andrew Williams, Arjen Bongard

The advent of large-scale electric vehicle production could lead to a seismic shift in the way automotive supply chains operate. Relationships will change, new players will emerge and the auto industry’s procurement focus is likely to be radically altered.

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Ford tackles last-mile delivery challenge with pedestrian couriers, algorithms

2019-06-19T13:29:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Ford’s European smart mobiity boss, Sarah-Jayne Williams, explains how a last-mile delivery pilot project yielded several positive insights

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Mercedes-Benz wants to become your digital one and only

2019-06-04T14:52:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Sabine Scheunert and her digitalONE team for sales and marketing IT are expanding customer touchpoints through apps and digital features, including vehicle-connected services through Mercedes me and new mobility services – all of it supported by an open architecture, artificial intelligence and cloud capabilities. 

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Why all eyes are on Israel for AI

2019-05-29T10:43:00+01:00By Jonathan Ward

In the race to perfect autonomous driving, Israel has proven to be a hotspot of innovation in areas like machine learning and cyber security – driven, in part, by its military expertise and surveillance tools.

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IT and software keep Daimler ahead in China

2019-05-18T13:20:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

The vehicle manufacturer has a dedicated IT organisation in Greater China, led by Stefan Eberhardt, which is focusing on front-end development, improving digital customer experiences and benefiting from the country’s huge tech and startup scene – all of it strategic to Daimler and Mercedes-Benz growth in the world’s largest market.

daimler.automotiveIT

Daimler in focus: Development speed, open architecture and connecting with customers

2019-04-11T14:24:00+01:00By Hilmar Dunker, Ralf Bretting

Daimler’s global chief information officer, Jan Brecht, speaks to automotiveIT about speed, data, open-source software and other corporate IT priorities.

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AGCO harvests more value from IT

2019-04-05T16:02:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Like automotive firms, agricultural equipment maker AGCO is planting the seeds of transformation, implementing a common global IT infrastructure, more digital manufacturing processes and an agile approach to IT service and development.

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AWS looks to fast movers in the auto industry

2019-04-02T16:43:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

AWS vice president Dirk Didascalou talks about could opportunities across the automotive supply chain.

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Faurecia looks to digital services, underpinned by IT and data

2019-03-25T23:44:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

Dr. René Deist is leading a transformation of Faurecia’s global IT systems and processes to digitalize the supply chain and develop products faster – as well as to support new business models.

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IT takes a front seat for innovation at Visteon

2019-03-19T22:09:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

CIO Raman Mehta is leading a dramatic modernization of Visteon’s IT and IS architecture and enterprise systems, helping the cockpit electronics supplier to further digitalize its engineering, production and supply chain.

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The wind of change blowing through car retail

2019-03-04T12:20:00+00:00By Andrew Williams

In recent years, a number of shifts in the industry have begun to affect traditional dealership models, changing the types of relationships that exist between dealers, OEMs and customers.

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OEMs face technology investment challenges for a changing supply chain landscape

2019-02-20T10:53:00+00:00By Jessica Twentyman

Around the world, technology decision-makers at automotive OEMs and their suppliers are wrestling with some difficult decisions. How can they digitalise their supply chains in order to compete more effectively in the industry today, while at the same time preparing those supply chains for major disruption down the road?

Continental.automotiveIT

Continental: “The world is changing the car”

2019-01-25T09:51:00+00:00By Arjen Bongard

As head of future solutions at the core Interior Division of Continental, Ralf Lenninger looks at the big trends that are not only reshaping the car business but also are redefining the roles that traditional automotive supplier groups such as Continental need to play.

porsche.automotiveIT

Subscription services are slow to take off in US market, but players say growth will come

2019-01-24T15:59:00+00:00By Ted Siefer

By some accounts, subscription is on the verge of doing for the whole economy what Netflix and Spotify have done to DVDs and CDs — supplant ownership with access to an ever-refreshing supply for a fee. The auto industry is not immune to the trend, but so far the traditional ...

vw.automotiveIT

VW Group CIO Martin Hofmann: “There is a will to change”

2019-01-20T14:15:00+00:00By Yannick Polchow, Hilmar Dunker

A massive change in the Volkswagen Group’s IT system landscape is looming. In an interview late last year, Group CIO Martin Hofmann talks about the burden of VW’s technological legacy, cultural change within the company and the opportunities afforded by new technologies. 

zf.automotiveIT

ZF: “We now have the computing power we need to move at speed”

2019-01-17T08:49:00+00:00By Arjen Bongard

ZF’s group CEO, Wolf-Henning Scheide, discussing why IT and technology will be key the supplier’s success.

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BMW drives innovation and smart tech in digital production push

2019-01-16T11:52:00+00:00By Victoria Johns

Jürgen Maidl, BMW’s senior vice president logistics, reveals the importance of developing innovative technologies in production logistics - and the benefits of thinking like a start-up.

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Connecting the dots with telematics in the finished vehicle supply chain

2019-01-14T15:01:00+00:00By Malcolm Wheatley

As in-car technology increases in sophistication, the use of telematics could provide better visibility of faults in the finished vehicle supply chain.

artificial intelligence.automotiveIT

Will this be the year of artificial intelligence?

2018-12-30T16:47:00+00:00By Daniela Hoffmann

Artificial intelligence will play a crucial role in the transformation of the auto industry in 2019. The reasons: Automakers have to better understand their customers as they forge a more direct relationship. And growing amounts of available data will require the auto industry to adopt more sophisticated analysis tools to ...

audi.automotiveIT

Information is the future of our business, says Audi's new IT chief

2018-12-12T14:18:00+00:00By Ralf Bretting

Audio CIO Frank Loydl talks about the company’s IT working methods, moving to the cloud, improving infrastructure and cyber security

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