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    Yanfeng Automotive Interiors joins Plug and Play ecosystem

    2018-04-19T15:05:40Z

    Saeed Amidi, founder and CEO, Plug and Play [Image: Plug and Play] Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI) has joined the Plug and Play innovation platform, which describes itself as ‘Silicon Valley in a box’: its network brings together start-ups, investors, corporations and key stakeholders. Specific benefits for YFAI will be ...

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    Volkswagen Group setting up software center in Lisbon, starts recruitment

    2018-04-19T12:10:42Z

    Platooning tech in an MAN truck [Image: MAN Truck & Bus] Volkswagen Group IT and MAN Truck & Bus AG are setting up a software development center in Lisbon. The new facility will focus on cloud-based software solutions to further digitalize corporate processes and connected vehicle systems. Around 300 ...

  • Schaeffler.automotiveIT
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    Schaeffler shows urban vehicle concept

    2018-04-12T18:14:58Z

    The "Schaeffler Mover" has a flexible architecture that can be adapted for various use cases (Photo: Schaeffler) Schaeffler has unveiled the “Schaeffler Mover,” an urban vehicle concept that offers a technology platform that lends itself to various scenarios. The feasibility study is the German engineering group’s attempt to prepare ...

  • hannover messe.automotiveIT
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    At big industry show, motto is "Connect & Collaborate"

    2018-04-12T11:52:00Z

    The Hannover Industrial Fair opens April 23 (Photo: Shutterstock) Traditional boundaries between industries are breaking down, productivity is rising and new business models are popping up like mushrooms. This month, Hannover Messe will lend its weight to this trend and examine the next levels of Industry 4.0. ...

  • door2door.automotiveIT
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    Neumann, former Opel CEO, invests in mobility start-up

    2018-04-09T15:34:16Z

    door2door's allygator shuttle addresses the so-called "last mile" issue (Photo: door2door) Karl-Thomas Neumann, former CEO of Opel, is investing in mobility start-up door2door. Neumann will also join the board of the directors of the German ride sharing-technology specialist. Neumann headed Opel from 2014 until 2017, when General Motors sold ...

  • 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 ...

  • vw.automotiveIT
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    VW CIO cites big potential of artificial intelligence for car industry

    2018-03-22T12:02:11Z

    VW CIO Hofmann says AI "will make completely new things possible" BERLIN --The auto industry, with its growing complexity, offers "nearly perfect conditions for applied artificial intelligence," VW Group CIO Martin Hofmann said Thursday. The German carmaker, is involved with various projects all aimed at implementing new AI Technologies. ...

  • schaeffler.automotiveIT
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    Schaeffler opens Silicon Valley office

    2018-03-20T18:50:43Z

    Schaeffler has opened an office in Silicon Valley, hoping to foster tighter relationships with the regional high-tech industry as the auto industry changes. The large German automotive supplier said the San Jose office will work with start-ups and other technology partners to improve existing products and define and develop new ...

  • daimler.automotiveIT
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    Daimler teams up with Google in quantum computing

    2018-03-20T16:54:00Z

    A quantum computing chip developed by Google (Photo: Daimler) Daimler struck a research alliance with Google to look into the potential of quantum computing to solve complex mobility problems. The German premium car group said current generations of computers and server systems are reaching capacity limits ...

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    At Ford, a customizable drone development platform

    2018-03-19T12:54:51Z

    Ford's platform lets developers test how drones and vehicles could work together (Photo: Ford Motor) Ford Motor has built a development platform aimed at guiding along the use of drones in a variety of settings. The carmaker said the customizable lets it test how drones and vehicles could work ...

  • toyota.automotiveIT
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    Toyota USA creates digital transformation division

    2018-03-14T09:28:22Z

    The new digital division underlines Toyota's resolve to develop new digital business areas (Photo: Toyota) Toyota Motor North America will establish a division that will focus on digital transformation and new forms of mobility. It will be led by regional CDO and CIO Zack Hicks. Hicks, who also is ...

  • 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 ...

  • zf.automotiveIT
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    ZF introduces asset-tracking software

    2018-03-13T13:55:36Z

    ZF says Asset Tracking will help logistics companies better monitor goods (Photo: ZF) ZF Friedrichshafen unveiled a new software that flexibly monitors internal and external logistics processes. The product, which is called Asset Tracking, is part of the German automotive supplier’s Openmatics connectivity platform. Asset Tracking allows car manufacturers, ...

  • 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.

  • GM.automotiveIT
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    GM to ramp up production of Bolt EV

    2018-03-12T11:59:59Z

    GM builds the Bolt EV at its Orion plant north of Detroit (Photo: GM) General Motors will soon ramp up production of the Bolt EV amid increasing global demand for the car, GM CEO Mary Barra said. The Bolt EV, which is built at GM's Orion Assembly plant north ...

  • siemens.automotiveIT
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    Connected factories pose greater cyber risks

    2018-03-12T09:35:00Z

    Companies are taking cyber security seriously, but challenges abound (Photo: Siemens) As factories and other corporate facilities become fully connected, the networking of IT systems poses growing risks of cyber attacks, security experts say. “Automation, Industry 4.0 and internet connectivity have made systems more vulnerable,” said ...

  • mercedes.porsche.automotiveIT
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    Mercedes, Porsche join other brands in testing flat-rate subscription models

    2018-03-09T11:52:07Z

    Mercedes will let customers drive 12 vehicles at a flat rate (Photo: Mercedes) Mercedes-Benz will offer a flat rate to customers wanting to switch cars during the year, in a pilot project with two German dealer groups, Lueg and Beresa. The German premium car brand said the rate, which ...

  • 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 ...

  • toyota.automotiveIT
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    Toyota to reorganize some of its global IT operations

    2018-03-06T11:25:11Z

    Toyota's IT reorganization reflects the growing importance of new technologies (Photo: Toyota) Toyota Motor, recognizing the growing role of information technology in all of its business areas, will merge three IT subsidiaries into one new company, Toyota Systems Co. The move will take effect January 1, 2019. The Japanese ...