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  • bmw.automotiveIT

    In BMW plant, gesture control is on trial


    In BMW's test, a worker can register a problem by pointing to a faulty section of a part (Photo: BMW)BMW, in a test of so-called "Industry 4.0" car manufacturing, is using camera-based gesture detection in a pilot project at its plant in Landshut, Germany. The premium car maker is ...

  • t-systems.automotiveIT

    T-Systems to offer more SAP Hana cloud solutions


    T-Systems is expanding its partnership with SAP to make it easier for customers to try out the business software maker's SAP Hana in-memory database products before full-scale implementation.The business services division of Germany's Deutsche Telekom said customers can conduct "proof of concept" deployments of SAP Hana to see what benefits ...

  • salesforce.automotiveIT

    Salesforce1 World Tour, Munich


    Salesforce is staging a large customer event in Munich July 3 to provide further details of its new Salesforce1 customer platform.The one-day conference will hear keynote addresses from Salesforce founder and CEO Marc Benioff and various European executives from companies using the cloud-based software.Salesforce is the world's biggest cloud-based CRM ...

  • bosch.automotiveIT

    Bosch opens new software development center in Mexico


    Bosch's new Guadalajara IT development center was officially opened April 24. Struth is 2nd from left (Photo: Bosch)Robert Bosch, in a move to strengthen its North American operations, has opened a new software development and engineering services center in Guadalajara, Mexico.The German automotive supplier group said the center will ...

  • qoros grottke.automotiveIT

    automotiveIT Congress: Qoros CIO cites greenfield advantages


    CIO Grottke says Qoros can build cars cost-effectively because it has no legacy costs (Photo: Claus Dick)HANOVER ”“ Chinese newcomer Qoros has one advantage over all other automakers: the company started five years ago from a clean sheet of paper and didn't have to deal with antiquated plants, outdated ...

  • dassault charles.automotiveIT

    Dassault Systemes CEO sees big changes in car engineering


    Dassault Systemes' Charles says in-car electronics are too complex (Photo: Dassault Systemes)Dassault Systemes CEO Bernard Charles expects big changes in car engineering as the industry deploys new product design and development technologies.In a telephone interview with automotiveIT, Charles, who has headed the Paris-based maker of 3D design and product ...

  • Randy Mott.automotiveIT

    Executive Report: GM CIO confident of progress in IT overhaul


    To build up his IT operations, Randy Mott has hired thousands of IT professionals over the past year (Photo: Larry A. Peplin)General Motors CIO Randy Mott is confident he's making progress in his three-year drive to overhaul IT operations at North America's largest automaker.In an interview with automotiveIT, Mott ...

  • GM.Barra.automotiveIT

    Mary Barra set to become GM CEO on January 15, 2014


    Mary Barra will become the 1st woman to head a major automaker (Photo: GM)General Motors named Mary Barra to become the carmaker's next CEO on January 15, 2014. Barra, 51, will succeed Dan Akerson, who is retiring earlier than planned to deal with a family illness.Barra, who is in ...

  • Volkswagen inaugurates solar park in the USA

    VW reaffirms commitment to "clean factories"


    Volkswagen Group reaffirmed its commitment to building fuel-efficient cars in sustainable factories as the German automaker celebrated the second anniversary of its "Think Blue. Factory" program. In early 2013, VW inaugurated a large solar park for its plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee (Photo: VW)VW's mission is "to deliver clean cars from ...

  • pco innovation.automotiveIT

    With acquisition, Accenture moves to further strengthen PLM expertise


    Accenture's acquisitions of PCO is its 2nd major move in the PLM business area this year (Photo: PCO)Accenture hopes to further boost its expertise in the growing product lifecycle management (PLM) sector through the planned acquisition of Montreal-based PCO Innovation.The global business consulting group said the addition of PCO ...

  • yamaha.automotiveIT

    NTT to deliver cloud platform to Yamaha


    Yamaha Motor makes motorcycles and other power products (Photo: Yamaha)NTT Communications Corporation will deliver a cloud computing platform to Yamaha Motor, as the Japanese motorcycle and power products group moves to streamline global IT operations.In a press release, NTT said the platform will let Yamaha operate mission-critical systems in ...

  • codex plm openness.automotiveIT

    Progress cited in PLM openness


    An industry-wide initiative to create more open IT solutions for product lifecycle management (PLM) software is gaining acceptance, with most system suppliers now on board for the plan.In recent months, more companies have signed a common agreement ”“ the Codex of PLM Openness (CPO - which documents their contribution to ...

  • m2m.automotiveIT

    Survey: as costs fall, M2M is growing


    (Photo: Analysys Mason)A survey of companies across several industries shows that machine-to-machine (M2M) implementations are set to rise across the board as costs come down.The M2M adoption barometer for 2013 found that costs are one of the biggest barriers in adopting M2M solutions. But as these costs come down, ...

  • sas.automotiveIT

    Survey: German BI market set to grow strongly


    US-based SAS is Germany's biggest seller of BI software (Photo: BI)MUNICH - The German market for business intelligence software is set to grow sharply this year, as small and mid-sized companies continue to invest in products that can help make them more efficient.According to a survey of Germany-based BI ...


    Accenture to buy Prion in bid to grow PLM business


    Prion is a specialist for Siemens' Teamcenter PLM software (Photo: Prion)Accenture plans to buy Prion Group in a bid to grow its consulting business in the product lifecycle management (PLM) area.The US-based consultant said the planned acquisition of Prion, a privately held German PLM specialist, will expand its end-to-end ...

  • kgs.automotiveIT

    At BMW, a new central archive for financial records


    (Photo: KGS)BMW has reorganized its financial records, bringing all data together in one central archive that can be accessed directly from the company's SAP systems.KGS Software, a provider of SAP interface and archiving software, said it implemented the project at the German premium car maker together with information management ...

  • ford.automotiveIT

    At Ford, robots drive test cars


    Ford's robotic testers are built with Utah-based Autonomous Solutions (Photo: Ford)At Ford, robots have begun to replace some human drivers when road tests are considered too strenuous for humans.The US car maker said it is using robots in a pilot program for durability testing of its new full-size Transit ...

  • faurecia.automotiveIT

    Faurecia, Dortmund University start metals research


    Faurecia is a large maker of automotive seating systems (Photo: Faurecia)Faurecia, one of the world's largest automotive suppliers, and the Technical University of Dortmund have opened a joint research center for metals processing.ReCIMP (Research Center for Industrial Metal Processing) will develop new manufacturing technologies as well as components for ...

  • preactor.siemens.automotiveIT

    Siemens acquires production planning specialist Preactor


    Sri Lankan tire maker DSI uses Preactor software to schedule production across several sites (Photo: Preactor)Siemens has acquired production software specialist Preactor, as the German group continues to expand its offering of industry software.Preactor is a UK based maker of production planning and scheduling software. Its advanced planning software ...

  • dassault.automotiveIT

    Dassault Systemes plans acquisition to boost plant software offering


    Dassault sees growing interest in digital manufactureing (Photo: Dassault Systemes)Dassault Systemes is planning to acquire Apriso in a move to strengthen its position in manufacturing software solutions.The Paris based maker of 3d design software and product lifecycle management products said it will pay about 205 million dlrs for the ...