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  • chrysler 3d modeling.automotiveIT

    Fiat manufacturing likely to benefit from Chrysler's 3d modeling


    DETROIT - It”˜s too early for specifics, but Chrysler”˜s use of 3d modeling for its powertrain manufacturing is likely to be used in Fait plant as well.For the past two years, the US-based carmaker, which is majorityowned by Italy”˜s Fiat, has been deploying 3d manufacturing software to improve and speed ...

  • mobile apps.automotiveIT

    Many companies don't test mobile apps - report


    The World Quality Report says mobile app quality assurance should be higher on the IT agenda (Photo: Capgemini)Many companies fail to adequately test mobile applications, according to a survey on enterprise application quality.The World Quality Report, which is compiled each year by consultants Capgemini, software test specialist Sogeti and ...

  • messring-saic.automotiveIT

    SAIC unit orders crash test facility from Germany's Messring


    The Shanghai center will feature Messring's M=Wall, a barrier used to measure forces during vehicle impact (Photo: Messring)Germany's Messring has received a second Chinese order for crash-testing equipment, underscoring that the world's largest car market is stepping up its interest in automotive safety.Messring, a Munich-based maker of specialized crash-testing ...

  • daimler.peter schneider.automotiveIT

    German managers worried about iPad and tablet security


    As workers' business and private lives merge, Daimler needs to allow private enduser devices for business use, CTO Schneider said last year (Photo: automotiveIT)Managers of German companies worry that the growing business use of iPads, tablet PCs and smartphones is shaping up to become a major data-security risk.A recent ...

  • perfect.siemens.automotiveIT

    Siemens to acquire cost management software company


    Perfect Costing Solutions makes software to calculate a range of industrial costs (Photo: Perfect Costing)Siemens will acquire Perfect Costing Solutions, a German maker of product cost management software, in a bid to bolster its product lifecycle management software portfolio.The German engineering and electronics group said its PLM Software business unit, ...

  • oracle erp.automotiveIT

    Companies have many ERP systems - German study


    US-based Oracle is one of the biggest providers of ERP software (Photo: Oracle)Companies often have many - some more than 100 - enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, but most would like to settle for just one, according to a study of German mid-sized and bigger corporations.The poll, conducted by consultants ...

  • tmw systems.automotiveIT

    Trimble acquires TMW in move to boost N. American trucking business


    TMW will boost Trimble’s position in the N. American trucking market (Photo: TMW)Trimble said it has reached final agreement to acquire privately held TMW Systems, in a move that is set to boost the transportation software maker's position in the North American trucking market."Trimble's global presence will provide a strong ...

  • Siemens NX.automotiveIT

    Siemens PLM unveils latest version of NX software


    Siemens promises faster solutions with the latest version of its NX software (Photo: Siemens)Siemens PLM has released the latest version of its NX CAD/CAM software package, claiming the product will provide more flexibility and reduce time to market for the products it will help design and engineer.The Germany-based engineering group ...

  • sap hq.automotiveIT

    Increased ERP competition seen for SAP, Oracle and Microsoft


    SAP may face new competition soon (Photo: SAP)Despite their dominant market share in ERP systems, the top three software providers are facing new competion that may erode their strong positions.According to a benchmarking study by ERP specialists Panorama Consulting, the three companies together have a 47 pc share of the ...

  • st microelectronics.automotiveIT

    STMicroelectronics, China's FAW to conduct joint research


    STMicroelectronics hopes to strengthen its position in China through the tie-up with FAW (Photo: ST)STMicroelectronics and Chinese carmaker FAW will jointly conduct advanced research in automotive electronics systems.STMicroelectronics, a US-based semiconductor group, said a joint research laboratory will be established with the FAW Group's r&d center. Areas of concentration include ...

  • cloud telekom.automotiveIT

    AutoScout24 uses new T-Systems/VMware cloud offering


    Like most IT service providers, T-Systems wants to offer more Cloud services (Photo: Telekom)AutoScout24 is the first customer to use a new cloud-based product offering from Germany's T-Systems and US-based VMWare.The two companies announced in June that they would jointly offer customers a flexible data-center service that would let them ...

  • vw oxnard opening 2012.automotiveIT

    VW opens r&d center in California


    VW executives were joined by local political and community leaders at the festive opening (Photo: VW)Volkswagen has opened a new 27 million-dlr r&d center in Oxnard California, where it will focus on powertrain and systems development, governmental compliance and field quality testing.The German carmaker said the 64,000 square-foot facility, which ...

  • hella xiamen 2012.automotiveIT

    Hella expands in China with new plant


    Hella hopes its new plant in Xiamen will help grow its Chinese business (Photo: Hella)Hella is boosting its presence in China with the opening of a new production facility in Xiamen in the southeastern part of the country.The Germany-based automotive lighting group said the new location, which will supply automakers ...

  • bpm metasonic.automotiveIT

    German poll sees strong BPM demand in auto industry


    BPM is seen as important but only 23 pc of German companies have a solution in place (Photo: Metasonic)Demand for business process management software is set to be bigger in the auto industry than in other industrial sectors, according to a German poll.The survey, carried out by Software Initiative Germany ...

  • Ford EV.automotiveIT

    In EV boost, Ford to double battery-testing capacity


    Later this year, Ford will launch 5 new EVs in the US, including the 2013 Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid (pictured)Ford Motor will double its battery-testing capacity next year as it accelerates its plans to bring more hybrid and full electric vehicles to market.The US-based automaker also said it now has ...

  • slm.automotiveIT

    PTC ready to acquire Servigistics


    Many companies don’t pay enough attention to service lifecycle management, PTC says (Photo: Servigistics)PTC has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Servigistics in a move it says will expand its offering of service lifecycle management (SLM) products.The US-based business software group said the addition of Servigistics' products will help it ...

  • chrysler 3d.automotiveIT

    At Chrysler, 3D technology improves factory planning


    3D lets engineers see how parts are delivered to an operator in the "Golden Zone” (Photo: Chrysler)Chrysler is using new 3D technology to plan for the launch of two new transmissions at its Kokomo, Indiana, factory.The US carmaker, which is majority-owned by Italy's Fiat, said it is using a three-dimensional ...

  • dassault.automotiveIT

    Dassault bundles applications to address car design complexity


    Dassault Systems has grouped several of its applications in a package designed to manage the complexity of building increasingly electrified vehicles.The simulation software, CAD/CAM and product lifecycle management specialist said its "Smart, Safe & Connected Car" solution will accelerate the development of embedded systems while helping automakers meet all standards ...

  • psa varin.automotiveIT

    PSA plans layoffs, restructuring to restore profit


    CEO Varin says PSA needs to bring production capacity in line with the market (Photo: PSA)PSA/Peugeot-Citroen said it is planning to close a plant, lay off several thousand workers and reorganize its operations to restore profitability.The French carmaker, which said it will report a first-half operating loss in its automotive ...

  • consulting.automotiveIT

    Gartner: Global IT spending to rise 3 pc in 2012


     Gartner says IT consultants are in demand, but global IT spending remains lackluster (Photo: Gartner)Global IT spending is set to rise 3 pc in 2012 to 3.6 trillion dlrs, with investments in cloud-based services posting particularly strong growth, according to a Gartner forecast.The market researchers said the increase is ...