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  • siemens teamcenter.automotiveIT

    JCI Automotive picks Siemens PLM Teamcenter software


    Johnson Controls' automotive division has chosen Siemens PLM's Teamcenter as its corporate standard for collaboration and process integration.Siemens PLM Software, a division of Germany's Siemens Group, said Johnson Controls Automotive Experience will use Team Center across its entire global product development operation.Siemens said it had won the contract in competition ...

  • ibm varicent.automotiveIT

    IBM boosts analytics capacity with Varicent acquisition


    IBM has finalized the acquisition of Varicent Software in a move by the US IT services and software group to further grow its business analytics offering.Varicent, a privately held Canadian company, makes analytics software for compensation and sales performance management. The company's products will become part of IBM's Smarter Analytics ...

  • carsim.automotiveIT

    Hyperworks adds VehicleSim to partnership


    Mechanical Simulation’s CarSim software simulates the dynamic behavior of passenger cars, racecars, light trucks, and utility vehicles (Photo: CarSim)Altair is expanding its Hyperworks computer-aided engineering software to include the use of Mechanical Simulation vehicle dynamics simulation tools.Altair, a US-based business software group, said in a press release that Mechanical Simulation's ...

  • vw IT.automotiveIT

    Volkswagen raises IT's profile with new in-house academy


    VW will use IT to improve cooperation between its various brands (Photo: VW)Volkswagen has launched a new company-wide IT academy in a move to give greater in-house prominence to the role of information technology in meeting its corporate goals."IT is the nerve center of our company," said VW personnel chief ...

  • sb limotive.automotiveIT

    Bosch-Samsung battery JV may be dissolved - Financial Times Deutschland


    SB Limotive builds battery systems for the new generation of electric vehicles (Photo: SB Limotive)A four-year old battery joint venture between Germany's Robert Bosch and Korea's Samsung may be dissolved because the two partners' business priorities are too diverse, according to the Financial Times Deutschland.The newspaper said Bosch, the world's ...

  • Munich management colloquium.automotiveIT

    Munich Management Colloquium: Winterkorn, Bohr see different resource opportunities


    VW CEO Winterkorn (left) and Bosch Automotive CEO addressed the Munich management conference March 20MUNICH -- Top industry executives speaking at this year's Muenchner Management Kolloquium provided various interpretations of the conference topic: Growth through resource efficiency.But they agreed that, by making better use of available resources, companies can save ...

  • plm.automotiveIT

    PLM suppliers in Germany see strong growth continuing


    The PLM industry is benefiting from strong demand through the IT sector (Photo: wikipedia)PLM software suppliers in Germany see strong growth continuing despite expectations of an economic slowdown this year.At a meeting in February of the sendler\circle, an association of PLM service providers in Germany, company representatives said growth in ...

  • continental software.automotiveIT

    1,500 software engineers wanted at Germany's Continental


    Continental expects the connected car to generate additional programming demands (Photo: Continental)Continental is looking to add about 1,500 new software developers to its global workforce in a bid to stay competitive with products that rely ever more on sophisticated IT components.The German automotive supplier group, one of the world's largest, ...

  • bosch ibm combi

    Bosch opts for IBM Connections software


    IBM will help Robert Bosch provide its employees with social-media toolsRobert Bosch has decided to use IBM Connections software to deepen the integration of social media in its office procedures.The German automotive supplier decided on IBM because the US based IT services and computer company offered a highly standardized package ...

  • kiekert side door latch.automotiveIT

    Chinese group set to acquire German supplier Kiekert


    Kiekert makes side-door latches and other locking systems (Photo: Kiekert)Hebei Lingyun Industrial Group is set to acquire German locking systems specialist Kiekert in a move that will give the Chinese automotive supplier a strong position in the market for specialist latches and other automotive locks.Kiekert said Lingyun had reached agreement ...

  • bmw reithofer 2012.automotiveIT

    BMW steps up CO2 reduction efforts; delivers record 2011 results


    CEO Reithofer says BMW has had a good start to 2012 (Photo: Arjen Bongard)BMW is confident it will achieve European CO2 targets for 2015, but to meet longer-term goals, it plans to step up r&d developments."We are totally confident we will meet the target set for the BMW Group" for ...

  • local motors rogers.automotiveIT

    automotiveDAY 2012: IT becoming a competitive differentiator


    Local Motors co-founder Rogers explained a new crowd-sourcing based approach to carmaking (Photo: Claus Dick)HANOVER -- One thing was clear at the 2012 automotiveDAY conference: IT is quickly becoming one of the major differentiators in the competition between the world's car brands.Until recently, IT was mostly seen as way to ...

  • local motors rally fighter.automotiveIT

    automotiveDAY: At Local Motors, crowd-sourcing provides a new car-building model


    LM’s Rally Fighter may well be the world’s first crowd-sourced car (Photo: Local Motors)HANOVER -- Local Motors (LM) has set out to prove that, contrary to the common wisdom in the auto industry, scale is not a necessary requirement for becoming a successful carmaker.The Arizona-based upstart, which has already built ...

  • prostep.automotiveIT

    automotiveDAY: Progress cited on open PLM standards


    Continental’s Hoeflich, BMW’s Probst and ProSTEP’s Vetterman (l-to-r) welcomed progress made on PLM openness (Photo: Claus Dick)HANOVER -- Automakers and suppliers reported major progress in creating common IT standards to be used in product lifecycle management (PLM)."We now have a common understanding with regard to the issue of openness in ...

  • daimler.peter schneider.automotiveIT

    automotiveDAY: Daimler adopts dual end-user device policy


    As business and private lives merge for many workers, Daimler needs to allow private enduser devices for business use, CTO Schneider says (Photo: automotiveIT)HANOVER ”“Daimler has decided to adopt a dual approach to mobile end-user devices in recognition of the diversity of its employees.The German premium car group expects that ...

  • vodafone bmw.automotiveIT

    German BMWs to get Vodafone SIM cards


    New BMWs in Germany will be equipped with specially adapted Vodafone SIM cards from this summer as the German premium carmaker pursues its ConnectedDrive strategy.Under a five-year agreement between BMW and Vodafone Germany, new cars will be fitted with the SIM cards at the assembly plant. The cards use machine-to-machine ...

  • gm psa.automotiveIT

    GM, PSA, in strategic alliance, hope to save $2b a year


    GM CEO Akerson (left) and his counterpart at PSA, Philippe Varin, hope to save 2 billion dlrs a year through a strategic alliance (Photo: GM)General Motors and PSA/Peugeot-Citroen on Wednesday said they are forming a global alliance that will let the two carmakers share platforms, create a purchasing joint venture ...

  • dassault delmia.automotiveIT

    PSA expands use of Dassault's Delmia to powertrain


    PSA/Peugeot-Citroen is extending Dassault Systemes' Delmia software to its powertrain manufacturing operations.The move means that the French carmaker now uses the same Delmia tools and methodologies for assembly simulation, painting, factory layout, stamping and powertrain.Dassault, one of a handful of global suppliers of simulation and product lifecycle management software, said ...

  • vw sap.automotiveIT

    VW chooses SAP for new CRM software


    Volkswagen Group has chosen SAP to reorganize its customer relationship managenemt software, industry insiders say.SAP, the world's largest maker of business software, will provide CRM software for all passenger car brands belonging to the VW Group. Rollout will start in Germany in coming months and other countries, including Spain and ...

  • driver distraction.automotiveIT

    Distracted driving: US steps up the pressure on carmakers


    Though US traffic facilities are declining, the administration worries driver distraction may reverse that trend (Photo: NHTSA)The US administration is stepping up the pressure on carmakers to make in-vehicle electronic devices less distracting to drivers.US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Thursday issued a series of proposed voluntary guidelines for in-car ...