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  • pwc.automotiveIT

    PwC: Blockchain in focus at most companies


    (Image: IBM) Most companies and organizations are either implementing blockchain or testing the technology as a key tool to boost efficiency and security in their operations, according to a new study. A report by consultants PwC finds that a quarter of executives are piloting a blockchain ...

  • automotiveIT

    For networked plants, IT security is key


    Industry 4.0 holds out the promise of smarter manufacturing, but with increased connectivity between plants and machinery, the risk of cyber attacks rises. That’s a major problem for companies trying to transform their manufacturing operations to take advantage of the new technologies. Germany’s Deutsche Telekom polled IT and business decision ...

  • daimler.automotiveIT

    Connectivity market set to soar, but data security is big worry


    Daimler is one carmaker that uses advanced connectivity functions to test autonomous driving (Photo: Daimler) The market for networked mobility products and services is set to almost quadruple between 2015 and 2020, but data security issues will become a big problem once more cars are connected, according to a ...

  • manufacturing,automotiveIT

    PwC survey: Weak auto outlook for 2013


    Automotive CEOs are pessimistic about 2013, but most don't play layoffs (Photo: Siemens) Only 30 pc of top managers in the auto industry expect sales growth in 2013, according to a survey by consultants PricewaterhouseCoopers. The annual PwC Global CEO Survey shows that the car industry is more pessimistic ...

  • pwc m&a.automotiveIT

    PwC study: More Chinese automotive acquisitions likely


    German locking systems maker Kiekert was bought by China’s Hebei and PwC thinks more such acquisitions are in the offing (Photo: Kiekert) Chinese ”“ and Asian -companies, looking to improve their competitive standing, are stepping up their role in the consolidation of the global auto industry, according to a report ...

  • 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 ...