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ZF, IBM and UBS are teaming up to build a blockchain-based automotive transaction platform

2019-09-18T09:59:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

ZF Friedrichshafen, IBM and UBS are teaming up to build a blockchain-based automotive transaction platform.

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A program of change for Volkswagen Group IT

2019-09-16T06:30:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Over the past two years, Volkswagen’s central Group IT division, led by CIO Martin Hofmann, has been expanding staff numbers, investment and digital projects across the group’s business processes, and working more closely with brands like Audi, Porsche and Skoda. In the first of a multi-part article special on Group IT, automotiveIT International explains the evolving shape of the organization.

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Map: Volkswagen’s growing network of IT expertise

2019-09-16T06:30:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Volkswagen Group IT has opened or expanded global IT and software centers, with growing significance across the company’s IT research and operations. Check out a map of their key locations and functions.

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At the center of change for Volkswagen Group

2019-09-16T06:30:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Martin Hofmann, chief information office of the Volkswagen Group (pictured, right), explains to automotiveIT International how the carmaker is transforming its IT system backbone and legacy infrastructure across purchasing, production, supply chain and engineering – and how Volkswagen is now able to attract top software talent.

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Augmenting intelligence: How BMW’s US IT center is putting AI into the hands of workers

2019-09-15T04:00:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

The BMW IT Technology Innovation and Research Center in the US is both a research lab and closely aligned to the carmaker’s production in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Bennie Vorster, who leads special projects there, talks to automotiveIT International about industrializing new tech, and making sure AI assists workers. 

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Ford sells Canvas vehicle subscription service

2019-09-13T05:51:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Ford Motor is selling Canvas as the carmaker reassesses the business case for vehicle subscription services.

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Brecht and Brecht: Daimler’s CIO and the chairman of the group’s works council discuss digitalization

2019-09-12T19:08:00+01:00By Ralf Bretting, Hilmar Dunker

For the first time ever, Daimler CIO Jan Brecht and his namesake Michael Brecht, chairman of the company’s general works council and deputy supervisory board chairman, are sitting down together to speak with automotiveIT about the consequences of the digital transformation at the Stuttgart-based automaker. Whether the issue is employees’ “digital readiness,” complexity management or new platform-supported business models, Daimler is making its way through rough terrain.

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Mercedes-Benz opens up to outside software developers

2019-09-12T09:56:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Mercedes-Benz will give outside developers a software development kit (SDK) to make it easier for them to program new apps for the Mercedes me platform.

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Frankfurt auto show to feature strong focus on electric vehicles

2019-09-06T07:53:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

The Frankfurt auto show opens next week with a promise to be a showcase for the changing face of personal mobility.

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The outlook: Global challenges grow for automotive suppliers

2019-08-30T11:48:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Automotive suppliers are facing a tougher environment as vehicle production declines, the Chinese market weakens and growing efforts to electrify powertrains are reshaping demand structures.

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Schaeffler to work with SAP to improve digital efficiency

2019-08-29T10:57:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Schaeffler plans to work with business software group SAP to further develop its IT systems and step up digital transformation to improve efficiency.

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New dates for Go Innovate! Live conference in December where GM, Ford, BMW, Honda and FCA will speak on changing IT for automotive

2019-08-22T15:40:00+01:00By automotiveIT International

The inaugural automotiveIT International Go Innovate! Live conference has changed dates and will now be held this December 3-5th in Detroit. The event will now see speakers from General Motors, Honda, BMW and Daimler joining Ford, Bosch, Visteon, Inteva and others.

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Volkswagen calls for applications to software training program, ‘Faculty 73’

2019-08-22T14:20:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

As part of an ongoing effort to increase software development and programing expertise, Volkswagen Group is now looking for applicants to the second round of its software development training course, Faculty 73, held at the company’s corporate headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany.

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Avis to use Otonomo platform to deploy connected-car data

2019-08-02T08:24:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Avis Budget Group (ABG) said it will use the Otonomo platform to provide data from its fleet of connected cars to service providers and other partners.

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Bain study: US shortage of data engineers, architects to persist

2019-07-29T13:39:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

US companies will face persistent shortages of experienced data specialists as well as data engineers and data architects as digitalization becomes the new normal across the industry.

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Edge computing set for strong growth in automotive industry

2019-07-29T13:31:00+01:00By Harald Weiss

Whether in manufacturing operations or in the vehicles themselves, edge computing is conquering the IT infrastructure at every car company. Providers have taken note – and are already battling it out for air superiority.

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Study: German fleets run few EVs, but managers see higher adoption rate

2019-07-29T09:26:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

German companies still have relatively few electric vehicles (EVs) in their fleets, but a poll shows that fleet managers are getting ready to deploy more of them.

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Seat to expand its software development in Barcelona under new CIO

2019-07-25T19:54:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

As part of a new and expanded brand IT function under Sebastian Grams, Seat is combining a number of digital initiatives in Barcelona, including new digital processes and mobility concepts.

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At ZF, a broad focus on a wide range of automotive technologies

2019-07-19T13:45:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

ZF Friedrichshafen’s new technologies are designed to support the further automation of the mobility experience on various fronts, but the large German automotive supplier doesn’t see full autonomous driving on public roads anytime soon. In the meantime, it works to improve conventional vehicles, while at the same time developing tomorrow’s mobility.

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Oliver Zipse to become next CEO of BMW

2019-07-19T08:24:00+01:00

Oliver Zipse, who has been in charge of BMW’s manufacturing operations since 2015, will become CEO of the German premium car group August 16.

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