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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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Ford, VW join forces as costs rise, markets fall

2019-07-17T10:44:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Volkswagen and Ford agree to jointly develop autonomous vehicle technology. Also, Ford plans to build EVs on VW’s MEB platform.

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Bosch plans for an almost fully digital supply chain by 2021

2019-07-11T09:01:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Robert Bosch wants to handle 85% of its global purchasing using cloud and platform technologies by 2021.

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Seat’s Martorell plant gets first parts delivery by drone

2019-07-10T17:16:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Seat’s car plant in Martorell, Spain, received its first parts delivery by drone Wednesday, as it works to improve efficiency in its manufacturing operations.

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Toyota and Denso to jointly research next-generation chips

2019-07-10T08:39:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Toyota and Denso plan to bundle resources to research what kind of semiconductors will be needed in cars to power next-generation mobility.

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Study: Automotive supply chain lacks transparency

2019-07-10T07:35:00+01:00By Werner Beutnagel

Automotive companies are among the biggest spenders on the digitalization of their supply chains, but a new study finds that they suffer from a lack of transparency when it comes to capturing costs.

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Volvo Cars signs pact with Capgemini on digital transformation

2019-07-08T11:11:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Volvo Cars has locked in the services of Capgemini to digitalize its operations and modernize its IT landscape, the consulting and technology services company said.

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FCA’s North America CIO to speak at Detroit automotiveIT event

2019-07-05T10:29:00+01:00

Fiat Chrysler North America CIO Mamatha Chamarthi will deliver a keynote address at the upcoming Go innovate! Live conference in Detroit in September.

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Volkswagen brand officially gets its own CIO

2019-07-05T09:01:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

The Volkswagen brand is officially getting its own CIO as the VW Group puts in place a comprehensive reorganization of its IT operations.

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Porsche CIO: “Coming out with the perfect product idea isn’t always the main issue”

2019-06-28T08:27:00+01:00By Ralf Bretting, Hilmar Dunker

Porsche CIO Mattias Ulbrich, who headed IT at Volkswagen Group’s premium brand Audi until last year, wants to make digital transformation an emotional and passionate mission at the carmaker. He talks to automotiveIT about new business models, artificial intelligence and the need to invest in IT modernization.

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Ultima Media launches B2B automotive data, insight and intelligence unit with Automotive Analyst appointment

2019-06-25T12:19:00+01:00By automotiveIT International

Daniel Harrison has been appointed Automotive Analyst at Ultima Media, the B2B media business which owns a portfolio of brands and channels including automotiveIT International, Automotive Manufacturing Solutions, Automotive Logistics and Car Design News.

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Watch: Christian Senger on VW’s in-house software push

2019-06-19T13:39:00+01:00

The carmaker is looking to increase its in-house software development to 60% by 2025 – and to establish a common software platform across all group vehicles.

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Volkswagen creates in-house software unit to standardize group vehicle features

2019-06-19T13:07:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

The Volkswagen Group is planning a significant increase in its in-house software development for vehicles and vehicle-related services through the creation of new software unit, “Car.Software”, led by Christian Senger (pictured).

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Salesforce to acquire Tableau in bid to boost analytics capabilities

2019-06-12T09:52:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Salesforce said it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire analytics specialist Tableau Software, a move the cloud-based CRM company says will allow it to offer more and better services to companies as they implement their digital transformation.

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Egon Zehnder study: Digital strategy still a tough sell in many companies

2019-06-12T07:16:00+01:00By Werner Beutnagel

Digital culture change still meets with a lot of resistance in many companies, according to a new poll conducted by Egon Zehnder.

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Report: Jungwirth to leave Volkswagen Group

2019-06-11T16:32:00+01:00By Yannick Polchow, Arjen Bongard

Former Volkswagen Group CDO Johann Jungwirth is leaving the German carmaker, according to a report in the newspaper Welt Am Sonntag.

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Volkswagen to invest €4 billion in IT systems and digital staff, while eliminating unproductive jobs

2019-06-05T13:34:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

The group has committed to modernising IT systems and increasing digital skills as part of a plan that could eventually shed thousands of roles across the Volkswagen brand and component divisions.

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Infographic: Mercedes-Benz digitalONE IT at a glance

2019-06-04T14:56:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

An overview of the sales and marketing IT division – known as digitalONE – that oversees digital products along the customer journey and bundles digital sales activities as well as the corresponding IT infrastructure for Mercedes-Benz Cars.

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Mercedes-Benz wants to become your digital one and only

2019-06-04T14:52:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Sabine Scheunert and her digitalONE team for sales and marketing IT are expanding customer touchpoints through apps and digital features, including vehicle-connected services through Mercedes me and new mobility services – all of it supported by an open architecture, artificial intelligence and cloud capabilities. 

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