Changing supplier business models will influence car tech and design
A squeeze on automotive suppliers, together with the adaptation of new technology, will lead some major players to play a bigger role in overall vehicle development cycles, especially in shaping customer user experiences
Tearing profits apart: how tier 1 automotive suppliers can mitigate shrinking margins
The latest report by Automotive from Ultima Media examines the profits and outlook for the top 20 automotive parts suppliers and explores the strategies and solutions they should consider to avoid significant disruption in the 2020s, including the key role they will play in automotive design and R&D
Mercedes-Benz Formula E team to deploy SAP software
The Mercedes-Benz Formula E racing team will use the SAP Hana platform and other SAP software as it prepares for the first all-electric race of the season November 22 in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, the German business software group said.
ZF Friedrichshafen joins European MaaS alliance
ZF Friedrichshafen has joined the Mobility as a Service (MaaS) Alliance, a European platform that is working to foster a new ecosystem of public and private transport services.
Porsche starts rolling out online shopping for new and used cars
Porsche has introduced online car buying for its customers in Germany, acknowledging that the retail landscape for almost all consumer products now consists of both a digital and a physical component.
Skoda deploys supercomputer for simulation and development
Skoda has deployed a new supercomputer that will allow it to conduct more powerful aerodynamics simulations and develop new safety features and engines.
At Audi, robots are moving into the office
Audi is deploying robots to help human workers carrying out monotonous tasks at their desks.
Fiat Chrysler, PSA Group set to merge
After Fiat Chrysler and the Renault called off talks earlier this year, FCA is now set to merge with PSA and form the world’s fourth-largest automotive group.
3 questions for Stefan Issing, IFS global industry director for automotive
Stefan Issing, global industry director for automotive at Swedish software company IFS, believes in modular solutions. He spoke to automotiveIT about cost pressures in the automotive sector and the future of ERP and RPA software.
VW Group bundles development of full autonomy in one unit
Volkswagen Group is bringing together in one division all the full autonomous-driving developments taking place across its 12 automotive brands.
Hanna Hennig to become new CIO at Siemens
Hanna Hennig will become the next CIO of Siemens early in 2020. She will succeed Helmuth Ludwig, who is leaving the German engineering group of his own accord.
Porsche and SAP to cooperate more closely on digital transformation
Porsche and SAP will work closely together on new initiatives for the digital transformation of the German sports car maker.
Powertrain forecast to 2030: Navigating the road to electrification
Download this report for forecasts of eight different powertrains across major regions, including hybridisation, electrification and internal combustion engines, which reveal changes that will have huge implications for automotive technology and IT. The latest insight by the business intelligence unit of Automotive from Ultima Media
Buresch to succeed Straub as BMW CIO
Alexander Buresch is the new CIO at BMW, company sources told automotiveIT.
CIO Klaus Straub leaves BMW
Klaus Straub, CIO of BMW has left the company, the German premium car maker confirmed Thursday.
BMW executive: German automakers opt for steady, profitable growth in mobility services
It’s been less than a year since archrivals BMW and Daimler received the regulatory approvals needed to merge their mobility services into a new jointly owned company and the two German premium car groups are moving steadily ahead with plans to develop revenue streams that can, one day, offset expected declines in traditional new-car sales.
McDermott steps down as CEO of SAP
Bill McDermott is stepping down as CEO of SAP with immediate effect, the company said Thursday. He is succeeded by management board members Jennifer Morgan and Christian Klein, who will serve as co-CEOs of the world’s largest business software group.
At Renault, ‘Mobility as an Industry’ is a new business unit
Renault, acknowledging the transformation of the automotive industry, will bundle all its mobility activities in a new operating subsidiary called ‘Mobility as an Industry (MAI).’
Fujitsu to launch platform for automotive big data use
Fujitsu plans to launch a platform specifically designed to quickly process large volumes of data from connected cars.
Faurecia opens Tel Aviv center; focus will be on cyber security
Faurecia has opened an office in Tel Aviv, where it hopes to accelerate its cyber security strategy.