The vehicle manufacturer has a dedicated IT organisation in Greater China, led by Stefan Eberhardt, which is focusing on front-end development, improving digital customer experiences and benefiting from the country’s huge tech and startup scene – all of it strategic to Daimler and Mercedes-Benz growth in the world’s largest market.
Ford is trialling an autonomous robot to deliver parts at its assembly and stamping plant in Valencia, Spain, with a view to using the machine at other factories.
Automotive production networks have become far more connected but also more exposed to problems with IT and OT network security and compatibility. Nick Boughton, digital lead at Boulting Technology, explains how manufacturers should be more aware and prepared
Borgwarner plans to enter into a joint venture with Romeo Power Technology to manufacture battery packs for electric vehicles.
Volkswagen plans a pilot project that will use blockchain technology to gain greater transparency in its global supply chain.
Renault unveiled an experimental electric and connected van designed to improve the efficiency of so-called “last-mile” deliveries in urban areas.
Truck makers are embracing connectivity, data and digital tools to improve logistics and fleet efficiency.
Free trade zones offer many tax, technology and logistical benefits to the automotive supply chain. DP Word, with its flagship facility in Dubai, wants to expand these services in markets in the Middle East and Africa, as well as the UK and US
Like automotive firms, agricultural equipment maker AGCO is planting the seeds of transformation, implementing a common global IT infrastructure, more digital manufacturing processes and an agile approach to IT service and development.
The US Department for Homeland Security sees risks in the supply chain increasing, including for the aumotive industry
AWS vice president Dirk Didascalou talks about could opportunities across the automotive supply chain.
BMW and Microsoft launched a technology platform designed to improve manufacturing efficiency, break down traditional barriers between proprietary systems and foster increased cooperation with other industry partners.
Volkswagen is partnering with Amazon Web Services for its manufacturing and supply chain cloud, after choosing Microsoft for mobility. Why does it need two clouds with different providers?
Volkswagen Group will rely on Amazon Web Services (AWS) to automate manufacturing and logistics processes across its network of 122 plants and more than 30,000 facilities that make up the group’s global supply chain.
Bosch will show a range of new technologies at the Hannover Messe that will demonstrate that the factory of the future is quickly becoming reality.
Honda is making some some massive changes across its operations in North America as it prepares for a surge in production of electric vehicles and a big rise in supply chain and technology costs.
Dr. René Deist is leading a transformation of Faurecia’s global IT systems and processes to digitalize the supply chain and develop products faster – as well as to support new business models.
ZF Friedrichshafen plans to demonstrate its IoT platform to help create a “seamless supply chain” at the Hannover Messe, in a bid to show that data, connectivity and digital twins hold the key to manufacturing and logistics improvements.
CIO Raman Mehta is leading a dramatic modernization of Visteon’s IT and IS architecture and enterprise systems, helping the cockpit electronics supplier to further digitalize its engineering, production and supply chain.
Changing technology in the vehice and in IT could fundamentally transform the automotive aftermarket