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.
A new poll reveals that executives see AI as a major challenge and opportunity
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.
Customers’ digital experience will equal vehicle design in importance in coming years, Porsche CIO Mattias Ulbrich said in Berlin on Thursday speaking at the automotiveIT Congress.
ZF Friedrichshafen’s new research center in Germany will focus on artificial intelligence and cyber security.
What IT tools are OEMs and suppliers using to support and manage the rapidly changing R&D processes?
Groupe Renault’s vice-president for sales forecast and distribution, Florian Huettl, Groupe Renault, wants as little gap as possible between potential in terms of sales and the available production, and doing this in the most cost-efficient way. In an interview with Victoria Johns he explains how advanced IT can minimise the ...
Porsche is working a Berlin startup to test virtually how its cars can drive themselves to lifting platforms in the workshop.
Around the world, technology decision-makers at automotive OEMs and their suppliers are wrestling with some difficult decisions. How can they digitalise their supply chains in order to compete more effectively in the industry today, while at the same time preparing those supply chains for major disruption down the road?
Aurora Labs’ Germany chief, Rudolf von Stokar, explains how its self-healing software can help secure connected cars with ever-growing lines of software code.
By some accounts, subscription is on the verge of doing for the whole economy what Netflix and Spotify have done to DVDs and CDs — supplant ownership with access to an ever-refreshing supply for a fee. The auto industry is not immune to the trend, but so far the traditional ...
A massive change in the Volkswagen Group’s IT system landscape is looming. In an interview late last year, Group CIO Martin Hofmann talks about the burden of VW’s technological legacy, cultural change within the company and the opportunities afforded by new technologies.
CES in Las Vegas has become the key annual gathering for the global tech industry. Here are the biggest trends evident for the automotive industry.
ZF’s group CEO, Wolf-Henning Scheide, discussing why IT and technology will be key the supplier’s success.
Korean electronics giant LG has formed a partnership with Microsoft to further develop autonomous vehicle technology.
BMW is claiming to be the first premium carmaker to add Alibaba’s Tmall Genie voice assistant technology to certain models destined for the Chinese market.
Aptiv has joined forces with artificial intelligence specialist Affectiva to develop software that can help a car determine the cognitive states of its occupants.
Purchasing departments need to be re-oriented and open to digital tools. Otherwise, the competitiveness of automakers and their supplier partners will be at risk.
Artificial intelligence will play a crucial role in the transformation of the auto industry in 2019. The reasons: Automakers have to better understand their customers as they forge a more direct relationship. And growing amounts of available data will require the auto industry to adopt more sophisticated analysis tools to ...
OEM and Tier One venture divisions invest in start-ups: BMW for machine intelligence and cybersecurity, Faurecia for cognitive science, Toyota for robotics
BMW’s i Ventures capital fund, based in Mountain View, California [HQ pictured], is investing in two-year-old machine intelligence company Graphcore, based in Bristol, UK, and with offices in London, Oslo, Palo Alto and Beijing.