CES 2020: Is Sony’s Vision S a scary sight, or a revelation for carmakers and suppliers?
Should automotive manufacturers and the supply chain fear or embrace this surprise announcement from the consumer technology giant?
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
At Audi, robots are moving into the office
Audi is deploying robots to help human workers carrying out monotonous tasks at their desks.
Volkswagen launches quantum-computing pilot for Lisbon traffic optimization
Volkswagen Group has launched a pilot project in Lisbon that uses quantum computing to optimize traffic in Portugal’s capital city.
ZF collaborates with Israeli tech companies to boost AI competence
ZF Friedrichshafen is strengthening its artificial intelligence (AI) competence by cooperating with two Israeli tech companies, Cognata and OptimalPlus.
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.
From Hyundai, a smart cruise control system that can learn
Hyundai Motor is developing a smart cruise control system that can learn a driver’s behavior and create a customized self-driving experience.
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.
AAA test: Pedestrian detection systems and emergency braking perform inconsistently
Emergency braking systems with pedestrian detection fail to prevent many accidents, according to a new study by the American Automobile Association (AAA).
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.
FCA inaugurates advanced driving simulator at Windsor, Ontario, R&D center
Fiat Chrysler has inaugurated a new driving simulator that lets the carmaker test vehicle functions in a real-time, virtual environment. FCA says it is the most advanced simulator in North America.
Volkswagen reorganizes group R&D
Volkswagen is reorganizing its global R&D operations in a new division to be called “Volkswagen Group Innovation.” The unit will bring all international innovation-related activities, including research centers in California, Europe and Asia, under one roof.
Deloitte plans AI platform for business
Deloitte is developing a platform to help companies use artificial intelligence (AI) to solve business challenges.
Hyundai, Aptiv to jointly develop autonomous driving technology
Hyundai Motor and Aptiv are forming a joint venture to speed up the development of highly automated vehicles.
Former VW Group CDO Johann Jungwirth has joined Mobileye
Former VW Group CDO Johann Jungwirth has joined Israeli sensor specialist Mobileye as vice president in charge of mobility as a service (MaaS) operations.
A program of change for Volkswagen Group IT
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.
Map: Volkswagen’s growing network of IT expertise
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.
Building Volkswagen’s Industrial Cloud
Volkswagen Group’s landmark project with Amazon Web Services will help to connect all its global factories, and eventually the supply chain as well. At the core of the project is a drive to establish a standard software stack that will transform the way production IT is developed and implemented across Volkswagen locations.
At the center of change for Volkswagen Group
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.
Augmenting intelligence: How BMW’s US IT center is putting AI into the hands of workers
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.