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IT and software keep Daimler ahead in China

2019-05-18T13:20:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

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.

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AI moves up the priority list for German CIOs

2019-05-08T08:52:00+01:00By Werner Beutnagel

A new poll reveals that executives see AI as a major challenge and opportunity

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Faurecia looks to digital services, underpinned by IT and data

2019-03-25T23:44:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

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.

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Porsche CIO: Digital experience will grow in importance

2019-03-21T11:23:00+00:00By Arjen Bongard

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 opens AI and cyber security research center

2019-03-13T15:16:00+00:00By Arjen Bongard

ZF Friedrichshafen’s new research center in Germany will focus on artificial intelligence and cyber security.


Mapping the future of R&D in the automotive supply chain

2019-03-05T14:44:00+00:00By Andrew Williams

What IT tools are OEMs and suppliers using to support and manage the rapidly changing R&D processes?

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Renault uses software to close gap between supply and demand

2019-02-21T15:08:00+00:00By Victoria Johns

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 ...


At Porsche, autonomous driving enters the workshop

2019-02-21T12:43:00+00:00By Arjen Bongard

Porsche is working a Berlin startup to test virtually how its cars can drive themselves to lifting platforms in the workshop.


OEMs face technology investment challenges for a changing supply chain landscape

2019-02-20T10:53:00+00:00By Jessica Twentyman

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?

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How to protect drivers from software errors

2019-02-14T15:24:00+00:00By Arjen Bongard

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.


Subscription services are slow to take off in US market, but players say growth will come

2019-01-24T15:59:00+00:00By Ted Siefer

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 ...


VW Group CIO Martin Hofmann: “There is a will to change”

2019-01-20T14:15:00+00:00By Yannick Polchow, Hilmar Dunker

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. 


10 takeaways from this year’s Las Vegas tech show

2019-01-17T10:49:00+00:00By Arjen Bongard

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: “We now have the computing power we need to move at speed”

2019-01-17T08:49:00+00:00By Arjen Bongard

ZF’s group CEO, Wolf-Henning Scheide, discussing why IT and technology will be key the supplier’s success.


LG and Microsoft partner on self-driving tech

2019-01-14T17:12:00+00:00By Paul Fisher

Korean electronics giant LG has formed a partnership with Microsoft to further develop autonomous vehicle technology.


BMW will bundle Alibaba voice assistant into selected models for China market

2019-01-08T10:52:00+00:00By Paul Fisher

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, Affectiva develop software to determine cognitive states of vehicle occupants

2019-01-03T13:52:00+00:00By Arjen Bongard

Aptiv has joined forces with artificial intelligence specialist Affectiva to develop software that can help a car determine the cognitive states of its occupants.


Digital tools, including bots, mark the advent of a new era in automotive purchasing

2018-12-31T07:43:00+00:00By Ralf Bretting

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.

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Will this be the year of artificial intelligence?

2018-12-30T16:47:00+00:00By Daniela Hoffmann

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

2018-12-21T14:12:00+00:00By Farah Alkhalisi

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.

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