Brecht and Brecht: Daimler’s CIO and the chairman of the group’s works council discuss digitalization
For the first time ever, Daimler CIO Jan Brecht and his namesake Michael Brecht, chairman of the company’s general works council and deputy supervisory board chairman, are sitting down together to speak with automotiveIT about the consequences of the digital transformation at the Stuttgart-based automaker. Whether the issue is employees’ “digital readiness,” complexity management or new platform-supported business models, Daimler is making its way through rough terrain.
Ultima Media’s new business intelligence team forecasts global vehicle sales by powertrain over the next decade, with analysis of the trends reshaping the automotive industry and its technology landscape.
The Frankfurt auto show opens next week with a promise to be a showcase for the changing face of personal mobility.
Former Byton CEO Carsten Breitfeld has been appointed global chief executive of Los Angeles-based Faraday Future (FF), strengthening the management ranks of the Chinese-owned electric-vehicle company and potentially improving its chances of bringing to market its flagship FF 91 model.
Toyota Motor and China’s Pony.ai will work together on an autonomous driving pilot project to accelerate technology deployment and get more driverless cars on the road sooner.
Great Wall Motor has selected Hamburg-based Ibeo Automotive Systems as the source for lidars on its production vehicles. The Chinese maker of SUVs and pickup trucks will initially use the IbeoNEXT solid state lidar system on its upcoming Wey SUV model.
DoorDash, an on-demand food delivery service with a growing interest in autonomous vehicle technology, has acquired Scotty Labs, a tele-operations company that is developing technology for remote-controlled autonomous driving for cars and trucks.
New dates for Go Innovate! Live conference in December where GM, Ford, BMW, Honda and FCA will speak on changing IT for automotive
The inaugural automotiveIT International Go Innovate! Live conference has changed dates and will now be held this December 3-5th in Detroit. The event will now see speakers from General Motors, Honda, BMW and Daimler joining Ford, Bosch, Visteon, Inteva and others.
Porsche has acquired a minority stake in TriEye, an Israeli technology start-up specialized in deep learning and semi-conductor components that support autonomous driving and advanced driver assistance systems.
Magna has opened a new electronics manufacturing plant in Michigan that will increase production of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), especially in cameras and components to support vision-based driving systems.
Data from connected cars offer ample opportunity to develop new business models. But, to be successful, the auto industry needs to make sure the data sent from and received by tomorrow’s vehicles are safe and secure.
The Chinese tech giant Tencent is supporting BMW’s new IT platform for the development in China of Level 3 and Level 4 autonomous vehicles as part of a wider technology partnership.
ZF Friedrichshafen’s new technologies are designed to support the further automation of the mobility experience on various fronts, but the large German automotive supplier doesn’t see full autonomous driving on public roads anytime soon. In the meantime, it works to improve conventional vehicles, while at the same time developing tomorrow’s mobility.
Volkswagen and Ford agree to jointly develop autonomous vehicle technology. Also, Ford plans to build EVs on VW’s MEB platform.
Toyota and Denso plan to bundle resources to research what kind of semiconductors will be needed in cars to power next-generation mobility.
More than 70% of drivers in the UK would feel “unsafe” or “very unsafe” in a driverless car, according to a new poll.
Fiat Chrysler North America CIO Mamatha Chamarthi will deliver a keynote address at the upcoming Go innovate! Live conference in Detroit in December
Rival premium-car groups BMW and Daimler officially signed an agreement Thursday to jointly develop technologies that may ultimately lead to the production of fully autonomous vehicles.
Ultima Media launches B2B automotive data, insight and intelligence unit with Automotive Analyst appointment
Daniel Harrison has been appointed Automotive Analyst at Ultima Media, the B2B media business which owns a portfolio of brands and channels including automotiveIT International, Automotive Manufacturing Solutions, Automotive Logistics and Car Design News.
Renault and Nissan have signed an agreement with Waymo to jointly explore the feasibility of driverless mobility services.