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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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Vehicle production: Stay connected, stay safe

2019-05-16T14:48:00+01:00By Nick Holt

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

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Truck makers count on connected tech to improve productivity

2019-04-15T11:39:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Truck makers are embracing connectivity, data and digital tools to improve logistics and fleet efficiency.


Daimler CIO: "Data analysis and data management must be a core competency"

2019-04-11T14:24:00+01:00By Hilmar Dunker, Ralf Bretting

Daimler’s global chief information officer, Jan Brecht, spoke to automotiveIT about speed, data, open-source software and other corporate IT priorities.

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Analysis: Building trust key to using driver and vehicle data

2019-04-09T15:44:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

As vehicles and their users become more digitally connected, private data will increasingly be used to generate new revenue streams, improve safety and make urban traffic flow more smoothly. But experts at the SMMT Connected conference in London asked whether data protection efforts can keep pace with the rate of ...

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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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Daimler CIO: Speed is a top priority

2019-03-21T11:01:00+00:00By Arjen Bongard

Daimler is counting on faster IT, better customer interaction and the digitalization of development and production as tools to improve efficiency and profitability.

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IT takes a front seat for innovation at Visteon

2019-03-19T22:09:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

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.


VW, FAW to jointly develop digital services for China

2019-03-19T13:16:00+00:00By Arjen Bongard

Volkswagen and its Chinese joint venture partner FAW-Volkswagen will together develop new digital services for VW brand models that are increasingly expected to have full connectivity on board.


More than just spare parts: technology in the aftermarket

2019-03-12T11:14:00+00:00By Malcolm Wheatley

Changing technology in the vehice and in IT could fundamentally  transform the automotive aftermarket


Continental, HPE develop vehicle data sharing platform

2019-03-05T17:41:00+00:00By Arjen Bongard

Continental and Hewlett Packard Enterprise have developed a vehicle data sharing platform that will enable new digital services in the areas of driver safety and convenience.

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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 ...


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?


How an intranet of things at BMW Group is driving digital production for its mixed drivetrain future

2019-02-07T10:05:00+00:00By Paul Fisher

Christian Patron is head of innovation, digitalisation, data analytics at BMW Group. Paul Fisher spoke to him about how BMW’s culture of innovation is pushing further into creating a more agile production process.


Analysis: Data opportunities abound in complex new-mobility environment

2019-01-30T20:08:00+00:00By Arjen Bongard

Participants at a conference about monetizing car data hosted here by the German business daily Handelsblatt said the world of 21st century personal mobility is characterized by growing complexity, new players, new business models and rapidly changing consumer requirements.

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Panic in Detroit? More a strategic rethink on tech investment

2019-01-29T15:11:00+00:00By Paul Fisher

SBD researcher Alex Oyler talks to automotiveIT International about the connectivity trends transforming the automotive industry


Daimler to deploy Otonomo platform to expand services offering

2019-01-17T09:01:00+00:00By Arjen Bongard

Daimler will deploy a platform developed by Otonomo to offer new services to owners of Mercedes-Benz passenger cars.


Connecting the dots with telematics in the finished vehicle supply chain

2019-01-14T15:01:00+00:00By Malcolm Wheatley

As in-car technology increases in sophistication, the use of telematics could provide better visibility of faults in the finished vehicle supply chain.

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DXC Technology to get Swiss digital transformation firm Luxoft in $2 billion deal

2019-01-08T14:54:00+00:00By Paul Fisher

The company will access Luxoft’s existing customer base across North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.

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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 ...

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