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At ZF, a broad focus on a wide range of automotive technologies

2019-07-19T13:45:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

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.

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Ford, VW join forces as costs rise, markets fall

2019-07-17T10:44:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Volkswagen and Ford agree to jointly develop autonomous vehicle technology. Also, Ford plans to build EVs on VW’s MEB platform.

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Toyota and Denso to jointly research next-generation chips

2019-07-10T08:39:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Toyota and Denso plan to bundle resources to research what kind of semiconductors will be needed in cars to power next-generation mobility.

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China’s Didi to use Bosch cloud technology to improve electric vehicles’ battery life

2019-07-09T08:23:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Chinese mobility services provider Didi Chuxing is the first company to use a new Robert Bosch technology to improve the life of electric-vehicle batteries.

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Volvo Cars signs pact with Capgemini on digital transformation

2019-07-08T11:11:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Volvo Cars has locked in the services of Capgemini to digitalize its operations and modernize its IT landscape, the consulting and technology services company said.

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FCA’s North America CIO to speak at Detroit automotiveIT event

2019-07-05T10:29:00+01:00

Fiat Chrysler North America CIO Mamatha Chamarthi will deliver a keynote address at the upcoming Go innovate! Live conference in Detroit in September.

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Volkswagen brand officially gets its own CIO

2019-07-05T09:01:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

The Volkswagen brand is officially getting its own CIO as the VW Group puts in place a comprehensive reorganization of its IT operations.

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Porsche CIO: “Coming out with the perfect product idea isn’t always the main issue”

2019-06-28T08:27:00+01:00By Ralf Bretting, Hilmar Dunker

Porsche CIO Mattias Ulbrich, who headed IT at Volkswagen Group’s premium brand Audi until last year, wants to make digital transformation an emotional and passionate mission at the carmaker. He talks to automotiveIT about new business models, artificial intelligence and the need to invest in IT modernization.

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Watch: Nissan brings the invisible into focus

2019-06-26T08:16:00+01:00

Nissan recently demonstrated how it can use the cloud and sensor technology to help drivers anticipate what might be ahead on the road.

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Ultima Media launches B2B automotive data, insight and intelligence unit with Automotive Analyst appointment

2019-06-25T12:19:00+01:00By automotiveIT International

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.

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Daimler will build the first 5G network for serial car production

2019-06-24T22:02:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Mercedes-Benz is building a 5G mobile network with Telefónica and Ericsson for car production at its high-tech ‘Factory 56’ in Sindelfingen, Germany.

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Volkswagen makes Dresden a center for its industrial cloud

2019-06-24T21:21:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Volkswagen has opened a new IT center today at its factory in Dresden, Germany that is set to play an important role in the carmaker’s cloud, hardware and software applications, in particular across digital assembly and logistics processes.

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Watch: Christian Senger on VW’s in-house software push

2019-06-19T13:39:00+01:00

The carmaker is looking to increase its in-house software development to 60% by 2025 – and to establish a common software platform across all group vehicles.

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Ford tackles last-mile delivery challenge with pedestrian couriers, algorithms

2019-06-19T13:29:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Ford’s European smart mobiity boss, Sarah-Jayne Williams, explains how a last-mile delivery pilot project yielded several positive insights

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Volkswagen opens carbon neutral data center for vehicle development in Norway

2019-06-19T13:12:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

The outsourced center, the carmaker’s second in the Nordics, will use renewable energy sources to process vehicle and crash simulations.

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Volkswagen creates in-house software unit to standardize group vehicle features

2019-06-19T13:07:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

The Volkswagen Group is planning a significant increase in its in-house software development for vehicles and vehicle-related services through the creation of new software unit, “Car.Software”, led by Christian Senger (pictured).

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Salesforce to acquire Tableau in bid to boost analytics capabilities

2019-06-12T09:52:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Salesforce said it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire analytics specialist Tableau Software, a move the cloud-based CRM company says will allow it to offer more and better services to companies as they implement their digital transformation.

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Carmakers join forces to share safety data via cloud in Europe

2019-06-06T20:05:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

BMW, Daimler, Ford and Volvo have partnered with service providers and national transport authorities to estalish a test pilot that shares information from cars and infrastructure to improve safety.

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Volkswagen to invest €4 billion in IT systems and digital staff, while eliminating unproductive jobs

2019-06-05T13:34:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

The group has committed to modernising IT systems and increasing digital skills as part of a plan that could eventually shed thousands of roles across the Volkswagen brand and component divisions.

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BMW offers first software upgrades over the air

2019-06-05T11:08:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

The premium carmaker is now offering smartphone-like OTA software upgrades, including for its in-vehicle personal assistant.

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