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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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Salesforce: "At no time in history have business and IT been as closely connected as today"

2019-05-14T10:36:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Markus Ehrle, senior vice president enterprise business at Salesforce Germany, speaks to automotiveIT International about the Audi e-tron project, digitalization in the manufacturing industry and the role of the software company in improving customer service.


FCA partners with Harman, Google for connectivity

2019-05-02T12:22:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will use Harman and Google technology to offer owners of its cars an expanded range of connected services.

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Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance launches connected services platform

2019-04-03T11:25:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance has launched a Microsoft Azure-based cloud platform for connected services.

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BMW, Microsoft launch manufacturing platform based on open standards

2019-04-02T15:13:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

BMW and Microsoft launched a technology platform designed to improve manufacturing efficiency, break down traditional barriers between proprietary systems and foster increased cooperation with other industry partners.


Analysis: Why VW chose Amazon for its industrial cloud

2019-04-02T09:50:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Volkswagen is partnering with Amazon Web Services for its manufacturing and supply chain cloud, after choosing Microsoft for mobility. Why does it need two clouds with different providers?

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VW selects Amazon to make production, logistics more efficient

2019-03-29T07:02:00+00:00By Arjen Bongard

Volkswagen Group will rely on Amazon Web Services (AWS) to automate manufacturing and logistics processes across its network of 122 plants and more than 30,000 facilities that make up the group’s global supply chain.

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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.


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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Electric glide in blue: Harley-Davidson heads out on the cloud with IBM

2019-02-13T12:41:00+00:00By Paul Fisher

Late 2018 Harley-Davidson announced LiveWire, it’s first all-electric motorcycle. IBM will provide cloud infrastructure for the new bike’s built-in HD Connect platform.

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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


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. 


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.


In the battle for ERP supremacy, Oracle wants to benefit from SAP’s problems


German business software giant SAP and its US based competitor Oracle are locked in a fierce head-to-head competition. SAP has had the edge for a while. Now the pendulum could be swinging the other way. 

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Volkswagen Group takes over WirelessCar from Volvo in SEK 1.1billion agreement

2018-12-21T12:21:00+00:00By Farah Alkhalisi

The Volkswagen Group is to take over WirelessCar, a Swedish telematics specialist, from Volvo, buying a 75.1pc stake to support its connected vehicle ecosystem. WirelessCar, founded in 1999 and based in Gothenburg, has developed a series of in-car services such as billing and concierge, safety and emergency, and remote diagnostics ...


Preview: An auto show, a tech show or both in Las Vegas?

2018-12-20T18:27:00+00:00By Arjen Bongard

With the Detroit Auto Show struggling, CES, even more than in recent years, is stepping up its automotive game.


Bosch announces autonomous electric shuttle, series of connected services

2018-12-19T17:02:00+00:00By Farah Alkhalisi

Bosch will display a driverless electric shuttle at CES 2019 in Las Vegas next month, to be offered fully-integrated with a full suite of hardware, software and related digital services. The concept shuttle, whose outer shell is constructed of display screens and glass, effectively comes with its own connected ecosystem ...


BMW ups the pace on industry 4.0 technology

2018-12-18T09:51:00+00:00By Victoria Johns

BMW Group is to expand its use of industry 4.0 innovations in its production logistics.


Hyundai MNsoft partners with Netradyne for HD mapping, crowd-sourced deep vision analytics

2018-12-05T19:10:00+00:00By Farah Alkhalisi

Hyundai MNsoft, a subsidiary of the Hyundai Group, is partnering with start-up Netradyne, which focuses on computer vision, deep learning, edge computing and predictive analytics, to develop global HD maps for autonomous vehicles. Hyundai MNsoft currently supplies Hyundai and Kia with embedded navigation and location-based and cloud-based services, including geographic ...


Volkswagen takes investment in Diconium for digital services, starts Open Source Lab, partners with Cinemo for in-car media

2018-11-28T15:47:00+00:00By Farah Alkhalisi

The Volkswagen Group has acquired 49pc of the shares in Diconium, a German digital specialist. Diconium is to become a technology partner to develop new digital business models and services offered via the Microsoft-enabled Volkswagen Automotive Cloud, building on the Volkswagen We ecosystem.

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