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Volkswagen Group IT has opened or expanded global IT and software centers, with growing significance across the company’s IT research and operations. Check out a map of their key locations and functions.
Martin Hofmann, chief information office of the Volkswagen Group (pictured, right), explains to automotiveIT International how the carmaker is transforming its IT system backbone and legacy infrastructure across purchasing, production, supply chain and engineering – and how Volkswagen is now able to attract top software talent.
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.
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.
Toyota Motor is partnering with Japanese artificial intelligence and machine learning specialist Preferred Networks (PFN) to co-develop robots across multiple industries including healthcare and logistics, using Toyota’s own developed Human Support Robot (HSR) robotics platform.
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.
Fiat Chrysler North America CIO Mamatha Chamarthi will deliver a keynote address at the upcoming Go innovate! Live conference in Detroit in December
The Volkswagen brand is officially getting its own CIO as the VW Group puts in place a comprehensive reorganization of its IT operations.
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.
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.
Nissan recently demonstrated how it can use the cloud and sensor technology to help drivers anticipate what might be ahead on the road.
In a $1 billion upgrade, the American carmaker has added a host of new technology and digital processes to modernize its oldest continuously operating plant.
Mercedes-Benz is building a 5G mobile network with Telefónica and Ericsson for car production at its high-tech ‘Factory 56’ in Sindelfingen, Germany.
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.
Daimler has replaced Volkswagen Group as the most innovative automaker in the area of connectivity.
The outsourced center, the carmaker’s second in the Nordics, will use renewable energy sources to process vehicle and crash simulations.
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).