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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.
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
Ford Motor has signed a multi-year global agreement with Amazon Web Services to further develop its offering of cloud connectivity services and connected-car applications.
David Paja, head of advanced safety at Aptiv, talks about IT and technology for safety are spreading across the automotive industry
Daimler’s global chief information officer, Jan Brecht, spoke to automotiveIT about speed, data, open-source software and other corporate IT priorities.
Like automotive firms, agricultural equipment maker AGCO is planting the seeds of transformation, implementing a common global IT infrastructure, more digital manufacturing processes and an agile approach to IT service and development.
AWS vice president Dirk Didascalou talks about could opportunities across the automotive supply chain.
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.
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.
Fujitsu CTO for EMEA, Joseph Reger, thinks digital annealing will help companies imitate quantum computing speed across operations
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.
CES in Las Vegas has become the key annual gathering for the global tech industry. Here are the biggest trends evident for the automotive industry.
ZF’s group CEO, Wolf-Henning Scheide, discussing why IT and technology will be key the supplier’s success.
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 ...
OEM and Tier One venture divisions invest in start-ups: BMW for machine intelligence and cybersecurity, Faurecia for cognitive science, Toyota for robotics
BMW’s i Ventures capital fund, based in Mountain View, California [HQ pictured], is investing in two-year-old machine intelligence company Graphcore, based in Bristol, UK, and with offices in London, Oslo, Palo Alto and Beijing.
With the Detroit Auto Show struggling, CES, even more than in recent years, is stepping up its automotive game.
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 ...
The We generation: Volkswagen has big plans for its digital app ecosystem including retail tie-ups and Function as a Service (FaaS) in near future
Paul Fisher speaks with Christoph Hohmann, head of customer experience and communication at Volkswagen We, to discuss how digital services will bring new opportunities for OEMs.
Image: allegro.ai Hyundai’s corporate venture division has made an investment in Israeli technology firm allegro.ai, which specializes in deep learning-based computer vision. It aims to accelerate its deployment of artificial intelligence across various business areas, as well as to use AI to enhance the safety of the driving ...
The car industry is being shaken up by data and digital processes, but those in the supply chain can gain a competitive edge by getting to grips with the possibilities presented by AI and better data governance.