The BMW IT Technology Innovation and Research Center in the US is both a research lab and closely aligned to the carmaker’s production in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Bennie Vorster, who leads special projects there, talks to automotiveIT International about industrializing new tech, and making sure AI assists workers.
Digitalization is a core part of the corporate strategy at Trumpf and IT plays a big role in the plans. Thilo Press, CIO of the German maker of machine tools since 2015, recently talked to automotiveIT about the digitalization of products and processes, the potential of artificial intelligence and the need for IT to be a fully integrated part of the company’s business. Following are edited excerpts from the interview:
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.
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.
Daimler’s global chief information officer, Jan Brecht, speaks 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.
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.
ZF Friedrichshafen plans to demonstrate its IoT platform to help create a “seamless supply chain” at the Hannover Messe, in a bid to show that data, connectivity and digital twins hold the key to manufacturing and logistics improvements.
Customers’ digital experience will equal vehicle design in importance in coming years, Porsche CIO Mattias Ulbrich said in Berlin on Thursday speaking at the automotiveIT Congress.
BMW’s CEO is pointing to digital technology, including virtual simulations, as a means to save huge amounts of money.
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.
How an intranet of things at BMW Group is driving digital production for its mixed drivetrain future
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.
Digital twins play a role in all digitalization projects but data consolidation slows down implementation
Digital twins are shaping up to be a key tool as automotive companies proceed with digitalization across the entire value chain. But it’s not easy to get a handle on these virtual representations.
Faster measurement times and precise data quality are the result of GOM’s new generation of 3D scanners
The automotive industry will only stay ahead of the curve in an age of greater supply chain complexity by adopting wider digitalisation as part of its routine operations, delegates at the JDA Focus Connect conference in Barcelona were told last week.
Vietnamese carmaker VinFast, which unveiled its first models at the recent Paris motor show [pictured], has selected the Siemens PLM (product lifecycle management) software suite to underpin its manufacturing and operations.
Electric vehicle charging infrastructure provider Allego is offering a smart charging solution which enables a balancing of driver demand, grid capacity and renewable energy supply.
Bernd Heinrichs points to digital twins, compute power and digital services as pillars of the future for the supplier.