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News and insight into how digital twins are used in automotive applications, including simulation, design, engineering and production

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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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Daimler in focus: Development speed, open architecture and connecting with customers

2019-04-11T14:24:00+01:00By Hilmar Dunker, Ralf Bretting

Daimler’s global chief information officer, Jan Brecht, speaks to automotiveIT about speed, data, open-source software and other corporate IT priorities.

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AGCO harvests more value from IT

2019-04-05T16:02:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

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.

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Faurecia looks to digital services, underpinned by IT and data

2019-03-25T23:44:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

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.

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ZF to demonstrate smart logistics at Hannover Messe

2019-03-25T17:00:00+00:00By Arjen Bongard

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.

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Porsche CIO: Digital experience will grow in importance

2019-03-21T11:23:00+00:00By Arjen Bongard

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.

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Digitalization set to help BMW cut costs

2019-03-20T15:43:00+00:00By Arjen Bongard

BMW’s CEO is pointing to digital technology, including virtual simulations, as a means to save huge amounts of money.

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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.

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How an intranet of things at BMW Group is driving digital production for its mixed drivetrain future

2019-02-07T10:05:00+00:00By Paul Fisher

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.

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Digital twins play a role in all digitalization projects but data consolidation slows down implementation

2019-01-04T08:54:00+00:00By Arjen Bongard, Daniela Hoffmann

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.

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The need for speed

2019-01-04T00:31:00+00:00By GOM

Faster measurement times and precise data quality are the result of GOM’s new generation of 3D scanners

Technology key to evolution of supply chains but automakers need to adapt quickly to take advantage

2018-11-14T18:50:00+00:00By Victoria Johns

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.

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VinFast builds digital manufacturing strategy with Siemens’ solutions

2018-10-18T16:28:00+01:00By Farah Alkhalisi

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.

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Allego launches EV charger control deploying Microsoft Azure Digital Twins

2018-10-12T14:30:00+01:00By Farah Alkhalisi

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.

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Bosch CDO: 'Not-invented-here' is a positive thing

2018-09-26T13:59:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Bernd Heinrichs points to digital twins, compute power and digital services as pillars of the future for the supplier.

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Siemens PLM introduces ‘digital twin’ simulation for autonomous EV design

2018-09-21T16:11:12+01:00By Farah Alkhalisi

Siemens PLM is launching a software solution for the design of autonomous electric vehicles. This uses thermal design data to generate precise models, and is said to give the potential for early design changes and prediction of real-world performance, as well as a reduction in the costs of physical prototyping ...

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“The human being continues to be at the center of Industry 4.0”

2018-08-13T14:09:00+01:00By Ralf Bretting, Hilmar Dunker

Wolfgang Wahlster, the head of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) and inventor of the term ‘Industry 4.0’, talks about how artificial intelligence is changing the automotive industry.

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