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News and insight into the IT systems, technology and software developments for electric and alternatively powered mobility

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At ZF, a broad focus on a wide range of automotive technologies

2019-07-19T13:45:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

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.

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Oliver Zipse to become next CEO of BMW

2019-07-19T08:24:00+01:00

Oliver Zipse, who has been in charge of BMW’s manufacturing operations since 2015, will become CEO of the German premium car group August 16.

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Karl-Thomas Neumann to leave Canoo EV startup

2019-07-18T16:46:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Karl-Thomas Neumann is leaving the management team of Canoo, the electric vehicle startup previously known as Evelozcity.

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At Audi, going virtual in preparation of e-tron GT production

2019-07-18T11:15:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Audi is embracing virtual reality (VR) and other digital technologies as it gets ready to build its first electric sedan, the e-tron GT.

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​Fiat Chrysler starts building new assembly line for Fiat 500 BEV production

2019-07-18T09:11:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

FCA starts building a new assembly line at its Mirafiori plant in Turin to prepare for the arrival of the electric Fiat 500 in 2020.

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Toyota signs pact with CATL for EV batteries

2019-07-18T08:43:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Amid growing expectations that electric-vehicle sales will grow sharply, Toyota announces an agreement with CATL to get access to a steady supply of batteries.

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Ford, VW join forces as costs rise, markets fall

2019-07-17T10:44:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Volkswagen and Ford agree to jointly develop autonomous vehicle technology. Also, Ford plans to build EVs on VW’s MEB platform.

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Toyota and Denso to jointly research next-generation chips

2019-07-10T08:39:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Toyota and Denso plan to bundle resources to research what kind of semiconductors will be needed in cars to power next-generation mobility.

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UK poll: Most drivers not keen on autonomous cars

2019-07-09T17:40:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

More than 70% of drivers in the UK would feel “unsafe” or “very unsafe” in a driverless car, according to a new poll.

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China’s Didi to use Bosch cloud technology to improve electric vehicles’ battery life

2019-07-09T08:23:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Chinese mobility services provider Didi Chuxing is the first company to use a new Robert Bosch technology to improve the life of electric-vehicle batteries.

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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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BMW, Daimler sign autonomous driving pact

2019-07-04T17:50:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

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.

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Automotive Production Summit: Focus on electrification, sustainability

2019-07-01T17:53:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Electrification, high investment costs and environmental concerns are major factors driving changes in automotive manufacturing, executives said at an industry gathering here Monday.

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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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Electrification to trigger massive changes in automotive supply chains

2019-06-27T16:02:00+01:00By Andrew Williams, Arjen Bongard

The advent of large-scale electric vehicle production could lead to a seismic shift in the way automotive supply chains operate. Relationships will change, new players will emerge and the auto industry’s procurement focus is likely to be radically altered.

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Ultima Media launches B2B automotive data, insight and intelligence unit with Automotive Analyst appointment

2019-06-25T12:19:00+01:00By automotiveIT International

Daniel Harrison has been appointed Automotive Analyst at Ultima Media, the B2B media business which owns a portfolio of brands and channels including automotiveIT International, Automotive Manufacturing Solutions, Automotive Logistics and Car Design News.

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Renault, Nissan partner with Waymo to explore driverless mobility services

2019-06-21T07:14:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Renault and Nissan have signed an agreement with Waymo to jointly explore the feasibility of driverless mobility services.

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Study: Daimler replaces VW as top connected-car innovator

2019-06-19T13:12:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Daimler has replaced Volkswagen Group as the most innovative automaker in the area of connectivity.

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Volkswagen to invest €4 billion in IT systems and digital staff, while eliminating unproductive jobs

2019-06-05T13:34:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

The group has committed to modernising IT systems and increasing digital skills as part of a plan that could eventually shed thousands of roles across the Volkswagen brand and component divisions.

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Watch: BMW board member Pieter Nota on improving digital customer journeys

2019-06-04T13:58:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

In this video, BMW’s board member for customer, brands and sales reveals big investment in connected technology to improve customer experiences and transform the carmaker’s business model.

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