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  • vw.automotiveIT
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    VW Group CIO Martin Hofmann: “There is a will to change”

    2019-01-20T14:15:00Z

    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. 

  • vw.automotiveIT
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    VW opens Lisbon software development center

    2018-11-08T10:13:00Z

    Volkswagen Group has opened a new software development center in Lisbon, adding 300 IT specialists to similar facilities that already operate in Wolfsburg, Germany, and Berlin.

  • vw.automotiveIT
    Feature

    Volkswagen Group: "The mobility market is changing and so are we"

    2018-10-08T16:36:00Z

    Ludger Fretzen, head of group strategy for new business at the Volkswagen Group, spoke to Arjen Bongard about the role of technology in solving urban transport problems, the complexity of the challenges and the need for cross-industry cooperation.

  • its.automotiveiT
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    Intelligent transport, but how soon?

    2018-09-18T13:48:00Z

    More than 10,000 people are expected to visit the ITS World Congress (Photo: Bongard) COPENHAGEN – The ITS World Congress kicked off here Monday and Tuesday amid a general sense of optimism about the opportunities provided by new technologies to make public and private mobility smarter. ...

  • vw.automotiveIT
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    VW acquires minority stake in autonomous-drive software company

    2018-08-29T18:18:32Z

    Volkswagen unveiled its first self-driving vehicle, the Sedric concept, in 2017 (Photo: VW) Volkswagen Group has acquired a minority stake in eastern German software startup FDTech, in a bid to strengthen its expertise in autonomous-driving technologies. FDTech, which was established in 2017, develops software for automated driving and for ...

  • porsche.automotiveIT
    Article

    Former Audi CIO Ulbrich to head Porsche IT

    2018-08-28T11:29:28Z

    Ulbrich served as Audi CIO for six years (Photo: Claus Dick) Former Audi CIO Mattias Ulbrich will take charge of IT at Porsche September 1, sources say. Ulbrich, who relinquished his CIO position at Audi in February, will succeed Sven Lorenz, who is set to assume other responsibilities within ...

  • audi.automotiveIT
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    Audi CIO: “Agility is a powerful tool, but it is no panacea”

    2018-08-27T13:15:00Z

    Audi CIO Loydl sees speed of implementation as a key issue for the carmaker (Photo: Claus Dick) Audi CIO Frank Loydl has been on the job since February of this year. One of the first decisions he made was to launch an IT transformation project called NEXT:IT. ...

  • vw.automotiveIT
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    Handelsblatt interview: VW chief worried about EV batteries

    2018-08-22T12:51:00Z

    Diess expects software to be a key differentiator in future cars (Photo: VW) Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess is worried that the German auto industry will be overly dependent on Asian battery production once electric vehicle sales start growing. In an interview with the German business ...

  • vw.ford.automotiveIT
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    VW, Ford look at ways to cooperate

    2018-06-20T10:04:03Z

    Like Ford Motor, the VW Group also builds a range of commercial vehicles (Photo: VW) Ford Motor and Volkswagen Group are looking at ways to cooperate as both companies face a rapidly changing automotive business environment. The two carmakers said in a joint statement that they are exploring a ...

  • audi.automotiveIT
    Article

    Audi appoints Schot interim CEO following Stadler arrest

    2018-06-19T15:10:29Z

    Audi CEO Stadler shows the e-tron prototype at a recent press event (Photo: Audi) Audi appointed Abraham Schott interim CEO following the arrest of Rupert Stadler earlier in the week. The German premium car maker said Schot, who has headed sales and marketing at Audi since 2017, is taking ...

  • vw.automotiveIT
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    VW CIO: Quantum computing being readied to address real issues

    2018-05-16T14:57:00Z

    Quantum computing could one day provide the huge boost in processing power that is needed to make future autonomous cars reliable, safe and secure. Volkswagen CIO Martin Hofmann says the technology is moving closer to commercialization.

  • evelozcity.automotiveIT
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    Former Opel CEO Neumann joins Evelozcity

    2018-04-27T13:48:13Z

    Karl-Thomas Neumann will join the EV start-up in May (Photo: Opel) Former Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann is joining the senior management team of electric-vehicle startup Evelozcity. Neumann will be in charge of mobility and will develop the company's connected car strategy, launch mobility concepts and oversee customer experience, branding ...

  • vw.automotiveIT
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    Volkswagen promises autonomous parking for 2020

    2018-04-18T09:01:10Z

    VW is conducting autonomous-parking trials at the Hamburg airport (Photo: VW) Autonomous parking will be available in series-production vehicles as of 2020, the Volkswagen Group has announced, following trials now underway at Hamburg Airport. In this program, Volkswagen, Porsche and Audi vehicles are self-navigating to spaces in the airport’s ...

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    Audi product line manager to head production at SAIC-VW

    2018-04-02T12:04:25Z

    Schulze moves to SAIC VW from Audi (Photo: VW) Fred Schulze will take up a new role as head of production and logistics at SAIC Volkswagen, the joint venture between Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation and Volkswagen Group. The appointment will take effect in July. Schulze, who currently is responsible ...

  • vw.automotiveIT
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    VW CIO cites big potential of artificial intelligence for car industry

    2018-03-22T12:02:11Z

    VW CIO Hofmann says AI "will make completely new things possible" BERLIN --The auto industry, with its growing complexity, offers "nearly perfect conditions for applied artificial intelligence," VW Group CIO Martin Hofmann said Thursday. The German carmaker, is involved with various projects all aimed at implementing new AI Technologies. ...

  • vw.automotiveIT
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    VW Group to build EVs at 16 plants by 2022

    2018-03-16T13:34:42Z

    VW's Vizzion concept will be the flagship model of the new I.D. family (Photo: Geneva Motor Show) Volkswagen Group will build electric vehicles at 16 plants worldwide by 2022, up from three locations today, the German automaker said. VW also said that, to ensure adequate battery capacity for an ...

  • porsche.automotiveIT
    Article

    In digitalization drive, Porsche wants to be an early adopter

    2018-03-13T13:22:00Z

    Porsche is not content to just continue its success as a profitable maker of premium sports cars. It wants to be an early adopter when it comes to new technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence and virtual and augmented reality.

  • seat.automotiveIT
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    VW Group moves company veteran to head Seat production

    2018-03-12T10:20:30Z

    Christian Vollmer, Seat's new head of production, joined the VW Group in 1999 (Photo: Seat) A Volkswagen Group veteran, Christian Vollmer, will take charge of manufacturing operations at Seat starting July 1. Vollmer will become vice-president for production and logistics at the Spanish VW Group brand, leading the management ...

  • man.automotiveIT
    Article

    Digital logistics help Bosch and MAN win VDA award

    2018-02-03T14:36:26Z

    MAN was recognized for its 'ConMa' empty-container optimization software, which it developed within eight months (Photo: MAN) Robert Bosch and MAN Truck & Bus were dual winners of this year’s VDA Logistics Award, with digital logistics solutions in intra-logistics and empty container scheduling, respectively. It is the first time ...

  • VW.automotiveIT
    Article

    VW Group's IT expands digital service expertise

    2018-01-18T15:18:00Z

    Berlin-based IT experts are developing software for all VW Group brands (Photo: VW) Volkswagen Group s IT department is further developing its expertise in digital customer offerings. The world s biggest car group has doubled the staff of its Digital Lab in Berlin since the facility ...