All OEMs articles

  • Brexit
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    The other side of Brexit

    2020-01-07T11:26:00Z

    After three years of confusion and turmoil, the UK seems on the brink of leaving European Union. So OEMs with operations based there have decisions to make, as Ian Henry reports

  • Ssangyong Motors Pyeongtaek
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    Stumbling blocks on the Korea path

    2019-12-10T14:25:00Z

    Outside of the Hyundai-Kia story, Korea’s other automotive players continue to struggle and in global production terms the country is slipping down the rankings. Ian Henry reports

  • VW Zwickau - Pre-series production in the assembly hall
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    EVs are transforming the automotive workforce as well as the market

    2019-12-06T15:23:00Z

    The means by which electric vehicles powertrains and batteries are assembled could lead to significant reductions in factory headcounts

  • VW IT center intro
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    Map: Volkswagen’s growing network of IT expertise

    2019-11-18T06:30:00Z

    Volkswagen Group IT has opened or expanded global IT and software centers, with growing significance across the company’s IT research and operations. Check out a map of their key locations and functions.

  • VW IT labs
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    A program of change for Volkswagen Group IT

    2019-11-18T06:30:00Z

    Over the past two years, Volkswagen’s central Group IT division, led by CIO Martin Hofmann, has been expanding staff numbers, investment and digital projects across the group’s business processes, and working more closely with brands like Audi, Porsche and Skoda. In the first of a multi-part article special on Group IT, we explain the evolving shape of the organisation.

  • Martin Hofman_VW
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    At the centre of change for Volkswagen Group

    2019-11-18T06:30:00Z

    Martin Hofmann, chief information office of the Volkswagen Group (pictured, right), explains how the carmaker is transforming its IT system backbone and legacy infrastructure across manufacturing, purchasing, supply chain and engineering – and how Volkswagen is now able to attract top software talent.

  • VW amazon cloud
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    Building Volkswagen’s Industrial Cloud

    2019-11-18T06:30:00Z

    Volkswagen Group’s landmark project with Amazon Web Services will help to connect all its global factories, and eventually the supply chain as well. At the core of the project is a drive to establish a standard software stack that will transform the way production IT is developed and implemented across Volkswagen locations.

  • Dyson brand
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    What took the air out of Dyson’s electric car project?

    2019-10-16T14:05:00Z

    The iconic manufacturer of vacuum cleaners has cancelled plans to develop and build an EV. That was probably a smart decision, considering the huge costs, competition and struggling market that Dyson would have been entering. An analysis from Ultima Media’s automotive analyst, Daniel Harrison.

  • Used car sales
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    Pricier, technology-laden new vehicles are driving consumers to buy used vehicles

    2019-09-23T10:30:00Z

    OEMs’ own sales and technology strategies, combined with growing regulations, are leading more consumers to the second-hand vehicle market, a development that could reshape future automotive business models and future production, according to a new report.

  • BMW Spartanburg
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    Conference: Insight @ BMW

    2019-06-24T11:18:00Z

    For its latest North American car body engineering Insight conference, the Automotive Circle heads to upstate South Carolina – a region that’s home to the largest plant in the BMW manufacturing network…