The rise of servitisation for manufacturers

Engineering giant Rolls Royce pioneered servitisation in 1962 with its Power-by-the-Hour approach to jet engine maintenance management. The service, which allows operators to purchase the power used rather than a complete engine, celebrated its 55th year in 2017 and has proven extremely popular in the aerospace market.

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In-vehicle commerce opportunities drive total connected cars to exceed 775 mn by 2023

A new report from Juniper Research has revealed that 775 million consumer vehicles will be connected via telematics or by in-vehicle apps by 2023, rising from 330 million vehicles in 2018. This is an average annual growth of 18.7% over the next 5 years.

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Automotive companies expect quick revenue gains from partners but many want to go it alone, says survey

BearingPoint unveils the findings from a comprehensive study into digital strategies and partner ecosystems within the global automotive sector. The report Partnership ecosystems: the driving force behind mobility innovation? 

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NanoLock claims lightweight, ‘unbreakable’ security and management platform sets new standard for IoT security

NanoLock Security has unveiled the lightweight security and management platform purpose-built for the Internet of Things (IoT) and Connected Devices ecosystem. NanoLock’s technology addresses the market’s most pressing need to provision, protect, manage and securely update connected

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Renesas Electronics updates model-based development environment for multicore automotive control microcontrollers

Renesas Electronics Corporation, a supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, announced an update to its “Embedded Target for RH850Multicore” model-based development environment for multicore microcontrollers (MCUs) for automotive control applications.

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Premier Farnell announce new global franchise with SiTime

Premier Farnell, the Development Distributor, announced a new agreement with SiTime, a provider in MEMS (Micro-Electrical-Mechanical Systems) timing products. This new franchise will give Farnell element14 customers access to SiTime’s MEMS-based silicon timing solutions,

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Kyocera enters into license agreement with Bosch

Kyocera announced that it has signed a license agreement with Robert Bosch Car Multimedia GmbH, a subsidiary of Robert Bosch GmbH, a global supplier of technology and services.

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The C-suite case for DDMRP

Many new CEOs want to stamp their mark on a business by overseeing a significant shift or transformation that reinvigorates the company. Here, Roger Fleury, managing director of Microsoft Dynamics provider Ardent Solutions, explains how CEOs can achieve this by evaluating supply chain management

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Linamar enters strategic partnership with Israeli wheel innovator SoftWheel

Linamar, a diversified manufacturing company and the second largest Canadian manufacturer of auto parts traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange, valued at over $6 billion (€4.85 billion), has signed a strategic co-operation agreement with SoftWheel Ltd. to produce wheels for SoftWheel at one of its North American factories.

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Matsui MFG., DOCOMO and DOCOMO ASIA to demonstrate mobile-connected IoT platform for plastic-molding manufacturing

Matsui MFG. Co., Ltd., NTT DOCOMO, INC. and NTT DOCOMO ASIA Pte. Ltd. announced that they will launch a proof-of-concept demonstration of an IoT platform for plastic-molding operations using a mold-temperature controller equipped with sensors and connected to a mobile communications network,

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Auto innovation could save thousands of lives and $35bn, but first we have to build the foundations

Everyone is talking about autonomous vehicles but to make it work the automotive industry needs to create a connected car ecosystem for over-the-air (OTA) software and data updates. A 2015 IHS Market report says OTA will save car makers worldwide more than US$35 billion by 2022 but, parking the financial incentive for a moment, OTA

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Robots: China breaks historic records in automation

China has rapidly become a global leader in automation. From 2018 to 2020, a sales increase between 15 and 20% on average per year is possible for industrial robots. Annual sales volume has currently reached the highest level ever recorded for a single country:

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Second high temperature FRAM for automotive and industrial applications announced by Fujitsu

Fujitsu Electronics Europe (FEEU) has launched a second high temperature FRAM MB85RS128TY. This 128kbit Ferroelectric Random Access Memory (FRAM) device is designed for an operating temperature of up to 125°C and is qualified according to AEC Q100 industrial standard.

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Auto industry challenged by move from selling vehicle ownership to selling transport services

The automotive industry has faced no challenge so great as today’s. Many production, safety, performance, quality and technology quandaries have been solved. But now the bar has been raised again by significant changes in consumer demand patterns.

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First automotive grade end-to-end intrusion detection solution launched for connected vehicles

HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated, the connected technologies company for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, and Airbiquity®, a global provider in connected vehicle services,

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On the road to security

Like many other sectors, the automotive industry is one that has been invigorated by incredible advances in technology. The autonomous car, in particular, is set to entirely change the driving experience for motorists across the globe.

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