T-Systems continues to invest in the automotive industry, focusing on four areas: Vehicle software and connectivity, digital customer experiences, the digitization of the company, and secure cloud computing.
To this end, the Telekom subsidiary plans to create around 600 jobs worldwide by 2023. Already, 4,000 experts are working on the digitization of the industry. T-Systems is recruiting around 200 new employees for the Wolfsburg site alone.
Car manufacturers are making software the heart of their vehicles. 70 control units become a few computers in the vehicle. Sensors record the environment. This makes autonomous driving possible. T-Systems programs software in the car and connects the vehicle to central computers in the background. For example, the IT service provider already installs software updates via mobile communications for more than 25 million vehicles.
End customers are increasingly engaged in direct digital exchanges with car manufacturers and car dealerships: from purchase to maintenance to sale. T-Systems develops digitization strategies as well as new business models for customer contact and develops solutions for the digital customer experience in cars and around mobility.
Supply chains and production networks in the automotive industry are so complex that no company can set this up on its own anymore. T-Systems is working on various initiatives for more connectivity, automation and resilience in the industry. For example, T-Systems is a co-founder of the Catena-X initiative. The “Catena-X Automotive Network” brings transparency to supply chains and leaves data sovereignty with the providers of the data. Its goal is to create a uniform standard for data and information flows throughout the automotive value chain.
The latest generation of public cloud services and solutions offers possibilities that were previously reserved for the private cloud. These include data sovereignty over one’s own information – be it corporate or personal data. In addition, the public cloud offers customers savings in operation and energy consumption.