Last month, the European Union reached a decision to implement tougher safety regulations. The so-called General Safety Regulation (GSR) still requires final approval by ministers of the 28 EU member states, but many automotive suppliers expect that, once it takes effect in 2022, advanced safety technology will quickly spread from mostly premium vehicles today to Read More..
BMW and Microsoft launched a technology platform designed to improve manufacturing efficiency, break down traditional barriers between proprietary systems and foster increased cooperation with other industry partners. The two companies said the “Open Manufacturing Platform (OMP),” which will be built using the Microsoft Azure cloud architecture, will have a technology framework that allows a wide Read More..
A new survey conducted in the UK found that potential car buyers know relatively little about currently available electric vehicles. The survey, conducted by research agency Savanta on behalf of Encore Digital Media, found that 18 percent of people questioned had “very low awareness” of EVs. But 59 percent said they were eager to find Read More..
BERLIN — BMW is moving full steam ahead with a company-wide project to embed agile development in all processes involving corporate IT. CIO Klaus Straub told the automotiveIT Congress here that the Munich-based premium car group has set an ambitious goal of 50 new software releases every day and no downtime in systems at all. Read More..
BMW, facing high investments in electric powertrains, plans to lower costs by, among other things, stepping up the use of digital technologies across all operations. The premium car maker said it can significantly accelerate processes through digitalization and it projected that development times for new vehicles can be cut by as much as one third. BMW Read More..
BERLIN – Electrification, driverless-car technology, environmental strategies and new business models are among the top priorities of the German auto industry, but executives, in town for a two-day meeting last week, emphasized vastly different priorities. If there was one conclusion to be drawn from the VDA Technical Congress, it was that there is not one Read More..
BMW and Daimler make public details of their mooted joint mobility venture. The two companies are investing more than €1 billion to develop and integrate offerings for car-sharing, ride-hailing, parking, charging and multimodal transport. By Paul Fisher. Five new brands were unveiled at a launch attended by chairmen of both companies. Reach Now for multimodal Read More..
BMW plans to open a technology scouting office in Tel Aviv, focusing on new technologies and cooperation with regional startup companies. The German premium car group will also look at opportunities to establish joint research projects with local universities. ” Tel Aviv has one of the fastest growing startup scenes in the world – especially in Read More..
Around the world, technology decision-makers at automotive OEMs and their suppliers are wrestling with some difficult decisions. How can they digitalise their supply chains in order to compete more effectively in the industry today, while at the same time preparing those supply chains for major disruption down the road? By Jessica Twentyman It’s a challenge Read More..
By some accounts, subscription is on the verge of doing for the whole economy what Netflix and Spotify have done to DVDs and CDs — supplant ownership with access to an ever-refreshing supply for a monthly (or weekly) fee. The auto industry is not immune to the trend, but so far the traditional retail model Read More..