BMW and PSA/Peugeot-Citroen said they would invest 100 million euros in a joint venture to develop new hybrid technologies. The two carmakers also said in a press release that r&d for the venture would be based in Munich, where BMW is headquartered; that production would be in Mulhouse, France; and that a total of 400 Read More..
Dassault Systemes confirmed that BMW has chosen its V6 PLM solution to develop future electrical, electronics and embedded software architecture. The French maker of 3D and product lifecycle management (PLM) software said BMW chose its solution because of its flexibility and its built-in specialized functionality for systems engineering. As reported earlier this week, sources had Read More..
BMW is rumored to have made a decision favoring Dassault Systemes software for its car development operations. Industry sources say the Munich-based premium car maker has decided to use Dassault V6 product lifecycle management (PLM) software. It would also use this software as the basis for its embedded-systems architecture. There was no comment from BMW Read More..
BMW and PSA/Peugeot-Citroen have formed a 50-50 joint venture to develop hybrid technology. The move follows the signing of a memorandum of understanding signed in October to expand the existing hybrid cooperation between the two carmakers. BMW Peugeot Citroen Electrification will focus on developing standard hybrid components for the electrification ofÂ both companiesâ€™ vehicle ranges, Read More..
BMW will offer drivers improved traffic information later this year, when it rolls out its new Real-Time Traffic Information (RTTI) system. The German premium carmaker said the system, which will use traffic data from a broad range of sources, will be available this autumn as an option that can be added to the BMW ConnectedDrive Read More..
Italian supplier Magneti Marelli and US-based software maker Wind River will build the first GENIVI-compliant infotainment system, moving the industry closer to adopting an open-source standard. The two companies are building the system for BMW, but hope to have other customers as well. â€œGENIVI provides an innovative platform that allows car manufacturers to offer the Read More..
BMW and its partner Brilliance will start Chinese series production of an electric vehicle in 2013, BMW CEO Norbert Reithofer said. Welcoming Li Keqiang, vice-premier of Chinaâ€™s State Council, to BMW headquarters in Munich, Reithofer said BMW will work closely with the Chinese government on future mobililty. BMW has a number of electric-vehicle projects in Read More..
BMW said it would show a new in-car entertainment system for its Mini brand at next weekâ€™s Detroit auto show. The German premium carmaker said Mini Connected will feature a new USB interface that adds special and new functionality. In particular, Mini Connected will maximize the integration of Appleâ€™s iPhone into the carâ€™s audio and Read More..
QNX Software Systems will showcase this week an in-vehicle mobile office integration of Bluetooth-enabled smartphones. The US-based software maker said in a press release that it will demonstrate the system in a BMW Z4 roadster at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The new technology is designed to alow safer and more convenient use Read More..
BMW has launched a parking App that is available in English or German at Appleâ€™s App store. The software shows remaining time on the parking meter and has a navigation utility that points the way back to the car. In addition, the App tells the user when itâ€™s time to start heading back to his Read More..