The third open AUTOSAR conference will take place Â May 11 in Frankfurt. The one-day gathering features presentations by executives of BMW, Volkswagen, Renault, PSA/Peugeot-Citroen, Bosch, Continental, Valeo and other companies. VW’s Bernd Kunkel will discuss how AUTOSAR initiatives are implemented at core car-company members of the development partnership. Continental’s Khosrau Heidary will present the main Read More..
BMW posted record results in the first quarter of 2011Â and reaffirmed its goal of building more than 1.5 million new vehicles this year. The German premium car maker said its profit before financial results soared to 1.9 billion euros in the first quarter from 449 million euros a year earlier and group net jumped four-fold Read More..
Upheaval in the PLM market: Daimler and Chrysler are separating from former partner Dassault Systemes and are doing development work with Siemens PLM software. On the other hand, BMW has settled on Dassault in the E/E domain. In turn, Hyundai has chosen PTCâ€™s Windchill as its collaboration software, making it the backbone of its PLM Read More..
Konica Minolta will install 6,800 project management systems in BMW locations throughout Europe. The Japanese printing, imaging and business solutions group won the order in a Europewide tender. It also includes a monitoring solution and applications for secure printing. Of the total project management order, 2,000 systems will go to BMW’s Munich headquarters. The first Read More..
Six German auto-industry players have joined forces to improve the robustness of electronics components. The technology cooperation, which is called RESCAR 2.0, groups automakers Audi and BMW, automotive supplier Robert Bosch and semiconductor maker Infineon and researchers from two Fraunhofer Institutes and several German universities. RESCAR 2.0 aims at optimizing the entire development process of Read More..
BMW is buying a group license for Actano’s RPLAN e3 software to manage projects of all sizes and have the ability to involve its suppliers in them. Munich-based Actano said in a press release that BMW will have access to all of the project management software features for its planning and for the management of Read More..
Following the success of its automotiveDay conference at the CeBIT high-tech fair in Hanover, automotiveIT is hosting a one-day event covering in-car information technology in September. The conference will focus on the major IT challenges and opportunities the auto industry has today. These include: electric mobility, car-to-car communication, traffic management, driver assistance and infotainment. The Read More..
With BMWâ€™s announcement this week that it is starting a car-sharing venture with Sixt, the industry is getting serious about finding alternatives to traditional car-ownership models. BMW is the second premium car maker to venture into car sharing. For several years already, competitor Daimler has been developing its car2go scheme, which deploys smart vehicles across Read More..
German premium car maker BMW plans to launch a car-sharing venture in an attempt to bolster its innovative mobility credentials and attract new customers to the brand. BMW is planning the new venture, which will be called â€œDriveNow,â€ with car-rental group Sixt. It will start in Munich and Berlin in April. The two companies said Read More..
BMW will show an electric vehicle produced in China for the Chinese market next month. Norbert Reithofer, CEO of the German premium car maker, told reporters at the groupâ€™s annual earnings press conference that the â€œNew energy vehicleâ€ will be a long version of the BMW 5 Series as a plugin hybrid. BMW will show Read More..