BMW said it is in “advanced discussions” to form a new joint venture with Great Wall Motor in China to locally produce electric Mini brand cars there. The German premium car group said it has signed a letter of intent with Great Wall, a major Chinese carmaker, to jointly build the cars. Mini is now Read More..
BMW will use the Aras PLM platform as its backbone for test data management, the open-source product lifecycle management specialist said in a press release. The Aras software “will support planning, scheduling, execution, and documentation of vehicle tests, and test results at various stages of vehicle development,” it added. Aras said its platform will connect Read More..
BMW CIO Klaus Straub discusses how the carmaker is implementing an entirely new “agile” operating model in its IT operations.
Robert Bosch and Continental, two of the world’s biggest automotive suppliers, are each buying a 5 pc stake in location and digital mapping specialist Here. The two German companies are buying their stakes from Here’s main owners, premium car makers Audi, BMW and Daimler. The transactions are expected to be completed in the first quarter Read More..
FRANKFURT — Cooperation between automakers, IT companies and other stakeholders in the car industry is essential to realize autonomous driving, Elmar Frickenstein, head of fully automated driving at BMW, said Wednesday. In an address to the carIT Congress here, Frickenstein cited the premium brand’s tie-up with chipmaker Intel and sensor specialist Mobileye as an example Read More..
Faraday Future has recruited veteran BMW executive Ulrich Kranz as chief technology officer (CTO), adding more automotive expertise from the German premium car group. Earlier this year, FF hired former Deutsche Bank board member Stefan Krause to head up its finance operations. Krause previously served as BMW CFO. Kranz, who most recently was in charge Read More..
Ian Robertson will retire as BMWâ€™s head of sales and marketing in 2018, handing over to Philips executive Pieter Nota on January 1. Robertson, the former head of BMWâ€™s Rolls-Royce luxury brand, has been in his current position for almost 10 years. â€œEven through challenging economic times, he enabled the continuous growth of the company Read More..
BMW has launched a new service designed to better manage the functions â€“ and business opportunities â€“ that are becoming available through car data. The service, which is called BMW CarData, allows customers to decide what data can be used for a particular purpose. For BMW, it provides opportunities to enter into a new range Read More..
Intel has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Mobileye, giving the California-based chip maker a stronger position in the automotive technology sector. Intel said it plans to acquire the sensor specialist through a cash offer worth aroundÂ 15 billion dlrs. The move will let Intel combine itsÂ high-performance computing products with Mobileye’s computer vision expertise. Together, those Read More..
Members of a newly formed “Hydrogen Council” committed to increased investment in the development and commercialization of hydrogen and fuel-cell technologies. The global initiative, aimed at helping ambitious worldwide plans to limit global warming, was unveiled during the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Auto-industry members of the council are BMW, Read More..