Toyota is the highest ranking automaker on Interbrand’s annual list of the Top 100 global brands, bestingÂ Mercedes-Benz and BMW, which came second and third, respectively. The brand consultancy named Apple, Google and Coca-Cola the three most valuable brands overall this year. Apple and Google were in the top positions for the fourth consecutive year. Automotive Read More..
Three German automakers have joined forces with telecommunications and IT companies to accelerate the commercial availability of 5G mobile connectivity. The automakers – Audi, BMW and Daimler – have formed the “5G Automotive Association” together withÂ Ericsson, Huawei, Intel, Nokia and Qualcomm. The group’s aim is to test and promote 5G and agree on standards for Read More..
Handelsblatt will host its Automotive Summit 2016 from November 8 through 11 at the BMW World event and exhibition center in Munich. The conference, which opens with a November 8 evening discussion of the role of Silicon Valley in the auto industry, traditionally features addresses from several of Germany’ car-industry CEOs. This year’s event, whose Read More..
The automotiveIT Group is hosting its annual carIT Congress on Sept. 28 at the Hanover Fairgrounds. The event, which brings together key decision-makers in the automotive and IT industries, focuses on the business opportunities and challenges in the fast-growing connected-car market. The one-day conference features top speakers from automotive companies and other stakeholders. Among them Read More..
BMW has appointed Markus Duesmann as its new head of purchasing effective October 1. Duesmann, 47, will succeed Klaus Draeger, who is retiring. Duesmann joined BMW in 2007 as head of powertrain. He subsequently headed the carmaker’s Driving Dynamics unit andÂ was most recently responsible for all powertrain activities inÂ the companyâ€™s development division. Draeger has been Read More..
BMW is joining forces with Intel and Mobileye to bring autonomous-driving technologies to market by 2021. The premium car maker said in a joint press release that it will work with Intel, the world’s biggest chipmaker, and Mobileye, a connected vehicle specialist, to develop technologies for highly and fully automated driving. The planned BMW iNext Read More..
Robert Bosch is also interested in acquiring a stake in Here, according to the Reuters news agency. The German supplier joins a list of possible future co-owners that includes Microsoft, Ford Motor, Renault and Continental. Here was bought last year by Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz for 2.5 billion euros. The German premium car makers have Read More..
Months after Audi, BMW and Daimler acquired Here from Nokia for 2.5 billion euros, the three carmakers are in talks with Amazon and other companies about a broader ownership structure for the digital mapping company, according to news reports. The Reuters news agency said the talks focus on Amazonâ€™s ability to provide cloud computing services Read More..
BMW used Microsoftâ€™s Build 2016 developer conference to unveil the first version of its BMW Connected mobility platform. The new BMW â€œOpen Mobility Cloud,â€ which runs on the Microsoft Azure infrastructure and will be available for Apple’s iOS mobile operating system, is fully scalable and a key component of the premium car makerâ€™s strategy to Read More..
BMW has appointed Jens Monsees to the position ofÂ vice-president digital strategy, according to theÂ former Google manager’s LinkedIn profile. The website shows that Monsees, 45, took up his new role last month. Monsees previously served as Google’s industry leader automotive and, in an earlier role, was BMW’s Â international innovation manager. Monsees is one of several senior Read More..