The annual Mobile World Congress (MWC), which brings together stakeholders in the global connectivity revolution, will take place in Barcelona Feb. 27 through March 2. The annual gathering, the world’s largest meeting place for the mobile industry, features both an exhibition and a conference program. Last year, more than 100,000 people attended MWC and 2,200 Read More..
Robert Bosch will holdÂ its annual internet-of-things conference in Berlin March 15 and 16. The German automotive supplier, which has in recent years focused heavily onÂ IoT technologies, is hosting an event that features senior industry executives speaking about the connected software and systems reshaping industries across the board. Bosch CEO Volkmar Denner will speak about key Read More..
Here will provide map content to Baidu to help the Chinese internet company grow its mapping business outside its home market. Here already provides content to Baidu Maps’ desktop and mobile services in southeast Asia. The new agreement between the two companies covers another 150 countries worldwide. In 2015, Here was bought by German premium Read More..
At the 2017 CES, BMW will show a kind of interactive touchscreen that offers a vision of what tomorrow’s HMI may look like. The German premium car maker said the “HoloActive Touch” system consists ofÂ a free-floating display that is operated with finger gestures and provides tactile feedback. It is part of BMW’s i Inside Future Read More..
Competition for market share is fierce in the global auto industry, but that doesnâ€™t mean thereâ€™s no room to cooperate. Especially in the past two years, as the pace of change has picked up, thereâ€™s been a marked increase in the number of strategic jont ventures the worldâ€™s carmakers have embarked on. The most high-profile Read More..
(Bloomberg) –BMW AG plans to boost its investments in startups, as competition intensifies with new rivals including Tesla Motors Inc. over technologies that make cars smarter and more energy efficient. The luxury-vehicle maker will invest as much as 500 million euros through its iVentures capital fund over 10 years, Munich-based BMW said Monday in a Read More..
German carmakers BMW, Daimler, Audi and Porsche together with Ford MotorÂ agreed to cooperate on a fast-charging network for battery-electric vehicles along the continent’s major highways. The venture, which is open to other automakers, will build about 400 ultra-fast charging stations, beginning in 2017. The stations will use the combined charging system (CCS) standard, which offers Read More..
MUNICH — The auto industry’s commitment to change was clearly on display at this year’s Handelsblatt Automotive Summit, where the CEOs of the five Germany-based car companiesÂ laid out their strategies for the near and medium-term. The CEOs of Volkswagen Group, Daimler, BMW, Opel and Ford of Europe didn’t make any big news at the annual Read More..
For a long weekend away we decided to leave the car at home and use DriveNow to get to and from the airport. It was the first time I used BMWâ€™s DriveNow carsharing service for more than just a short distance in the city. Hereâ€™s a brief report on the experience: DriveNow cars â€“ and Read More..
Daimler started work on a second battery plant in Kamenz in eastern Germany Monday as itÂ prepares for expected strong growth in electric-vehicle sales. The premium car group said it will invest 500 million euros in Kamenz, part of a global investment of 1 billion euros in battery production. Daimler R&D boss Thomas Weber said at Read More..