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..
Here, which was acquired from Nokia by a consortium of German carmakers last year, appointed Edzard Overbeek to head the operations of the digital mapping group. Overbeek, 48, is a senior executive at Cisco, where he most recently has been responsible for theÂ technology group’s 12 billion-dlr global services organization. Earlier, he worked at several other Read More..
BMW sales chief Ian Robertson wants to process future sales transactions in minutes. Heâ€™s counting on information technology to enable this speedup in what has, for decades, been a much lengthier process. In an interview in late 2015, Robertson talked to automotiveIT about technology-driven changes in car retailingÂ and the new significance of premium vehicles. He Read More..
Thorsten Achenbach ist the newÂ CIO at BMW’s Chinese joint venture, BMW Brilliance Automotive. The IT manager, who earlier served as vice president at consultants Capgemini, has been in his new position in China since September 1. Achenbach, who has an engineering degree, knows BMW well from his days as global account director for BMW at Read More..