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    News analysis: BMW entry moves car-sharing to the next level


    With BMW’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, ...

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    Opinion: IT’s role grows in defining car brands


    By Hilmar Dunker The core competence of carmakers used to lie in the field of powertrain and chassis. Car companies took pride in building their own engines. BMW wouldn’t dream of putting an engine built by another brand into its 3, 5 or 7 Series models. Volkswagen develops its own ...

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    Poll: Americans favor ban on mobile-phone use while driving


    American voters support a federal ban on cell phone use while driving, even while using a “hands-free” device, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released this week. The poll showed that 63 percent of respondents favored a ban. “In a country narrowly split on most questions, there is unusual ...

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    Interview: BMW’s Draeger: High hopes for car-to-car communication


    Klaus Draeger has been in charge of r&d at BMW since 2006 Klaus Draeger began his career as a scientific staff member at the university before earning his PhD. In 1985, he joined BMW as a trainee in the manufacturing area. He passed through various posts at the German premium ...

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    VW's Hackenberg says autonomous driving feasible by 2028


    VW’s Hackenberg says data security is key VW development chief Ulrich Hackenberg joined the Audi premium-car division in 1985. He subsequently held a variety of management roles within the VW group. Hackenberg has been a member of the management board of the VW brand since February 2007. He spoke recently ...

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    Mann and Hummel’s Ihringer: “We turn business into technology”


    Ihringer: "Will electric vehicles have air conditioning?" Stefan Ihringer is IT manager at German automotive supplier Mann and Hummel. He studied mathematics and controlling before beginning his professional career as a software developer and database administrator in technical sales at a telecommunications company. After several positions at supplier Robert Bosch ...