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  • bongard.automotiveIT
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    Automakers will cooperate more on new mobility

    2016-12-01T15:50:13Z

    Competition for market share is fierce in the global auto industry, but that doesn’t mean there’s no room to cooperate. Especially in the past two years, as the pace of change has picked up, there’s been a marked increase in the number of strategic jont ventures the world’s carmakers have ...

  • bmw.automotiveIT
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    BMW Boosts Tech Startup Fund

    2016-11-30T14:06:48Z

    Photo: BMW) (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 ...

  • audi.automotiveIT
    Article

    German carmakers, Ford agree on fast-charging network for Europe

    2016-11-29T11:26:33Z

    The joint venture will use the CCS standard, which offers a connector that is compatible with most electric vehicles  (Photo: Audi) German carmakers BMW, Daimler, Audi and Porsche together with Ford Motor agreed to cooperate on a fast-charging network for battery-electric vehicles along the continent's major highways. The ...

  • handelsblatt.automotiveIT
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    Automotive Summit: Industry tackling change on many fronts

    2016-11-10T14:40:12Z

    Zetsche (l), Krueger and Mueller (r) debate new mobility (Photo: Thorsten Jochim/Euroforum) 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 companies laid out their strategies for the near and medium-term. The ...

  • drivenow.automotiveIT
    Article

    On the road with DriveNow

    2016-11-08T12:05:03Z

    DriveNow works well when there are cars available, but that's not always the case (Photo: BMW) 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 BMW’s DriveNow carsharing ...

  • Daimler.automotiveIT
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    Daimler takes steps to increase battery production

    2016-10-24T15:20:31Z

    Daimler's EQ will have an electric range of 500 km (Photo: Arjen Bongard) Daimler started work on a second battery plant in Kamenz in eastern Germany Monday as it prepares for expected strong growth in electric-vehicle sales. The premium car group said it will invest 500 million euros in ...

  • vodafone.automotiveIT
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    Vodafone joins automotive 5G alliance

    2016-10-14T14:33:06Z

    The 5G automotive group hopes Vodafone will help develop a networked mobility ecosystem (Photo: BMW) Vodafone has joined a new alliance that promotes 5G connectivity as the new standard for the auto industry. The mobile operator said it is joining the 5G Automotive Association (5GAA) as the first network ...

  • bmw.automotiveIT
    Article

    "It's no longer just the tech aficionados buying electric vehicles"

    2016-10-13T09:42:28Z

    Robertson (c) shows the BMW X2 concept to Daimler boss Dieter Zetsche (l) at the Paris auto show (Photo: Arjen Bongard) PARIS -- At the Paris auto show, BMW unveiled a variant of its i3 city car with an extended 300 km driving range. The premium brand also displayed ...

  • allianz.automotiveIT
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    BMW, Toyota, Allianz invest in artificial-intelligence startup

    2016-10-10T16:34:13Z

    (Photo: Allianz) BMW and Toyota Motor have teamed up with insurer Allianz to invest in Nauto, a Californian startup company that has developed technology to accelerate the auto industry's drive to develop autonomous cars. Nauto's system, which lets fleet vehicles become part of a self-learning network, consists of an ...

  • toyota.automotiveIT
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    Toyota is highest ranked automaker on top brands list

    2016-10-10T14:25:53Z

    Toyota placed higher than Mercedes and BMW on the Top 100 (Photo: Toyota) Toyota is the highest ranking automaker on Interbrand's annual list of the Top 100 global brands, besting Mercedes-Benz and BMW, which came second and third, respectively. The brand consultancy named Apple, Google and Coca-Cola the three ...