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    "The classic sales process is a thing of the past"

    2016-02-16T19:46:46Z

    Robertson sees "plenty of room for improvement" in the Chinese market (Photo: BMW) BMW sales chief Ian Robertson wants to process future sales transactions in minutes. He’s counting on information technology to enable this speedup in what has, for decades, been a much lengthier process. In an interview in ...

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    Achenbach is new CIO at BMW Brilliance

    2015-12-09T16:12:17Z

    Thorsten Achenbach (Photo: BMW) Thorsten Achenbach ist the new 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 ...

  • tomtom.automotiveIT
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    TomTom exec: German HERE acquisition is an opportunity

    2015-10-15T12:37:45Z

    Saucier says drivers need TomTom's real-time traffic information (Photo: Arjen Bongard) FRANKFURT ”“ The planned acquisition of Nokia HERE by a consortium of German premium carmakers provides a business opportunity for the map maker's biggest competitor, TomTom's new automotive boss said in an interview at the Frankfurt Auto Show ...

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    carIT Congress: MHP consultant urges automakers to speed up

    2015-09-23T14:47:35Z

    Bernd Herold says the number of in-car control units need to be reduced (Photo: Claus Dick) FRANKFURT - Automakers are making progress in adapting their development cycles to faster-moving partner industries, but they cannot yet match the agility of digital companies, said Bernd Herold, associated partner at management consultants ...

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    carIT Congress: BMW exec says autonomous driving "not a hype"

    2015-09-23T13:59:25Z

    Christoph Grote says autonomous cars will cut accidents because they "abide by all rules"(Photo: Claus Dick) FRANKFURT - A senior BMW research executive reaffirmed the industry's focus on autonomous driving, saying the trend is "absolutely no hype." Christoph Grote, who heads technology and innovation in BMW's R&D department, told ...

  • bosch.automotiveIT
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    Automated driving gets a boost as Bosch joins research project

    2015-08-25T14:13:43Z

    Many requirements need to be met for autonomous driving (Photo: Bosch) Robert Bosch said it has joined a German research product aimed at speeding up the development of automated-driving technologies. The German automotive supplier group said Ko-HAF, as the project is called, wants to help develop cars "in which ...

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    Nokia HERE: Accenture consultant sees more acquisitions

    2015-08-09T14:10:36Z

    F Axel Schmidt (Photo: Accenture) Following news that Audi, BMW and Daimler are set to jointly acquire Nokia HERE, automotiveIT asked Accenture automotive expert Axel Schmidt three questions about the implications of the transaction. automotiveIT: What's in it for Audi, BMW and Daimler to acquire Nokia HERE? Schmidt:  The ...

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    Audi, BMW, Daimler jointly acquire Nokia HERE

    2015-07-23T13:10:04Z

    High-precision digital maps will be important for autonomous cars (Photo: Nokia) A consortium of German carmakers is buying Nokia's digital mapping business for 2.8 billion euros. Audi, BMW and Daimler confirmed in a press release that they will jointly acquire Nokia HERE and will run the mapping company as ...

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    BMW tests hydrogen fuel-cell drive

    2015-07-03T15:52:18Z

    BMW says its fuel-cell electric-drive technology results from a cooperation with Toyota (Photo: BMW) BMW is testing a hydrogen fuel-cell electric drive vehicle, but isn't making any predictions about a possible market launch. The German premium car maker, which showed journalists a 5 Series GT model with a fuel-cell ...

  • audi.automotiveIT
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    Survey: Many drivers unfamiliar with infotainment features

    2015-06-16T16:40:15Z

    Audi drivers are most likely to use infotainment features they have in their cars(Photo: Audi) More is not necessarily better when it comes to infotainment in today's cars, according to a new survey. And many car drivers are less than familiar with the infotainment functions available to them. Those ...