• apple watch.automotiveIT

    BMW, Porsche come out first with Apple Watch apps


    (Photo: Apple) BMW and Porsche were among the first to come with Apple Watch applications for their cars, but other brands are expected to follow shortly. Last week already, BMW's DriveNow car sharing brand announced a function that lets drivers open and close DriveNow vehicles with their Apple Watch. ...

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    automotiveIT Congress: BMW addresses disruptive innovation challenge


    CIO Klaus Straub says BMW IT is changing processes to address new digital challenges (Photo: Claus Dick) HANOVER - Silicon Valley is the source of various new disruptive technologies and the auto industry should treat these "with respect," BMW CIO Klaus Straub said Thursday. Carmakers are facing "dramatic changes," ...

  • bmw zipse.automotiveIT

    BMW: Zipse to become new production boss


    Oliver Zipse (Photo: BMW) Oliver Zipse will become the new production chief at BMW, succeeding Harald Krueger, who will take over as CEO May 13. BMW, in particular, cited the international manufacturing experience Zipse has gathered in his 24 year career at the premium car maker. Zipse, 51, joined ...

  • apple.automotiveIT

    Reuters: BMW isn't building car with Apple


    Apple's CarPlay is only available on a few production vehicles (Photo: Apple) The rumors surrounding Apple's alleged interest in building an electric vehicle took another twist this week, when German magazine auto, motor und sport reported that BMW and the California-based consumer electronics group are negotiating to possibly make ...

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    automotiveIT magazine: Audi, BMW, Mercedes embrace digital


    New technology is entering car showrooms (Photo: Audi) Germany's three premium brands are using digital technology to post higher sales, despite declining showroom traffic. In interviews with automotiveIT international, the sales and marketing chiefs of Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz explained how their companies are catering to a new generation ...

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    CeBIT, Hanover


    (Photo: CeBIT) The annual CeBIT fair, which takes place March 16 through 20, will have a strong focus on the biggest trends shaping the digital economy. The event, which is billed as the leading trade fair for IT and the digital economy, will be officially opened on Sunday, March ...

  • bmw i3.automotiveIT

    BMW, VW, Chargepoint to cooperate on US EV charging network


    BMW hopes aditional  charging stations will help it sell more of its electric i3 city cars in the US (Photo: BMW) BMW and Volkswagen are teaming up with Chargepoint to build a network of electric-vehicle charging stations along highways in the eastern and western parts of the US. ...

  • bmw.automotiveIT

    BMW responds quickly to report of possible security breach


    BMW said no driving functions were compromised (Photo: BMW) BMW responded quickly to a report of a potential security gap in the data transmissions to and from the carmaker's connected vehicles. The German premium car group said it had closed the security gap with "a new configuration." The quick ...

  • bmw krueger.automotiveIT

    Krueger to succeed Reithofer as next BMW CEO May 13


    Krueger's appointment is part of a generational change at BMW (Photo: BMW) BMW's head of production, Harald Krueger, will become the next CEO of the German premium car maker in May. He will succeed Norbert Reithofer, who will become chairman of the BMW supervisory board. BMW also announced that ...

  • VW Diess.automotiveIT

    In surprise move, BMW's Diess to head VW passenger car brand


    Diess has headed BMW's R&D since 2012 (Photo: BMW) In a surprise move, BMW R&D chief Herbert Diess will move to Volkswagen  to head the brand's core VW passenger car brand. He will take over  - on October 1, 2015 - from VW Group CEO Martin Winterkorn, ...