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    BMW plans more plug-in hybrids for its core model range

    2014-12-01T13:03:13Z

    BMW has developed a plug-in hybrid powertrain that can be used across its model range (Photo: BMW) BMW plans to roll out plug-in hybrid versions of all BMW models in the long term. The premium car maker is unveiling a plug-in hybrid 3 Series prototype as well as a ...

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    automotiveIT Congress - Hanover

    2014-11-17T18:37:50Z

    Around 500 automotive and IT executives each year attend the Hanover Congress (Photo: Claus Dick) The automotiveIT Group will host its annual Congress during the CeBIT high-tech fair in Hanover March 19, 2015. The event will focus on the new role IT is playing in tomorrow's car industry. It ...

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    BMW on track with efforts to reduce energy consumption in plants

    2014-11-12T15:33:23Z

    At BMW's Spartanburg plant, more than 80 production units and robots have smart meters (Photo: BMW) BMW is on track with efforts to lower the amount of energy it needs to build cars, with energy consumption per vehicle dropping 31 percent between 2006 and 2013. By 2020, the Munich-based ...

  • bmw frickenstein.automotiveIT
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    carIT Congress: BMW executive sees electric future

    2014-09-30T14:13:20Z

    BMW's Frickenstein cited the ability to update in-car systems as a major benefit of connectivity (Photo: Claus Dick) HANOVER -- BMW, which has a fleet of 2.5 million connected cars on the world's roads, expects an automotive future with highly automated vehicles that are propelled by electric motors, Elmar ...

  • bmw probst.automotiveIT
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    CIO change at BMW: Straub said to succeed Probst

    2014-06-24T19:07:17Z

    BMW CIO Probst is retiring, sources say (Photo: Claus Dick) Klaus Straub is expected to succeed  Karl-Erich Probst as CIO of BMW Group at the end of August, industry sources say. Probst took over as head of BMW's central IT department in 2006. He is leaving the company ...

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    In BMW plant, gesture control is on trial

    2014-06-23T11:05:06Z

    In BMW's test, a worker can register a problem by pointing to a faulty section of a part (Photo: BMW) BMW, in a test of so-called "Industry 4.0" car manufacturing, is using camera-based gesture detection in a pilot project at its plant in Landshut, Germany. The premium car maker ...

  • bosch.bmw.automotiveIT
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    Bosch introduces "combiner" head-up displays for BMW

    2014-06-18T11:42:59Z

    The "combiner" head-up display makes it look as if the information is suspended two meters before the vehicle (Photo: Robert Bosch) So-called "combiner" head-up displays built by Robert Bosch will be available on a range of BMW Group models, including the new Mini hatchback, the German automotive supplier said. ...

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    Apple launches "CarPlay" for Mercedes, Ferrari, Volvo

    2014-03-03T12:03:16Z

    Apple's CarPlay will be available for Mercedes, Ferrari and Volvo shortly (Photo: Apple) Apple said a new iPhone connectivity suite will be available for Ferrari, Mercedes and Volvo this week and for other brands at a later date. Apple said its "CarPlay" software can be operated through the car's ...

  • BMW.automotiveIT
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    BMW 535i: Driving our HMI test winner

    2013-10-25T19:10:54Z

    BMW did best in our premium-segment HMI test, so I was keen to try out a BMW 535i on a recent 1,800km roundtrip between Munich and Amsterdam. I set out to get a subjective impression of the ease of use of BMW's connected infotainment and driver assistance systems. No attempt ...

  • blaettel bmw carit 2013.automotiveIT
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    carIT Congress: BMW exec sees "iconic change" for car industry

    2013-09-18T14:20:26Z

    BMW's Blaettel says lots of questions remain about new mobility  (Photo: Claus Dick) FRANKFURT - The auto industry is undergoing an "iconic change" as it moves into a new-mobility era, a senior BMW executive said Wednesday. Bernhard Blaettel, director mobility services at the German premium car maker, told ...