All BMW articles – Page 3

  • 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
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    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
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    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
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    "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 ...

  • 5g.automotiveIT
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    Automakers join forces to develop 5G connectivity

    2016-10-07T15:23:37Z

    (Photo: Volkswagen Group) Three German automakers have joined forces with telecommunications and IT companies to accelerate the commercial availability of 5G mobile connectivity. The automakers - Audi, BMW and Daimler - have formed the "5G Automotive Association" together with Ericsson, Huawei, Intel, Nokia and Qualcomm. The group's aim is ...

  • automotive summit.automotiveIT
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    Handelsblatt Automotive Summit - Munich

    2016-08-10T14:40:56Z

    Handelsblatt will host its Automotive Summit 2016 from November 8 through 11 at the BMW World event and exhibition center in Munich. The conference, which opens with a November 8 evening discussion of the role of Silicon Valley in the auto industry, traditionally features addresses from several of Germany' car-industry ...

  • automotiveIT
    Article

    carIT Congress - Hanover

    2016-08-10T13:50:05Z

    The automotiveIT Group is hosting its annual carIT Congress on Sept. 28 at the Hanover Fairgrounds. The event, which brings together key decision-makers in the automotive and IT industries, focuses on the business opportunities and challenges in the fast-growing connected-car market. The one-day conference features top speakers from automotive companies ...

  • bmw.automotiveIT
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    BMW appoints Duesmann as purchasing boss

    2016-07-21T13:23:34Z

    Duesmann has been with BMW since 2007Â (Photo: BMW) BMW has appointed Markus Duesmann as its new head of purchasing effective October 1. Duesmann, 47, will succeed Klaus Draeger, who is retiring. Duesmann joined BMW in 2007 as head of powertrain. He subsequently headed the carmaker's Driving Dynamics unit ...

  • bmw.automotiveIT
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    BMW teams up with Intel, Mobileye for autonomous driving

    2016-07-01T15:26:29Z

    The autonomous-drive platform under development will be available to other carmakers (Photo: BMW) BMW is joining forces with Intel and Mobileye to bring autonomous-driving technologies to market by 2021. The premium car maker said in a joint press release that it will work with Intel, the world's biggest chipmaker, ...

  • here.automotiveIT
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    Reuters: Bosch also interested in maps group Here

    2016-04-12T10:18:28Z

    Robert Bosch is also interested in acquiring a stake in Here, according to the Reuters news agency. The German supplier joins a list of possible future co-owners that includes Microsoft, Ford Motor, Renault and Continental. Here was bought last year by Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz for 2.5 billion euros. The ...

  • here.automotiveIT
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    Reuters: Amazon, Microsoft may acquire stake in Here mapping company

    2016-04-04T14:14:23Z

    Digital maps capture billions of 3D points to model road surfaces (Photo: Here) Months after Audi, BMW and Daimler acquired Here from Nokia for 2.5 billion euros, the three carmakers are in talks with Amazon and other companies about a broader ownership structure for the digital mapping company, according ...

  • bmw.automotiveIT
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    BMW unveils 1st version of Microsoft-based connectivity platform

    2016-04-04T13:48:35Z

    BMW's new connectivity will initially focus on journey planning (Photo: BMW) BMW used Microsoft’s Build 2016 developer conference to unveil the first version of its BMW Connected mobility platform. The new BMW “Open Mobility Cloud,” which runs on the Microsoft Azure infrastructure and will be available for Apple's iOS ...

  • bmw.automotiveIT
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    BMW appoints former Google manager to digitalization post

    2016-03-07T15:32:59Z

    Jens Monsees is BMW's new head of digitalization BMW has appointed Jens Monsees to the position of vice-president digital strategy, according to the former Google manager's LinkedIn profile. The website shows that Monsees, 45, took up his new role last month. Monsees previously served as Google's industry leader automotive ...

  • here.automotiveIT
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     Here appoints Cisco executive as new CEOÂ

    2016-02-26T14:00:14Z

    Edzard Overbeek takes over as Here CEO on March 1 (Photo: Here) Here, which was acquired from Nokia by a consortium of German carmakers last year, appointed Edzard Overbeek to head the operations of the digital mapping group. Overbeek, 48, is a senior executive at Cisco, where he most ...