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  • BMW.automotiveIT
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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 ...

  • bmw.automotiveIT
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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 ...

  • mhp.automotiveIT
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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 ...

  • bmw.automotiveIT
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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 ...

  • accenture.automotiveIT
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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 ...

  • nokia here.automotiveIT
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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 ...

  • bmw.automotiveIT
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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
    Article

    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 ...

  • apple watch.automotiveIT
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    BMW, Porsche come out first with Apple Watch apps

    2015-04-27T17:36:13Z

    (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. ...

  • bmw.automotiveIT
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    automotiveIT Congress: BMW addresses disruptive innovation challenge

    2015-03-19T19:07:19Z

    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
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    BMW: Zipse to become new production boss

    2015-03-12T13:28:36Z

    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
    Article

    Reuters: BMW isn't building car with Apple

    2015-03-05T16:51:40Z

    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 ...

  • audi.automotiveIT
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    automotiveIT magazine: Audi, BMW, Mercedes embrace digital

    2015-02-26T16:06:01Z

    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 ...

  • cebit 2015.automotiveIT
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    CeBIT, Hanover

    2015-02-02T17:21:24Z

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

    2015-02-02T08:38:01Z

    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
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    BMW responds quickly to report of possible security breach

    2015-01-30T12:51:46Z

    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
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    Krueger to succeed Reithofer as next BMW CEO May 13

    2014-12-09T12:03:09Z

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

    2014-12-09T09:04:23Z

    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, ...