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


    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


    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


    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 ...

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    carIT Congress: BMW executive sees electric future


    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

    CIO change at BMW: Straub said to succeed Probst


    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


    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 introduces "combiner" head-up displays for BMW


    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. ...

  • apple.automotiveIT

    Apple launches "CarPlay" for Mercedes, Ferrari, Volvo


    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

    BMW 535i: Driving our HMI test winner


    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 ...

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    carIT Congress: BMW exec sees "iconic change" for car industry


    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 ...

  • hilmar dunker.automotiveIT

    Point of view: HMI still has way to go


    Hilmar Dunker is editor-in-chief of Germany's automotiveIT and carIT magazines carIT magazine recently commissioned a test to see how the infotainment operating systems of the three German premium car manufacturers stack up. The Doppler Laboratory for Contextual Interfaces at Austria's Salzburg University together with the Auto Club Europe employed ...

  • kgs.automotiveIT

    At BMW, a new central archive for financial records


    (Photo: KGS) BMW has reorganized its financial records, bringing all data together in one central archive that can be accessed directly from the company's SAP systems. KGS Software, a provider of SAP interface and archiving software, said it implemented the project at the German premium car maker together with ...

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    BMW shows production version of i3 in Beijing, London, NY


    Top BMW executives showed the i3 in Beijing (Photo: BMW) BMW unveiled production versions of its new i3 electric vehicle in Beijing, London and New York Monday, setting the stage for the full market introduction of the car later this year. The Munich-based premium car maker, which hopes the ...

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    Newsletter: Execs talk about BMW Website and "Future Retail" program


    BMW has upgraded its online presence, seamlessly integrating user data with business processes running in the background. Ulrich Lenz (left) and Hartmut Wagner pay particular attention to the user experience on BMW Web sites (Photo: Claus Dick) Ulrich Lenz, head of the premium car maker's interactive marketing, and Hartmut ...

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    BMW to conduct future mobility research in Singapore


    The electric BMW i3 city vehicle will be launched later this year (Photo: BMW) BMW has teamed up with Singapore's Nanyang Technological University (NTU) to conduct research on future transportation technologies. The collaboration will focus on advanced battery materials for electric vehicles, human machine interfaces and mobility patterns and ...

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    BMW makes push to include EVs in business fleets


    The electric BMW i3, shown here as a coupe concept, will be launched later this year (Photo: BMW) BMW's is stepping up efforts to include electric vehicles in corporate fleets. Alphabet International, the leasing and business mobility arm of the German premium car maker, is rolling out a program ...

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    India's Infosys will manage applications for BMW


    Infosys said it will manage a range of applications for BMW worldwide under a new five-year contract between the Indian IT consultant and the German premium car maker. Infosys said it will manage applications and services including BMW's global web infrastructure, content management, SAP basic operations and business intelligence systems. ...

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    BMW licenses Microsoft's exFAT technology


    BMW wants to transfer large amounts of data to and from the car (Photo: BMW) BMW has signed a patent licensing agreement that will allow it to use Microsoft's extended file allocation table (exFAT), a file system that makes it easier to transport large amounts of data. The premium ...

  • bmw reithofer toyoda.automotiveIT

    BMW, Toyota sign binding cooperation agreements


    Toyota's Toyoda (left) and BMW's Reithofer agreed in 2012 already to intensify cooperation (Photo: BMW) Germany's BMW and Japan's Toyota have signed binding agreements that underscore the long-term nature of their cooperation in the field of sustainable mobility. The two car groups already agreed in June 2012 that they ...


    ADAC ranks front lighting systems


    Germany's ADAC says new lighting technology improves safety (Photo: ADAC) The new Volkswagen Golf has the best front lighting system among competitors in the lower-medium-sized segments, according to a recent test. The ADAC, Germany's largest automobile club, looked at the relative merits of the various systems and concluded that ...