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    With Aupeo!, BMW integrates 1st global 3rd-party iPhone App


    BMW is rolling out globally a music App similar to Pandora in N. America (Photo: BMW) BMW is launching the Aupeo! personal radio iPhone App, the first global application developed by a third party. The Munich-based premium car maker said Aupeo! will soon be available for all current BMW and ...

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    BMW, Daimler, Bosch to build joint data platform for EV charging


    A standardized charging-station infrastructure is seen as critical to the growth of electric vehicles (Photo: RWE) Automakers Daimler and BMW are teaming up with key German automotive suppliers and electric utilities to build a common data platform for electric-vehicle charging. The two premium carmakers plan to form a joint venture ...

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    Ulbrich to become new Audi CIO Feb 1


    Mattias Ulbrich has held various senior IT positions within the VW Group (Photo: VW) Mattias Ulbrich will become Audi's new CIO effective Feb. 1. He will succeed Klaus Straub, who is leaving the premium car unit of Volkswagen Group to join rival BMW. Ulrich was born in Braunschweig, Germany, ...

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    BMW's Draeger predicts big EV battery improvements


    MUNICH -- It wasn't so long ago that a typical discussion with BMW's r&d chief would focus on new combustion-engine technology, the aerodynamic qualities of the latest car designs or the relative driving characteristics of Germany's three premium carmakers. Those topics are still important. But in an interview with automotiveIT ...

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    BMW, Toyota pool research on lithium-ion batteries


    Toyota’s Uchiyamada said his engineers felt comfortable dealing with their BMW counterparts BMW and Toyota signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on next-generation green technologies and pool research on lithium-ion batteries. The German premiu car maker will also supply 1.6 liter and 2.0 liter diesel engines to Toyota Motor ...

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    BMW, PSA officially launch electrification JV


    BMW and PSA/Peugeot-Citroen Tuesday officially launched their joint venture to develop new electric powertrains and components for use in future models. The German and French car companies said in a statement that the cooperation, BMW Peugeot Electrification, aims to star building hybrid components from 2015. These will be used in ...

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    BMW, Siemens, Munich to develop fast-charging infrastructure


    The Drive eCharged partners are using electric Minis to test the new charging technology (Photo: Mini) Premium carmaker BMW has teamed up with power-technology group Siemens and the city of Munich to jointly develop a system to recharge electric vehicles in a much shorter time than is possible today. The ...

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    carIT Congress: The search for a connected business model


    Willi Diez: Urban driving is not that much fun. FRANKFURT ”“ One thing was clear at last week’s first carIT Congress: Despite an abundance of new technologies coming to market, the auto industry is still hard at work to define business models for electric vehicles and the connected car. Speakers ...

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    carIT Congress: BMW's Frickenstein says LTE is needed


    Elmar Frickenstein heads BMW’s electronics research (Photo: BMW) FRANKFURT -- A senior BMW executive said the era of the connected car will require a better functioning communication infrastructure and a standardization of automotive software. Elmar Frickenstein, who heads the German premium car maker's electrical and electronics research, told the carIT ...

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    BMW looking for IT experts


    The i3 is the first of a new generation of BMW electric vehicles (Photo: BMW) BMW said it is recruiting people to fill 3,500 jobs this year, more than half of them in Germany. The German premium car maker said it is in particular looking for IT skills as it ...

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    IAA 2011: Mini's fifth model, the coupe


    The Mini Coupe is the fifth body style offered by Mini (Photo: Mini) Mini will showcase its fifth model, the Mini Coupe, at the Frankfurt auto show (IAA)next week. The coupe will have four engine variants ranging from a 122 bhp powerplant to the 211 bhp engine that power the ...

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    Audi to show carbon-fiber electric city car at Frankfurt auto show


    Audi’s urban concept will have a carbon-fiber shell (Photo: Audi) Joining the race to lead a new generation of city cars, Audi will show a 1+1 seat electrically propelled urban vehicle at next month's Frankfurt auto show (IAA). The German premium carmaker said in a press release that the concept ...

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    BMW extends network services pact with HP


    BMW has extended by five years a multi-million-dollar network services agreement with HP, the U.S. based IT group said Thursday. Under the new agreement, the German premium carmaker will receive a range of higher value support services for the HP technology that provides a major part of BMW's networking infrastructure. ...

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    BMW Financial Services interview: IT as a success factor


    Ebner von Eschenbach: IT helped BMW Japan cope with the aftermath of the Fukushima earthquake and tsunami BMW Financial Services depends for all its IT needs on the group's internal service division. IT at BMW is run by Karl-Erich Probst, CIO, while financial services at the German premium carmaker is ...

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    Industry strives for no-fault automotive microprocessors


    Here's what the auto industry wants: Microprocessors that are tailormade for the automotive environment, that can withstand huge temperature swings and near-constant vibration and, most importantly, never ever fail. To make microprocessors that meet those requirements, experts say a rethink of the entire production process is order. And that's exactly ...

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    BMW, VW show how to avoid accidents at intersections


    BMW’s left-turn assistant warns a driver of danger when making a turn A group of 11carmakers, suppliers and research institutes has been working on new technologies that improve safety at intersections. One project effectively lets a driver look around the corner. Another prevents accidents from occurring when a car turns ...

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    ADAC finds Volvo's emergency braking "very good"


    Volvo’s City Assist warns a driver with a display that’s visible on the windshield (source: Volvo) Volvo's emergency-braking system received top honors in an ADAC test of six systems. The technology, as installed on a Volvo V60, received a "very good" from the German automobile club. Mercedes, Audi and VW ...

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    VW launches car-sharing program as new mobility initiatives increase


    Hanover Mayor Stephan Weil (left) and VW sales boss Christian Klingler share one of VW’s first car-sharing vehicles German auto companies are embracing car sharing. Volkswagen is the latest German carmaker to announce the launch of aprogram. Europe's largest automotive group said it is launching a project called "Quicar - ...

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    AUTOSAR conference - Frankfurt


    The third open AUTOSAR conference will take place  May 11 in Frankfurt. The one-day gathering features presentations by executives of BMW, Volkswagen, Renault, PSA/Peugeot-Citroen, Bosch, Continental, Valeo and other companies. VW's Bernd Kunkel will discuss how AUTOSAR initiatives are implemented at core car-company members of the development partnership. Continental's ...