All BMW articles – Page 8

  • bmw.automotiveIT

    BMW posts record first-quarter results


    BMW CEO Reithofer is pleased with first-quarter results BMW posted record results in the first quarter of 2011Â and reaffirmed its goal of building more than 1.5 million new vehicles this year. The German premium car maker said its profit before financial results soared to 1.9 billion euros in the ...

  • siemens plm.automotiveIT

    Upheaval in automotive PLM as car companies change partners


    Automakers are reviewing - and changing - their PLM software (Illustration: Siemens) Upheaval in the PLM market: Daimler and Chrysler are separating from former partner Dassault Systemes and are doing development work with Siemens PLM software. On the other hand, BMW has settled on Dassault in the E/E domain. In ...

  • konica minolta.automotiveIT

    Konica Minolta to deliver secure-printing systems to BMW


    Konica Minolta’s secure-printing system will avoid BMW documents falling into the wrong hands (Source: Konica Minolta) Konica Minolta will install 6,800 project management systems in BMW locations throughout Europe. The Japanese printing, imaging and business solutions group won the order in a Europewide tender. It also includes a monitoring solution ...

  • infineon.automotiveIT

    German companies join forces to improve electronic components


    The number of microprocessors in cars is growing exponentially (Photo: Infineon) Six German auto-industry players have joined forces to improve the robustness of electronics components. The technology cooperation, which is called RESCAR 2.0, groups automakers Audi and BMW, automotive supplier Robert Bosch and semiconductor maker Infineon and researchers from two ...

  • rplan.automotiveIT

    BMW licenses Actano's RPLAN E3 project management software


    BMW is buying a group license for Actano's RPLAN e3 software to manage projects of all sizes and have the ability to involve its suppliers in them. Munich-based Actano said in a press release that BMW will have access to all of the project management software features for its planning ...

  • carIT-Kongress.automotiveIT

    carIT conference, Frankfurt


    Following the success of its automotiveDay conference at the CeBIT high-tech fair in Hanover, automotiveIT is hosting a one-day event covering in-car information technology in September. The conference will focus on the major IT challenges and opportunities the auto industry has today. These include: electric mobility, car-to-car communication, traffic management, ...

  • bmw drivenow.automotiveit

    News analysis: BMW entry moves car-sharing to the next level


    With BMW’s announcement this week that it is starting a car-sharing venture with Sixt, the industry is getting serious about finding alternatives to traditional car-ownership models. BMW is the second premium car maker to venture into car sharing. For several years already, competitor Daimler has been developing its car2go scheme, ...

  • drivenow

    BMW, Sixt plan car-sharing venture in Berlin and Munich


    DriveNow vehicles won’t need keys German premium car maker BMW plans to launch a car-sharing venture in an attempt to bolster its innovative mobility credentials and attract new customers to the brand. BMW is planning the new venture, which will be called “DriveNow,” with car-rental group Sixt. It will start ...

  • bmwActiveE.automotiveIT

    BMW to show 5 Series-based E-car at Shanghai auto show


    BMW showed the ActiveE at the Geneva auto show BMW will show an electric vehicle produced in China for the Chinese market next month. Norbert Reithofer, CEO of the German premium car maker, told reporters at the group’s annual earnings press conference that the “New energy vehicle” will be a ...

  • bmw-psa.automotiveIT

    BMW, PSA to invest 100 million euros in joint hybrid technologies


    BMW’s Reithofer (left) and PSA’s Varin held a joint press briefing on the eve of the Geneva auto show BMW and PSA/Peugeot-Citroen said they would invest 100 million euros in a joint venture to develop new hybrid technologies. The two carmakers also said in a press release that r&d for ...

  • bmw-150x150.automotiveIT

    Dassault confirms BMW choice of V6 PLM development software


    Dassault Systemes confirmed that BMW has chosen its V6 PLM solution to develop future electrical, electronics and embedded software architecture. The French maker of 3D and product lifecycle management (PLM) software said BMW chose its solution because of its flexibility and its built-in specialized functionality for systems engineering. As reported ...

  • bmw-150x150.automotiveIT

    Rumor: BMW to choose Dassault PLM software


    BMW is rumored to have made a decision favoring Dassault Systemes software for its car development operations. Industry sources say the Munich-based premium car maker has decided to use Dassault V6 product lifecycle management (PLM) software. It would also use this software as the basis for its embedded-systems architecture. There ...

  • bmw active hybrid x6 engine.automotiveIT

    BMW, PSA create hybrid technology joint venture


    The engine compartment of the BMW ActiveHybrid X6 BMW and PSA/Peugeot-Citroen have formed a 50-50 joint venture to develop hybrid technology. The move follows the signing of a memorandum of understanding signed in October to expand the existing hybrid cooperation between the two carmakers. BMW Peugeot Citroen Electrification will focus ...

  • Article

    BMW to offer improved traffic information


    BMW will offer drivers improved traffic information later this year, when it rolls out its new Real-Time Traffic Information (RTTI) system. The German premium carmaker said the system, which will use traffic data from a broad range of sources, will be available this autumn as an option that can be ...

  • Article

    Marelli, Wind River to build GENIVI-compliant infotainment for BMW


    Italian supplier Magneti Marelli and US-based software maker Wind River will build the first GENIVI-compliant infotainment system, moving the industry closer to adopting an open-source standard. The two companies are building the system for BMW, but hope to have other customers as well. “GENIVI provides an innovative platform that allows ...

  • Article

    Reithofer: Series production of Chinese EV scheduled for 2013


    BMW CEO Norbert Reithofer discusses automotive cooperation with visiting Chinese Executive Vice-Premier Li Keqiang at BMW headquarters in Munich BMW and its partner Brilliance will start Chinese series production of an electric vehicle in 2013, BMW CEO Norbert Reithofer said. Welcoming Li Keqiang, vice-premier of China’s State Council, to BMW ...

  • Article

    Detroit Auto Show: BMW to show Mini Connected


    BMW said it would show a new in-car entertainment system for its Mini brand at next week’s Detroit auto show. The German premium carmaker said Mini Connected will feature a new USB interface that adds special and new functionality. In particular, Mini Connected will maximize the integration of Apple’s iPhone ...

  • Article

    QNX to showcase in-vehicle mobile office at Las Vegas show


    QNX Software Systems will showcase this week an in-vehicle mobile office integration of Bluetooth-enabled smartphones. The US-based software maker said in a press release that it will demonstrate the system in a BMW Z4 roadster at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The new technology is designed to alow ...

  • bmw park assistant

    BMW parking App aims to take stress out of parking


    BMW has launched a parking App that is available in English or German at Apple’s App store. The software shows remaining time on the parking meter and has a navigation utility that points the way back to the car. In addition, the App tells the user when it’s time to ...

  • bmw navigation

    Strategic routing: BMW takes on the urban-congestion challenge


    BMW and the city of Duesseldorf are trying to reduce traffic congestion through the use of intelligent navigation systems and different traffic management. The German premium-car maker is fully aware that the use of in-car navigation systems can actually increase traffic congestion in major metropolitan areas. That is because drivers, ...