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25 years of 3D printing at the BMW Group: Pioneers in additive manufacturing methods

100,000 components annually on average Major potential in future series production and for customized vehicle parts New CLIP technology already in use Munich. The BMW Group is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Wednesday November 18, 2015

BMW ConnectedDrive Partners with Deezer and expands Entertainment Offering

BMW ConnectedDrive Partners with Deezer and expands Entertainment Offering. Drivers to access over 35 million tracks with unlimited listening.

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Tuesday November 10, 2015

Apple Watch controls functions of BMW i models

When a BMW 7-Series was remotely controlled in Tomorrow Never Dies via the then hi-tech (Ericsson) mobile phone, it was the kind of science fiction that only James Bond could come up with. But now it’s here…

Johann Verster

Published : Tuesday April 28, 2015

BMW Group and SCHERM Group launch pilot project in Munich

Munich. The BMW Group is partnering with logistics company SCHERM Group to deploy a 40-ton pure-electric truck in the city this summer and become the first automobile manufacturer in Germany to use an electric truck of this size to transport materials on public roads.  

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Monday March 23, 2015

BMW Quality test via virtual hand gesture

Landshut/Munich. At the BMW Group, the fourth Industrial Revolution has already begun: A project in the bumper production of the Landshut plant shows how the virtual and the real worlds can merge in everyday production procedures even today. Thanks to a non-contact gesture detection system, after bumpers have passed through the paint shop they now […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Monday June 23, 2014

BMW South Africa opens SAP Competence Hub

The BMW Group has officially opened a BMW SAP Competence Hub in South  Africa. Together with two other IT hubs, situated in the United States  and India, the BMW SAP Competence Hub will be rendering IT services  worldwide, concentrating specifically on SAP-based production applications.

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Thursday February 6, 2014

BMW Virtual Shopping of the future

Munich. As smartphone and mobile internet use continues to grow, so does the popularity of location-based services. Apps are now available which allow users to retrieve information anytime, anywhere about offers, services and events in their immediate neighbourhood. For car journeys, too, location-based offers and services relevant to a specific route and final destination can […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Thursday January 23, 2014

On a mission: astronauts explore the future of sustainable technology with young BMW professionals

Munich/Cologne. Some 80 astronauts from across the   globe will be meeting in Cologne this week for the 26th Planetary Congress of the Association of Space Explorers (ASE). As well as   providing a platform for discussions between the astronauts   themselves, this international gathering will also be aiming to   stimulate public interest in science […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Friday July 5, 2013

BMW Automated Driving

Heading for Europe’s motorways in a highly automated BMW. BMW Group and Continental team up on next step towards highly automated driving. Munich/Hanover. The BMW Group and the international  automotive supplier Continental are stepping up their collaboration in  the field of driver assistance systems. In January, the two companies  signed an agreement to jointly develop […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Tuesday February 26, 2013

BMW Car Hotspot

BMW Car Hotspot LTE. BMW Group sets new standards in “auto”-mobile internet technology. Munich. The newly launched BMW Car Hotspot LTE is now bringing LTE high-speed mobile internet access to the road. Just like a router in the home, the BMW Car Hotspot LTE provides internet access for mobile client devices. Passengers can enjoy high-speed […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Tuesday December 18, 2012

BMW GROUP AND BOEING TO COLLABORATE ON CARBON FIBER RECYCLING

Munich/Seattle. The BMW Group and Boeing signed a collaboration agreement to participate in joint research for carbon fiber recycling as well as share manufacturing knowledge and explore automation opportunities.

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Wednesday December 12, 2012

BMW Urban Mobility

The BMW Group presents the opportunities for intelligent networking in urban situations at the ITS World Congress in Vienna. Vienna. The ITS World Congress is the premier international exhibition for devices, technologies and services associated with intelligent traffic systems. This year’s exhibition hosts a total of 300 exhibitors. The exhibition at the ITS World Congress […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Monday October 22, 2012

The Newest Personalised Radio App for BMW and MINI Drivers

The Newest Personalised Radio App for BMW and MINI Drivers: On-Demand Entertainment with Stitcher Smart Radio Munich. Beginning this month, owners of BMW models equipped with the Apps option and MINI models equipped with MINI Connected can enjoy a fully integrated Stitcher SmartRadio™ app experience in their vehicle. Stitcher SmartRadio is the mobile leader in […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Tuesday August 14, 2012

BMW ConnectedDrive 2012

A new milestone in networked mobility Woodcliff Lake, NJ – July 13, 2012… BMW  ConnectedDrive has been setting the pace in the field of automotive  connectivity for many years now, and is renowned for cutting-edge  in-car concepts and technologies that enhance the driving experience.  New functions and displays mark another milestone in BMW  ConnectedDrive development […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Saturday July 14, 2012

Third-party apps – BMW ready

In 2010, the BMW Group became the first carmaker to enable comprehensive, application-based integration of the Apple iPhone into vehicles. Apps extend the range of in-car services using the smartphone, making it possible to use features such as web radio, GoogleTM Local Search or FacebookTM safely and easily in the vehicle. But that’s just the […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Wednesday July 11, 2012

BMW Product debut: Message dictation function

The new generation of the BMW Navigation system Professional adds various new speech functions to the BMW ConnectedDrive Mobile Office portfolio, most notably a dictation function that employs a full speech recognition system to simply transcribe the driver’s words. The dictated text can then be sent by SMS or email.

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Wednesday July 11, 2012

The BMW LTE Car Hotspot brings ultra-high-speed mobile internet to the road for the first time.

The BMW LTE Car Hotspot ushers in the next generation of mobile internet, and will make the BMW Group the first car manufacturer to bring the high-speed mobile internet experience to the road when it is launched in November 2012.

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Wednesday July 11, 2012

BMW iDrive Touch Controller – fingertip control at its finest

The introduction of the BMW iDrive Touch sees the development team at the BMW Group integrating a touch-sensitive pad into the iDrive system’s central control unit, the iDrive Controller, for the very first time. Measuring 45 mm across, the multi-touch surface makes certain in-vehicle control functions more intuitive, faster and easier to use.

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Wednesday July 11, 2012

BMW ConnectedDrive: Multimedia – more music, favourites and extended radio functionality

On the multimedia front, a 40 GB hard drive makes for a far richer in-car entertainment experience. Meanwhile, the Music collection search function has been reprogrammed to allow the desired track to be located for playback even faster than before. The extended toolbar principle is once again employed for fast access to additional sub-menu options, […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Wednesday July 11, 2012

BMW ConnectedDrive Office functions: connection of two telephones and new-look calendar

The arrival of the new BMW Navigation system Professional also sees new functions being added to the BMW ConnectedDrive Mobile Office portfolio. It is now possible to have two telephones connected to the vehicle simultaneously, in which case the contact details from both are combined into a joint contact list for phone calls and emails.

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Wednesday July 11, 2012

BMW Navigation that breaks new ground

Besides the new menu display, the route guidance graphics and the map views within the navigation function have also been modified and improved by the addition of various interactive options. The split-screen portion of the central information display, for example, now includes new display functions for the navigation mode.

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Wednesday July 11, 2012

The new-generation BMW Navigation system Professional

Taking display and control into the third dimension. It was back in 1994 that BMW became the first carmaker to offer a built-in navigation system when it made such a system available for the BMW 7 Series. The functionality of navigation systems from the BMW Group has increased enormously since that time, so that route […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Wednesday July 11, 2012

BMW ConnectedDrive – a new milestone in networked mobility

BMW ConnectedDrive has been setting the pace in the field of automotive connectivity for many years now, and is renowned for forward-looking in-car concepts and technologies that maximise customer benefit. The new functions mark another milestone in the BMW ConnectedDrive success story and once again demonstrate how the BMW Group is striving to retain its […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Wednesday July 11, 2012

Cooperation with Georgia Institute of Technology

Atlanta/Munich. A high-level delegation from the  Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) visited BMW Group  headquarters in Munich in connection with the future cooperation  between the college and the automobile manufacturer. Oliver Zipse,  head of Technical Planning, Dr. Thomas Lehmann, head of the Munich  plant and Hubert Schurkus, head of Corporate Human Resources, Strategy  and […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Monday April 2, 2012

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