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BMW sees major changes at its C-level December 9, 2014BMW sees major changes at its C-level Carmaker BMW's management board currently sees departures and arrivals. Besides CEO Norbert Reithofer, head of development Herbert Diess is leaving the company. While in the case of Reithofer the company says he is stepping down to become chairman of the supervisory board, chief technologist Diess is heading for competitor Volkswagen. The moves could well affect BMWs future course in the technology-driven automotive industry. Read more LA Auto Show: Hydrogen fuel cell drive is back November 21, 2014LA Auto Show: Hydrogen fuel cell drive is back For a long time they have been disappeared from the limelight, even pronounced dead by some observers, the hydrogen fuel cell technology celebrates a spectacular comeback at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The undisputed star in the fuel cell lineup is Toyota's Mirai. Read more Carmakers lead German industry in R&D spending October 28, 2014Carmakers lead German industry in R&D spending The R&D budget is one of the most important indicators for the innovation strength of a company or even an entire industry branch. A study from consulting company strategy& (formerly Booz & Company) attests the German industry as a hole a strong position in the global R&D comparison - German large enterprises spend more than eight times more for research and development than the international average. And the automotive industry leads the already rather innovative industry, claiming the pole position. Read more BMW invoke fast battery chargers to spark EV sales July 28, 2014BMW invoke fast battery chargers to spark EV sales BMW has launched the company's i DC Fast Chargers, which claim to be capable of charging the BMW i3 all-electric vehicle’s battery up to 80 percent in 30 minutes, to help spark growth in the company's electric vehicle sales drive. Read more VW grabs Blackberry's European R&D lab July 3, 2014VW grabs Blackberry's European R&D lab With the connected car becoming ubiquitous, even sedate carmakers get moving: Volkswagen has launched an entity dedicated to research and development of automotive connectivity. Read more
Volkswagen approves chokeless HS-CAN transceivers
Volkswagen, Stanford University intensify collaboration
Automotive microcontroller benchmark takes energy efficiency into account
Volkswagen turns the key to electromobility
Volkswagen starts battery production for e-car
Connectivity, electromobility determine future car architecture
Automotive touch screen market to boom, predicts IMS
No electronics diet for the new Volkswagen Golf
Volkswagen launches R&D center in California
Study names leading carmakers in technology partnerships
German OEMs demo universal e-car charging system
HAVEit project proves series maturity of automatic driving
Automakers drive development of in-vehicle wireless charging, analyst says
German carmakers agree on 48V on-board supply, charging plug
Autosar core partners reveal roll-out plans
Intersection assistant systems make use of car-to-x communications
Daimler, Audi declare MOST150 ready for mass production
Volkswagen selects Infineon sensor chip to support electric power steering systems
Augmented reality trains VW service workers
Volkswagen invests billions into technology upgrade
Volkswagen takes next step to automatic driving
Audi gives green light to MOST150 deployment for serial production
Volkswagen research project aims at improving automotive lighting
Volkswagen presents c2i safety software
Volkswagen bundles global e-mobility R&D efforts
Volkswagen to build new plant in southern China
Audi, VW select AMS FlexRay transceiver for Electronic Control Units
Volkswagen boosts e-car commitment in China

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