Top Story: Interview with Dr. Herbert Diess on VW - Ford Alliance expansion

In an interview, Volkswagen’s CEO explains the Group’s three strategic goals.At a glance – which goals are you pursuing with the expansion of the Ford Alliance?Herbert Diess: We are expanding our alliance with Ford with three strategic goals in mind. Firstly, we want to establish MEB as the industry standard for electric vehicles. Secondly, we want to become the market leader for light commercial vehicles and mid-size pickups. And thirdly, we want to participate in the rapidly mehr >>

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Interview with Dr. Herbert Diess on VW - Ford Alliance expansion 19.07.2019

Innovation: Interview with Dr. Herbert Diess on VW - Ford Alliance expansion

In an interview, Volkswagen’s CEO explains the Group’s three strategic goals.At a glance – which goals are you pursuing with the expansion of the Ford Alliance?Herbert Diess: We are expanding our al mehr >>

Audi tests assembly processes for the e-tron GT entirely virtually 18.07.2019

Innovation: Audi tests assembly processes for the e-tron GT entirely virtually

Workflows on assembly line and associated logistics processes are being tested entirely virtually for the first time        Use of virtual reality facilitates cross-site collaboration and saves resources        Markus Moinot, Head of Production Planning Processes at Neckarsulm: “The Audi e-tron G mehr >>

CTAG, Groupe PSA and the Spanish city of Vigo test vehicle-to-infrastructure communications 17.07.2019

Innovation: CTAG, Groupe PSA and the Spanish city of Vigo test vehicle-to-infrastructure communications

...in an urban environment to advance the development of autonomous driving For the first time in an urban environment, CTAG[1] and Groupe PSA are testing the contribution that communication technologies can make to the development of automated veh mehr >>

Porsche presents VR entertainment for the back seat with “holoride” 16.07.2019

Innovation: Porsche presents VR entertainment for the back seat with “holoride”

Prototype in 100 daysDiscover the universe from the back seat of a Porsche: at the Startup Autobahn Expo Day this Tuesday in Stuttgart's Wagenhallen venue, the sports car manufacturer and the startup “holoride” will show what entertainment could look like in the future for passengers in a Porsche. mehr >>

Artificial intelligence in BMW Group Production- Fast, efficient, reliable 15.07.2019

Innovation: Artificial intelligence in BMW Group Production- Fast, efficient, reliable

• Several applications already implemented in series production-  Relieving staff of repetitive inspection tasksArtificial intelligence (AI) is on the rise in automotive production. Since 2018, the BMW Grou mehr >>

Ford – Volkswagen expand their global collaboration 12.07.2019

Innovation: Ford – Volkswagen expand their global collaboration

...to advance autonomous driving, electrification and better serve customers    Volkswagen to join Ford in investing in Argo AI, the autonomous vehicle platform company, at a valuation of more than $7 billion. Tie-up allows both mehr >>

DSM and Briggs Automotive Company announce collaboration on new Mono R supercar 10.07.2019

Innovation: DSM and Briggs Automotive Company announce collaboration on new Mono R supercar

Companies will together showcase potential of 3D printing for car manufacturingRoyal DSM, a global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living today announced a collaboration with Briggs Automotive Company (BAC), the British supercar manufactu mehr >>

Audi launches virtual reality-enabled car-buying experience 04.07.2019

Innovation: Audi launches virtual reality-enabled car-buying experience

•    First introduction of "Audi VR experience" as part of the Audi sales engagement•    Audi customer private lounge officially presented at Audi Centre Centurion•    VR headset lets mehr >>

Contract signed: BMW Group and Daimler AG launch long-term development cooperation for automated driving 04.07.2019

Innovation: Contract signed: BMW Group and Daimler AG launch long-term development cooperation for automated driving

Initial goal: to develop technologies for driver assistance systems, highly automated driving on highways, and automated parking (all up to SAE Level 4) - Market launch in series vehicles scheduled for 2024 - Partners will implement technologies independently in their respective series vehicles - Cooperation involves over 1,200 development mehr >>

Yamaha Motor Begins Evaluation Trial of Low-Speed Autonomous Driving Vehicles in Iwata City 27.06.2019

Innovation: Yamaha Motor Begins Evaluation Trial of Low-Speed Autonomous Driving Vehicles in Iwata City

Yamaha Motor and the Iwata City Council, Japan, announces today the beginning of an evaluation trial on public roads of low-speed autonomous driving vehicles.This trial is based on the "Partnership Agreement for Low-Speed Autonomous Driv mehr >>

BMW Group digital services at #NEXTGen. 25.06.2019

Innovation: BMW Group digital services at #NEXTGen.

The digital BMW ecosystem: early insights into myBMW.The BMW Group #NEXTGen event provided exclusive background information on what the future holds for the myBMW digital ecosystem. All BMW Group and NOW services, along with mobili mehr >>

BMW VISION M NEXT 25.06.2019

Innovation: BMW VISION M NEXT

Boost your moment - the future of driving dynamics at BMW.In future, drivers will be able to choose whether they wish to be driven or do the driving themselves. With the BMW Vision M NEXT, the BMW Group is reveali mehr >>

Groupe Renault and Nissan signe exclusive alliance deal with Waymo 20.06.2019

Innovation: Groupe Renault and Nissan signe exclusive alliance deal with Waymo

... to explore driverless mobility services Groupe Renault and Nissan to become the first automotive manufacturers to explore driverless mobility services with Waymo in France and JapanExclusive agreement to initially focus on driverless mo mehr >>

Roborace and Michelin’s Innovative Partnership Extended Into 2019 20.06.2019

Innovation: Roborace and Michelin’s Innovative Partnership Extended Into 2019

Roborace is thrilled to announce the renewal of its partnership with Michelin, the world’s leading tyre manufacturer. Michelin has supported Roborace from its inception as one of the first partners to join the innovative series.  Miche mehr >>

Green Computing Performance: Volkswagen opens carbon neutral data center in Norway 19.06.2019

Innovation: Green Computing Performance: Volkswagen opens carbon neutral data center in Norway

The new data center will be 100 percent powered by hydropower.    The data center will be 100 percent powered by hydropower – resulting in a savings of more than 5,800 tons of CO2 per year    The Volkswagen mehr >>

Renault and Nissan open the new Alliance Innovation Lab Tel Aviv 10.06.2019

Innovation: Renault and Nissan open the new Alliance Innovation Lab Tel Aviv

    The new lab features a unique model of collaboration with Israeli startups and an exclusive partnership with the Israel Innovation Authority (IIA).    The facility is focused on developing sensors for autonomous driving, cyber security, and big data, complementing the other joint alliance innovation labs in Silicon Valley ( mehr >>

Leading Urbantech Startup accelerator - URBAN-X by Mini and URBAN US - launches sixth cohort 06.06.2019

Innovation: Leading Urbantech Startup accelerator - URBAN-X by Mini and URBAN US - launches sixth cohort

Seven early-stage urbantech companies join MINI-backed accelerator to develop solutions that reimagine city life -- from activating public space, to energy efficient building design, to situational tracking for first responders and more.  mehr >>

BMW Group and Jaguar Land Rover announce collaboration for next-generation electrification technology 05.06.2019

Innovation: BMW Group and Jaguar Land Rover announce collaboration for next-generation electrification technology

-  BMW “Gen 5” eDrive technology supports future evolutions with Jaguar Land Rover -  Both companies share vision of future-oriented drive technologies As it develops its plans for the mobility of the future, the B mehr >>

Consumer demand for personalisation and tech advances drives innovation 05.06.2019

Innovation: Consumer demand for personalisation and tech advances drives innovation

...in entertainment and media industry Now it’s getting personal. According to PwC’s Global Entertainment & Media Outlook 2019–2023, consumers are embracing the expanding mehr >>

SEAT teams up with Sónar+D to boost innovation and creativity 22.05.2019

Innovation: SEAT teams up with Sónar+D to boost innovation and creativity

    SEAT becomes Sónar and Sónar+D’s innovation partner    Sónar+D MasterClasses by SEAT, a new learning format designed to promote innovation and creativity    Global leaders in several sectors of creativity related with technology and innovation will be on hand during the mehr >>

AI for bee research: we4bee becomes part of the Microsoft ‘AI for Earth’ program 20.05.2019

Innovation: AI for bee research: we4bee becomes part of the Microsoft ‘AI for Earth’ program

The we4bee bee research project, which is supported by the Audi Environmental Foundation, has been included in Microsoft's “AI for Earth” program. we4bee aims to connect intelligent beehives equipped with sensors with the cloud in order to carry out long-term analyses of bee colonies and environmental data, and to investigate the effects of certain influences on bees using data-scie mehr >>

Audi - With virtual reality into the electric era 17.05.2019

Innovation: Audi - With virtual reality into the electric era

Audi makes technicians worldwide fit for the e-tron    Innovative training methods for working with complex battery technology        Digital modular solution allows efficient use of VR and AR traini mehr >>

"KMH-1" ebnet Weg für Wasserstoffantrieb 16.05.2019

Innovation: "KMH-1" ebnet Weg für Wasserstoffantrieb

Britische Wissenschaftler ermöglichen kleinere, billigere, effizientere und stärkere Systeme  Wasserstoff-Auto: noch eine Seltenheit Forscher der Lanc mehr >>

Volkswagen at the 40th International Vienna Motor Symposium 16.05.2019

Innovation: Volkswagen at the 40th International Vienna Motor Symposium

- autonomous vehicles, hybrid drives and the start of a new era in electric mobility Sensor system level 3    With the introduction of its 48-volt mild hybrid drive system, Volkswagen is entering the next phase o mehr >>

Porsche invests in software specialist Cetitec 09.05.2019

Innovation: Porsche invests in software specialist Cetitec

Software architecture for the sports car of the futureNew partner for the digital vehicle: Porsche is acquiring a majority stake in Pforzheim-based software company Cetitec. This is the Zuffenhausen sports car manufacturer’s response to t mehr >>

Nextsense presents handheld in-line gap measurement device with HDR function for the automotive industry 07.05.2019

Innovation: Nextsense presents handheld in-line gap measurement device with HDR function for the automotive industry

For the first time, a gap measurement device cleverly combines the advantages of a flexible handheld measurement device with those of an automated measuring system. The latest development from Nextsense is an easy-to-use and location-independent handheld measurement device that is optimised for continuous operation directly in the line and represents a cost-effective alternative to full mehr >>

Williams Advanced Engineering showcases world-leading battery technology from racetrack to road 03.05.2019

Innovation: Williams Advanced Engineering showcases world-leading battery technology from racetrack to road

•    Company at Battery Show Europe and Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo, Stuttgart•    Focus on Williams’ battery management system leadership - “The Brains Behind the Battery” mehr >>

SEAT - An avatar on the assembly line 30.04.2019

Innovation: SEAT - An avatar on the assembly line

•    SEAT has the only in-company biomechanics lab in Spain aimed at occupational health•    20 cameras and various sensors capture the motions of workers to study joints and muscular activity•    Virtual reality makes it possible to design an assembly line even before production begins on a model mehr >>

Nextsense präsentiert handgeführtes Inline-Spaltmessgerät für die Automobilindustrie mit HDR-Funktion 30.04.2019

Innovation: Nextsense präsentiert handgeführtes Inline-Spaltmessgerät für die Automobilindustrie mit HDR-Funktion

Calipri C15 im EinsatzErstmals gibt es ein Spaltmessgerät, das die Vorteile eines flexiblen handgeführten Messgerätes mit jenen einer automatisierten Messanlage geschickt verknüpft. Die neueste Entwicklung aus dem Hause Nextsense ist ein ei mehr >>

Sharing Economy "überrollt" Österreich 30.04.2019

Innovation: Sharing Economy "überrollt" Österreich

Travel Industry Club sieht differenzierten Regulierungsbedarf  Mobilität wird immer vielfältigerPhoto:  Travel Industry Club Austria im Palais Hansen Kempinski v.l.n.r. Andreas Novotny (Wavv), mehr >>

Autonome Autos: Mehr Fahrten bremsen Ökovorteil aus 19.04.2019

Innovation: Autonome Autos: Mehr Fahrten bremsen Ökovorteil aus

Da einzelne Fahrten günstiger werden, dürften Nutzer letztlich sogar mehr Energie verblasen  Selbstfahrende Autos sind zwar energieeffizient, ermutigen aber zu mehr Fahrten, was die V mehr >>

The new Porsche 911 - Innovations in body design 11.04.2019

Innovation: The new Porsche 911 - Innovations in body design

Less weight and higher stability due to new composite components at the 911 CabrioletThe 911 Cabriolet has a lot to offer: its body features more innovative light-weight components than mehr >>

Seat promoted project: From the recycling bin to your fuel tank 09.04.2019

Innovation: Seat promoted project: From the recycling bin to your fuel tank

Circular economy  •    A project promoted by SEAT turns organic waste into biofuel•    An 80% reduction in CO2 and less waste are the benefits of this initiative• &nb mehr >>

Self-driving car handle hairpin turns like a race car 07.04.2019

Innovation: Self-driving car handle hairpin turns like a race car

  Do you think self-driving cars are the future of transportation? It is without a doubt that at the rate of technological advancements it will not be a surprise that you will be commuting to mehr >>

04.04.2019

Innovation: Groupe PSA continues its autonomous driving tests as part of the European L3Pilot project.

•    Groupe PSA is continuing its autonomous driving trial runs. Since the start of April, the Group’s vehicles equipped with level 3* autonomous driving functions have been operating on open roads in France as part of the European L3Pilot project. Throughout the duration of the project, six to eight Group vehicles will undergo intensive driving tests to validate auton mehr >>

Volkswagen tests highly-automated driving in Hamburg 03.04.2019

Innovation: Volkswagen tests highly-automated driving in Hamburg

First test drives in real driving conditions in major German city    Specially equipped fleet of e-Golf1 for automated driving to Level 4    Initiative is part of the strategic mobility partnership with the Hanseatic city    Axel Heinrich, Head of Group Research: “Test drives in an urban environmen mehr >>

The BMW Group and Microsoft launch the Open Manufacturing Platform. 02.04.2019

Innovation: The BMW Group and Microsoft launch the Open Manufacturing Platform.

Companies are partners in a new initiative to drive open Industrial IoT development and help grow a community to build future Industry 4.0 solutions.    Technology framework and open community to share smart factory solutions across th mehr >>

Volkswagen starts “Faculty 73” training program for IT specialists 01.04.2019

Innovation: Volkswagen starts “Faculty 73” training program for IT specialists

100 participants started training at the beginning of March    Goal: software developers for the automotive industry    Federal Minister of Labor and Social Affairs, Hubertus Heil: “As one of the largest German companies, Volkswagen has recognized the sign of the times.” mehr >>

Volkswagen also to cooperate with Siemens for Industrial Cloud 29.03.2019

Innovation: Volkswagen also to cooperate with Siemens for Industrial Cloud

Volkswagen und Amazon Web Services are developing the Volkswagen Indus-trial Cloud together. Siemens is joining the cooperation as an integration partner.    Siemens to ensure the efficient networking of production systems, machinery a mehr >>

Volkswagen and Amazon Web Services to develop Industrial Cloud 27.03.2019

Innovation: Volkswagen and Amazon Web Services to develop Industrial Cloud

Volkswagen Group and Amazon Web Services are to develop the Volkswagen Industrial Cloud together.    Volkswagen Industrial Cloud will combine data of all machines, plants and systems from all the facilities of the Volkswagen Group  &n mehr >>

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