BMW Group increasing use of digitalization and Industry 4.0 in production logistics

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The BMW Group is increasingly relying on innovations from the fields of digitalization and Industry 4.0 Innovations coming out of many pilot projects are being implemented worldwide in logistics at BMW Group plants. Smart Transport Robot at BMW Group Plant Regensburg.

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Volkswagen Group fined $1.2B by German authorities for diesel scandal

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VW GroupThe fallout from a global emissions cheating scandal keeps falling. This week, German authorities fined Volkswagen AG nearly $1.2 billion for selling more than 10 million cars with emissions-cheating software. The sum pales in comparison to the billions Volkswagen has paid in the U.S., which has totaled more than $24 billion so far, but is one of.

2018 63

BMW Group plans Additive Manufacturing Campus

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The BMW Group will invest more than €10 million in a new Additive Manufacturing Campus. Our new Additive Manufacturing Campus will concentrate the full spectrum of the BMW Group’s 3D printing expertise at a single location. Carbon and the BMW Group have been partners since 2015.

2018 104

Volkswagen Group introduces first Group autonomous driving concept: Sedric

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At the Geneva Motor Show, the Volkswagen Group is introducing Sedric (self-driving car)—an SAE Level 5 autonomous battery-electric vehicle concept. Sedric is the first concept car from the Volkswagen Group (as opposed to being a concept car developed by one of the Group brands).

2017 102

Volkswagen Group takes 49% stake in diconium; growing the Volkswagen Automotive Cloud

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The Volkswagen Group is acquiring a 49% stake in diconium , strengthening its digital business capabilities. With diconium as a technology partner, the Volkswagen Group is taking the next step in its digitalization efforts.

2018 114

Walt Disney World Resorts Adding Exciting New Group Options

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As a one-stop option for a dine-around or another fun group outing, Disney Springs is a dining, retail and entertainment area that, in keeping with Disney’s knack for storytelling, has a rich, albeit fictional, history as a Florida waterfront town.

2018 65

BMW Group Dingolfing factory to supply batteries for MINI EV from 2019

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The BMW Group’s Dingolfing plant in Germany will supply the batteries for the all-electric MINI to be built in late 2019 in Oxford, South England. E-Drives at the BMW Group. component factory now bears the name “BMW Group competence center for electric drive production”.

2018 111

Volkswagen Group expands production in China; four new factories opened; SUVs and electromobility

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With the opening of three new FAW-Volkswagen vehicle plants at three locations—in Qingdao, Foshan and Tianjin—as well as the Volkswagen FAW Platform Tianjin Branch component plant, the Volkswagen Group is strengthening its localization strategy in China.

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VW Group has nailed down $25 billion of batteries for electric cars, it said today

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For a company that has only two battery-electric models in production, both several years old, VW Group spends a great deal of time talking about electric cars. China Batteries EU VW Group plug-in cars Matthias Mueller Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) LG Chem SamsungThe company has plans to launch 30 new electric vehicles by 2025, and has released four Volkswagen ID concepts, the first of which will enter production in November 2019. At its annual.

2018 63

ExxonMobil leaves conservative anti-climate lobbying group

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Following a public spat over climate change legislation, oil giant ExxonMobil has pulled its membership from the Koch brothers-backed anti-climate-change lobbying group, American Legislative Exchange Council. Neither ExxonMobil nor ALEC has commented publicly on the reasons for the company's departure, but the move comes after ExxonMobil had an. oil Politics Exxon

VW Group makes 300 models globally, will electrify them all by 2030

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Matthias Müller, chairman of the VW Group. Frankfurt Auto Show Future Cars Frankfurt Motor Show VW Group plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Volkswagen IDAlong with the gleaming concept cars and new production models unveiled at last week's Frankfurt auto show, auto-company executives also make news. Often a company's CEO or product chief will announce directions for the future, whether they're hints about upcoming vehicles or new powertrain plans.

2017 74

Real News About Your Fake Life

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It’s my first comedic farce and very different from my last 5 plays – all of which have been produced as part of the critically acclaimed Cafe Plays at The Ruskin Group Theatre. YearOfJoe Eric Wolfgang Nelson Hamilton Matthews Rachel Hardisty Ruskin Group TheatreLadies and gentlemen, with the permission of stars Rachel Hardisty and Eric Wolfgang Nelson, here is Sunday night’s 9:00 performance of my latest one-act play, “Real News About Your Fake Life”.

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Volkswagen Group rolls out diesel swapping program throughout Germany

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The Volkswagen Group rolled out a new diesel swapping program in Germany. Environmental incentives for scrappage of Euro-1 to Euro-4 diesel vehicles of any make are again being offered by some of the Group’s brands throughout Germany. The Group’s Audi, SEAT, ŠKODA, Volkswagen and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles brands are announcing details of brand-specific programs.

2018 68

Volkswagen Group China, JAC and SEAT sign new deal advancing e-mobility in China

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Spain-based SEAT, a member of the Volkswagen Group, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Volkswagen Group China and Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Group Corp., The signing provides new impetus in the growing partnership between Volkswagen Group China, SEAT and JAC, working together in the important e-mobility market in China.

2018 72

moovel Group and SSB launching new mobility service in Stuttgart

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Daimler’s moovel Group and the Stuttgarter Strassenbahnen AG (SSB) are launching a new mobility service in Stuttgart. Similar trip requests are grouped together by the moovel on-demand algorithm so that several passengers share a car.

2017 106

Daimler Trucks launches E-Mobility Group; single global electric architecture

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Daimler Trucks has launched an E-Mobility Group (EMG) comprising all of its electric activities. By establishing our new global E-Mobility Group we can maximise the effectiveness of our investments in this strategic key technology.

2018 93

DEUTZ partnering with Manitou Group on electrification of construction equipment; hybrid and full-electric system

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Manitou Group, the first E-DEUTZ partner, has fitted one of its telehandlers with a hybrid drive and a second with a full-electric drive. DEUTZ AG and Manitou Group—a world leading OEM in rough-terrain handling equipment—are partnering on the electrification of the drive line.

2018 107

TRATON Group announces two strategic partnerships: Solera and Sinotruk

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In 2017, TRATON GROUP’s brands sold around 205,000 vehicles in total. TRATON AG, formerly Volkswagen Truck & Bus AG, announced two strategic partnerships. The first is with Solera, to develop smart and secure solutions to answer challenges of transport and logistics customers.

2018 76

Groupe PSA and Huawei showcase their first connected vehicle

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The DS 7 CROSSBACK is the first Groupe PSA vehicle using the PSA IoT “Connected Vehicle Modular Platform” (CVMP) and equipped with Huawei technology for new connected services. Groupe PSA built the CVMP for its connected vehicles using Huawei’s OceanConnect IoT platform.

2018 83

VW Diesel Cheating An 'Open Secret' In Engine Group: Report

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emissions laws was widespread knowledge within the diesel-engine group at Volkswagen headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany. emissions EPA TDI VW CARB VW Group Volkswagen diesel scandalA German newspaper has reported that the use of "defeat device" software to cheat on U.S. And, it said, one whistleblower involved in the deception had alerted a senior manager outside the department as far back as 2011.

2016 63

South Bay Bicycle Coalition Scores $240,000 Grant! Huge Grassroots Victory for Brand New Bike Group

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Considering that our volunteer group had scrambled and worked our asses off at a whirling dervish pace to get all the paperwork and lobbying done by the deadline, it was especially sweet news for us. The group hopes to see more South Bay cities install such bicycle-friendly facilities.

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Volkswagen Group readying autonomous parking for series vehicles in 2020

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The Volkswagen Group is readying autonomous parking functionality for deployment in series production vehicles in 2020. Group brands Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche are currently testing autonomous parking at Hamburg Airport.

2018 83

Give Me A #BreakFreeLA & Then Give Me 100% Renewables RIGHT NOW

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Not any City Council members, not enough state elected officials and not enough members of the South Coast Air Quality Management District, the California Air Resources Board, the Coastal Commission or any other regulatory group tasked with protecting the people.

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Phillips 66 and Renewable Energy Group plan large-scale renewable diesel facility on West Coast

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Phillips 66 and Renewable Energy Group, Inc. announced that planning is underway for the construction of a large-scale renewable diesel plant on the US West Coast. The plant would utilize REG’s proprietary Bio-Synfining technology for the production of renewable diesel fuel. Planned feedstocks include a mix of waste fats, oils and greases, including regionally-sourced vegetable oils, animal fats and used cooking oil.

2018 90

Volkswagen Group appoints Dr. Michael Steiner as Group Compliance Commissioner

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Michael Steiner, until now Head of Total Vehicle Development/Quality at Porsche, has been appointed Compliance Commissioner at the Volkswagen Group effective as of 16 November 2015. Steiner’s tasks as Compliance Commissioner of the Volkswagen Group will include conducting talks with all regulatory and compliance authorities globally on all vehicle regulatory matters on behalf of the Volkswagen Group.

2015 72

Ford reorganizing mobility solutions efforts; acquires Autonomic, TransLoc to boost mobility group

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The reorganization will establish four new groups focused on mobility products, services and businesses. The new groups are: Ford X: Ford’s acquisition of Autonomic will serve as the cornerstone for its new Ford X team.

2018 135

Audi diesel: another shoe drops as top VW Group execs implicated

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emissions VW VW Group Diesel cars Volkswagen diesel scandalIt has been nearly two years since Volkswagen came clean and admitted its "clean diesel" engines were actually quite dirty. In 2015, a VW engineer admitted the TDI diesel cars sold in the U.S. since 2009 were outfitted with "defeat device" software that let them pass emission tests, only to emit far more nitrogen oxides in real-world use.

2017 59

Will VW Group's electric cars "leapfrog" Tesla by 2025? Poll results

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Future Cars VW Group plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) PollsLooking back from the 2020s or 2030s, it's entirely likely that the unexpected arrival of Tesla Motors was a major force—along with legislation, perhaps the major force—in getting legacy automakers to produce electric cars. Competition has always spurred innovation, and German makers in particular were caught entirely unprepared for.

2017 63

SGL Group acquires BMW Group’s minority interest in carbon fiber JV

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SGL Carbon SE is acquiring BMW Group’s 49% equity investment in the joint ventures SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers GmbH & Co. Once the deal has been completed, SGL Group will be the sole owner of SGL ACF. Carbon fibers and carbon fiber materials are at the core of SGL Group's corporate strategy. BMW Group will continue to rely on lightweight construction and an intelligent mix of materials, with carbon remaining a significant component.

Gore's group on board with plug-ins

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The Alliance for Climate Protection, Al Gore's group, has taken another step toward promoting plug-in cars (all electric cars and plug-in hybrids) with its RePower America campaign.

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Groupe PSA selects Punch Powertrain for future electrified transmission systems; 48V configuration up first

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Groupe PSA has selected transmission provider Punch Powertrain as the supplier of its next-generation e-DCT electrified transmission systems by 2022. Punch is entirely owned by the Yinyi Group in China.

2018 111

SoftBank Group to acquire 9.9% of Nemaska Lithium

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has entered into an investment agreement with SoftBank Group Corp. This investment in Nemaska is of monumental importance to the SoftBank Group’s strategy. —Masayoshi Son, Chairman & CEO of SoftBank Group Corp. Nemaska Lithium Inc.

2018 83

Daimler Mobility Services and Geely Group Company form premium ride-hailing joint venture in China

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Daimler Mobility Services and Geely Group Company, Geely Holding Group’s new business entity, will form a premium ride-hailing joint venture in China. The fleet initially will include Mercedes-Benz S-Class, E-Class and V-Class and Maybach vehicles and could be supplemented by premium electric vehicles of the Geely Group. The joint venture will complement Geely Group company’s and Daimler’s expansion into new mobility services.

2018 72

BMW Group puts another 40t battery-electric truck into service

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The BMW Group and the transport and logistics service provider Elflein have commissioned a 40-ton battery-electric truck for material transport for the BMW Leipzig plant. In Munich, BMW Group and the SCHERM group used a Terberg YT202-EV electric truck to travel a 2km route (1.2

2016 102

More than 250,000 electrified BMW Group vehicles on the roads; BMW Group electrified sales up 52% in April

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Combined sales of BMW i, BMW iPerformance and MINI Electric vehicles were up 52% in April (9,831), bringing the total number of electrified BMW Group cars sold to over 250,000, said Pieter Nota, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG responsible for Sales and Brand BMW. The Group is on track to deliver on its stated target to sell more than 140,000 electrified vehicles this year, he added. of all BMW Group sales are electrified, while in the US it’s 7.3%.

2018 69

Volkswagen Group further advancing electromobility offensive in China; LoI with FAW Group, ICV; investing €15B through 2022

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The Volkswagen Group is expanding its successful business relationships in China with a particular focus on e-mobility. As part of the 5 th German-Chinese government consultations, the Volkswagen Group China signed letters of intent with a long-time joint-venture partner, the FAW Group, and with the China Intelligent and Connected Vehicles (Beijing) Research Institute Co.

2018 64

New group of materials could lead to faster-charging Li-ion batteries

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2018 109

Volkswagen Group picks SK Innovation as supplier of battery cells for MEB-based EVs in North America

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The Volkswagen Group has selected South Korea-based battery manufacturer SK Innovation (SKI) as the fourth major supplier of battery cells for electric vehicles based on the Modular Electric Toolkit (MEB). SKI will supply the batteries for North America and a share of the batteries for the production of Volkswagen Group full-electric vehicles in Europe. This lays the foundation for the transformation of the Volkswagen Group towards e-mobility.

2018 69

BMW Group, Northvolt and Umicore partner to develop sustainable life-cycle loop for EV batteries in Europe

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The BMW Group, Northvolt and Umicore have formed a joint technology consortium in order to work closely together on the continued development of a complete and sustainable value chain for battery cells for electrified vehicles in Europe. With Northvolt as a partner focused on sustainable production and the BMW Group in its capacity as a carmaker that is already developing its own battery cells today, this can be achieved to great effect, the partners said.

2018 93

BMW Group plants stepping up activities in balancing-power market to contribute to grid stability

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The energy control stations at BMW Group Plants Dingolfing and Landshut are stepping up their activities in the balancing-power market in Germany. The facilities in Dingolfing and Landshut are part of the BMW Group’s network of different energy systems at various sites.

2018 89

Volkswagen Group outselling GM in China

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The Volkswagen Group is having a very strong sales year so far in China. For the nine-month period from January to September, VW Group deliveries were up 10.7% As a result, the Group is outselling GM, which itself has been posting record results. Worldwide, the Volkswagen Group delivered 947,600 vehicles to customers in September, an increase of 7.1% —Fred Kappler, Head of Group Sales. The Volkswagen Group delivered 3.18 of total group sales.

2016 74

BMW Group, BASF SE, Samsung SDI and Samsung Electronics launch cross-industry project to support sustainable cobalt mining

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As part of a cross-industry initiative, the BMW Group, BASF SE, Samsung SDI and Samsung Electronics have launched a joint cobalt pilot project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This pilot project builds on a feasibility study jointly conducted by GIZ and BMW Group.

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Volkswagen Group invests in Hubject eRoaming platform for EV charging

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The Volkswagen Group is joining the eRoaming platform Hubject GmbH as shareholder. Hubject, a joint venture formed by BMW Group, Bosch, Daimler AG, EnBW, innogy and Siemens ( earlier post ), launched its eRoaming EV charging platform “intercharge” in 2013.

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