BMW, Daimler deepens alliance on self-driving technology

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Daimler and BMW strengthens their alliance on Thursday to share increasing development costs for automated driving technologies, even as each automaker pursues separate tasks to develop completely self-driving cars. The huge price of designing and building computer-powered vehicles has currently prompted Honda to pool its efforts with General Motors, where as Volkswagen is in talks […]

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Munich prosecutors fine BMW $9.65 million for defective engine software

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Munich prosecutors fined BMW 8.5 million euros ($9.65 million) for administrative failures after the German luxury automaker set up the wrong engine management software into 7,965 vehicles, resulting in higher emissions. The prosecutor’s office stated BMW was guilty of oversight lapses. BMW stated it has accepted the findings of the Munich prosecutor. The engine management […]

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Daimler, BMW to invest 1 billion euros in venture to compete Uber

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Daimler and BMW revealed a joint ride-hailing, parking and electric vehicle charging business on Friday to rival with mobility services offered by Uber and other tech companies. The luxury car companies stated they would invest over 1 billion euros ($1.13 billion) to broaden the joint venture, moving beyond manufacturing and auto sales toward pay-per-minute or […]

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BMW and Daimler to refer ride-hailing venture as ‘Jurbey’

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German companies BMW and Daimler are going to name their combined ride-hailing and car-sharing company “Jurbey”, a source knowledgeable about the matter stated on Tuesday. Daimler and BMW refused to comment. Automotive website The Drive was first to report about the brand name. Germany’s luxury automakers last year revealed plans to combine their car-sharing businesses […]

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South Korea ministry to file complaint against BMW for ‘delayed’ response

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South Korea’s transport ministry stated it would lodge a complaint against German luxury automaker BMW with prosecutors for supposedly delaying recalls and concealing problems that resulted in several engine fires in the country this year. The ministry also fined BMW 11.2 billion won ($9.96 million) for “delayed recalls”. A faulty exhaust treatment system in BMW […]

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Vukotich named as new head of autonomous driving development of BMW

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Germany automaker BMW stated on Saturday Alejandro Vukotich is going to be the new head of its driver assistance and autonomous driving development department from January next year. Vukotich will replace Elmar Frickenstein, who has been in charge of the department since it was created in May 2016 and who will retire following a three-month handover […]

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BMW can convert hybrids to electric only mode in polluted areas

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BMW said it can force its hybrid cars convert into an electric-only mode in highly polluted inner-city areas, helping its vehicles rival with pure battery-driven competitors as a raft of cities seek to create emissions-free zones. “The car switches off the combustion engine automatically,” BMW’s board member for development, Klaus Froehlich, informed Reuters at the […]

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BMW is considering second U.S. manufacturing plant

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BMW is thinking about a second U.S. manufacturing plant that could produce engines and transmissions, CEO Harald Krueger stated on Tuesday, shortly after a report that U.S. President Donald Trump would enforce tariffs on imported cars from upcoming week. Krueger in an interview at the Los Angeles Auto Show also stated he backed British Prime […]

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BMW says it is planning for no-deal Brexit

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BMW stated it was continuing to plan for a no-deal Brexit, given uncertainty around Prime Minister Theresa May’s deal following resignation of several ministers in protest. BMW welcomed this week’s draft withdrawal agreement as a “positive step” in the correct direction but stated the political situation was not certain. “Uncertainty is not good for business. […]

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European Union executive conditionally approves Daimler and BMW car-sharing deal

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The European Union’s competition authority stated on Wednesday it had accepted the plan of German automakers Daimler and BMW to combine their car-sharing businesses, subject to conditions. Under the deal, which consists car-sharing units Car2Go and DriveNow along with ride-hailing, parking and charging services, Daimler and BMW will both hold 50 percent stakes in a […]

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