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Sustainable Supply Chain Management increases business success

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Developed together with experts from Center for Advanced Sustainable Management of Cologne Business School and M3TRIX GmbH, a consultancy company for sustainable business transformation, the white paper illustrates how companies can unlock the full value of their supply chain, and have a positive environmental impact by adopting an embedded sustainability model.“A drive towards sustainability is happening now. We see evidence that taking decisions in the interest of sustainability provides a source of innovation and growth for a lot of our cust... Read More »

Design for champions: BMW Motorsport reinterprets traditional BMW M colours for the 2018 season

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Light blue, dark blue and red have always been intrinsically associated with BMW on the motorsport scene. As far back as the 1970s, BMW racing cars tasted success on the international stage with the characteristic striped design. Today, the new BMW M8 GTE is just one of the cars that races with the traditional colours in the new design. Bold, modern shapes are derived from the three bars of the BMW M logo with abstracted, high contrast application for maximum visibility at speed. The livery is linked to architectural elements of the car, suc... Read More »

The new MINI Folding Bike. Riding pleasure with a twist

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Spring is just around the corner and with it the start of the cycling season; the first warm rays of sun beckon you to explore the great outdoors by pedal power. The new version of the MINI Folding Bike presented by the brand in time for the new season is a true all-rounder that is sure to appeal to design fans and MINI enthusiasts alike. The collapsible two-wheeler can be quickly loaded into any car boot with ease, and provides a flexible, comfortable and contemporary means of getting around. Whether it’s a short ride through town or an excurs... Read More »

Nokia is selected by Vodafone to be its technology partner for Mission to the Moon projec

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Berlin-based company, PTScientists is working with Vodafone Germany and Audi to achieve the first privately-funded Moon landing. Mission to the Moon is due to launch in 2019 from Cape Canaveral on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. Vodafone's network expertise will be used to set up the Moon's first 4G network, connecting two Audi lunar quattro rovers to a base station in the Autonomous Landing and Navigation Module (ALINA). Nokia, through Nokia Bell Labs, will create a space-grade Ultra Compact Network that will be the lightest ever developed - weig... Read More »

Audi Short Film Award for “Solar Walk”

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Hungarian director Réka Bucsi from Budapest wins the Audi Short Film Award at the 68th Berlin International Film Festival with her film “Solar Walk”. The 29 year old was able to convince the International Short Film Jury with her virtuoso animation film. It follows the journey of individuals and their creations in space. In its series of sequences and situations, “Solar Walk” recalls the liberating effect of automatic writing which was employed by the surrealists in the 1920s as the basis for a new kind of creativity. This year, the central ... Read More »

The BMW Group at the Mobile World Congress 2018

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Another handy digital service will be introduced in 2018 to further facilitate seamless connectivity. The BMW Digital Key will make it possible to unlock a BMW using a smartphone. What’s more, up to five digital copies of the key can be shared with other users. Widespread connectivity will also be an essential requirement for autonomous driving inthefuture. In view of this, theoutdoor area of the BMW Group stand will feature a BMW i3 in action as part of a showcase designed to demonstrate that autonomous driving (Level 5) is set to become a r... Read More »

Volkswagen Group provides active support for use of electric cars: 50 e-Golf (1) vehicles handed over in Hamburg

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At the handing-over ceremony, Ludger Fretzen, Head of Group Strategy for New Business of the Volkswagen Group, said: “With these 50 e-Golf cars the new owners make a contribution for better air quality. The objective of our partnership with Hamburg is to make urban mobility more environmentally compatible and more efficient. That is also in line with our Roadmap E.” Frank Horch, Senator for Economy, Transport and Innovation in Hamburg, said: “More and more people involved in business administration in Hamburg and also a growing number of mem... Read More »

DHL Express certified Top Employer Global for fourth year in a row

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DHL Express was one of just 13 companies to be recognized as Top Employer Global and – for the fourth year in a row – the only company to be certified in all regions. “Our people are everything at DHL Express. They form the backbone of our global transport network, they differentiate us from the competition by going the extra mile and most importantly, they deliver the customer experience. It’s therefore extremely gratifying to see our investments in our people recognized by organizations such as Top Employers Institute,” said Ken Allen, CEO... Read More »

Volkswagen and IG Metall successfully conclude pay negotiations

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Base pay for employees covered by the collective agreement is to be increased by 4.3 percent effective May 1, 2018. In addition, employees are to receive a one-off payment of €100 for the months from February to April 2018. An additional annual payment of 27.5 percent of a month’s salary from August 2019, which may be converted into six days of leave by special groups of employees, has also been introduced. From July 2019, a monthly payment of €90 is to be made to the company pension scheme; from January 2020, the figure will rise of to €98. In... Read More »

The BMW M4 Convertible Edition 30 Jahre

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30 years ago, the BMW M GmbH complemented its model range for the first time with an open-top high-performance automobile. Just in time for the beginning of the summer of 1988, the BMW M3 Convertible offered motorsport fans the possibility to enjoy also in the open air the fascination of a sports car designed for everyday use, but with racetrack-proven engine and suspension technology. The current successor, the BMW M4 Convertible (combined fuel consumption: 9.5 – 8.7 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 218 – 203 g/km), is the latest interpretati... Read More »

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