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Porsche sets new quality benchmarks with its Inno-Space

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This February, the first innovation will be put to the test: the look and feel test using augmented reality. By the end of the year, this concept is then set to be integrated into the production process. The test offers a fast and reliable means of highlighting deviations from the specified perfection level, enabling time savings and a significant increase in the analysis quality. The Inno-Space forms an interface between the present and the future of quality management, allowing innovations to be developed and established so that they can b... Read More »

Porsche plans to invest more than six billion euro in electromobility by 2022

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Porsche has been putting together an unprecedented future development plan: By 2022, the sports car manufacturer will invest more than six billion euro in electromobility, focusing on both plug-in hybrids and purely electric vehicles. The de-cision was made by the Porsche AG Supervisory Board at its most recent meeting. “We are doubling our expenditure on electromobility from around three billion euro to more than six billion euro”, explains Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG. “Alongside development of our models with c... Read More »

BMW Art & Culture is calling for applications for the BMW Residency dedicated to Photography, at GOBELINS, the School of Visual Arts Paris

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After 6 years of partnership with the Nicéphore Nièpce Museum, and as the BMW Group just celebrated his 100 years, BMW Group France confirms the new direction of the 2018 Residency through its partnership with GOBELINS, the School of Visual Arts in Paris, for the second consecutive year. For this new edition, BMW, which has always fostered a pioneering spirit, is more than ever putting the emphasis on experimentation. This is why GOBELINS was a natural choice for BMW; the two companies sharing the same values of excellence and innovation. ... Read More »

“Fashion meets Logistics”: fashion show at DHL hub in Leipzig

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The casual collection to be presented in Leipzig will include shirts, skirts, caps and socks in the characteristic yellow and red; they will also sport the logistics company logo. As a trendy designer label VETEMENTS is known for its unconventional fashion statements and its play with prominent brands and symbols. In 2015, the label initially created a stir with a yellow t-shirt featuring the DHL logo. "The current collection again shows that red and yellow are never out of style," said Arjan Sissing, head of Global Brand Marketing at Deutsche ... Read More »

New packing center for vehicle parts in Wilhelmshaven

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Thomas Zernechel, the Head of Volkswagen Group Logistics, says: “This decision for Wilhelmshaven is of critical strategic importance to the Volkswagen Group. The Jade-Weser-Port is Germany’s only deep-sea harbor. By setting up a packing center there, we will create a direct link to the one port that we can use to transport our components in the world's largest ships.” Under the plan, vehicle parts for the brands Volkswagen, Audi and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles will be packed in Wilhelmshaven beginning in 2019 and transported to more than 25 ... Read More »

Platooning, a step closer

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Scania believes that a sustainable transport future will be a reality through the use of multiple solutions. Platooning is one solution and may be one of the most effective ways to optimise logistics, transport flows and systems. Up to date innovations Platooning involves the use of smart technology and the most up to date innovations in autonomous vehicle technology. On today’s test track, the vehicles drive together in one unbroken line. Each vehicle is, to the casual observer, simply driving one after the other. Gunnar Tornmalm, Head ... Read More »

DriveNow becomes wholly-owned subsidiary of BMW Group

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The rapidly growing field of mobility services is one of the cornerstones of the BMW Group’s corporate strategy NUMBER ONE > NEXT, as evidenced by the BMW Group expanding its offering in the areas of on-demand mobility (DriveNow and ReachNow), parking (ParkNow) and charging (ChargeNow) in a sustainable way. The acquisition of the Sixt shares is therefore the next logical step in this strategy, following the acquisition of Parkmobile LLC in early January of this year, a move which made the BMW Group the world’s leading provider of digital par... Read More »

Double victory for BMW at the “Best Cars Award” 2018

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For BMW, the year 2018 begins with a double victory at the “Best Cars Award”. Both the BMW 5 Series and the BMW X1 claim class victories in the latest reader’s poll held by the trade journal “auto, motor und sport”. With first place in the “Upper Midrange” category, the BMW 5 Series was able to repeat last year’s success. The Sports Activity Vehicle BMW X1 asserted itself in the “Compact SUV” class. Moreover, six further current BMW models were able to gain places on the winners’ rostrum in each of their respective vehicle classes. The prizes w... Read More »

Green light for the new spearhead: BMW M8 GTE makes race debut at the “Rolex 24” in Daytona

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The honour of contesting the first race with the BMW M8 GTE goes to BMW Team RLL. Team principal Bobby Rahal’s (USA) crew enters their tenth season with BMW and is set to compete in the IMSA series with two BMW M8 GTE this year. The BMW M8 GTE is the result of BMW’s latest thinking in GT car development and constructed in order to be eligible to compete at Le Mans – something BMW will do this year for the first time since 2011. Where the BMW Z4 GTLM and BMW M6 GTLM raced in the four previous IMSA seasons were derived from GT3 versions of the... Read More »

Good ideas from employees: AUDI AG saves approximately €108.6 million in 2017

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Audi places importance on quick and lean processes in its ideas management: Experts from the relevant departments examine the employees’ suggestions at headquarters and decided directly on implementation. An online tool informs the employees about how the process is progressing and ensures maximum transparency. An internal ideas agency accompanies and advises the employees. The Audi employees receive financial rewards from the company for suggestions that are implemented, the amount of which depends on the savings achieved. “We always encour... Read More »

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