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Role in the project

BMW is primarily involved in this project in the development of the components and algorithms of the smart parking and fleet management use case which will be demonstrated at the German test site. BMW will also participate in the requirements analysis and specification of use cases, interfaces and components, as well as in the definition and refinement of the architecture. In particular BMW will play a significant role in the definition of the cloud infrastructure for the realization of the services necessary for the smart parking and fleet management use case at the German test site. Finally, BMW will assist in the evaluation of results and take part in dissemination and standardization activities.

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The special fascination of the BMW Group not only lies in its products and technology, but also in the company’s history, written by inventors, pioneers and brilliant designers. With its three brands BMW, MINI and Rolls‐Royce, the BMW Group is the world’s leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles and also provides premium financial and mobility services. As a global company, the BMW Group operates 31 production and assembly facilities in 14 countries and has a global sales network in more than 140 countries. In 2017, the BMW Group sold approximately 2,463 million cars and nearly 164.000 motorcycles worldwide. As of 31 December 2017, the BMW Group had a workforce of 129,932 employees.

Long term thinking and responsible conduct lay the foundation for the BMW Group’s economic success. The company has firmly established environmental and social sustainability throughout its value chain. This also includes comprehensive product responsibility and a clear commitment to resource conservation.

In Munich, BMW operates its own research and development center, called FIZ (Forschungs- und Innovationszentrum = Research and Innovation Centre), in which approximately 12.600 engineers are developing future cars and are conducting research and predevelopment on various fields of vehicle, systems and infrastructure design. BMW Group´s expenditures for R&D summed up to 5.1 Million € in 2017. Since BMW has a long tradition in participating in joint research, its associates are very well experienced in conducting and participating in national and European joint research programs.

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