For the production of the BMW iX cockpit, the BMW Group uses a component simulation based on Artificial Intelligence methods. The result is a material mix of plastic and metal, which offers the advantages of saving energy and materials and shortening pre-development times. With the help of AI, optimal parameter sets can also be defined.
The BMW Group will begin sourcing aluminum produced using solar electricity with immediate effect. This marks an important milestone on the road to the company’s goal of lowering CO2 emissions in its supplier network by 20 % by 2030.
The BMW Group is taking the next step in the systematic integration of industrial 3D printing processes. The goal is to industrialize additive manufacturing and integrate it into the various divisions of the company in a sustainable manner with economic benefits. This includes above all vehicle development and production.
With the new 8 Series Coupé BMW doesn`t only want to penetrate deeper into the luxury GT segment. The company also plans to tackle Porsche and Co. in the sports car segment. Among other things, lightweight design should contribute to this.