Bayerische Motoren Werke AG , commonly known as BMW or BMW AG, is a German automobile, motorcycle and engine manufacturing company founded in 1916.BMW is headquartered in Munich, Bavaria. It also owns and produces Mini cars, and is the parent company of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. BMW produces motorcycles under BMW Motorrad. In 2012, the BMW Group produced 1,845,186 automobiles and 117,109 motorcycles across all of its brands. BMW is part of the "German Big 3" luxury automakers, along with Audi and Mercedes-Benz, which are the three best-selling luxury automakers in the world. Wikipedia.
BMW AG | Date: 2017-02-01
A method for welding a ball onto a first component includes the following steps: providing a first component; creating a physical mark in or on the first component; positioning the ball in the place where the physical mark has been created; and welding the ball in a non-contacting manner to the first component using a laser welding device that is positioned at a distance from the first component and the ball.
BMW AG | Date: 2017-01-31
A method is provided for producing an SMC component provided with a unidirectional fiber reinforced. The method includes: a) a blank of a unidirectional fiber reinforced is laid on the tool surface of a lower part of a preform tool, b) the preform tool is closed by moving a preform upper part and the preform lower part of the preform tool towards each other, thus forming the unidirectional fiber reinforced; c) the unidirectional fiber reinforced is pre-cured in the preform tool by heating; d) the removed unidirectional fiber reinforced together with at least one nondirectional SMC semi-finished product are laid in a press tool, onto the tool surface of a press tool lower part; e) the press tool is closed, wherein a press tool upper part and the press tool lower part of the press tool are moved towards each other to mold together the unidirectional fiber reinforced and the at least one non-directional SMC semi-finished product; and f) the produced SMC component is fully cured by heating.
Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft | Date: 2017-02-14
An axle drive mechanism includes a driving toothed wheel, a drive mechanism housing, a differential cage, a differential gear, a first and a second output shaft, and at least one shiftable torque transmission device. The at least one shiftable torque transmission is disposed between the driving toothed wheel and the first output shaft and includes a torque transmission region. The torque transmission region is at least partially disposed between said differential cage bearings in the axial direction.
Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft | Date: 2017-02-10
A warning signal control system is equipped with an optical warning signal actuator, preferably the headlight flasher which is already available, an acoustic warning signal actuator for emitting a vehicle-external warning sound which differs from the conventional horn signal, at least one electronic control unit, and a single operating switch. The switch signal is an input signal of the control unit by which both the optical warning signal actuator as well as the acoustic warning signal actuator can be activated separately or together. In the process, the activation of the optical warning signal actuator and/or the acoustic warning signal actuator can be controlled at least depending on the vehicle speed when the operating switch is actuated. The operating switch is the operating element which is already provided for the conventional light flashing function and is used here in a multifunctional manner.
Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft | Date: 2017-02-10
A steering system for a motor vehicle includes a steering handle for manual actuation of the steering system, at least one steerable motor vehicle wheel which can be mechanically coupled to the steering handle, and a steering column which is rotatable about a steering-system axis and has an input shaft connected fixedly to the steering handle and an output shaft connected to the at least one steerable motor vehicle wheel for rotation therewith. A steering-system-blocking element is connected fixedly to a body of the motor vehicle. A locking device can either enable or block a relative rotation between the input shaft and the body-mounted steering-system-blocking element. A coupling device can either enable or block a relative rotation between the input shaft and the output shaft.
Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft | Date: 2017-05-31
Method for serial data transmission by mean of data frames in a communications network comprising a plurality of stations, in particular in a time multiplex method, which in a communication of the plurality of stations comprises the following work steps: executing a first priority resolution for messages to be transmitted by the plurality of stations on a bus line; transmitting of a first data frame by a first station which has to transmit a first message with the highest priority during a duration of a predefined first access slot; executing of a second priority resolution of messages to be transmitted on the bus line by the plurality of stations, wherein the point in time of a beginning of the first priority resolution and of a beginning of the second priority resolution is predefined.
Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft | Date: 2016-12-28
The invention relates to an arrangement of at least one induction coil (20) for inductively charging an energy accumulator on an underbody (10) of a motor vehicle (70). The induction coil (20) is at least partly covered towards the top in the vehicle height direction (12) by a covering element (22). The covering element (22) has at least one shielding region (24) for shielding electromagnetic fields of the induction coil (20). The invention also relates to a method for inductively charging an energy accumulator of a motor vehicle (70) using an induction coil (20) of the motor vehicle (70).
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: FCH2-IA | Phase: FCH-03.1-2015 | Award Amount: 106.22M | Year: 2016
Hydrogen Mobility Europe 2 (H2ME 2) brings together action in 8 European countries to address the innovations required to make the hydrogen mobility sector truly ready for market. The project will perform a large-scale market test of hydrogen refuelling infrastructure, passenger and commercial fuel cell electric vehicles operated in real-world customer applications and demonstrate the system benefits generated by using electrolytic hydrogen solutions in grid operations. H2ME 2 will increase the participation of European manufacturers into the hydrogen sector, and demonstrate new vehicles across a range of platforms, with increased choice: new cars (Honda, and Daimler), new vans (range extended vehicles from Renault/Symbio and Renault/Nissan/Intelligent Energy) and a new medium sized urban delivery truck (Renault Trucks/Symbio). H2ME 2 develops an attractive proposition around range extended vehicles and supports a major roll-out of 1,000 of these vehicles to customers in France, Germany, Scandinavia and the UK. 1,230 new hydrogen fuelled vehicles will be deployed in total, trebling the existing fuel cell fleet in Europe. H2ME 2 will establish the conditions under which electrolytic refuelling stations can play a beneficial role in the energy system, and demonstrate the acquisition of real revenues from provision of energy services for aggregated electrolyser-HRS systems at a MW scale in both the UK and France. This has the further implication of demonstrating viable opportunities for reducing the cost of hydrogen at the nozzle by providing valuable energy services without disrupting refuelling operations. H2ME 2 will test 20 new HRS rigorously at high level of utilisation using the large vehicle deployment. The loading of stations by the end of the project is expected to average 20% of their daily fuelling capacity, with some stations exceeding 50% or more. This will test the HRS to a much greater extent than has been the case in previous projects.
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: CSA | Phase: GV-11-2016 | Award Amount: 3.50M | Year: 2017
The FUTURE-RADAR project will support the European Technology Platform ERTRAC (the European Road Transport Research Advisory Council) and the European Green Vehicle Initiative PPP to create and implement the needed research and innovation strategies for a sustainable and competitive European road transport system. Linking all relevant stakeholders FUTURE-RADAR will provide the consensus-based plans and roadmaps addressing the key societal, environmental, economic and technological challenges in areas such as road transport safety, urban mobility, long distance freight transport, automated road transport, global competitiveness and all issues related to energy and environment. FUTURE-RADAR will also facilitate exchange between cities in Europa, Asia and Latin America on urban electric mobility solutions. The FUTURE-RADAR activities include project monitoring, strategic research agendas, international assessments and recommendations for innovation deployment as well as twinning of international projects and comprehensive dissemination and awareness activities. Overall it can be stated that FUTURE-RADAR provides the best opportunity to maintain, strengthen and widen the activities to further develop the multi-stakeholder road transport research area, for the high-quality research of societal and industrial relevance in Europe.
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: RIA | Phase: ICT-30-2015 | Award Amount: 9.43M | Year: 2016
The Internet of Things (IoT) brings opportunities for creating new services and products, reducing costs for societies, increasing the service level for the citizens in a number of areas, and changing how services are sold and consumed. Despite these opportunities, current information system architectures create obstacles that must be addressed for leveraging the full potential of IoT. One of the most critical obstacles are the vertical silos that shape todays IoT because they constitute a serious impediment to the creation of cross-domain, cross-platform and cross-organisational applications and services. Those silos also hamper developers from producing new added value across multiple platforms due to the lack of interoperability and openness. bIoTope provides the necessary Standardized Open APIs for enabling horizontal interoperability between silos. Such horizontal interoperability makes it possible to develop Systems of Systems where cross-domain information from platforms, devices and other information sources can be accessed when and as needed. bIoTope-enabled Systems can seamlessly exploit all available information, which makes them smart in the sense that they can take or propose the most appropriate actions depending on the current Users or Objects Context/Situation, and even learn from experience. bIoTope capabilities lay the foundation for open innovation ecosystems where companies can innovate both by the creation of new software components for IoT ecosystems, as well as create new Platforms for Connected Smart Objects with minimal investment. Large-scale pilots implemented in smart cities will provide both social, technical and business proofs-of-concept for such IoT ecosystems. This is feasible because the bIoTope consortium combines unique IoT experience, commercial solution providers and end-users, thus ensuring the high quality and efficiency of the results and implementations.