Wed. Oct 28th, 2020

BMW opens a brand new R&D Heart: FIZ Nord

BMW is opening analysis and improvement in Munich. The FIZ Projekthaus Nord is a brand new constructing complicated which expands the Munich Analysis and Innovation Centre (FIZ), one of many largest R&D areas in Europe. The FIZ Projekthaus Nord is a milestone of the long-term “FIZ Future” program, through which the corporate has already invested about 1 billion euros.

Professor Reimund Neugebauer, President of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Munich’s Lord Mayor Dieter Reiter, Oliver Zipse, Chairman of the Board of Administration of BMW AG, Frank Weber, Member of the Board of Administration for Improvement, Ilka Horstmeier, Member of the Board of Administration for Human Assets, and Manfred Schoch, Chairman of the Basic Works Council of BMW AG, collectively ramped up the primary of a complete of 100 ultra-modern check benches on Friday, thus formally opening the progressive constructing.

As much as 120 building planners and greater than 1,100 staff have been engaged on the development web site in recent times. The development planners used digital simulation strategies corresponding to wind simulation and design computing to validate the progressive constructing design.

“Within the FIZ we’re engaged on the way forward for cars day by day of the week. That is the place we develop the applied sciences that can form tomorrow’s mobility and be sure that our premium cars present sustainable pleasure,” mentioned Oliver Zipse, Chairman of the Board of Administration of BMW AG.

“With the FIZ Nord we’re taking the subsequent massive step in our transformation course of: We’re organising our analysis and improvement for the longer term. It’s going to be digital, totally related and extra agile than ever earlier than to carry the applied sciences of the longer term into sequence manufacturing. It will strengthen our function as a high-tech firm and on the similar time reinforce Germany’s place as a analysis and improvement location.”

BMW says that the FIZ complicated has over 20,000 servers and a capability of over 90 petabytes of storage, which corresponds to the information quantity of 24 billion smartphone pictures of four MB every. The day by day information alternate from and to the Munich FIZ quantities to 115 terabytes.

For the primary time, all drivetrain builders will work collectively below one roof at FIZ Nord. The greater than 2,000 workers of the entire automobile integration division profit from being bodily near the numerous check benches. Within the workshop constructing for check benches and measuring gear there are 100 check benches and 200 laboratories outfitted with the very newest know-how.

The FIZ Nord is a serious step of the great and long-term “FIZ Future” city improvement program.

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