The [innovation]Lab at BMW researches emerging technologies and develops Proofs of Concepts to understand how they could fit within the company. We are a team of computer and data scientist working on projects ranging from image recognition with deep learning to predictive maintenance for robots on a production line. The three main research areas we focus on are Big Data and Data Science, Internet of Things/Industry 4.0, and Interactive User Interfaces.
The BMW IT Research Center is part of the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CUICAR) campus and an important platform for interdisciplinary collaborations between industry and academia. It is located close to the BMW plant Spartanburg, the largest plant of the BMW Group. The ITRC is defining and driving the innovation agenda for the BMW Group IT. The pace of change induced by digital technologies is increasing. Our research in core digital technologies enables new types of intelligent automotive services fueled by Big Data & analytics and a rapid progress toward advanced connected and autonomous vehicles.