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  • New BMWs To Sport Apple Interface, iPad And iPod Out Integration

    New BMWs To Sport Apple Interface, iPad And iPod Out Integration

    The Paris Motor show is going on now. The usual car unveilings are a given, but also the shows are becoming a place for automakers to showcase and release exciting new tech. Take BMW for example, they are known around the globe for making the “ultimate driving machines.” Now, they are entering the realm of being the ultimate connectivity machine. Read More

  • BMW plus Sennheiser equals some sweet-looking headphones

    BMW plus Sennheiser equals some sweet-looking headphones

    I always wonder what is really meant when people say that BMW, or Ferrari, or whoever, colluded with this or that consumer tech company to create a product. Obviously they didn't get the lead designer for the 5 series to work on these from the ground up, but at the same time they didn't hire the guy who created the seat-recline mechanism. I'm guessing they get a few sketches from the art… Read More

  • BMW expanding its electric presence with Active-E leases

    BMW expanding its electric presence with Active-E leases

    You've probably heard about the BMW Mini E lease program — 500 or so of the little buggers were let into the wild to be given real-life, long-term testing by regular people. It seems like the program was a success, because BMW is doing it again, this time with their Active-E (Activeeee!) concept, a more practical car for most people, but also mighty expensive. Read More

  • BMW Mini E sees huge mileage drop in cold weather

    BMW Mini E sees huge mileage drop in cold weather

    Remember that time you left your phone in the car on a cold night when you went to dinner, and when you got back to it, the battery was nearly dead because it had gotten so cold? Yeah, that would be happening a lot if you had an electric car that didn't take temperature into account. And so the testers of BMW Mini Es are finding out in cold weather: range seems to be reduced by half in 23°… Read More

  • Nuance and BMW vs Ford and Microsoft

    Nuance and BMW vs Ford and Microsoft

    Ford and Microsoft have found great success partnering together on Sync and the rest of the automotive industry have finally taken notice. We’ve taken Sync for a ride or two and know that it works as advertised. We even took a 2010 Mustang for a spin over the weekend and even without the full-fledged Nav system with touchscreen, Sync worked great. BTW- Ford kicked some ass on the new Mustang. Read More

  • The first Mini E is now cruising around LA

    The first Mini E is now cruising around LA

    One lucky Californian dude is cruising in style after he took delivery of the very first production electric Mini. The Mini-E is available for lease on a very limited basis reminiscent of the GM EV-1 from the '90s. Except this time around, the plug-in electric car will only be in customers hands for one short year instead of three. Presumably, the 500 cars will be sent back to Mini for testing and… Read More

  • BMW turning to NASA to help improve efficiency

    BMW turning to NASA to help improve efficiency

    BMW is out to improve its vehicles efficiencies and has turned to NASA for help. The car company plans on equipping thermoelectric generators on upcoming models to power secondary systems and therefore improving gasoline economy. Now, this update to BMW’s Efficient Dynamics isn’t a huge leap forward, but rather an evolutionary step towards the space age. Some satellites employ similar… Read More

  • Thermaltake, BMW ‘Level 10’ PC case looks like a trendy apartment complex

    Thermaltake, BMW ‘Level 10’ PC case looks like a trendy apartment complex

    Thermaltake and BMW have teamed up to create the “Level 10” PC case, which is on display at the CeBIT conference in Hanover, Germany this week. The case definitely looks interesting, with all the components outside the case yet inside their own compartments. It kind of looks like one of those apartment complexes in a warm climate where the elevators are indoors but the hallways to everyone’s… Read More

  • BMW developing adaptive navigation systems

    BMW developing adaptive navigation systems

    Dare we call the current crop of GPS units dumb. While they can tell you how to get between A or B, they don't really know you. BMW's upcoming Intelligent Learning Navigation System, or ILENA for short, will get to know you and your spouse intimately. Read More

  • BMW using MS Surface as car configurator

    Now, you could just go down a list and tick the options you want, but that wouldn’t really be posh enough for you, would it? You’re getting a Bimmer, and you want the experience to be luxurious and classy from start to finish. And that’s why they’re employing a Microsoft Surface to choose your options and check out your car’s features instead of a good old piece of… Read More