BMW

  • BMW’s motorcycle concept is so smart you won’t need a helmet to ride it

    BMW’s motorcycle concept is so smart you won’t need a helmet to ride it

    Motorcycles aren’t exactly safe, but BMW envisions a future where two-wheel vehicles have enough onboard intelligence to make it possible for drivers to use them without protective clothing. The emphasis here is still on the thrill of the drive, but intelligent driver assistance features will help make it possible for the ride to maintain its thrill while adding a lot more… Read More

  • Mapping startups hope they can chart a new course to success

    Mapping startups hope they can chart a new course to success

    Alphabet, Apple and Uber may be spending billions on exhaustive new mapping technologies to power the self-driving car revolution, but there’s a new generation of companies betting that a combination of crowdsourcing and artificial intelligence will enable them to navigate their way to success in the wild world of international geographics. Some companies are choosing to go deep into… Read More

  • BMW said to accelerate EV plans with 3 Series, X4 and Mini

    BMW said to accelerate EV plans with 3 Series, X4 and Mini

    BMW plans to accelerate its electric vehicle plans, in the wake of an executive shake-up and leading into a vote planned for the end of this month. The new BMW expanded electric lineup will kindle fully battery-powered versions of the Mini, the BMW 3 Series and the X4 SUV. The company has previously discussed plans to electrify the 3 Series and other vehicles, but German’s… Read More

  • Watch Bear Grylls jump out of a plane to test Land Rover’s new Discovery seat folding app

    Watch Bear Grylls jump out of a plane to test Land Rover’s new Discovery seat folding app

    Land Rover’s new Discovery, which it teased yesterday via our first ever look at the SUV’s front end, also has a “world-first” smart seat feature, which lets owners reconfigure their vehicle seating from anywhere with a data connection with an app on their smartphone. Naturally, Land Rover decided to show us how this works by throwing Bear Grylls out of a plane with… Read More

  • BMW first to sell CarPlay as standalone service

    BMW first to sell CarPlay as standalone service

    BMW buyers will now have the option to get CarPlay installed in their new rides. But for a cost. BMW is charging $300 to add the service to new vehicles making the German auto maker the first to charge buyers for access to CarPlay. This sits as a starch difference from other manufacturers which either include CarPlay as a standard feature or bundle it in a technology package. BMW is… Read More

  • BMW’s EV roadmap detailed, includes full autonomy by 2025

    BMW’s EV roadmap detailed, includes full autonomy by 2025

    BMW isn’t letting off the gas on its electric vehicle program – the company plans replacements for the i3 and i8 by 2022, according to Automobile Magazine, and a new entrant dubbed Project i20 internally (but likely to be known as the i5 or i6 when it hits streets) on track for 2021. The i20 has a fully electric drivetrain, like the i3 before it, and will also offer BMW’s… Read More

  • Soon, you’ll be able to lock your BMW’s doors with your Amazon Echo

    Soon, you’ll be able to lock your BMW’s doors with your Amazon Echo

    BMW is working on an Alexa skill for its new BMW Connected app, which will arrive later this year and let car owners do things like check their remaining fuel levels and lock their car doors via voice commands to their Echo speaker. The new BMW Connected app arrived in the North American App Store in April, and will roll out in the UK.  It’s able to connect to any car with… Read More

  • ReachNow expands BMW car sharing to Portland

    ReachNow expands BMW car sharing to Portland

    After launching in Seattle in April, BMW’s car sharing service ReachNow is expanding down the I-5 corridor to Portland, Oregon. In Seattle, more than 13,000 people signed up in the first month, and ReachNow was able to add 150 vehicles and expand its service area by late June. It’s likely the Portland expansion will follow the same plan, with a fleet of vehicles in the city center… Read More

  • How USA Swimming trains with BMW’s Motion Tracking System for the 2016 Olympics

    How USA Swimming trains with BMW’s Motion Tracking System for the 2016 Olympics

    BMW might have found a low-risk way to test its autonomous driving systems — in the pool. Wait…what? For the past six years, BMW has been the official mobility partner of the U.S. Olympic Committee. As part of the role, the automaker has created a customized motion tracking system for USA Swimming, treating American swimmers like they’re autonomous cars in chlorine. How? Read More

  • BMW, Mobileye and Intel are building a full self-driving car for 2021

    BMW, Mobileye and Intel are building a full self-driving car for 2021

    BMW is teaming up with Mobileye and Intel to work on its first fully autonomous self-driving car, which it plans to ship by 2021, confirming Bloomberg’s report. Compared to existing self-driving technology, this new generation of cars is supposed to be able to drive itself from start to finish. This isn’t just about helping you when you’re on the highway. BMW and its… Read More

  • The last driver license holder Crunch Network

    The last driver license holder

    Say hello to Liam. He recently celebrated his first birthday. Not only is he a cutie, he is the last person to get a driver license. Impossible? Not in your lifetime? I don’t know if Liam will be the last person to get a driver license. It could be Sophia or Ethan. But one thing is certain: The last person to get a driver license is already born — the speed of technology… Read More

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