BMW unveils Dee prototype, ‘the next level of human-machine interaction’
BMW revealed a prototype for the i Vision Dee concept car during the automaker’s keynote at CES on Wednesday evening. The four-door sedan came out onstage in a crisp white, but later morphed int
BMW reimagines the head-up display
At CES today, BMW unveiled its new i Vision Dee concept car, an E Ink-clad four-door sedan that can shift colors on demand. Why “Dee?” you surely ask. It stands for Digital Emotional Exper
Solid Power and BMW’s R&D deal offers a sneak peek into the battery industry’s future
The battery industry is starting to resemble the pharma industry in the way it tackles R&D risk, manufacturing and commercialization.
BMW to invest $1.7B to build EVs in South Carolina
BMW plans to invest $1.7 billion to build at least six EV models in the U.S. by the end of the decade. The investment announced Wednesday includes $1 billion toward BMW’s factory in Spartanburg, Sou
BMW partners with AirConsole to bring in-car gaming in 2023
BMW will partner with AirConsole to bring in-car gaming to new vehicles, starting with the BMW 7 series next year.
BMW will use Amazon Alexa to build its next voice assistant
Amazon Alexa will be the foundation of BMW’s next-generation voice assistant, the companies announced Wednesday at Amazon’s annual Devices and Services launch event. The German automaker a
BMW’s most powerful SUV is a plug-in hybrid
BMW raised the curtain Tuesday on a high-performance plug-in hybrid SUV meant to lure buyers from the ultra-luxury segment’s Lamborghini Urus and Aston Martin DBX. The BMW XM full-size SUV is the fi
EV laggards BMW and Toyota to partner on hydrogen fuel cell vehicles
BMW and Toyota will team up to produce hydrogen fuel cell vehicles starting mid-decade, according to a report in Nikkei Asia. The two will begin producing and selling hydrogen fuel cell vehicles devel
BMW hedges its EV bet, appears poised to repeat mistakes of the past
BMW is on the verge of creating another compromise platform that could hamstring its EV efforts.
Hyundai to electrify high-performance N brand
Hyundai said Thursday it will begin building electric vehicles under its high-performance N brand created to compete with luxury sports cars from Mercedes-Benz and BMW. The automaker said the Ioniq 5
BMW taps Valeo for driving assistance systems in its next-gen EVs
BMW Group has tapped Valeo to provide the advanced driver assistance system for the automaker’s new electric vehicle platform due to launch in 2025. The deal, a significant win for Valeo, also h
Dual-chemistry battery tech could push BMW’s iX EV to 600-mile range
BMW’s iX was introduced late last year with a maximum range of 324 miles. With the prototype, ONE is hoping to nearly double that to 600 miles.
WhatsApp ramps up revenue with global launch of Cloud API and soon, a paid tier for its Business App
WhatsApp is continuing its push into the business market with today’s news it’s launching the WhatsApp Cloud API to all businesses worldwide. Introduced into beta testing last November, th
Google’s Flutter 3 adds support for macOS and Linux desktop apps
At its I/O developer conference, Google today announced the launch of Flutter 3, the latest version of its open source, multiplatform UI development framework for building natively compiled applicatio
Charged with billions in capital, meet the 9 startups developing tomorrow’s batteries today
Today’s batteries are better in every respect than those made five years ago, but they still leave much to be desired. What’s needed are some breakthroughs.
BMW launches its first all-electric 7 Series sedan
After months of teasers and a slow drip of information, BMW today announced its new i7 xDrive60, the first all-electric version of its full-size luxury sedan. For $119,300 (plus destination fee), you&
BMW’s CTO on electrification and supply chain issues
As BMW gets ready to debut the next generation of its 7 Series luxury sedan in April — and with that, the new all-electric i7 — the company today turned the spotlight on its overall portfo
The Mini Cooper SE is a fun EV with some catching up to do
Electrifying a car like the two-door Mini Cooper seems like a brilliant, forehead-slapping, “why didn’t we think of this before” kind of concept, and Mini certainly agrees. The brand
Fast-charge EV battery maker StoreDot pulls in $80M led led by Vietnam’s VinFast
StoreDot, the Israeli next-generation battery technology startup touting an “extreme fast charging” (XFC) battery for electric vehicles, has secured the first close of its latest funding round led
The best (and weirdest) future car tech at CES 2022
Another virtual year at CES 2022 is in the bag for TechCrunch, and even though we attended the event remotely, one thing in the vehicle space was made abundantly clear: Your car is about so much more