BMW

  • 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

  • ChargePoint raises $50 million to charge more cars

    ChargePoint raises $50 million to charge more cars

    ChargePoint announced this month that it had raised $50 million in its latest round of funding, thanks in large part to Linse Capital. That makes a total of $164 million raised from investors like BMW iVentures and Siemens, among others. ChargePoint already has the largest EV charging network in North America, with 28,000 stations installed since 2007. According to the U.S. Department of… Read More

  • BMW’s CEO reveals plans for the i NEXT, a self-driving car set for a 2021 debut

    BMW’s CEO reveals plans for the i NEXT, a self-driving car set for a 2021 debut

    Before you get too excited, the above image is the Vision NEXT 100, the concept car BMW showed off back in March to note that, as it celebrated its 100th anniversary, the company was spending more time looking forward than back. The automaker’s CEO Harald Krueger struck a similarly futuristic tone during its annual shareholder meeting in Munich this week, though the chief executive was… Read More

  • BMW and Daimler abandon Apple Car talks

    BMW and Daimler abandon Apple Car talks

    If Apple really is working on a car, it won’t be the Ultimate Driving Machine™. BMW and Daimler have discontinued talks with Apple over a potential automotive collaboration, Handelsblatt reports. Read More

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