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BMW Unveils the Fully-Electric MINI Cooper With a Long List of Tech and Not Much Range

BMW Unveils the Fully-Electric MINI Cooper With a Long List of Tech and Not Much Range

BMW is the latest global automaker to unveil a fully-electric model as the auto industry continues its gradual transition to battery-powered cars. The automaker revealed today the fully-electric version of the iconic MINI Cooper. It was the world’s first look at the compact electric car.

Eric Walz2019-07-09 18:40 PT

BMW Installs 100 EV Charging Stations at U.S. National Parks

BMW Installs 100 EV Charging Stations at U.S. National Parks

Automaker BMW donated 100 electric vehicle charging stations in and near some of the country’s most popular national parks. BMW announced yesterday that more than 90 of the charging stations have been completed with the remainder set to open later this month.

Eric Walz2019-07-09 12:03 PT

BMW Vision M Next Concept Pictures Fun in the Future

BMW Vision M Next Concept Pictures Fun in the Future

Autonomous cars and plug-in hybrids are coming, but BMW still thinks options will exist for drivers that want to have some fun.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-06-30 11:00 PT

BMW's Hybrid cars to Switch to Electric-Only Mode in Polluted Cities

BMW's Hybrid cars to Switch to Electric-Only Mode in Polluted Cities

BMW’s new hybrid cars will automatically switch off their combustion engines in heavily polluted inner city areas and use pure electric driving mode as a way to cut vehicle emissions, the carmaker said on Tuesday.

FutureCar Staff 2019-06-25 07:00 PT

BMW Introduces ‘Smart Glasses’ to Assist Service Technicians at its U.S. Dealerships

BMW Introduces ‘Smart Glasses’ to Assist Service Technicians at its U.S. Dealerships

BMW unveiled an all-new Technical Information System, which when combined with a pair of augmented reality glasses, becomes an intuitive multimedia platform for advanced technical support.

Eric Walz2019-06-11 11:44 PT

BMW & Jaguar Land Rover to Work together on Next-Gen Electric Vehicle Technology

BMW & Jaguar Land Rover to Work together on Next-Gen Electric Vehicle Technology

The latest partnership in the automotive industry comes from BMW and Jaguar Land Rover. The two global automakers announced they will work together to develop electric vehicle drive units to supports the advancement of electrification technologies necessary to transition to autonomous driving, connectivity, electrification and services (ACES).

Eric Walz2019-06-05 19:03 PT

BMW Launching a Free Wireless EV Charging Pilot for Drivers of the 530e Plug-in Hybrid in California

BMW Launching a Free Wireless EV Charging Pilot for Drivers of the 530e Plug-in Hybrid in California

Drivers of the BMW 530e plug-in hybrid iPerformance sedan in California are being selected for a new free pilot program to test wireless EV charging at their homes. Wireless charging was first offered as an option on the BMW 530e iPerformance beginning in 2018.

Eric Walz2019-05-31 12:57 PT

Mini Cautiously Approaching an Electric Future

Mini Cautiously Approaching an Electric Future

While Mini has plans to offer every vehicle in its lineup with an electrified powertrain, the automaker isn’t rushing into the world of EVs.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-04-12 10:24 PT

BMW Signs Deal with DXC Technology to Speed Up Autonomous Driving Development

BMW Signs Deal with DXC Technology to Speed Up Autonomous Driving Development

Last month, German automaker BMW announced that it was building its own data platform called “D3” to help sort and analyze the terabytes of data that will be generated by the automaker’s future autonomous and internet connected vehicles. To help manage all of this data, BMW signed a deal with IT services company DXC Technology to help support and accelerate BMW’s autonomous vehicle development.

Eric Walz2019-04-08 17:31 PT

BMW Set to Begin Testing Driverless Cars in Israel

BMW Set to Begin Testing Driverless Cars in Israel

In addition to getting self-driving vehicles onto Israel’s roads, the German automaker is set to open an R&D center in the country, too.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-04-03 10:16 PT

BMW Named Top U.S. Auto Exporter as President Trump Threatens Higher Tariffs on EU Imports

BMW Named Top U.S. Auto Exporter as President Trump Threatens Higher Tariffs on EU Imports

German automaker BMW was named as the largest exporter by value of new vehicles in the U.S. for the fifth consecutive year. BMW said that exports totaled over $8.4 billion in 2018, yet the automaker remains a target for higher tariffs from the Trump administration.

Eric Walz2019-03-08 14:56 PT

The Daimler & BMW Alliance Seeks to Standardize Technology for Self-Driving Cars

The Daimler & BMW Alliance Seeks to Standardize Technology for Self-Driving Cars

BMW and Daimler are looking to standardize autonomous driving technologies for once these vehicles are commercially deployed. Speaking at the Geneva Motor Show today, Klaus Froehlich, BMW’s board member responsible for development, said there should be an industry standard that can help to shape future regulation for self-driving cars.

FutureCar Staff 2019-03-06 13:15 PT

BMW & Daimler to Partner on Self-Driving Technology to Speed Development

BMW & Daimler to Partner on Self-Driving Technology to Speed Development

Daimler and BMW announced that they will work together on self-driving technology, hoping to harness the power of strength in numbers to speed up the development of autonomous driving technology.

Eric Walz2019-02-28 16:10 PT

BMW Debuts a ‘Natural Interaction’ Assistant, Allowing Drivers to Use Voice, Gestures or Gaze to Control Vehicle Functions

BMW Debuts a ‘Natural Interaction’ Assistant, Allowing Drivers to Use Voice, Gestures or Gaze to Control Vehicle Functions

​At the MWC2019 (formerly Mobile World Congress) being held this week in Barcelona, BMW debuted a new in-vehicle control system it calls “Natural Interaction”, that allows driver to use their voice, hand gestures or gaze control to interact with their BMW vehicle.

FutureCar Staff 2019-02-26 14:29 PT

BMW & Daimler Invest $1 Billion in a New Mobility Venture, Will Challenge Uber

BMW & Daimler Invest $1 Billion in a New Mobility Venture, Will Challenge Uber

German automakers BMW and Daimler AG, announced today they are joining forces with a $1 billion euros ($US1.1 billion) investment in a new joint venture to provide seamless urban mobility options to customers. The service is called “Your Now”. The two automakers are combining five separate joint ventures together under one mobility brand which will be accessible using a single smartphone app.

Eric Walz2019-02-22 13:55 PT

BMW Unveils the First Ever X3 & X4 M Models, Both Will Be Built in the U.S.

BMW Unveils the First Ever X3 & X4 M Models, Both Will Be Built in the U.S.

With all of the talk surrounding electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids lately, BMW is getting back to its performance and racing heritage with two new M series models. The automaker announced today all-new M versions of the popular X3 and X4 models.

FutureCar Staff 2019-02-12 18:08 PT

BMW Creates a Geo-Fenced Zone in Rotterdam Alerting Drivers to Switch to Electric-Only Mode

BMW Creates a Geo-Fenced Zone in Rotterdam Alerting Drivers to Switch to Electric-Only Mode

The city of Rotterdam and BMW are working on a unique project to to cut greenhouse gas emissions and reduce traffic pollution by creating a geo-fenced “electric-only zone” for BMW hybrid vehicle drivers entering Rotterdam.

FutureCar Staff 2019-01-29 13:31 PT

Iowa Senator Says Trump is Inclined to Increase Tariffs on Imported Autos From the EU

Iowa Senator Says Trump is Inclined to Increase Tariffs on Imported Autos From the EU

U.S. President Donald Trump is likely to move ahead with tariffs on imported vehicles, according to a report by Reuters. The move could prompt the European Union to agree a new trade deal. The Trump administration has targeted luxury European imports from automakers such as Mercedes Benz, BMW and Audi.

FutureCar Staff 2019-01-17 17:10 PT

BMW & Daimler in Talks to Share Key Automotive Technology, Including Self-Driving Tech

BMW & Daimler in Talks to Share Key Automotive Technology, Including Self-Driving Tech

German automakers BMW AG and Daimler AG have been rivals in the automotive industry for years. However, the two luxury automakers are in talks to work together and share key automotive technologies, such as batteries and autonomous driving technology.

FutureCar Staff 2018-12-21 11:37 PT

BMW & Porsche Unveil a 450 kW Ultra-Fast EV Charging Prototype

BMW & Porsche Unveil a 450 kW Ultra-Fast EV Charging Prototype

German automakers BMW and Porsche, along with a consortium of industry partners, have developed a new EV charging prototype that can deliver 450 kW of juice, more than triple the capacity of Tesla’s Supercharger network.

Eric Walz2018-12-13 11:55 PT

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