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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

Execs From BMW, Mercedes & VW Called to White House for Trade Talks

Execs From BMW, Mercedes & VW Called to White House for Trade Talks

Executives from German automotive companies including BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen have been called to talks with White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow on Tuesday, a source familiar with the discussions told Reuters.

Xiaoli Tian2018-12-03 15:12 PT

BMW to Launch a Ride-Hailing Service In China

BMW to Launch a Ride-Hailing Service In China

German automaker BMW plans to launch ride-hailing service in China next month, becoming the first global automaker to obtain a license to pick up passengers in China, the fast-growing on-demand mobility market.

Eric Walz2018-11-21 10:39 PT

BMW Unveils its New 330e Plug-in Hybrid with ‘XtraBoost’ Feature

BMW Unveils its New 330e Plug-in Hybrid with ‘XtraBoost’ Feature

BMW has revealed details of the new 330e plug-in-hybrid version of its popular 3-Series sedan. The new hybrid sedan includes the latest generation of BMW’s eDrive Technology combined a 4-cylinder internal-combustion engine, as well as an improved electrically powered hybrid drivetrain.

FutureCar Staff 2018-11-15 17:47 PT

BMW to Ramp Up EV Battery Production at its Dingolfing Plant

BMW to Ramp Up EV Battery Production at its Dingolfing Plant

German automaker BMW is gearing up its Dingolfing factory to supply the batteries for the upcoming fully-electric MINI. BMW said the plant will also support other future electric models.

FutureCar Staff 2018-10-29 13:49 PT

BMW Teams Up with Sweden’s Northvolt for Sustainable EV Batteries

BMW Teams Up with Sweden’s Northvolt for Sustainable EV Batteries

German automaker BMW is partnering with Swedish battery company Northvolt and Belgian materials recycling group Umicore on a project to create a sustainable life cycle for the EV batteries used in future models, the companies said on Monday.

Eric Walz2018-10-15 12:51 PT

BMW to Take Majority Control of its Chinese Joint Venture in $4 Billion Deal

BMW to Take Majority Control of its Chinese Joint Venture in $4 Billion Deal

Now that the Chinese government is allowing foreign companies to take majority control of their Chinese joint ventures, BMW becomes the first automaker to take advantage of the new rules in a multi-billion dollar deal to take a majority stake in a joint venture with a Chinese company.

Xiaoli Tian2018-10-11 18:28 PT

BMW Upgrades the Battery & Range on the New 2019 Electric i3

BMW Upgrades the Battery & Range on the New 2019 Electric i3

BMW has upgraded the battery for the upcoming 2019 i3, the company's compact, fully electric hatchback car. The battery pack upgrade will provide a longer range between charges. The battery storage capacity in now doubled compared to the original version for the i3.

Eric Walz2018-09-28 13:45 PT

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