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
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
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 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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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