BMW

4th October 2021

Weekly Brief: BEVs Light Up Luxury and LCV Markets

The most expensive electric vehicle in the world is ready for market. The first customer-grade Lucid Air sedans trundled off the assembly line at Lucid Motors’ manufacturing plant in...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve

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13th September 2021

Weekly Brief: Germany Keeping the Auto Show on the Road

For the first time in two years, European automakers gathered last week to share their latest models with the general public. The IAA Munich International Motor Show was, in...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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23rd August 2021

Weekly Brief: Unconnected Cars Come into their Own Amid Semiconductor Crisis

The global shortage of semiconductors continued to wreak havoc across the automotive industry last week. Semiconductors, which enable technology like in-dash infotainment and advanced driver assistance systems, have been...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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18th August 2021

BMW to Push Hydrogen Options at IAA

  BMW will showcase its hydrogen fuel cell powertrain capabilities at IAA Mobility 2021 in Munich next month clearly indicating it will not be placing all its faith in...

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12th July 2021

Weekly Brief: Vegas AV Gamble while German Big 3 get Burned

Self-driving start-up Halo will launch a commercial driverless car service in Las Vegas this year. Unlike Waymo’s service in Phoenix or Baidu’s Apollo Go service in Beijing, Halo plans...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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17th June 2021

BMW Begins On-Road Hydrogen Car Trials

BMW has begun testing near standard production vehicles converted to hydrogen fuel cell powertrains on public roads in Europe. The trials aim to explore the technology’s advantages and challenges...

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1st June 2021

Weekly Brief: Germany Takes Aim at Driverless Tech Dominance

Germany is the first country in the world to legalize fully autonomous vehicles on public roads. The landmark legislation passed both the lower and upper chambers of Germany’s parliament...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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22nd March 2021

Weekly Brief: Automaker Self-Belief in EVs a Vital Element

“You can or you can’t, either way you’re right.” I heard these words of inspirational advice on a run last week with my virtual trainer, who was leading me...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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18th March 2021

BMW’s Coming i4 BEV Sneak Peek at Annual Conference

BMW chose its annual earnings conference to provide a brief glimpse of its long-awaited BEV sports sedan, the BMW i4. First unveiled back at the 2019 Frankfurt Auto Show,...

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9th March 2021

BMW Teams Up with NGO for Infotainment

BMW has teamed up with a non-for-profit radio service provider in a ne smart radio partnership for its infotainment systems. Radioplayer, a radio platform backed by major broadcasters around...

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10th February 2021

Robots Need Human Driver Data to Succeed, Says Wipro

Everyday driver data is the best way to advance autonomous driving technology rather than persisting with sterile robot driving on-road testing. That’s the view of  Thomas Mueller, CTO engineering...

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20th January 2021

Automaker Blockchain Bid to end Used Car ‘Clocking’

Blockchain security technology is being used to prevent pre-owned vehicles having their digitally recorded mileage altered, or ‘clocked’, by unscrupulous sellers. The process of ‘correcting’ a vehicle’s recorded mileage...

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