BMW

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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18th January 2021

Weekly Brief: Pandemic’s CES has Virtually Nothing to Shout About

Automobiles have been a disrupting force at the Consumer Electronics Show for the past five years. What was once an event primarily dedicated to TVs and telephones became a...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve

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6th January 2021

Get Ready for In-Vehicle HMI to get ‘Unreal’

Is the automotive HMI of the future a blank expanse of wood, cloth or plastic? In a concept BMW dubbed “shy tech” in its Vision iNEXT, controls lurk underneath...

By Susan Kuchinskas

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5th January 2021

Vehicle Subscription Services Taking hold in India

Car subscription has never been a popular choice for private car buyers in India where many take pride in owning a car as an asset. However, while car subscription...

By Simmi Sinha

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4th January 2021

On the Road with Future In-Vehicle Sat Navs

Artificial intelligence (AI) and augmented reality (AR) are already riding shotgun in the cockpit of some connected vehicles. Now industry executives are planning the next advancements they say will...

By Robert Gray

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