BMW

24th June 2020

BMW First Automaker to Use Apple as Car Key

BMW has reinforced its partnership with digital giant Apple to be the first automaker to offer vehicle owners to use their iPhone as a fully digital car key. The...

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22nd June 2020

Weekly Brief: Ford’s Hands-Free Assistance a Litmus Test for Autonomous

Ford has announced its long-anticipated hands-free technology will debut on the 2021 all-electric Mustang Mach-E, which hits dealership floors in late 2020. Unfortunately, Active Drive Assist won’t be released...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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2nd June 2020

Automakers and Insurers Must Join in Reducing Connected Car Risk

Perceived benefits of connected vehicles is twofold: fewer automobile accidents and, in turn, smaller insurance payouts to cover damages. That is the ultimate destination but insurance industry experts say...

By Robert Gray

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18th May 2020

Weekly Brief: Delusional Musk Won’t Stop the Virus-Savvy Innovators

After a month of stalled assembly lines and shuttered factories, the North American automotive industry is coming back to life. Carmakers began to reopen their factories last week as...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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16th April 2020

BMW Tops Least Distraction Infotainment Study

Independent test results suggest BMW’s iDrive infotainment is the least distracting for drivers in use while budget brand MG’s is the worst. More worryingly for vehicle safety is that...

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14th April 2020

Weekly Brief: Virus ‘Rationalizing’ Could Repeat Auto Brand Extinction

US stocks delivered a blistering rally last week, as the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose more than 25% into a full-blown bull market. Automakers shared...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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6th April 2020

Weekly Brief: Driverless Cars Could Become Latest Virus Victims

The Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, enlisted the help of four self-driving shuttles last week to move coronavirus test samples from a drive-thru testing site to a nearby processing...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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30th March 2020

BMW Reveals its Vision of a Hydrogen Future

BMW has revealed its vision of a hydrogen fuel cell powertrain solution for its future products. The BMW i Hydrogen Next concept powertrain generates up to 166bhp while it...

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26th March 2020

Sunshine State’s EV Cash Hand-Outs Boost Adoption

California is leading the United States in electric vehicle adoption. The Sunshine state has many programs and incentives that are enticing Californians to buy and lease electric and plug-in...

By Lynn Walford

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23rd March 2020

Leading Cyber-Security Company Latest Member of 5GAA

A South Korean cyber-security specialist is the latest company to join the 5G automotive lobby group, the 5G Automotive Association (5GAA). Autocrypt, that specializes in security operations for C-ITS...

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23rd March 2020

Weekly Brief: Automotive’s Virus Lockdown a Time to Reflect

The threat of a widespread lockdown across the automotive industry turned into a reality last week, as the coronavirus continued to unleash chaos around the world. All major automakers...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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19th March 2020

Automakers’ Control Over Software Outweighs the Risks

As with any technology, the ability to develop software in-house means that the developer, in this case the automaker, can control the ecosystem. Additionally, systems developed in-house provide a...

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