BMW

31st August 2020

Weekly Brief: Automakers Must Stop Marketing ‘Dangerous’ Automated Tech

A Tesla driver traveling westbound on US Highway 64 in Nash County, North Carolina, slammed his Model S into a sheriff’s car last week. The force of the impact...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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19th August 2020

UK Drivers Could be Hands-Free By Next Year

In what many traditionalists will see as a seismic change, UK drivers could be in charge of vehicles without holding the steering wheel by as soon as next spring....

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17th August 2020

Weekly Brief: Michigan’s AV-Only Highway is the Right Direction

The state of Michigan plans to build a self-driving car corridor from Detroit to Ann Arbor. Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer held a press conference last week to lay out...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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3rd August 2020

Weekly Brief: Pandemic Fails to Curb Driverless Advances

The potential profitability of self-driving technology was on display last week. Ford announced that despite its factories being closed for half of the second quarter because of COVID-19 while...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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15th July 2020

BMW Takes Its BEV Powertrain Off-Road

BMW takes its BEV powertrain to the SUV market with the introduction of its iX3 compact crossover. The car built at the German automaker’s Shenyang plant in China, will...

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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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