BMW

7th September 2018

BMW’s Voice System Will Let You Give Your Car a Nickname

If you picture a car with a pet name, you’re likely to think of a hand-me-down Volvo or a faithful old Subaru but starting next year, owners of sleek,...

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5th September 2018

Mercedes Pointer to EVs as Mainstream

The market for all-electric luxury vehicles is starting to heat up, with Daimler announcing a battery-powered Mercedes crossover SUV as BMW and Audi prepare their own new models. Daimler...

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4th September 2018

NXP Acquires OmniPHY Targeting Auto Ethernet

The two companies will combine efforts to develop high-speed Ethernet connectivity for autonomous vehicles and their embedded applications. Automotive semiconductor supplier NXP acquired OmniPHY, a provider of automotive Ethernet-subsystem...

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24th August 2018

EVs and car-sharing – the perfect couple?

How the auto industry is making miles count more than cars built, explored by Siegfried Mortkowitz. Although global sales of plug-in vehicles are forecast to comprise only about 2%...

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Waymo and Lyft Beef Up Self-Driving Programs
22nd August 2018

Waymo and Lyft Beef Up Self-Driving Programs

Self-driving cars may be years away from getting most consumers around but in limited areas of two US cities, autonomous rides are expanding and seem to be a hit....

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Current ACC Too “Dangerous” for Road, Say Insurers
7th August 2018

Current ACC Too “Dangerous” for Road, Say Insurers

A study has found current adaptive cruise control (ACC) technology is unsafe for consumers. The report by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) tested several premium car manufacturers’ products concluding some were...

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3rd August 2018

Driverless and ADAS 21% Predicted Annual Growth in Next Decade

A study just published claims the global market for semi and fully autonomous vehicles will record a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21% by 2030. The report by...

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2nd August 2018

Vauxhall Insignia Gets Super-clean PSA Motor

The PSA Group has a new home for its cleanest, greenest gasoline 1.6-liter engine in the shape of the latest Vauxhall Insignia range, writes Paul Myles. Its four-cylinder direct...

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30th July 2018

ADAS Features Still Leave Consumers Nervous

A Strategy Analytics report finds consumers are still wary about driver assistance systems that could help them park their cars.

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23rd July 2018

Weekly Brief: BMW takes on Uber and Lyft in ride-hailing

ReachNow will offer car-sharing and ride-hailing through the same app interface. Andrew Tolve reports. BMW is ready to take on the big guns. In its latest urban mobility gambit, its ReachNow car-sharing service...

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19th July 2018

5G Cars Coming in 2020, Joining Wave of Connected Vehicles

As 5G networks start coming online, look for more and more connected cars to have the technology incorporated into them, according to a study from Counterpoint.

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19th July 2018

BMW Adds Ride-Hailing to ReachNow Car-Sharing App

In an attempt to bridge the gap between car-sharing and ride-hailing, BMW is offering some new services in select cities through its ReachNow app.

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