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    Will China drive global alignment in EV battery swap standards?
    China, the largest electric car market in the world, is expected to drive global benchmarks in electric vehicle battery swapping practices, as well as the emerging battery-as-a-service, or BaaS, industry. Neither the EV battery swap model is new nor it was invented in China. However, it is the only ...
    How driving assistance and automation are impacting the steer-by-wire systems market
    The current steering systems market is primarily controlled by low-end, column-motor systems in the entry and lower-midclass vehicle segments and high-end, rack-motor systems in the upper-midclass and premium-class vehicle segments. However, steer-by-wire (SBW) steering systems will dominate the fut...
    BMW builds new USD2.2 billion factory in China to accelerate EV production
    German luxury carmaker BMW has set up a new electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing plant in Shenyang, China, as part of its capacity expansion drive to accelerate the production of EVs in the world’s largest EV market, the company announced on 23 June 2022. According to BMW, with an overall investmen...
    24-Jun-2022 News Investments
    BMW equips new M4 GT4 with Bcomp natural fiber parts
    Swiss natural fibre company Bcomp announced via press release on June 20 that its natural fiber reinforced plastic (NFRP) components had been extensively used by German automaker BMW in the new M4 GT4 model. According to the press release, the GT4 is now the serial GT vehicle with the highest pro...
    BMW to test Our Next Energy’s long-range battery cells in all-electric iX SUV
    Michigan-based electric vehicle (EV) battery startup Our Next Energy (ONE) has signed an agreement with the German luxury carmaker BMW Group to incorporate its patented Gemini dual-chemistry battery technology into the carmaker’s all-electric iX SUV, the battery technology company said on 14 June ...
    Pod Point to supply home chargers for EVs by BMW UK
    Pod Point has tied up with BMW Group in the United Kingdom, under which it will provide home charge equipment BMW and MINI electric vehicles (EVs), it said in a press release on 9 June. The three-year agreement includes the all-electric BMW iX3, BMW iX, BMW i4, BMW i7, its range of BMW plug-in hybri...
    Solid Power plans to ship first solid-state battery cells to BMW, Ford by end-2022
    Solid Power, Inc., a leading developer of solid-state battery cells for electric vehicles, announced on 6 June 2022 that it plans to ship solid-state battery cells to BMW and Ford Motor Company by the end of 2022 as part of automotive qualification testing. However, prior to that the company plan...
    07-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Startup Acsia Technologies to develop infotainment software for BMW
    Acsia Technologies has partnered with German carmaker BMW to develop an advanced infotainment solution, BusinessLine reported on 6 June. The India-based startup had teamed up with the AOX Technologies to develop infotainment systems for BMW. It has also been selected as a software development provid...
    How driving assistance and automation are impacting the steer-by-wire systems market
    The current steering systems market is primarily controlled by low-end, column-motor systems in the entry and lower-midclass vehicle segments and high-end, rack-motor systems in the upper-midclass and premium-class vehicle segments. However, steer-by-wire (SBW) steering systems will dominate the fut...
    BMW lays foundation stone for a new EV manufacturing plant in Hungary
    German luxury carmaker BMW has laid the foundation stone for its new electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing plant in Debrecen, Hungary, it announced on 1 June 2022. BMW said that the company is planning to invest EUR1 billion (USD1.07 billion) in setting up the EV plant, which is slated to produce the ...
    03-Jun-2022 News Investments
    MY 2023 BMW X1 model to feature curved display with iDrive 8.0
    BMW has announced that its model year (MY) 2023 X1 model will come with BMW Curved Display and iDrive 8.0, in a company press release on 1 June. The X1 features the latest-generation BMW iDrive in the form of BMW Live Cockpit Plus. It is based on BMW Operating System 8, a running new-generation soft...
    02-Jun-2022 News New Products
    BMW i Ventures invests in blockchain startup Vendia
    BMW I Ventures has made an additional investment in blockchain startup Vendia as a part of its Series B funding round, having invested in the previous round as well, the venture fund said in a press release on 31 May. “Vendia offers a unique platform solution for businesses that depend on a mul...
    01-Jun-2022 News Investments
    BMW 2 Series Coupe to be equipped with curved display as standard from July 2022
    BMW has announced that the BMW 2 Series Coupé will come equipped with a BMW Curved Display as standard from July 2022, a company press release on 31 May. It features a 12.3-inch Information Display and a Control Display with touch function and a screen diagonal of 14.9 inches. The screen feature...
    01-Jun-2022 News New Products
    China’s largest battery maker CATL to supply cylindrical cells to BMW from 2025
    China’s CATL or Contemporary Amperex Technology Company Limited plans to begin supplying cylindrical cells to the German luxury carmaker BMW from 2025 for its future electric vehicle (EV) range, according to a Reuters report on 28 May 2022, which cited the battery maker. CATL, which is also the...
    30-May-2022 News New Products
    BMW recalls vehicles in the US over sunroof software issue
    BMW of North America is recalling more than 61,221 vehicles due to a faulty sunroof control unit that allows them to be closed without the key fob being present in the car, ConsumerAffairs reported on 23 May. The closing of the sunroof is a violation of federal regulations under “Power-operated wi...
    27-May-2022 News Recalls
    BMW partners with local recycler to reuse secondary battery materials in China
    German automaker BMW announced via press release on 25 May that its Chinese joint venture BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) had for the first time established a closed loop for the application of nickel, lithium, and cobalt, recovered from unsuitable batteries, in new electric vehicles (EVs). Accor...
    BMW releases new on- and offboard functions via OTA update
    BMW has begun issuing free Remote Software Upgrade from mid-May, it said in a press release on 25 May. Globally, more than 3.3 million BMW cars with Operating System 7 and 8 are upgrade compatible. The BMW iX will get QlockTwo widget on the BMW Curved Display. The QlockTwo time displays the time in ...
    26-May-2022 News New Products
    BMW to open Cell Manufacturing Competence Center near Munich later in 2022
    The BMW Group plans to open its Cell Manufacturing Competence Center (CMCC) in Parsdorf, outside of Munich later this year, the company announced on 23 May 2022. “With the emission control approval procedure now completed, the necessary conditions are in place for commissioning of near-standard pr...
    24-May-2022 News Investments
    Veoneer to supply cameras to BMW’s vision system for automated driving
    The automotive technology company Veoneer has signed an agreement to equip BMW Group vehicles with camera heads for their vision system for automated driving, according to a press release on 18 May 2022. The camera heads support the partnership announced in March between BMW Group, Qualcomm Techn...
    BMW upgrades 3 Series Sedan and 3 Series Touring with newly designed cockpit
    BMW has announced that it has launched the 3 Series Sedan and 3 Series Touring with a newly designed cockpit with BMW Curved Display, according to a company press release on 18 May. The vehicles feature a 12.3-inch information display behind the steering wheel and a control display with a 14.9-inch ...
    19-May-2022 News New Products
    Rolls Royce updates Phantom Series II model with new Rolls-Royce Connected feature
    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has said that it’s Phantom Series II model will debut the Rolls-Royce Connected system, according to a company press release on 12 May. This allows users to send an address directly to the car from Whispers, the Rolls-Royce private-members’ application for navigation to an...
    16-May-2022 News New Products
    BASF to supply BMW with sustainable matt coatings
    German chemical company BASF announced via press release on 12 May that it will be supplying its sustainable biomass-balanced coatings to German automaker BMW. According to the press release, the company will supply its CathoGuard® 800 ReSource e-coat to the OEM’s site in Leipzig, Germany and ...
    BMW joins Ford, GM in DTE Energy’s Smart Charge Program
    DTE Energy has announced that the German automaker BMW has joined General Motors and Ford Motor Company in the second year of the DTE Smart Charge program, an initiative to optimize electric vehicle (EV) charging to help reduce stress on the energy grid, according to a press release published by DTE...
    BMW ships certain vehicle models without CarPlay, Android Auto due to chip shortage
    BMW has shipped select models without the usual Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support due to the ongoing semiconductor supply shortage, Automotive News Europe reported on 6 May. The automaker has reportedly changed its chip supplier to maneuver the crisis. However, BMW has reportedly promised cu...
    SiriusXM makes Pandora Stations available on BMW vehicles featuring SiriusXM with 360L radios
    SiriusXM has announced that BMW vehicles featuring SiriusXM with 360L radios will offer Pandora Stations, according to a company press release on 5 May. The new in-car feature from SiriusXM uses a personalization technology that allows BMW customers to customize their own ad-free music channels in t...
    Front Cross-Traffic Alert safety system to gain traction in the coming years?
    Front cross-traffic alert (FCTA) monitors vehicles approaching from the blind areas on the front left and right sides. When a vehicle begins to drive at an intersection or exits a small street/parking lot, FCTA identifies vehicles approaching from either side in a direction perpendicular to the...
    Ansys, BMW Group partner to develop tool chain for ADAS and autonomous driving
    Ansys has announced the extension of its collaboration with BMW Group to create an end-to-end tool chain that will help in the development and validation of ADAS and automated/autonomous driving functions, it said in a press release on 3 May. BMW will use Ansys’s solutions to offer Level 3 (L...
    BMW reveals iFactory production strategy to support transformation to electric mobility
    On 29 April 2022, German luxury carmaker BMW unveiled its iFactory production strategy, which is aimed at defining the future orientation of plants and production technologies at group level as the company transforms to mass produce electric vehicles (EVs) and cut down emissions across its supply ch...
    Magna begins production of mild hybrid transmission systems for BMW Group
    Canadian automotive supplier Magna International has started the production of its mild hybrid transmission systems for BMW Group, the company announced on 2 May 2022. The company said that its all-new 7-speed, mild hybrid dual-clutch transmission will be the latest to be featured exclusively on BMW...
    03-May-2022 News New Products
    Grammer supplies ‘Float’ center console for all-electric BMW iX EV
    Supplier of automotive interior components Grammer AG has announced via press release on 26 April that the company supplied ‘Float’ free-standing center console for BMW’s all-electric iX. According to press release, the Generation E center console was designed to reduce noise, vibration, an...
    27-Apr-2022 News New Products
    BMW launches new 7-Series featuring Level 3 autonomy
    German automaker BMW has started pre-sales of the seventh generation of the all-electric, hybrid, and internal combustion engine (ICE) models of the BMW 7-Series, according to a press release on 20 April 2022. The new models will be equipped with Level 3 autonomous driving capabilities, but the a...
    BMW selects Goodyear’s EfficientGrip Performance 2 for new iX SAV
    US multinational tire manufacturing company Goodyear announced via press release on 11 April that it will be equipping the new BMW iX SAV with its EfficientGrip Performance 2 tires. According to the press release, the new tires feature the following: Short braking distances on dry and wet r...
    Startup SynSense partners with BMW to explore integration of neuromorphic chips and smart cockpits
    SynSense has partnered with German carmaker BMW to explore the possibility of using neuromorphic chips in smart cockpits, the startup said in a press release on 14 April. The partnership will focus on SynSense's visual intelligence system-on-chip (SoC) called Speck, which performs neuromorphic sensi...
    BMW CEO Oliver Zipse anticipates chip shortage to continue to 2023
    In an interview with the newspaper journal Neue Zuercher Zeitung (NZZ), BMW's CEO Oliver Zipse stated that a lack of semiconductors will continue to be a concern for the auto industry until 2023, according to a report published by Reuters on 11 April 2022. "We are still in the height of the chip ...
    Russia-Ukraine conflict: Mitsubishi Motors suspends production at Kaluga plant in Russia
    Japanese automaker Mitsubishi Motors has said that it has stopped production at its Kaluga plant that it co-runs with Stellantis in Russia until further notice, according to a report published by Reuters on 7 April 2022. The reason behind the suspension of production has been cited to be the logi...
    BMW to switch to 100% sustainably-produced cast aluminum wheels from 2024
    German automaker BMW announced via press release on 8 April that it will be purchasing only cast aluminum wheels produced with 100% green power for its BMW and MINI brands from 2024 onward as part of its sustainability initiatives. According to the press release, the company has formed agree...
    BMW plans to have 15 fully electric models in production in 2022
    Raising its targets to offer more electric cars, German luxury carmaker BMW plans to have 15 fully electric models in production this year, the company said on the sidelines reporting its March quarter performance on 7 April 2022. The said 15 fully electric models that the company plans to begin pro...
    08-Apr-2022 News New Products
    BMW, Volvo, and Porsche invest in natural fibre composites startup Bcomp
    Fribourg-based natural fiber composites startup Bcomp announced via press release on 5 April that it had closed its oversubscribed Series B financing round of USD35 million with investments from a range of mobility investment companies. According to the press release, the company’s investors in...
    05-Apr-2022 News Investments
    Alcantara supplies leather interiors to BMW’s premium M8 model
    Alcantara is supplying its advanced leather material for the interior of the new BMW M8, according to a press release published by Alcantara on 30 March. The premium material will be used for seating, as well as upper door panels and instrument panel. The M8’s carbon fiber reinforced bucket sea...
    BMW selects HPE GreenLake for data management services
    Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has announced that BMW Group has selected the HPE GreenLake edge-to-cloud platform for data management across its entire business including cloud, a company press release dated 22 March read.  HPE will offer cloud services for big data, backup, and recovery amon...
    BMW to premiere 7 series and i7 with updated interior features
    BMW has revealed details of the new 7 series in the group’s annual conference ahead of the official premiere, according to a press release by the automaker on 16 March. BMW is expected to launch both i7 and 7series in April 2022. Frank Weber, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG for Deve...
    23-Mar-2022 News New Products
    T-Mobile to power connected services of BMW iX and i4 models
    T-Mobile will power BMW’s 5G connected cars, the BMW iX and i4, it said in a press release on 17 March. T-Mobile’s new Magenta Drive for BMW is part of a long-term agreement to bring unlimited voice calling and unlimited 5G data to BMW vehicles. The service is available for USD20 per month to po...
    BMW to offer Personal eSIM feature with the iX and i4
    On 17 March, BMW announced that it will offer advanced customer-centric features with the iX and i4 electric models. Features include Personal eSIM, Digital Key Plus, and eDrive Zones. The iX and i4 will be the first BMW vehicles with 5G support via Personal eSIM. Personal eSIM allows c...
    18-Mar-2022 News New Products
    Qualcomm, BMW Group, and Arriver collaborates to develop automated driving software solutions
    According to an official press release published on 10 March 2022, Qualcomm along with BMW Group and Arriver entered into a long-term partnership to accelerate the growth of the automated driving system (ADS). The partnership focuses on the co-development of next-generation automated vehicle technol...
    Livent invests USD1.1 billion to boost lithium carbonate production in Argentina
    According to a 9 March article published by LatinFinance, US lithium producer Livent plans to invest USD1.1 billion to increase capacity of lithium production in Argentina. According to the article, the lithium supplier will construct a second lithium carbonate production plant in Antofagasta de ...
    11-Mar-2022 News Investments
    Russia-Ukraine conflict: BMW to resume production lines in Germany
    German automaker BMW will resume its production line next week at its Munich and Dingolfing plants, according to news published by Reuters on 10 March 2022. The company suspended its production owing to supply chain constraints concerns caused by the Russia-Ukraine conflict. However, the company sai...
    Russia-Ukraine conflict: Volkswagen stops production line due to component shortage
    German automaker Volkswagen has halted its production line at its home plant in Wolfsburg in Germany by at least a week due to a shortage in parts supply that are manufactured in Ukraine, according to a report published by Automotive News Europe on 7 March 2022. On similar lines, the production at B...
    BMW Group to invest more than USD200 million to add press shop in South Carolina
    BMW Group will invest more than USD200 million in constructing a new press shop at its South Carolina facility, according to a press release published by BMW Group on 3 March. The new facility will employ more than 200 people spanning across an area of 219,000 square feet. Robert Engelhorn, presi...
    07-Mar-2022 News Investments
    G+D offers DSDA and AirOn360 eSIM management platform for BMW vehicles
    Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) has announced that its Dual-SIM Dual-Active (DSDA) solution and AirOn360 eSIM management platform are used in the BMW iX and BMW i4 and will be available in other BMW Group models in the future, a company press release on 21 February read. BMW vehicles will be equipped with t...
    BorgWarner to supply innovative heater technology to BMW for premium EV platforms
    Michigan-based global supplier of powertrain technologies and electric mobility solutions, BorgWarner said on 15 February 2022 that the company is supplying its innovative high-voltage coolant heater (HVCH) to the German premium carmaker BMW for the latter’s iX and i4 fully electric architectures....
    15-Feb-2022 News New Products
    Startup Basemark powers AR applications for BMW
    Basemark has announced that it has implemented augmented reality (AR) applications for BMW Group, according to a company press release dated 9 February. AR over-video is the first application and is available in some of the latest BMW models. The cutting-edge AR applications is used in the electric ...
    BMW announces remote software upgrade for i4 model with OS 8
    BMW has announced a remote software update for its i4 model, which features Operating System 8, according to a press release dated 7 February. Updated features include personal eSim with which the vehicle turns into a mobile phone with link contacts. The feature uses the vehicle’s external antenna...
    BMW equips iX with flush door handles supplied by Huf
    The new iX comes equipped with flush door handles supplied by Huf, the company said in a press release on 2 February. Huf’s flush door handles are integrated with a flexible antenna for Near Field Communication (NFC) and other technologies to enable seamless passive entry. Dirk Dieckhöfer, hea...
    03-Feb-2022 News New Products
    BMW to use low-carbon steel from Salzgitter for series production from 2026
    German luxury automaker BMW announced via press release on 1 February that it had signed an agreement with steel producer Salzgitter AG for supply of low-carbon steel that it will use in standard production of its cars at its European plants from 2026. According to the press release, Salzgit...
    BMW Group and Engel collaborate to develop the iX’s multifunctional radiator grille
    BMW Group and Engel partnered to develop the iX’s new multifunctional radiator grille, the company said in a press release on 11 January. The kidney-shaped badge was produced in a dedicated cleanroom atmosphere set up by BMW in the manufacturer's Landshut production plant.   Michael Fische...
    01-Feb-2022 News New Products
    BMW Group joins Leather Working Group to source sustainable and responsible leather
    BMW Group joins the Leather Working Group to enable corporate responsibility in the field of sustainability and responsible sourcing, the German automaker said in a press release on 27 January. Nadine Philipp, BMW Group’s head of Sustainability in the Supply Chain, Energy, said, “As a leader ...
    Engel supplies injection-molded front badge for BMW's new iX
    Austrian injection molding company Engel announced via press release on 11 January that German automaker BMW has launched a new Engel production unit at its Landshut production facility to develop the new kidney-shaped front badges for the iX EV. According to the press release, the front bad...
    Continental’s Cockpit High Performance Computer features in the BMW iX
    Continental has announced that it will supply BMW with intuitive and attractive user experience for its new iX model, according to a company press release on 24 January. The electric vehicle (EV) will integrate Continental’s Cockpit High Performance Computer (HPC). The HPC manages software comp...
    BMW partners with artist Cao Fei to offer digital art to vehicle interiors
    According to a press release on 14 January by Automotive Interiors World, BMW is said to become the first automaker to integrate digital art into its interiors that will help enhance in-vehicle experience. BMW will work with digital artist Cao Fei to elevate vehicle’s digital interiors. Christo...
    17-Jan-2022 News New Products
    Faurecia to integrate Aptoide Automotive App Store in BMW vehicles
    Faurecia has announced a partnership with BMW Group, under which it will integrate the Faurecia Aptoide Automotive App Store in BMW vehicles, according to a company press release dated 6 January. The App Store will allow for connected app offerings in the new BMW models. “Our Faurecia Aptoide s...
    CES 2022: BMW premieres the iX M60 with E ink that enables magical exterior color change
    BMW unveils the new iX M60 with E ink’s (electronic ink’s) exterior-color-change technology, the company announced in a press release on 5 January. According to the German automaker, the color-changing technology will enable drivers to match with the interior of the vehicle, creating a pers...
    07-Jan-2022 News New Products
    CES 2022: BMW unveils BMW Theatre Screen for rear seat entertainment
    BMW will preview the BMW Theatre Screen for rear passengers at CES 2022 in Las Vegas, the automaker said in a press release on 5 January. BMW has selected Amazon Fire TV to deliver content like movies, podcasts and TV shows, for the in-vehicle entertainment system. BMW will preview My Mode Theatr...
    06-Jan-2022 News New Products
    BMW recalls select iX3 EVs in mainland China over welding issues
    BMW has recalled select iX3 electric vehicles in mainland China over welding issues, PanDaily reported on 24 December, citing Chinese State Administration for Market Regulation. Poor welding quality at the site of plug-in pins for the internal contact point system in the battery in some vehicles cou...
    29-Dec-2021 News Recalls
    Suppliers to the new 2022 BMW 2-Series
    The second-generation BMW 2-Series 2-door coupé (G42) is the first BMW designed by BMW of Mexico. It is also assembled in BMW's San Luis Potosi plant in Mexico. Output of this model is expected to peak at around 43,000 units in 2024, according to IHS Markit.
    BMW rolls out OTA software update for vehicles with iDrive 7
    BMW has issued its latest software update for customers with iDrive 7, the company said in a press release on 16 December. The version 21-07 features, among other things, an updated BMW News app with podcast-based news, and SiriusXM Pandora Artists’ stations. The remote software upgrade has ref...
    Chip shortage: Automakers’ plan to ensure supply of chips and guide their design
    Ford Motor took a step toward in addressing the chip shortage challenge in November, announcing a collaboration that will allow GlobalFoundries (GF) to increase supplies of semiconductors for Ford for its current vehicle lineup, as well as research and development (R&D) purposes. Ford already pu...
    BlackBerry QNX to be used for future BMW Group driver assistance systems
    BlackBerry announced on 16 December that the company has entered into a multiyear agreement with BMW Group to collaborate and develop technology for the automotive manufacturer's next-generation vehicles. BlackBerry will licence its QNX® technology to BMW Group as part of the agreement and will ...
    BMW Group signs a supply agreement with INOVA Semiconductors and Globalfoundries
    BMW Group announced on 8 December that it had signed a trilateral agreement with INOVA Semiconductors and Globalfoundries to secure long-term supply of several million semiconductors per year. The microchips will be used in the BMW Group's codeveloped ISELED smart LED technology, which will be us...
    Kyndryl and NetApp partner with BMW Group
    Kyndryl and NetApp have jointly signed a strategic agreement with BMW Group, an official press release on 6 December. The agreement combines Kyndryl's digital infrastructure services with NetApp's cloud-led, data-centric software technology. Kyndryl will manage the enterprise storage infrastructu...
    BMW makes Digital Key available for Android smartphones
    BMW digital key will be available for Android operating system-based smartphones, BMW said in a press release on 1 December. The BMW digital key will be initially available with Samsung Galaxy S21 Series and Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro. The German automaker has been working on keyless entry systems ...
    BMW Group and RWTH Aachen University sign contract for Quantum Information Systems
    According to a press release dated 30 November, BMW Group announced that it has signed a contract with RWTH Aachen University for an endowed chair in "Quantum Information Systems." The BMW Group will provide EUR4.5 million (USD5 million) over a six-year period for professorships, equipment, and e...
    BMW unveils concept XM with new cockpit design and M Lounge inspired interiors
    BMW M GmbH will unveil concept XM at the Art Basel’s 2021 Miami Beach show, the automaker announced in a press release on 30 November. The BMW Concept XM is said to be the most powerful BMW M car ever to go into series production set to begin at the end of 2022. “The BMW Concept XM represents...
    01-Dec-2021 News New Products
    Euro NCAP publishes gradings of seven cars equipped with Highway Assist
    Euro NCAP has announced assisted driving ratings for seven cars equipped with highway assist, according to a press release on verticallobby dated 25 November. The Highway Driving Assistance System (HAS) improves driving comfort and safety by combining adaptive cruise control with lane keeping assist...
    Arriver support BMW and Qualcomm with Vision Perception Software for Automated Driving
    According to a press release on PR Newswire dated 22 November, Arriver, Veoneer's advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving software unit, announces that, as part of Qualcomm Technologies' announcement with BMW to bring the latest advancements in driver assistance technologies...
    BMW provides update on digital vehicle information by BMW and MINI Driver’s Guide app
    In a press release dated 19 November, BMW has said that the Driver's Guide app offers customers with interactive vehicle information on their smartphone or tablet computer. The app, which is free of charge, is available in over 30 languages and more than 55 markets, and can be downloaded in the Appl...
    Qualcomm, BMW Group extend technology collaboration for automated driving
    According to an official press release dated 16 November, Qualcomm Technologies announced a collaboration to bring the latest advancements in driver assistance technologies, as well as products from its Snapdragon Ride platform, to the next generation of advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and...
    US, China, others avoid signing COP26 ZEV declaration
    Even as several economies have committed to phasing out the sale of petrol- and diesel-powered cars and vans by 2040, large developed markets such as the United States, China, Germany, Japan, France, and Italy, among many others, have not signed the COP26 ZEV declaration, a UK government p...
    BMW adds new features to the My BMW App
    BMW has said that the company will increase the range of functions of the My BMW App in November with various new offers, according to a press release on 11 November. The updated My BMW App is available for iOS and Android operating systems and can be downloaded free of charge by the user via t...
    Suppliers to the new Rolls-Royce Ghost
    The second-generation Rolls-Royce Ghost is assembled at the Rolls-Royce plant in Goodwood, West Sussex, UK. Output of this model is expected to peak at more than 2,000 units in 2023, according to IHS Markit. If you would like your company included in this feature or the car cutaways published...
    BMW selects Continental EcoContact 6 and WinterContact TS 860 for 4 Series
    German tire manufacturer Continental announced via press release on 26 October that its EcoContact 6 and WinterContact TS 860 S tires had been approved for OE fitment on the new BMW 4 Series. According to the press release, the EcoContact 6 tires in 17- and 18-inch sizes had been approv...
    BMW begins production of i4 EV at its Munich plant
    German luxury carmaker BMW announced on 22 October that it has commenced series production of all-electric, four-door coupe i4 at its Munich plant. Commenting on the sidelines of the first series production BMW i4 being rolled off the assembly lines at the company’s home plant, Milan Nedeljković,...
    25-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Xcel Energy announces EV smart charging pilot program with carmakers
    Excel Energy has announced a new electric vehicle (EV) smart charging pilot project that will enable users in Colorado, US, to make a switch to EVs at a time when production of renewable energy is high and demand on the energy grid is low, according to a press release on 30 September. “Achievin...
    BMW Group invests in US based lithium extraction technology startup Lilac Solutions
    To promote environment-friendly, resource-efficient extraction of lithium required for its large-scale electric vehicle (EV) plans, the BMW Group, through its venture capital fund BMW i Ventures, is investing in an innovative process developed by the US-based lithium extraction technology startup, L...
    07-Oct-2021 News Investments
    BMW rolls out technology updates for its iDrive 7
    BMW has rolled out upgrades for customers with iDrive 7, the German carmaker said in a press release on 22 September. The updates include features such as Amazon Alexa for iDrive 7, Uneven Road Surface warning, and Remote Engine Start on demand. To integrate Amazon Alexa Car in the iDrive 7,...
    27-Sep-2021 News New Products
    BMW uses dSPACE simulators for upcoming vehicle generation
    According to an official press release dated 21 September, dSPACE hardware-in-the-loop simulators are made up of both hardware and software components and will be used by the BMW Group at development sites around the world for comprehensive testing in areas such as electric drives, memory and energy...
    BMW, GaN Systems signs semiconductor capacity agreement
    According to the official website, Canada-based GaN Systems announced the signing of a comprehensive Capacity Agreement with BMW Group for GaN Systems' high-performance, automotive-grade GaN power transistors on September 14th. This has the potential to increase the efficiency and power density of c...
    IAA Mobility 2021: BMW plans to launch at least 1 BEV in nearly all segments it operates in by 2023
    In his keynote speech at the recently concluded IAA Mobility 2021 in Munich, Oliver Zipse, chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG said that the German luxury carmaker plans to launch at least one fully electric model in the market in 90% of its current market segments by 2023. “The stron...
    14-Sep-2021 News New Products
    IAA Mobility 2021: BMW unveils sustainability-focused i Vision Circular concept
    German vehicle manufacturer BMW announced via a press release on 6 September that it would be unveiling its sustainability-focused i Vision Circular concept vehicle at the IAA Mobility this year. According to the company’s press release, the new compact vehicle, designed for the ...
    10-Sep-2021 News New Products
    IAA Mobility 2021: BMW Group to demonstrate automated valet parking
    BMW Group will showcase premium urban mobility solutions at the IAA Mobility 2021 in Munich, Germany, the automaker said in a press release on 7 September. Automated Valet Parking project, which was developed together with the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) and other partners wi...
    08-Sep-2021 News New Products
    BMW to reduce lifecycle carbon emissions using innovative sustainable materials
    Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG Oliver Zipse announced at a media event in Munich on the 2 September that BMW Group aims to reduce lifecycle carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by more than 40% by 2030 by employing a unique sustainability strategy to the use of materials in its ca...
    BMW ties up with Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone for 5G telecommunications
    BMW has tied up with Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone to integrate 5G and Personal eSIM networking into cars, the German automaker said in a press release on 2 September. Vodafone is offering the first 5G mobile radio contract. An existing multi-SIM contract can be extended with the Vodafone One Num...
    BMW Group plans to sell 10 million all-electric vehicles over the next 10 years
    German luxury carmaker BMW Group looks to sell around ten million all-electric vehicles globally as part of its larger plan to achieve climate neutrality, the company said in a press announcement on 2 September. “During the next ten years or so, the company will be putting around 10 million all...
    03-Sep-2021 News New Products
    AMTE Power to partner Sprint Power in UK government-backed project CELERITAS
    UK-based manufacturer of lithium-ion (Li-ion) and sodium-ion battery cells AMTE Power plc will partner Sprint Power in a new UK Government funded project called CELERITAS to develop ultra-fast charging systems for electric (EV) and fuel cell vehicles (FCEVs), the company said in a press release on 1...
    BMW to present iX5 Hydrogen SUV at IAA Mobility 2021 in Munich, Germany
    German luxury and sportscar manufacturer, BMW, has announced that it will be showcasing its new hydrogen-powered vehicle, the iX5, at the upcoming IAA Mobility 2021 event in Munich, Germany, in September. According to a press release issued by BMW on 17 August, the company stated that the hydrogen f...
    18-Aug-2021 News New Products
    BMW launches new iX3 with fifth-generation eDrive technology
    Germany-based luxury and sportscar manufacturer, BMW, has announced the newest version of its pure electric sports activity vehicle (SAV), the iX3. According to a press release issued by BMW on 11 August, this updated vehicle features the fifth generation of the company’s eDrive technology. The ve...
    17-Aug-2021 News New Products
    Suppliers to the new BMW 4 Series
    The second-generation BMW 4 Series is assembled at BMW’s facility in Dingolfing, Germany. Output of the new version of the two-door coupe is expected to peak at more than 45,000 units in 2022, according to IHS Markit. If you would like your company included in this feature or the car cutawa...
    BMW rolls out updated BMW News app
    BMW has rolled out its upgraded BMW News app to "millions" of vehicles, it said in a press release on 13 July. This will cater to the growing demand for in-vehicle news and infotainment podcasts. The News app is an integrated vehicle application in BMW's Operating System 7 and does not need a r...
    16-Jul-2021 News New Products
    BMW and Amazon launch quantum computing challenge for automotive startups
    According to an official press release dated 13 July, BMW Group has launched a quantum computing challenge in collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS), encouraging researchers and startups to submit innovative quantum algorithms to address specific industrial challenges. BMW stated that it ha...
    BMW upgrades My BMW app and MINI app
    German carmaker BMW has updated its consumer-focused connected car My BMW app and the MINI app, it said in separate press releases on 12 July. The My BMW app offers direct interface between the driver and their vehicle and a communication channel with BMW dealers and the BMW brand, wh...
    BMW warns chip supply shortage 'critical', may lead to further production loss
    According to a Reuters press release dated 2 July, BMW warned that a chip shortage that has plagued the automotive industry may result in additional lost production, that it showed no signs of abating, and supply would remain tight in the second half of the year. The German automaker’s pro...
    SiriusXM's audio entertainment service to be standard feature in MINI models in US
    SiriusXM has announced that its audio entertainment service will come as a standard feature in all model year (MY) 2022 MINI models sold in the United States, according to its press release on 29 June. MINI owners will also receive a 12-month subscription to SiriusXM's All Access package. This ...
    BMW to fund USD6.2 million to TUM for quantum computing research in automotive applications
    BMW has announced that it would fund EUR5.1 million (USD6.2 million) for Technical University of Munich’s (TUM) research on quantum computing for automotive applications, according to its press release on 16 June. The funding will be available over a period of six years. “It is clear to the B...
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