BMW Wants To Charge Customers An Annual Fee To Get CarPlay In Their Cars

If you thought that CarPlay was simply upgrading your car’s infotainment system to a CarPlay compatible unit, you’d be right. However, it seems that if you plan on buying a BMW and also want to have CarPlay in your car, then be prepared to fork out an annual subscription fee because that’s what BMW wants to do.


BMW’s Electric Vehicle Chargers Available Close To US National Parks

BMW wants you to be able to experience the great outdoors and not be bound by the range constraints of your electric vehicles. To that end, the company teamed up with multiple U.S. agencies two years ago like the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation to donate 100 EV charging stations in and around national parks across the country. Most of the EV chargers are now up and […]


Next-Gen BMW Cruise Control Can Stop At Traffic Lights Automatically

Adaptive cruise control technology has been around for quite some time now. The car can slow down automatically if the car in front of it does and then go back up to the set cruise speed without disengaging. BMW has been working to enhance the capabilities of its adaptive cruise control technology. It has demonstrated a new capability which will enable the car to stop automatically when it pulls up […]


Ubergizmo’s Best of CES 2019 Editor's Pick

Goodbye CES 2019, this was Ubergizmo’s 14th CES! It was difficult to navigate the avalanche of new products and technologies announced there. Including the pre-show work, it took out a huge chunk of December and all of the Holidays, but the chips have fallen, and here are the best products and technologies we’ve seen at CES 2019, in no particular order!


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Porsche & BMW Unveil EV Charger That Adds 100 KM In 3 Minutes

It used to be that one of the downsides to owning an electric car is that it requires the use of a special charger. This is versus regular cars that can be refueled at gas stations that can be found easily. Electric cars also used to take a long time to charge, which once again made it feel like a disadvantage compared to regular cars where refueling only takes minutes.


BMW Could Convert Hybrid Cars To Electric-Only In Polluted Cities

German auto giant BMW has said that it has the capability to force its hybrid cars to an electric-only mode when they’re being driven in inner-city areas that are heavily polluted. This would enable BMW’s hybrid vehicles to compete with its all-electric rivals in cities that are looking to create emissions-free zones.


BMW Will Launch Ride-Hailing Service In China Next Month

BMW has become the first global car manufacturer to obtain a license which will allow it to launch a ride-hailing service in China. The company is reportedly planning to launch the service in the People’s Republic next month. It has obtained the ride-hailing license in Chengdu which is the capital of the Sichuan province in Southwest China. The license has been obtained by BMW Mobility Service which is a fully […]


BMW Shows Off Its Self-Driving Motorcycle

You have seen plenty of self-driving cars by now. Public trials are even being conducted in many cities across the globe as the world moves towards a future where cars will be able to drive themselves without requiring any input from us. The same can also be said for motorcycles, as BMW has proven with new footage of its self-driving motorcycle.


Tesla’s Model 3 Is Apparently Outselling BMW’s Passenger Car Lineup

It is safe to say that electric cars are the future as far as sustainability goes. For those looking for proof of that happening, it seems that Tesla’s Model 3 is a prime example of that because according to the numbers, it would seem that the Model 3 has managed to outsell BMW’s entire passenger car lineup for the month of August.


BMW Launches Own In-Car Voice Assistant

As car manufacturers team up with the companies behind Alexa, Google Assistant, and Cortana to bring voice assistants to their cars, BMW has gone in a different direction much like Mercedes-Benz. The company today announced the launch of its own proprietary digital voice assistant. It’s going to be available in models that run the company’s latest operating system version 7.0 starting in March next year.


BMW-Branded Smartwatches Will Be Launched By Fossil Next Year

Fossil, a renowned player in the fashion watch business, has announced that it has entered into a licensing agreement with car manufacturer Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft or BMW for watches and smartwatches. What this means is that BMW-branded watches and smartwatches will be available starting next year. The company won’t be making them itself, Fossil will make them and sell them under the BMW brand that it has licensed from […]


BMW’s Wireless Charging Mat For Cars Will Be Coming This Summer

One of the ways to charge an electric car would be to plug it in, much like you would plug your smartphone or laptop. However just like our smartphones which are starting to feature more wireless charging, it looks like BMW’s wireless charging solution for electric cars is only a couple of months away.


Daimler And BMW Merge Mobility Units

Car manufacturing giants BMW and Daimler have decided to consolidate their efforts for the future of mobility by merging their respective urban mobility divisions. These divisions were focused on services such as parking, ride-hailing, car-sharing, charging, and multimodal transport. They have both been investing in their own separate urban mobility projects over the years but have now decided to consolidate the efforts. The German car giants own prestigious brands including […]


BMW Looking To Launch Car Subscription Service Pilot Program

At the moment there are various subscriptions services that we are subscribed to. This includes cloud storage services, music streaming, video streaming, software subscriptions, and more. However it looks like carmakers are really starting to lean towards car subscription services because BMW is tossing their hat into the ring.