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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
As demand for all-electric cars continues to grow, many car manufacturers are now rushing to get their models out in the market to get a piece of the piece. However, not all manufacturers are in a hurry. German auto giant BMW has said that its electric cars won’t be mass produced until 2020. The company has a solid reason for its decision to not rush into the production of all-electric […]
BMW makes some very fast cars so it has great expertise in the area of automotive design and technology. Can it lend some of that expertise to drones? That’s what the German auto giant is planning to do in collaboration with the Drone Racing League. The company is developing the world’s fastest racing drone in collaboration with the Drone Racing League.
These days it’s not uncommon to see more carmakers offer their customers options when it comes to smart infotainment systems, such as CarPlay or Android Auto, or sometimes the carmaker’s own system. However it seems that BMW wants to charge customers for that luxury in the form of an annual subscription.
BMW offers a wide range of plug-in electric cars and owners can charge by obviously plugging them in. However, the company has been working on alternate methods of charging its vehicles and one includes a wireless charging pad. The BMW Wireless Charging Pad is already available in Europe and the company has now confirmed that it’s going to offer the charging pad for one of its cars to customers in […]
BMW is heavily interested in the future of the automotive industry and that’s not surprising at all. The company has made a string of investments recently to advance its self-driving and electric car technologies. The company has now announced that it’s teaming up with battery technology company Solid Power to develop and commercialize solid-state batteries that will be used in electric cars.
BMW is really digging deep into its pockets to keep up with the rapid changes in the automotive industry. The company recently revealed that it’s going to invest $240 million to build more efficient electric car batteries. The company has now said that it’s spending $118 million to build a test track for its self-driving and electric cars. The track is going to be located in the Czech Republic.
When it’s not envisioning a future where electric bikes have their own dedicated lanes, BMW is thinking about developing more efficient electric car batteries that push the envelope further on range. The group has announced that it’s investing $240 million in developing its new “BMW Group Battery Cell Competence Centre” to develop the powertrain for its next-generation electric vehicle.
While electric and self-driving cars are certainly the future that we are headed towards, let’s not forget that not all of us have the means, luxury, or the necessity to own a car in the first place. For example Singapore has recently announced that they will stop adding new cars to its roads starting next year.
It is no secret that Google and Apple are interesting in getting their services and technologies into cars, which has led to the creation of Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto. However it seems that both companies can expect to compete with the likes of Amazon as well because BMW has announced the Alexa will be coming to their cars as well.
Our car keys over the years have evolved where these days there are cars that can start in non-traditional ways, such as using a car, pressing a button, and so on. However could it be that eventually we might get to a point where we could start our cars using nothing but a mobile app? That’s what BMW thinks the future could look like.