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Hands on with BMW's self-driving 5 Series

Hands on with BMW's self-driving 5 Series And BMW actively plans to make the most of the free time afforded the drivers as well as the passengers.This self-driving BMW employed existing technology to show what’s possible even today.

Executive shuffle: BMW names Bernhard Kuhnt as its new North American CEO

Executive shuffle: BMW names Bernhard Kuhnt as its new North American CEO Bernhard Kuhnt will take over as CEO of BMW of North America effective March 1.Current CEO Ludwig Willisch will relinquish that title, but will retain his position as head of BMW Group Region Americas, according to a company press release.

Forget flying cars, BMW’s Hover Ride Concept is futuristic transport with style

Forget flying cars, BMW’s Hover Ride Concept is futuristic transport with style Back in January, Lego Technic released a 603-piece piece of equipment for BMW’s R 1200 GS Adventure, a dual-sport motorcycle that’s as comfortable on dirt as it is on tarmac.After some tinkering, Lego discovered the same 603 pieces could be reconfigured into a futuristic flying motorbike, and BMW took notice.

Harman, Ultrahaptics team up for mid-air haptic feedback

Harman, Ultrahaptics team up for mid-air haptic feedback Mega-big automotive supplier Harman and British startup Ultrahaptics are partnering to create a haptic driver feedback system.The work of Harman and Ultrahaptics extends the feedback to mid-air for when the user is gesturing.

BMW and LEGO collaborated to create the concept hoverbike of our dreams

BMW and LEGO collaborated to create the concept hoverbike of our dreams LEGO and BMW teamed up to create a model set for one of the automaker's most popular motorcycles – BMW R 1200 GS Adventure.Lego Technic engineers used the same 603 pieces from the model to construct a concept hoverbike.

BMW and Mobileye want to crowdsource data for self-driving cars

BMW and Mobileye want to crowdsource data for self-driving cars A major hurdle for self-driving cars is the sheer amount of data required.The two companies plan to install Mobileye’s Road Experience Management system in BMW cars beginning with the 2018 model year.

BMW Turns LEGO Toy Into IRL Hover Bike

BMW Turns LEGO Toy Into IRL Hover Bike The LEGO Technic BMW R 1200 GS Adventure is more than just a 603-piece model kit.It is also the inspiration for BMW Motorrad and LEGO Technic’s Hover Ride Design Concept.

Intel buys Mobileye for $15 billion to lead its self-driving car unit

Intel buys Mobileye for $15 billion to lead its self-driving car unit Now that approach has paid off handsomely for Mobileye’s shareholders, with an agreement to be acquired by Intel for $15 billion ($63.In the high-profile case of the Tesla that drove into a semi last year, Mobileye’s camera system got some of the blame.

Intel throws down $15.3 billion to become a player in the self-driving car game

Intel throws down $15.3 billion to become a player in the self-driving car game Money keeps pouring in from companies trying to perfect the self-driving car.The latest eye-popping transaction: Intel announced Monday that it was buying Israeli company Mobileye for $15.

Electric vehicles to receive faster charging stations

Electric vehicles to receive faster charging stations The partnership is especially beneficial when considering the European design and manufacturing of electric vehicles is far ahead of the pack.European electric vehicles are leading with both advances made in technology and in availability of vehicles.

Daimler-Bosch alliance aims at self-driving taxis by early 2020s

Daimler-Bosch alliance aims at self-driving taxis by early 2020s The working agreement with Daimler is that any Bosch-developed products used in Mercedes autonomous vehicles would be exclusive to Mercedes for two years.Google first showed an autonomous car in 2012, developed in part with help from Bosch.

BMW plots National Park charging stations for road-tripping electric car drivers

BMW plots National Park charging stations for road-tripping electric car drivers But for electric car owners, that often means a series of calculations involving range and the availability of charging stations.The German automaker and electric-car promoter is teaming with the National Park Service, National Park Foundation, and the Department of Energy to install up to 100 charging stations in U.

BMW tweaks its M4 recipe once again with a limited-edition CS model

BMW tweaks its M4 recipe once again with a limited-edition CS model The limited-edition M4 GTS was a bit more lively, but its tiny production run and six-figure price tag made it a bit irrelevant.Debuting at the 2017 Shanghai Auto Show, the BMW M4 CS is meant to split the difference between the standard M4 and the GTS.

The BMW Addiction That Completely Destroyed This Man’s Life

The BMW Addiction That Completely Destroyed This Man’s Life “Before we get to your car questions,” my former next door neighbor, Terrance, said, “I need to tell you both something.” Steven Weber, who lived across the street from Terrance, said the same.

Manual Gearboxes Are All but Dead. They’re Worse in Every Way Possible.

Manual Gearboxes Are All but Dead. They’re Worse in Every Way Possible. The deathwatch for manual transmissions started more than a decade ago, when the first cars began to deliver better EPA results with automatic transmissions than with stick shifts.Even BMW sees the change to automatics coming, especially as some BMW engines approach 500 hp — something its manual gearboxes can’t easily handle.

Why BMW, Intel, and Mobileye Invited Delphi to the Self-Driving Party

Why BMW, Intel, and Mobileye Invited Delphi to the Self-Driving Party It has sold off the powertrain part of its business and concentrates now on electronic and software solutions, including self-driving technologies.Even before the four-way partnership announced this week, Delphi has worked since 2016 on autonomous driving with Mobileye, and then also with Intel, without BMW (in a separate partnership).

Consumer Reports Gives Tesla Model S Partial Credit for a Partial Fix

Consumer Reports Gives Tesla Model S Partial Credit for a Partial Fix Consumer Reports restored one of the two ratings points lost by the Tesla Model S when its automatic emergency braking wasn’t enabled.The scoring reduction and restoration also affects the Model X, which is mired in the lower rank among luxury mid-size SUVs.

Memo to the Prez: Germans Already Build Cars Here

Memo to the Prez: Germans Already Build Cars Here It wouldn’t be a normal week, or day, if President Trump didn’t ruffle feathers.According to Der Spiegel, Trump said, “The Germans are bad, very bad.