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BMW’s 100-year vision: a smart motorcycle that won’t tip or crash

BMW’s 100-year vision: a smart motorcycle that won’t tip or crash Looking ahead to its second century, BMW this week completed the vision for its four groups: BMW, BMW Motorrad (motorcycles), Mini, and Rolls-Royce.According to BMW, “The BMW Motorrad Vision Next 100 stands for the ultimate riding experience.

Consumer Reports announces most, least reliable cars — with plenty of surprises

Consumer Reports announces most, least reliable cars — with plenty of surprises New cars and cars with lots of technology continue to be a challenge for automakers to build and buyers to figure out, according to Consumer Reports’ annual car reliability ratings.Meanwhile, Asian brands led by Lexus and Toyota took seven of the top 10 spots along with Buick (!

Consumer Reports announces most, least reliable cars - with plenty of surprises

Consumer Reports announces most, least reliable cars - with plenty of surprises New cars and cars with lots of technology continue to be a challenge for automakers to build and buyers to figure out, according to Consumer Reports’ annual car reliability ratings.They do look cool, but owners’ ratings pushed the Model X into the 10-worst-models ranking and dragged Tesla down to 25 of 29 brands.

Chips, ahoy: Intel joins Delphi-Mobileye self-driving collaboration

Chips, ahoy: Intel joins Delphi-Mobileye self-driving collaboration This week Intel joined Delphi and Mobileye in a partnership that would produce the sensor components and autonomous driving software, some of it embedded on Intel chips, that would let automakers create self-driving cars.The self-drive technology package would be turned over to automakers in 2019, with the expectation vehicles would go on sale a year or two later.

NextEV aims to leverage Formula E racing tech to take on Tesla

NextEV aims to leverage Formula E racing tech to take on Tesla Startup circuit Formula E was founded in part to do the same thing for electric vehicle development.Now, Chinese startup NextEV aims to take its learnings from Formula E and turn them into a competitive all-electric mass-market crossover — aiming squarely at Tesla’s Model X.

Hands on with Audi's exciting (no, really) traffic light countdown timer

Hands on with Audi's exciting (no, really) traffic light countdown timer When the traffic light ahead turns red, if your car has Audi Traffic Light Information, an indicator shows up in the instrument panel: a traffic light icon and a countdown timer with the predicted time to green.The information is transferred to Audi, which then sends it via Audi Connect to cars equipped to receive Audi Traffic Light Information.

CES 2017 delivered a clear vision of the car of the future

CES 2017 delivered a clear vision of the car of the future In many ways, automakers are trying to ensure the car is as connected to your life as your smartphone is.A large part of the smartphone’s power is the connection to the cloud to enable new services and experiences across different devices.

Best cars of CES 2017 - almost the Car Electronics Show

Best cars of CES 2017 - almost the Car Electronics Show Just as well, because it could almost be called the Car Electronics Show.The North Hall of Las Vegas Convention Center was taken over by the automakers and suppliers, makers of car electronics such as Garmin, and a few resolute makers of aftermarket car speakers.

Top 10 tech cars of the 2017 Detroit auto show

Top 10 tech cars of the 2017 Detroit auto show Here’s our take on the top cars of NAIAS 2017, especially those with technical appeal.The Detroit show’s public days run Saturday, Jan.

Trump blasts BMW for, er, building almost 50,000 more cars in the US than it sells in the US

Trump blasts BMW for, er, building almost 50,000 more cars in the US than it sells in the US In verbal retaliation, Germany’s economy minister said the US needs to build better-quality cars if it wants to sell overseas.The reality is that BMW already builds a lot of cars here — thousands more than it sells in the US.

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.