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BMW drivers will be able to unlock cars without touching their iPhone

By apple, BMW, bmw digital key, bmw digital key plus, bmw ix, digital key, engadget, gear, iPhone, iphone 11, iPhone 12, News, tomorrow, Transportation, ultra-wideband, uwb

BMW has announced a upgraded version of the BMW Digital Key feature for iPhone. With Digital Key Plus, drivers will be able to unlock and start their car without taking their phone out of their pocket or bag. The automaker is tapping into the …

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Alibaba to transform BMW’s China business

By Autos, BMW, chinainternetwatch

BMW and Alibaba signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a strategic partnership in Beijing this week. Both sides will leverage their own resources, and carry out comprehensive cooperation in branding, marketing, channels, end-to-end operations, services, information technology, etc., aiming to implement the digitalization strategy into BMW’s full business process, and enable dealers to provide […]

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SAIC Volkswagenn, Nio lead in New Energy Vehicle Quality in China

By Autos, BMW, chinainternetwatch, ciw premium, ev, nio, tesla, Volkswagen

SAIC Volkswagen ranks highest in NEV new-vehicle quality among all brands in the PHEV segment in China, followed by BMW, while NIO ranks highest among all brands in the BEV segment, followed by Tesla, according to a JD Power report. As the New Energy Vehicle (NEV) market in China gets in the fast lane, the […]

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Ford, BMW and others sign binding emissions agreement with California

By BMW, Climate Change, climatechange, efficiency, Emissions, engadget, environmental protection agency, environmentalprotectionagency, epa, ford, fuel efficiency, fuelefficiency, gear, global warming, globalwarming, green, honda, News, politics, tomorrow, Trump administration, trumpadministration, Volkswagen, volvo

Five major automakers have signed a binding agreement with California that will compel them to follow the state’s vehicle emissions standards. Its fuel economy rules are stricter than federal ones, which has put the state at odds with the Trum…

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DOJ reportedly ends antitrust investigation over reducing car pollution

By BMW, california, carb, cars, clean power plan, Donald Trump, Emissions, engadget, epa, ford, gear, honda, politics, Pollution, potus, Volkswagen

Last year the Trump Administration sought to roll back the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan that pushed for higher fuel efficiency standards. It has also tried to stop states from like California from setting their own standards that exceed th…

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Electric Mini Cooper SE pre-orders are open in the US

By BMW, car, cars, electric car, electric vehicle, electriccar, electricvehicle, engadget, ev, gear, green, MINI, mini cooper, mini cooper se, mini electric, minicooper, minicooperse, minielectric, thebuyersguide, tomorrow, Transportation

The all-electric Mini Cooper SE will go on sale in the US in March, but if you’ve already made your mind up about getting one, you can stake your claim now. BMW has opened up pre-orders for the first mass-market EV take on the classic car.

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Hackers targeted BMW, Hyundai in hunt for trade secrets

By apt32, BMW, cars, cobalt kitty, engadget, espionage, gear, hack, Hacking, Hyundai, Internet, oceanlotus, Security, trade secrets, Transportation, Vietnam

Two of the world’s larger car makers were the victims of a sophisticated (but still not very successful) hacking campaign. Bayerricscher Rundfunk has learned that intruders from the hacking group OceanLotus slipped into the networks of BMW and Hyund…

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Even BMW’s ‘Vantablack’ X6 gets caught by LiDAR

By BMW, Business, cameras, design, engadget, frankfurtmotorshow2019, gadgetry, Gadgets, gear, green, lidar, Ouster, tomorrow, Transportation, vantablack

BMW decided to paint one of its X6 SUVs black. But not just any black; Vantablack the darkest pigment ever created. Then they brought it to the Frankfurt Auto Show and put it in a room with flashing lights and a video screen. But seriously, if…

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DOJ launches probe of automakers that agreed to California emissions rules

By BMW, california, department of justice, DoJ, engadget, ford, fuel efficiency, gear, honda, politics, Regulation, Transportation, trump, Volkswagen, White House

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has launched an antitrust investigation into BMW, Ford, Honda and Volkswagen, the four automakers that came to a voluntary agreement with California to follow stricter fuel efficiency standards. After The Wal…

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宝马推出首款纯电 Mini Cooper

By BMW, mini cooper, techcrunch, Vehicles

 全电动 Mini Cooper 曾经只是一款展示用车,它也曾是电动车迷的梦想。但现在,采用全电力传动系统的 Mini Cooper 是一款人们真正能够买到的汽车,而且它的续航里程具有真正的市场竞争力。新款 Cooper SE 是宝马 Mini 品牌的首款全电动小型汽车,其续航里程为 235-270 公里,并且支持最高 50 千瓦的快速充电。
此外,Cooper SE 还能够在 7 秒内完成 0 到 100 公里/小时的加速,其发动机的最大输出功率为 181 匹马力。作为全电动发动机的天然优势,驾驶者可以实现瞬时加速,在 3.9 秒内加速到 60 公里/小时。
当然,这些性能数字无法跟特斯拉 Model S 匹敌(甚至比不上 Model 3),而且续航里程同样也要差上一截(这可能是 Cooper SE 面临的最大挑战)。不过,经典的三门 Mini Cooper 设计本身就足够具有吸引力,而且这款汽车的起价为 36.4 万美元(合 32.5 万欧元),想来能够引起那些入门级豪车买家的… Read More

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宝马下一代电动汽车的声浪将出自汉斯·季默之手

By BMW, techcrunch, Vehicles

 作曲家汉斯·季默(Hans Zimmer)曾为包括《狮子王》(The Lion King)和《盗梦空间》(Inception)等在内的数十部好莱坞电影创作配乐,现在他正在操刀设计下一代宝马电动汽车的声浪。
最近,季默和宝马集团的声学工程师兼声音设计师伦佐·维塔莱(Renzo Vitale)共同为 BMW Vision M NEXT 设计了声浪,这是宝马在 6 月 25 日公布的概念汽车。
宝马与季默合作的项目跟该公司的新 “BMW IconicSounds Electric” 声音项目紧密相连。
“我们希望让 BMW IconicSounds Electric 准备就绪,提供给那些看重驾驶声效的用户。” 宝马品牌高级副总裁延斯·蒂默(Jens Thiemer)在一封声明中表示,有了 BMW IconicSounds Electric 之后,用户将能够用所有感官体验到驾驶的乐趣。
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宝马发布概念电动摩托车 Vision DC Roadster

By BMW, techcrunch, Vehicles

 宝马公司在制造摩托车方面有着悠久的历史,但在电动摩托车领域却乏善可陈。不过,该公司显然认真思考过这件事。周一,在其首届 NextGen 活动上,宝马展示了最新的概念电动摩托车 Vision DC Roadster。
跟往常一样,谁也无法保证这款概念摩托车会进入市场。事实上,它可能不会,但它会为最终的量产车型提供一些灵感。

多年来,人们一直把宝马摩托车跟 2 缸水平对置发动机(boxer engine,也叫拳击手发动机)联系在一起,对这样一家公司来说,转向电动是艰难的一步。如果宝马想要制造一款成功的电动摩托车,那么他们不仅要向用户提供优异的性能(由于电动发动机在扭矩上具有先天的优势,这一点倒不难实现),而且还要能够保留用户心目中的宝马摩托车品牌形象。

宝马摩托车(BMW Motorrad)的设计主管埃德加·海因里希(Edgar Heinrich)认为,Vision DC Roadster 恰恰满足了这两点。“水… Read More

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BMW hints at the future of electric motorcycles with the Vision DC Roadster

By BMW, Business, design, electric motorcycle, engadget, gadgetry, Gadgets, gear, green, motorcycle, motorrad, nextgen, Transportation, vision dc roadster concept

BMW Motorrad has an electric scooter. The capable and fun C Evolution. An outstanding vehicle I had the pleasure of riding around on in LA. But as far as full-sized bikes go, Zero Motorcycles still rules that market while we wait for Harley-Da…

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