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BMW’s magical gesture control finally makes sense as touchscreens take over cars

BMW’s magical gesture control finally makes sense as touchscreens take over cars BMW has been equipping its cars with in-air gesture control for several years and I never paid attention to it. It seemed redundant. Why wave your hand in the air when there’s dials, buttons, and touchscreens to do the same? […]

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Battery tech startup Sila Nano lands $45 million and Tesla veteran Kurt Kelty

Battery tech startup Sila Nano lands million and Tesla veteran Kurt Kelty Sila Technologies, the battery materials company that has partnered with BMW and Daimler, landed $45 million in new funding and hired two high-profile executives, including Kurt Kelty, who led the battery cell team at Tesla for more than a decade. […]

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Inside Voyage’s plan to deliver a driverless future

Inside Voyage’s plan to deliver a driverless future In two years, Voyage has gone from a tiny self-driving car upstart spun out of Udacity to a company able to operate on 200 miles of roads in retirement communities. Now, Voyage is on the verge of introducing a new vehicle that is critical […]

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Car2go hikes hourly rental rates by as much as a third

Car2go hikes hourly rental rates by as much as a third By-the-minute car rental service Car2go is raising its rates for short trips under the guise of variable pricing, the company announced to its users today. As we’ve seen with other variably priced services like delivery and ride hailing, in practice this […]

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BMW 2019 i8 Review: Driving yesterday’s car of tomorrow, today

BMW 2019 i8 Review: Driving yesterday’s car of tomorrow, today The BMW i8 is a lovely vehicle to drive even though it’s lacking. It hugs the road and commands attention. It’s thrilling in a way that few cars can achieve without speed. Sure, it’s quick, but it won’t set track records or […]

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BMW is making it easier to charge electric vehicles near America’s national parks

BMW is making it easier to charge electric vehicles near America’s national parks BMW has finished a nearly two-year project to bring 100 electric vehicle charging stations to America’s national parks. The automaker partnered in 2017 with several U.S. agencies, including the National Park Foundation, National Park Service, and Department of Energy, […]

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BMW and Daimler partner on autonomous driving, first results of team-up in market by 2024

BMW and Daimler partner on autonomous driving, first results of team-up in market by 2024 Global automakers BMW and Daimler will join forces in a new long-term partnership to co-develop automated driving technologies, including levels of automation all the way up to SAE Level 4, which is defined as full self-driving, no […]

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How safe are robotaxis? BMW, Intel, Aptiv (and 8 others) just laid out a safety blueprint

How safe are robotaxis? BMW, Intel, Aptiv (and 8 others) just laid out a safety blueprint Self-driving vehicles are often trumpeted as the answer to the million of injuries and deaths that occur each year on the world’s roadways. Developers and proponents of the technology argue that an automated system that can […]

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BMW’s EV concept gets Blade Runner-style sound

BMW’s EV concept gets Blade Runner-style sound BMW Vision M NEXT, the electric vehicle concept that had its world debut June 25, won’t be in showrooms anytime soon, if ever. But let’s hope the sound of the vehicle, which was created by famous film score composer Hans Zimmer and Renzo Vitale, an […]

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BMW’s next-gen cruise control stops at red lights

BMW’s next-gen cruise control stops at red lights At its NextGen event, BMW today premiered the next generation of its adaptive cruise control system, which will be able to detect and automatically stop at red lights. This isn’t exactly autonomous driving just yet, but it’s clearly an effort to bring some of […]

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