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Founded in 1998, the BMW Group Technology Office USA is located in Mountain View, California and currently employs a diverse team from multidisciplinary fields.
The office reflects the spirit of technological innovation embodied by its Silicon Valley setting, bringing together associates to work towards one common goal: the identification of new technologies and trends relevant to BMW, and their incorporation into new products as quickly as possible.
The Mountain View team works to ensure that BMW remains at the forefront of global trends and technology. The researchers and developers concentrate preliminary on Sustainability and Digitalization. That includes but isn't limited to future mobility concepts, smart grid and smart home, battery technology and powertrain topics, as well as sensor technologies, Big Data and machine learning, user experience concepts and highly automated driving.
The offices are easily accessible via the Bay Shore Freeway and are less than a mile from the water and green spaces of Shoreline Park.
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11 Jul 2024

Southwest Research Institute — Hydrogen Internal Combustion Engine

The Southwest Research Institute is a non-profit R&D organization based in San Antonio, Texas. It is leading a consortium of major players in the engine, automotive and energy industries to produce a demonstration hydrogen combustion powered class-8 truck. IDTechEx spoke with an institute engineer at SwRI about the hydrogen engine.
2 Jul 2024

Electric Motor Cooling Strategy Market Share and OEMs

Innovation map for electric motor cooling strategy market share and original equipment manufacturers.
28 Jun 2024

ROHM's SiC and GaN for EV Powertrains

IDTechEx spoke to ROHM at PCIM 2024 to discuss progress in its SiC MOSFET technology and business, where ROHM discusses the demand for SiC MOSFETs and showed some applications of its power modules from tier-one suppliers and automotive OEMs. ROHM discusses its predictions for SiC and GaN in automotive.
26 Jun 2024

Autonomous Trucks 2024-2044: Technologies, Trends, Forecasts

IDTechEx Report: Shihao Fu, Dr James Jeffs and Dr Xiaoxi He
19 Jun 2024

EV Thermal Management Fluid Demand Exceeds 880 million Liters by 2035

Electric vehicles, much like combustion vehicles, require a suite of fluids in order to operate optimally. However, the quantities and properties of these fluids can be quite different. With a strongly growing EV market, this presents a large opportunity for not just fluid suppliers but also fluid additives and fluid handling component suppliers.
17 Jun 2024

Battery Cooling Strategy Market Share and OEMs

Innovation map for battery cooling strategy market share and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).
11 Jun 2024

Thermal Management for Electric Vehicles 2025-2035: Materials, Markets, and Technologies

IDTechEx Report: Dr James Edmondson, Yulin Wang and Shazan Siddiqi
10 Jun 2024

Hofer Powertrain — 3-Level Electric Vehicle (EV) Inverter

Hofer Powertrain discusses its 3-level inverter technology, enabling efficient drivetrains and GaN-on-Si technology.
3 Jun 2024

Power Electronics for Electric Vehicles 2025-2035: Technologies, Markets, and Forecasts

IDTechEx Report: John Li, Dr James Edmondson and Yulin Wang
23 May 2024

Despite Concerns Rare Earth Free Motors Take a Back Seat in EVs

The sourcing of materials and components is becoming an increasingly discussed topic across multiple industries. One huge growth sector is the electric vehicle (EV) market, with IDTechEx predicting 4 fold growth in electric car sales over the next 10 years. Much of the conversation is focused on battery materials, but the rare earths used in the magnets in electric motors are another key concern.
17 May 2024

Electric and Fuel Cell Buses 2025-2045: Markets, Players, Technologies and Forecasts

IDTechEx Report: Mika Takahashi
16 May 2024

Thermal Interface Materials 2024-2034: Technologies, Markets, and Forecasts

IDTechEx Report: Yulin Wang and Dr James Edmondson
2 May 2024

Talking Cars - IDTechEx Explores Software-Defined Vehicles

In-car payments and cars that communicate are becoming possible with software-defined vehicles (SDVs), enhancing experiences within the car. Cars are becoming not just a means to travel but a base that uses smart qualities to integrate work and lifestyle into the vehicle.
30 Apr 2024

Chemical Recycling and Dissolution of Plastics 2024-2034: Technologies, Players, Markets, Forecasts

IDTechEx Report: James Kennedy
29 Apr 2024

Supply Chain Analysis: Semiconductor Suppliers to Tier Ones & OEMs

Innovation map of supply chain analysis from semiconductor suppliers to tier ones and automotive OEMs.
25 Apr 2024

Battery Markets in Construction, Agriculture & Mining Machines 2024-2034

IDTechEx Report: Dr James Jeffs, Pranav Jaswani and Dr Alex Holland
23 Apr 2024


ADASTEC is a provider of autonomous driving platform software, specializing in solutions for autonomous bus projects on fixed routes. With over US$10 million in funding and a workforce of 100-150, the company is currently engaged in 20 global projects and has developed a Level-4 Automation Platform that operates autonomous buses under various conditions.
15 Apr 2024

Blue Solutions

Blue Solutions are developing and commercialising solid-state batteries.
15 Apr 2024

Here's Why the SDV Market Will Be Worth US$700 Billion by 2034

The SDV and AI Cars market is set to be worth over US$700 billion by 2034, representing around 20% of the global car market, according to IDTechEx's "Software-Defined Vehicles, Connected Cars, and AI in Cars 2024-2034" report.
15 Apr 2024

AI Chips and Chat GPT - IDTechEx Explores AI and Robotics

AI chips can empower the intelligence of robotics, with future potential for smarter and more independent cars and robots. Alongside the uses of Chat GPT and chatting with robots at home, the potential for this technology to enhance working environments and reinvent socializing is promising.