BMW

BMW

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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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2022
16 May 2022

Lion Electric — Electric Buses and Trucks

13 May 2022

Electric Vehicles Land, Sea, Air - Record Growth as Challenges Mount

Elon Musk once made a prediction that every form of transport, with the exception of space-faring rockets, will become electric. This prediction is starting to materialize as markets for electric cars, trucks, buses, boats, two-wheelers and air taxis reached new heights in 2021.
12 May 2022

Could Graphene by the Answer to the Semiconductor Shortage?

Semiconductors, which date back to the 19th century, are used everywhere in electronic devices, from automobile systems and air conditioners to laser treatment in cutting-edge medical systems. The continuing global shortage in semiconductors impacts how high-tech products are made around the world — the automotive industry alone is expected to lose $210 billion in revenue, with major players like BMW, Volkswagen and Ford already reporting the effects.
29 Apr 2022

Germany Launches World-First Battery Pass Project

Germany's Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action formally announced its "Battery Pass" project and its eleven consortium members, including Circulor, the leading supply chain traceability provider, as the project's technology implementor. The announcement marks the beginning of a three-year, German-funded R&D project to develop core data specifications and technical standards for a "passport", as well as a standardized dataspace to manage batteries that are manufactured or placed into service in the European Union.
26 Apr 2022

Fisker

In 2007, the Fisker Automotive Company was founded by current CEO Henrik Fisker and Bernhard Koehler. Fisker Automotive Company had a tumultuous existence with early setbacks jeopardizing the company's future and leading to its bankruptcy. In 2016, Henrik Fisker revived the brand and it is now on the way to mass production at the end of 2022.
7 Apr 2022

Countrywide Network of High Power electric Vehicle Chargers Complete

Extra MSA Group has partnered with Europe's leading high-power charging network IONITY to launch a complete network of high-power charging stations for electric vehicles, now available at all Extra MSA Group motorway service areas across the UK.
4 Apr 2022

Derq — AI-Powered City Traffic Infrastructure

Derq uses its artificial intelligence (AI) software to power next-generation analytics and vehicle to anything (V2X) applications using existing traffic installations and infrastructure. Derq's analytics have benefitted 13 cities so far, while its V2X applications are currently being trialled by robotaxi pilot programs in Dubai and Las Vegas.
28 Mar 2022

Stellantis - Electrification and Autonomy Overview

23 Mar 2022

Not So Fast: EV Charging Rates Make a Difference

Charging speeds for electric vehicles (EVs) vary, from as little as 15 minutes using an ultra-rapid 350 kW charger, to as much as 24 hours when relying on a domestic wall outlet. Eventually, we could reach a point where recharging barely takes longer than filling up with fuel.
20 Mar 2022

Torqeedo: Electric Leisure Boats (2022)

15 Mar 2022

The Autonomous Car Supply Chain: A Detailed Overview

As the automotive industry moves to higher levels of automation, IDTechEx are seeing shake-ups in the established supply chains. Currently, OEMs can shop at multiple tier 1s to gain supply of specific advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) features, such as adaptive cruise control and blind spot detection systems. However, as these discrete systems consolidate into integrated autonomous driving systems, so too will the supply chain. This premium article gives examples of existing ADAS cars and their supply chains. It then investigates the technology companies looking to package sensor components, such as radar, LiDAR, and cameras with computer hardware, into a single autonomous system. The article identifies several OEMs, including Daimler (Mercedes-Benz) and BMW, that are interested in this holistic approach to autonomy supply for the future and explains who they are partnering with and what the supply chain will look like.
2 Mar 2022

Aconity3D

Aconity3D is a German manufacturer of laser powder bed fusion and wire-based directed energy deposition printers.
1 Mar 2022

In the Future Your Entire Car Could Be a Radar Antenna, Says IDTechEx

Radar miniaturization is one of the key trends that IDTechEx has identified in "Automotive Radar 2022-2042". There are several factors that are contributing towards this, such as moving from 24GHz to 77GHz which shrinks the antenna size. Or, transitioning from SiGe-BiCMOS based transceivers to Si-CMOS ones, which reduces the number of discrete computational components and shrinks the circuit board. So, with the size continuing to come down, IDTechEx asks, how small can it get?
23 Feb 2022

Nio (2022)

Nio Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and sells smart electric vehicles in China and Europe. The company offers five, six, and seven-seater electric SUVs, as well as smart electric sedans. It is also involved in a battery swapping service called Power Swap. Nio Inc. was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Shanghai, China.
2 Feb 2022

Being a Motor Manufacturer in a Materials Crisis

The past two years have been extremely turbulent for many industries with production lines shutting down, chip shortages, and a host of general supply chain issues. Amongst the dismay, electric vehicles (EVs) have been a shining light. In 2021, sales of EVs globally grew by around 80% over 2020 which in turn was a growth of 44% over 2019.
27 Jan 2022

Toyota Motor Corporation: Automotive Electrification

Toyota pioneered early electrification with their Prius hybrid, but have been hesitant to adopt battery-electric vehicles. In 2021, Toyota made announcements about their targets for EVs going forward.
26 Jan 2022

Infineon: Automotive Power Electronics

20 Jan 2022

Maersk Invests in Electrofuels Startup Company

Maersk expects several fuels to exist alongside in the future fuel mix and has identified 4 potential fuel pathways to decarbonization; biodiesel, alcohols, lignin-enhanced alcohols and ammonia.
13 Jan 2022

The BMW iX Flow Featuring E Ink

The fluid colour changes are made possible by a specially developed body wrap that is tailored precisely to the contours of the all-electric Sports Activity Vehicle from BMW. When stimulated by electrical signals, the electrophoretic technology brings different colour pigments to the surface, causing the body skin to take on the desired colouration.
2021
21 Dec 2021

Super Soco First Electric Brand in Top Ten Powered Two Wheelers

Super Soco has become the first ever 100% electric brand to feature in the top ten best-selling powered two wheelers. Until now, the list has been populated only by manufacturers traditionally producing petrol-powered machines.