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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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2019
4 Dec

IONITY

IONITY builds high-power, fast-charging network for electric vehicles along major highways to facilitate long-distance travel across Europe.
3 Dec

Lunewave

Lunewave was spun out of University of Arizona. It has raised $5.5M from the likes of BMW and Baidu.
3 Dec

BMW Group to Build MINI E with Great Wall Motor in China

The BMW Group and Great Wall Motor are building a joint plant in China, where the BMW Group will produce future fully-electric models of its MINI brand. The plant will have a standard capacity of up to 160,000 vehicles per year.
22 Nov

BMW Forges Ahead with E-Mobility and Secures Long-Term Battery Needs

The BMW Group is forging ahead with electromobility and deepening its existing business relationships with battery cell manufacturers CATL and Samsung SDI.
20 Nov

BMW's Role In Supporting Decarbonization And Mobility Of The Future

BMW, United States
19 Nov

BMW Targeting 600km Range for Electric i4

The fifth generation of BMW eDrive includes a newly designed high-voltage battery featuring the latest battery cell technology. With a weight of some 550 kilograms, it has an energy content of around 80 kWh. This gives the BMW i4 a range of approximately 600 kilometres.
25 Oct

Race for 1000 km Electric Vehicles

Range sells electric cars. Long range ones sell in 100 times the numbers and have three times the resale value. In this article Dr Peter Harrop discusses the future of electric vehicles capable of 1000km range.
18 Oct

Rivian Overblown?

Those desperate to invest in "The next Tesla" continue to pile into start-up Rivian, the latest $350 million coming from a media company. That takes investment up to the $2 billion level familiar at Tesla.
16 Oct

Die Attach Materials for Power Electronics in Electric Vehicles

New IDTechEx Research report investigates the market for various die and substrate attach materials used in power electronics in various electric vehicles. It provides a comprehensive view of the industry trends, looking at the trends driving the adoption of higher performance die-attach materials.
23 Sep

Tritium opens state-of-the-art innovation and customer-focused R&D

Tritium has opened the doors of a new facility in Los Angeles which will enable the company to increase production to cater for a growing sales pipeline in the Americas region.
18 Sep

At Last a Smart Materials Event for Business Deals

The IDTechEx Show! in Santa Clara, California on November 20-21 has it all. There will be over 270 exhibitors engaging with 3,500 attendees; seven parallel conferences and even masterclasses on November 19 and 22, with matchmaking services and awards. Land the big order or at least come away "married" and famous!
17 Sep

BMW to have one million electrified vehicles on the roads in 2021

The BMW Group is focusing on the next electromobility milestone and by the end of 2021, aims to have a total of one million electrified vehicles on the roads.
13 Sep

Innoviz

Innoviz offer lidar modules and lidar software.
13 Sep

Velodyne

Velodyne offer lidar modules and lidar signal processing software. IDTechEx interviewed Mr Dieter Gabriel from Velodyne in April 2019. Gabriel is the Marketing Manager for the EMEA region, and he is based in Germany.
13 Sep

Continental

Continental offer lidar modules, radar modules and cameras for ADAS.
13 Sep

ZVISION Technologies

ZVISION Technologies offer lidar modules. IDTechEx interviewed Dr Tuo Shi from ZVISION in May 2019. Shi is the Co-Founder and CEO of ZVISION, and is based in China.
11 Sep

Agenda Announced for Printed Electronics USA 2019

The agenda has just been announced for the 16th annual Printed Electronics USA event taking place in Santa Clara, California, on November 20 & 21. This is the world's largest event on flexible, hybrid & printed electronics. Printed Electronics USA is part of the IDTechEx show, which brings together seven key disruptive technologies and their customers in one venue.
23 Aug

Here Come 48V Full Hybrid Electric Vehicles

The new Hyundai Tucson switches off the engine when coasting or braking at under 30kph. This is a bridge to the 48V full hybrids that IDTechEx foresaw some time ago. IDTechEx correctly predicted that they would come sooner rather than later and not just as cars - thus the title of the new IDTechEx report embracing it all, "48V Mild Hybrid and 48V Full Hybrid Vehicles 2020-2030".
22 Aug

Mercedes-Benz EQV: first fully-electric premium MPV

The series version of the Mercedes-Benz EQV is celebrating its debut. The next member of the Mercedes EQ family combines emissions-free mobility with impressive driving abilities, high functionality and aesthetic design as the first fully-electric premium MPV from Mercedes-Benz.
13 Aug

Torqeedo (2019 Update)