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BMW and Toyota Collaborate on Lithium-ion Battery Research

BMW and Toyota Collaborate on Lithium-ion Battery Research

The BMW Group and Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) have signed an agreement and begun to collaborate on research into next-generation lithium-ion battery cells. This project is focused on increasing the performance and capacity of lithium-ion battery cells through the use of new materials for cathodes, anodes and electrolytes. BMW is deeply invested in battery technologyContinue Reading »

Off-Road Racing ABS for Husqvarna Motorcycles

Off-Road Racing ABS for Husqvarna Motorcycles

BMW was the first to add ABS to motorcycles 23 years ago and continues to be a significant proponent of the technology today (all BMW motorcycles in the US will come standard with ABS in 2012). So, it’s no surprise to see them add ABS to a motorcycle in their Husqvarna division. In this case,Continue Reading »

BMW Motorcycle Magazine Launches iPad App!

BMW Motorcycle Magazine Launches iPad App!

The BMW Motorcycle Magazine is now available on Apple’s iPad! Hot off the cyber-presses, the popular enthusiasts’ magazine has released an app giving readers a completely new magazine experience. This unique app for the iPad, created exclusively for BMW Motorcycle Magazine, includes all the content of the print magazine but goes beyond by adding interactiveContinue Reading »

BMW Applies for Dynamic Seat Suspension Patent

BMW Applies for Dynamic Seat Suspension Patent

BMW’s recent Dynamic Damping Control (DDC) showed how sensors could be used to monitor road conditions and automatically adjust a motorcycle’s suspension system to react accordingly. Now BMW has applied for a patent for a dynamically-controlled motorcycle seat suspension. The patent application describes a spring and damper attached to a scissor lift inside a motorcycleContinue Reading »

BMW Concept e Electric Scooter Foretells Future Production Scooter

BMW Concept e Electric Scooter Foretells Future Production Scooter

At the 2011 Frankfurt International Motor Show, BMW has introduced yet another pair of electric concepts. This time it’s all-electric visions of “urban mobility” called the BMW Concept e and Husqvarna Concept E-go (see separate news post). Like the previous gasoline-powered Concept C scooter, the Concept e foretells BMW’s intention to go into serial productionContinue Reading »

BMW Developing Laser Headlight

BMW Developing Laser Headlight

BMW continues to develop new technology with some of that research centered on the headlight. On the motorcycle side, BMW recently showed off Daytime Riding Lights to increase motorcycle visibility on the Advanced Safety Concept and the Adaptive Headlight to see into turns on the K1600GT/GTL. On the automotive side, BMW introduced full LED headlightsContinue Reading »