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BMW Electric Scooters on London Streets

BMW Electric Scooters on London Streets

BMW announced their plans to manufacture gasoline powered scooters in 2010 and then, at the 2011 Frankfurt International Motor Show, they showed the BMW Concept e. A plug-in electric scooter they said they would sell as well. Now with the 2012 Olympic Games in London underway, BMW has presented five ‘near production’ C evolution prototypes to… Continue Reading »

BMW Motorrad’s Safety 360° Principle

BMW Motorrad’s Safety 360° Principle

BMW has a long history in developing and promoting advances in motorcycle safety. Along with the introduction of the new 2012 F800GS and F700GS today, BMW grouped those advances into a single marketing term, “Safety 360°.” It attempts to raise awareness with motorcyclists and the public of BMW’s holistic approach to safety through advancements in three… Continue Reading »

BMW Driverless Running Coach

BMW Driverless Running Coach

As an official sponsor of 2012 Olympic Games in London, BMW has been inspired to develop a new technology helping customers to boost their fitness in the run up to the Games. The new driverless Running Coach feature uses a combination of ConnectedDrive technologies and surround view cameras to enable the car to follow the… Continue Reading »

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 technology… 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 interactive… Continue 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 motorcycle… Continue 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 production… Continue 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 headlights… Continue Reading »