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BMW Launches DriveNow Car Sharing Program

BMW Launches DriveNow Car Sharing Program

BMW has partnered with rental car company Sixt for its own car sharing service called DriveNow. The two German companies will be providing a “premium” car sharing service with a fleet of BMW’s sub brand BMW i and MINI vehicles. The service is open to all drivers, but if you’re between 18 and 21 you’ll have to take an extra driving safety test before you can use a use a car.

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BMW i3 Caught On Video In Cold Weather Testing

BMW i3 Caught On Video In Cold Weather Testing

A video has surfaced of the BMW i3 that gives us a first look at the car in action as it is driven around for cold-weather testing in Sweden. The rear-wheel drive i3 slid and drifted all over the track as the test driver sped it around pushing its limits on the icy conditions. The vehicle is due out in 2013 and will be an all-electric city car by the German manufacturer.

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BMW 1-Series gets Nokia C7 remote-control [Video]

BMW 1-Series gets Nokia C7 remote-control [Video]

Nokia's C7 proved a respectable business handset when we reviewed it, but then we didn't try remotely-controlling a BMW with the Symbian smartphone. That's just what two engineers from Nokia Asia have apparently managed, taking just twenty days to create the necessary software and remote control hardware to operate a 1-Series' steering, brakes and accelerator, as well as all the regular gadgets inside.

Video demo after the cut

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Leica X1 BMW Special Edition Camera Unveiled, Costs $3,500

Leica X1 BMW Special Edition Camera Unveiled, Costs $3,500

When you're trying to sell a special edition of something, especially something that's already been available to purchase, you generally want to add features to it. Or, perhaps just throw in more accessories or "never before seen" things. But, for Leica, who has released plenty of special edition cameras in the past, the BMW special edition version of the X1 doesn't really do any of the aforementioned things. At least, not enough to warrant an almost $1,000 price increase.

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Poland’s Inspiro is a Recyclable Subway Car [Video]

Poland’s Inspiro is a Recyclable Subway Car [Video]

With partners like Siemens and BMW, there's no surprise that Poland would want to go ahead and move forward with the aspirations of one day in the near future of having a completely recyclable subway car. The country has put forward plans to make the dream come true, and have teamed up with the pair of companies to make it happen. The end result, if everything goes to plan, should be a subway car that's near 100% made from recyclable items, and is ready to carry passengers by 2012.

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BMW Announces iPad and iPod-Out Connectivity, Apple Interface in New Models

BMW Announces iPad and iPod-Out Connectivity, Apple Interface in New Models

There's a lot of ways for drivers to get entertained now-a-days. Infotainment centers, with the ability to not only give you your GPS-based location, but also play your favorite artists, they are certainly getting far more advanced. But, the systems can be all over the place. Learning a new interface from one car to another, or from your portable media player to your car, for example, and be pretty hectic. But it looks like BMW wants to change all of that, by utilizing an interface that most everyone enjoys right now.

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MeeGo eyes your BMW dashboard as GENIVI Alliance plan cross-platform ICE

MeeGo eyes your BMW dashboard as GENIVI Alliance plan cross-platform ICE

A few weeks ago it was Microsoft in your Lexus; now it's MeeGo in your BMW.  The GENIVI Alliance - a nonprofit group focusing on in-vehicle entertainment (IVI) founded by BMW, GM, Intel and others - has decided to adopt MeeGo as the basis of their next release, using the Linux OS for its multimedia, navigation, internet and other abilities, together with its future integration with tablets, smartphones and netbooks.

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