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BMW floods CES 2016 with connected innovation

BMW floods CES 2016 with connected innovation

CES is the Consumer Electronics Show but of late that has also included car makers. Automobile brands like BMW have wholeheartedly embraced consumer electronic technology, including mobile devices, in their drive, pun intended, to the future. At CES 2016, BMW is flaunting some of its ideas and prototypes not just for future cars but for future homes as well. Unsurprisingly, it's a future filled with all kinds of dynamic and interactive displays that can be controlled with the touch of a finger or, even better, a wave of a hand.

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BMW at CES 2016: cameras, cloud, and smart mirrors

BMW at CES 2016: cameras, cloud, and smart mirrors

BMW brings a wide variety of smart technologies and expansions to smart vehicles to the Consumer Electronics Show 2016. This includes their future mobility solution "Light and Charge", BMW i8 Mirrorless / BMW i3 Extended Rearview Mirror, BMW ConnectedRide, and BMW Connected. Also appearing at the show were a number of new Control Concepts from BMW, new Internet of Things services, and the networked cockpit - the BMW i Vision Future concept. All are included in BMW's vision for a much smarter - and safer - automotive experience.

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BMW debuts AirTouch concept, turning car interior into contactless touchscreen

BMW debuts AirTouch concept, turning car interior into contactless touchscreen

With CES 2016 rapidly approaching next week, BMW has gotten a jump on things and announced it will be showing off an advanced version of the gesture control tech demo it had last year. Dubbed AirTouch, the system basically turns the car's interior into a touchscreen, but one that doesn't need physical contact thanks to gesture-reading sensors. It's described as allowing control over many more functions than the current iteration available in BMW's 7 Series, which can only handle simple tasks like adjusting the volume.

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BMW 9 Series and i6 EV tipped for 2020 Tesla headache

BMW 9 Series and i6 EV tipped for 2020 Tesla headache

BMW is planning a super-luxury flagship and an all-electric retort to Tesla's Model 3, insiders claim, as the German automaker hunts new niches. While BMW already has a small selection of electric cars and hybrids in its line-up, that looks set to increase come 2020.

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BMW and Nissan team to take on Tesla’s Superchargers

BMW and Nissan team to take on Tesla’s Superchargers

BMW and Nissan have joined forces to take on Tesla's Supercharger network, installing new electric car chargers at 120 locations across the US. The stations, which will be capable of recharging a Nissan Leaf or BMW i3 to 80-percent in 20-30 minutes, span nineteen states, though they'll also be of interest to drivers of other electric cars.

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Driving Change: Big Auto’s $2.7 billion bet on HERE

Driving Change: Big Auto’s $2.7 billion bet on HERE

HERE's plans for the self-driving future can finally emerge from their autopilot holding-pattern, with the company and its new automaker owners holding a quiet but enthusiastic coming out party in San Francisco today. Representatives from Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler joined HERE execs to talk about the development of high-definition mapping, location-based services, and cars that whisper to the cloud and - eventually - drive themselves.

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BMW i8 Spyder greenlit says BMW CEO

BMW i8 Spyder greenlit says BMW CEO

The first time we caught a glimpse of the BMW i8 Spyder was way back in 2012 when the concept debuted at the LA Auto Show. After a wait of several years, BMW CEO Harald Krueger has now said in a German publication that the i8 concept Spyder will debut in the "near future" in production form.

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Soon, every Audi, BMW, and Mercedes could be a digital mapper

Soon, every Audi, BMW, and Mercedes could be a digital mapper

Audi, BMW, and Mercedes Benz have snapped up HERE, and the digital cartographers are wasting no time in investigating how the luxury cars can shape smarter maps. The deal, which closed late last week and netted former HERE owner Nokia a $2.7bn payout, brings technology like HD Maps - high resolution data ideal for tomorrow's self-driving cars - into the reach of the German trio, but also gives HERE unprecedented access to driving data.

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Nokia HERE deal closes as German automakers grab robo-car tech

Nokia HERE deal closes as German automakers grab robo-car tech

Nokia's deal to sell digital mapping and location services specialist HERE to a trio of German automakers has closed ahead of schedule. The agreement, announced back in August, was initially expected to get regulatory approval sometime early in 2016, but that came through sooner than expected and Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler wasted no time in inking the contract.

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AC Schnitzer tuned diesel BMW 1-Series moves the world with 800nm torque

AC Schnitzer tuned diesel BMW 1-Series moves the world with 800nm torque

Normally when we talk tuned BMW cars, we are talking about its coupes and sedans that use gas engines. BMW tuner AC Schnitzer has laid hands on the BMW 1 series hatch that uses a 3.0L diesel engine for motivation and massaged lots more power out of the car.

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Dinan Engineering S1 BMW M4 adds power, loses performance

Dinan Engineering S1 BMW M4 adds power, loses performance

The BMW M4 is no slouch when it comes to performance, but many car guys and gals are always out for more performance. Dinan Engineering is a name that has been associated with hopped up BMWs for decades and its latest foray into modern BMWs is the S1 BMW M4.

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2016 Alpina B5 Biturbo Makes the M5 Look Plebian

2016 Alpina B5 Biturbo Makes the M5 Look Plebian

There is no denying the fact that the BMW M5 is a fast and powerful car. For those who want more power than the M5 has to offer can pay more and get the M5 Competition Package that adds a bit more power at 15hp more than stock. If you want even more than that, you need to go to Alpina.

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