Cyber Sorting: BMW-backed startup develops digital fingerprints for auto parts

Toronto, Ontario — A BMW-affiliated tech company has developed a piece of technology that allows automakers and suppliers to track and authenticate parts across supply chains and distribution systems through a digital fingerprinting system. According to the CEO of Bellevue, Wash.-based Alitheon, Roei Ganzarski, the company’s technology is able to authenticate tiny surface characteristics within […]

Oh Snap: BMW announces autonomous driving platform for 2025

Munich, Germany – BMW has partnered with tech companies Qualcomm and Arriver, announcing its goal to release a new autonomous driving system in 2025. Dubbed Snapdragon Ride, German carmaker says their level three system can drive autonomously but requires the driver to take over the vehicle’s controls within seconds of notification. Despite the name, Snapdragon […]

Spilled Ink: BMW unveils concept vehicle with colour-changing E Ink paint at CES 2022

Las Vegas, Nevada — BMW unveiled a chameleon-like concept car at the Consumer Electronics Show this week that utilizes a popular e-reader technology to provide multiple colour shade possibilities on a single vehicle. The German automaker showed off a prototype version of the BMW iX featuring E Ink technology applied to the vehicle’s paint, allowing […]

Future Fruit: BMW to use BlackBerry QNX to develop automation technology

Waterloo, Ontario — BMW is the latest automaker to take a bite out of the berry as Blackberry Limited announced that it has entered a multi-year agreement with the company to develop automation technology. As part of the agreement, BlackBerry will license its QNX technology to BMW Group, as well as assign a team of […]

Sabotage Slots: BMW cupholders provoke $5 million class-action lawsuit

Toronto, Ontario — A $5 million lawsuit is being brought against BMW following reports that the cupholders in X7 models are prone to causing electrical damage, and in some cases leading to a faulty airbag deployment. In what sounds like a truly Final Destinationesque turn of events, it has been found that the X7 M50i’s […]

Robotic Results: BMW robot-applied paint repairable by humans

Munich, Germany — BMW recently announced that it was testing new robotically-applied paint technology on some M4 Coupes, but wants to reassure all the flesh-based refinishers out there that the work can still be repaired by puny humans. This new technology from BMW allows the application of several colours and designs to its cars’ bodywork […]

Circular Solutions: BMW designs 100 percent recyclable ‘Vision Circular’ concept vehicle

Toronto, Ontario — BMW revealed its vision for a sustainable future on Monday, unveiling the fully-recyclable Vision Circular concept vehicle, made entirely from reusable materials. When BMW says that everything in this car is both recycled and eventually recyclable, they mean everything, as the company boasts that the battery driving the concept vehicle “is 100% […]

A Natural Solution: BMW to meet 2030 emissions goal with renewable, organic-based parts

Toronto, Ontario — In the ongoing fight to curb carbon emissions, the BMW Group has announced its plan to integrate more renewable materials into its OE parts going forward. “We are setting new standards for sustainable premium quality—by rethinking materials and focusing more than ever on resource-efficient alternatives and renewable materials with strong dismantling capability,” […]