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MINI showed off a new concept for a pair of augmented reality glasses. Among its many concept-y features was one interesting one. The goggles will actually let you see through the car. Kinda neat.

This tech was shown off my Jaguar earlier in the year as well, so it does seem like something quite a few people are looking into. If it comes to fruition, seems like a no-brainer for BMW as well.

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Details, install notes, and review of the BMW Head Up Display Screen (HUD) accessory retrofit.

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BMW Group today announced that iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s free all-in-one streaming music and live radio service, is now available to BMW and MINI drivers, providing easy access to their favorite Live and Custom iHeartRadio stations and podcasts directly from BMW ConnectedDrive and MINI Connected services. Demos of the iHeartRadio integration are available Wednesday, April 1 and Thursday, April 2 on the BMW Stand at the 2015 New York International Auto Show, inside the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan.

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Want to retrofit Active Sound Design (ASD)? This is how.

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Earlier yesterday, Apple has reintroduced to the public the Apple Watch. Going on sale on April 24. During the event, Apple placed an emphasis on the apps for the Apple Watch which aim to both improve our life quality and drive sales to the company. BMW was also briefly featured during the event with the BMW i Remote App. The popular app for the new BMW i3 and i8 is available today on the iPhone, but it will soon transition to the Apple … CONTINUED

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BMW has gone on the record in denying a report from Auto Motor und Sport that BMW is developing a car for Apple. AMS claimed that Apple and BMW were in talks regarding the possibility of developing an electric car based on the BMW i3, in connection with recent rumors that Apple has plans to bring its own car to market by 2020.

Reuters has since reported, however, that BMW denied this:

German carmaker BMW said on Thursday its talks with technology giant Apple did not … CONTINUED

Drift challenge: man versus BMW

03/03/2015 at 6:00 AM
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The ultimate drift challenge: man vs. machine. A self-drifting car vs. a drift champion.

Some recent M2 prototype sightings

02/24/2015 at 5:50 PM
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We’ve spotted the M2 prototype on the road on a couple of occasions. Here’s what we saw.

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Great guide to wireless adapters for your OBD2 port, allowing for wireless diagnostics and monitoring of your BMW.

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The 2015 season marks the 17th season of BMW M as “Official Car of MotoGP”. Ever since 1999, MotoGP organiser Dorna Sports has been able to rely on a dependable partner in the form of BMW M when it comes to ensuring the highest possible degree of safety at the pinnacle of motorcycle racing. This successful partnership has grown consistently over the years. Last autumn, Dorna Sports and BMW M Division extended their cooperation up to and including 2020. This means we will be … CONTINUED

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BMW shows off its OLED and laser light technologies in this official video of the BMW M4 Concept Iconic Lights from the 2015 CES show.

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BMW Group ConnectedDrive increases data security. Rapid response to reports from the German Automobile Association ADAC.

As the leading manufacturer in the networking of driver, vehicle and the surrounding environment, the BMW Group is increasing the security of data transmission in its vehicles. This is the company’s response to reports from the German Automobile Association (ADAC). The motorist’s association had identified a potential security gap when data is transmitted. The BMW Group has already closed this gap with a new configuration.

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An interesting piece from ft.com highlights how BMW is sounding a bit of an alarm about connected car data. The data itself is not bad, but they are noting that there is pressure from advertising companies and silicon valley tech companies to get their hands on that data.

Ian Robertson, BMW board member, is quoted as saying “There’s plenty of people out there saying: give us all the data you’ve got and we can tell you what we can do with it” … “And we’re … CONTINUED

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In a somewhat cryptic facebook post, BMW M says a production car will be coming in the ‘near future’ with OLED. We have to assume it will be the next M car in the pipeline, that really suggests either the upcoming M2 or a lighting facelift for the F80/F82 M3/M4

What do you think?

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If you’ve been following the homepage today, you’ve seen an impressive and unprecedented number of new technologies previewed by BMW at CES. And if you haven’t, here’s a roundup of the many technologies on display.

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At CES 2014 last year, BMW demonstrated how highly automated driving using advanced control technology can cope with all driving situations right up to the vehicle’s dynamic limits. Now, at CES 2015, the company is showing how new sensors can be used to move to the next stage – fully collision-free, fully automated driving. This latest milestone from the BMW Group is a further step on the road towards accident-free personal mobility in both driver- operated and fully automated, driverless vehicles.

360-degree collision avoidance is … CONTINUED