• Anthony Franze's BMW Reward Me concept

    In September, we told you that BMW was partnering with automotive crowdsourcing expert Local Motors for an urban automotive technology design contest. The idea was simple: use Local Motors’ Forge community to address challenges faced by urban drivers in the coming years. As The Forge has members from over 130 countries, proposed solutions would come from a diverse range of designers and automotive enthusiasts. Phase one of the challenge ended on October 16, so BMW and Local Motors have named the winning ideas. In first place is an idea for a premium car sharing service, called...

  • BMW teams with Local Motors on the 'Urban Driving Experience Challenge'
    BMW Teams With Local Motors On Future Urban Automotive Technology

    Over the years, BMW has been an industry leader in the development of automotive technology. In 1972, BMW was the first to use a radar-based distance warning in its BMW Turbo concept; in 1980, BMW became the first automaker to collect telemetry data in racing, and in 1994 BMW introduced the...

  • Aston Martin Cygnet Launch Edition
    Aston Martin Cygnet Sales Slow, Supply Problems To Blame

    Grand Prix racing legend Sir Stirling Moss might have a shiny new Aston Martin Cygnet parked on his driveway, but he's currently in a minority. Dr. Ulrich Bez, chairman of Aston Martin, has admitted that initial sales have been slow - though rather than disinterest in Aston Martin's controversial...

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    Future Urban Mobility Relies On Real-Time Data Access

    The requirements for travel within the urban environment comes under greater pressure with every passing year. We're already past the point at which more than 50 percent of the world's population live in cities rather than rurally, and it's only set to increase. The Future Urban Mobility (FM)...

  • Citroën E-3POD Antistatic concept
    Urban Transport Of The Future? Bike Meets Car With E-3POD

    The Royal College of Art in London, England has produced some of the auto industry's top design talent for 40 years now and attracts budding car designers from all around the world. On occasion, they hold competitions for their top talent to design vehicles of the future, mixing the best in car...

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