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BMW i Ventures Announces Investment in Software Motor Company.

22.01.2020Press Release

Mountain View, Calif. (January 22, 2020)… BMW i Ventures announced today an investment in Software Motor Company (SMC) a Silicon Valley-based company developing the world’s most reliable, efficient and intelligent motor systems. The new funding will enable SMC to further scale its business and accelerate product development. “Electric motors are a massive, $100B market, and they move our modern world, while consuming over 45% of the world's ...

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BMW i Ventures Announces Investment in Alitheon.

14.01.2020Press Release

Mountain View, Calif. (January 14, 2020)… BMW i Ventures announced today an investment in Alitheon, an optical AI software creator and deep-tech startup developing generative engineering software aimed at automating the product development process. Alitheon will use the new funding to expand its FeaturePrint™ technology across the defense, aerospace, aviation services, automotive, semiconductor, luxury goods, additive manufacturing, pharmaceutical and ...

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The efficient drivetrain for the purely electric BMW iX3.

18.12.2019Press Release

The following global release does not contain U.S. specific market information. Entering a new era of electric mobility: The efficient drivetrain for the purely electric BMW iX3. Trailblazer for fifth generation of BMW eDrive technology – Innovations for electric motor and high-voltage battery - Additional range thanks to higher efficiency instead of larger battery.

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Android Auto comes to BMW. BMW to offer wireless integration from mid-2020.

11.12.2019Press Release

The BMW Group is extending the reach of seamless connectivity in its vehicles with the introduction of Android Auto™ starting in mid-2020. Android Auto, the latest digital and user-centric service addition to BMW, will allow customers to connect their Android smartphones wirelessly with their vehicle and, in doing so, enjoy access to useful information like suggested destinations and upcoming appointments just when it is needed.

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Partnership for the sound of the future: Hans Zimmer is now official composer and curator for BMW IconicSounds Electric

20.11.2019Press Release

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+++ Partnership for upcoming years announced in Santa Monica +++ +++ First jointly developed sound to enter series vehicles in 2020 +++

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The new BMW i4: the future of hallmark brand driving pleasure.

18.11.2019Press Release

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With the first purely electrically powered model for the premium mid-range, BMW is transferring the brand's characteristic core features to the age of locally emissions-free mobility – Fifth-generation BMW eDrive to be introduced for the first time in the BMW iX3 in 2020 and will also be used in the BMW iNEXT and the BMW i4 in 2021 – Advanced battery cell technology enables sporty performance and a range of around 600 kilometres in the BMW i4.

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From material selection to prototype construction: The battery cell technology of the future is taking shape at the BMW Group Battery Cell Competence Centre

14.11.2019Press Release

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• Zipse: “energy density to double by 2030” • Development of next-generation battery cells • Cutting-edge laboratory and analytical equipment • Production of prototype cells to industry standards • Sustainable, long-term material procurement

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BMW i Ventures Announces Investment in ELISE.

04.11.2019Press Release

Mountain View, Calif. (November 4, 2019)… BMW i Ventures announced today an investment in ELISE, a deep-tech startup developing generative engineering software aimed at automating the product development process. The new funding will be used to speed product development and market entry. “ELISE enables engineers to automate multiple time consuming steps of the product design process,” said Tobias Jahn, principal at BMW i Ventures. “We observed high ...

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BMW i Ventures Announces Investment in CelLink.

29.10.2019Press Release

Mountain View, Calif (October 29, 2019)… BMW i Ventures announced today an investment in CelLink, a San Carlos, CA-based manufacturer of flexible circuit technology that delivers high-conductance, large-area, lightweight, and low-cost flexible circuits through a proprietary combination of manufacturing processes, designs, and materials. The new funding is aimed at ramping up production of large-area flexible circuits for power and data transmission.

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BMW i Ventures Announces Investment in Trifacta.

12.09.2019Press Release

Mountain View, Calif (September 12, 2019)… BMW i Ventures announced an investment in Trifacta, the global leader in data wrangling. The new capital will accelerate the company’s continued expansion into new geographies and product areas, in particular expanding upon the company’s use of intelligent automation throughout the platform.

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BMW Expands 530e Sedan Inductive Charging Pilot Program to U.S.

09.08.2019Press Release

Woodcliff Lake, NJ – August 9, 2019…Today, BMW is pleased to announce the U.S. Market extension of BMW’s global Induction Charging Pilot Program. The pilot program began in Germany in 2018 and has recently expanded to include the U.S. The pilot program is available in the state of California for 200 interested, qualifying residential home customers who are able to charge inside an enclosed garage space. Availability is based on 200-equally equipped 530e ...

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New Leadership for BMW Group Technology Office in Silicon Valley.

05.08.2019Press Release

Mountain View, CA – August 5, 2019… The BMW Group today announced that Lorenz Makeschin has been named Vice President of the BMW Group Technology Office USA, where he will lead several research and development teams working to bring new technological innovation, products, and services into the BMW Group. Lorenz is replacing Simon Euringer, who has successfully overseen the office for the past three years and will now apply his Silicon Valley experience ...

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BMW i Ventures Announces Investment in Recogni.

31.07.2019Press Release

Mountain View, Calif. (July 31, 2019)… BMW i Ventures announced today an investment in Recogni Inc., the designers of a vision-oriented artificial intelligence platform for autonomous vehicles. Recogni is focused on creating high-performance and low-power AI processing to help make autonomous vehicles a reality. “The ability to process sensor data on the edge efficiently and in real-time is esential in the development of autonomous vehicles,” said ...

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BMW of North America Introduces Smart Glasses and New Technician Communication Systems at U.S. Dealerships to Reduce Repair Times and Improve Customer Satisfaction.

11.06.2019Press Release

Woodcliff Lake, NJ – June 11, 2019… BMW of North America has introduced new dealership and workshop communication technologies aimed at reducing repair and maintenance times at BMW Centers and MINI Dealers, increasing workshop efficiency, and ultimately improving customer satisfaction. When fully implemented this month, the all-new Technical Information System TIS 2.0, together with the Technical Support & Research Assistant TSARA and the new TSARAVision ...

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BMW Group opens plant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico

06.06.2019Press Release

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+++ Innovative digitalisation technologies and new sustainability benchmarks set plant apart +++ Investment of over one billion US dollars +++ BMW Group active in Mexico for 25 years +++ Plant will be supplied with 100% CO2-free electricity +++

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BMW i Ventures Makes Investment in Yellowbrick Data, Inc.

05.06.2019Press Release

Mountain View, Calif. - June 5, 2019… BMW i Ventures today announced an investment in Palo Alto-based Yellowbrick, the technological leader in big data warehouse solutions that helps businesses derive value from large data sets in real-time. Yellowbrick’s unparalleled performance is based on an integrated full-stack system of hardware and software including their own database and file storage system. “We see data and analytics as one of the key building ...

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