BMW’s next-gen cruise control stops at red lights

At its NextGen event, BMW today premiered the next generation of its adaptive cruise control system, which will be able to detect and automatically stop at red lights. This isn’t exactly autonomous driving just yet, but it’s clearly an effort to bring some of these advanced cruise control features from highway driving to a more […]

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BMW says its running ahead of its electrification goals

At its NEXTGen event in Munich, BMW today announced that it is running ahead of schedule in its efforts to offer at least 25 electrified vehicles. Previously, the German luxury car manufacturer was shooting for 2025, but it now says that it will offer these 25 vehicles by 2023. As BMW’s Klaus Fröhlich stressed at […]

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Here is BMW’s new electric motorcycle concept

BMW has a long history of building motorcycles, but it hasn’t done all that well in the electric motorcycle department. Clearly, though, this is something the company is thinking hard about and today, at its inaugural NextGen event, the company showed its newest electric concept bike, the BMW Motorrad Vision DC Roadster. As usual, there’s […]

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The future of car ownership: Building an online dealership

Buying a car is painful. Dealerships are the worst, and the options are endless. The rise of the Internet produced powerful tools for shoppers, but in the end, most buyers still have to trudge down to a car lot. For this series of articles, TechCrunch spoke with several founders and investors attempting to rethink car […]

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The future of car ownership: Building an online dealership

Buying a car is painful. Dealerships are the worst, and the options are endless. The rise of the Internet produced powerful tools for shoppers, but in the end, most buyers still have to trudge down to a car lot. For this series of articles, TechCrunch spoke with several founders and investors attempting to rethink car […]

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Innoviz extends funding round to $170 million to bring its lidar tech to self-driving cars

Just a few months ago, Innoviz became one of the better capitalized lidar startups when it announced it had raised $132 million in a Series C funding round. But that wouldn’t be the end of it. The company kept the funding doors propped open and ultimately captured another $38 million from investors. The round has […]

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Urban-X accelerator backs seven new companies pitching services for the world’s cities

Urban-X, the startup accelerator for companies focused on solving the problems facing the world’s urban environment, has selected the latest seven companies for its sixth cohort. Backed by the design arm of BMW’s Mini division and the venture capital firm, Urban.US, the seven companies will receive $150,000 in financing and participate in the Urban-X 20-week […]

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The Fiat Chrysler-Renault merger is dead over suboptimal ‘political conditions’

A proposed merger between Fiat Chrysler -Renault that would have created the third largest global automaker, is off. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles withdrew its offer, the Wall Street Journal reported. FCA confirmed to TechCrunch that it has withdrawn its offer, largely due to political conditions. “FCA remains firmly convinced of the compelling, transformational rationale of a […]

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BMW Group’s Alphabet develops a chatbot to improve customer service

The success of a company is inextricably linked to the quality of its customer service. To score points in that area, the BMW Group’s fleet management specialist, Alphabet, has developed a chatbot. This chatbot provide relevant answers 24/7 to the recurring queries submitted by drivers to achieve faster and better customer service. Learn more: https://www.aka.ms/Alphabet […]

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Sila Nano’s battery tech is now worth over $1 billion with Daimler partnership and $170 million investment

Sila Nanotechnologies and its battery materials manufacturing technology are now worth more than $1 billion. The company, which announced a $170 million funding led by Daimler and a partnership with the famed German automaker, started building out its first production lines for its battery materials last year. That first line is capable of producing the […]

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