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It’s easier than ever to travel with Project Fi

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Coverage from Argentina to Zambia Starting today, you can enjoy data coverage in 170 countries and territories. Like always, the data you use abroad costs the same as the data you use at home. You’ll continue to enjoy the same high-speed international coverage, now in more places like Belize and Myanmar. And if you need some extra data when you travel, don’t sweat it—your data is still just $10 per GB or free with built-in Bill Protection. Know before you go Project Fi will now let you know whether you’re covered on your next trip base... Read More »

BMW 320d ED fully complies with all legal requirements: German Federal Motor Transport Authority

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Klaus Fröhlich, member of the Board of Management of BMW AG responsible for Development, explained: “As a matter of principle, BMW Group vehicles are not manipulated and comply with all respective legal requirements. Our diesel engines are clean. The public and policymakers can rely on that – and, most of all, so can our customers and employees.” The findings of the latest KBA tests once again confirm what has been repeatedly proven by numerous official reviews conducted by authorities worldwide: The BMW Group has no illegal activities or te... Read More »

Now on iOS: one-tap access to real-time commute info and places around you

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Last year we updated Google Maps for Android to provide access to helpful everyday info–in real time–at the bottom of the home screen. Now we’ve rolled out that same useful update to Google Maps for iOS as well. Just swipe up and you’ll see three tabs–the explore tab, driving tab and transit tab–that will help you find a nearby restaurant, beat traffic, or catch the next bus. No matter what iOS device you’re using, Google Maps can get you where you’re going and help you explore the world around you. ... Read More »

The heart of the BMW M8 GTE: The most efficient BMW Motorsport racing engine ever

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With the start of the conception phase for the new GTE engine, the engine designers at BMW Motorsport embarked on their most comprehensive project since the development of the power unit for the DTM comeback in 2012. In total, more than 500 engine design drawings – and another 500 drawings for the powertrain – were created in the following months. The result of that work is the most efficient engine that BMW Motorsport has ever developed, delivering between 500 and more than 600 hp (depending on the specifications of the sporting authorities). ... Read More »

The first BMW X4 takes its leave…

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A pioneer celebrates an anniversary. The 200,000th BMW X4 has now come off the production line at the BMW plant in Spartanburg/USA. With its extrovert design, versatile driving properties and dynamic character, the first ever mid-range Sports Activity Coupé in the premium segment has built up an impressive fan community within just a little over four years. The anniversary vehicle, a BMW X4 xDrive20d (combined fuel consumption: 5.6 – 5.4 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 149 – 142 g/km) in the paint finish Alpine White metallic, will be deliver... Read More »

Danish business embraces digital to create jobs and save lives

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They knew that the internet was a great way to reach customers, but they also knew they were missing basic skills to market online so they decided to sign up for Google Succes online, a program that taught them how to improve SEO (search engine optimization), use Google AdWords to create online ads, and measure their ad performance with Google Analytics. After joining the program in 2016, Mark and Anders have increased the number of people trained from 360 to 3,200. They’ve also grown from two to 30 staff, recruiting many ex-army people, and... Read More »

Upgrade for MINI Connected – MINI gets even smarter and more digitally advanced. Launch of a new generation of personalized services

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From March 2018, all new MINI models will be available with the option of a built-in 4G SIM card that will usher in a new era of connectivity. The new digital services it enables will be available in 43 markets worldwide following the launch of the new-generation MINI Connected. This will allow MINI drivers to access a digital world of personalised services designed to make day-to-day mobility and planning even easier – and, in so doing, integrate the MINI seamlessly into their digital lives. The first models to be made available with this n... Read More »

Lexus Announces Pricing for the New Three-Row RX Hybrid

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The RX 450hL (AWD) will have a starting Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $50,620* — just $1,550 more than the RX 350L AWD model. Most notably, the new RX 450hL comes standard with second-row captain’s chairs in addition to leather-trimmed seats, driver seat, side mirror and steering wheel memory, and Lexus Enform Safety Connect and Service Connect complimentary for the first 10 years of vehicle ownership. Always Charged and Always Ready Lexus’ history of hybrid innovation goes back to the launch of the world’s first luxury... Read More »

Porsche plans to invest more than six billion euro in electromobility by 2022

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Porsche has been putting together an unprecedented future development plan: By 2022, the sports car manufacturer will invest more than six billion euro in electromobility, focusing on both plug-in hybrids and purely electric vehicles. The de-cision was made by the Porsche AG Supervisory Board at its most recent meeting. “We are doubling our expenditure on electromobility from around three billion euro to more than six billion euro”, explains Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG. “Alongside development of our models with c... Read More »

New packing center for vehicle parts in Wilhelmshaven

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Thomas Zernechel, the Head of Volkswagen Group Logistics, says: “This decision for Wilhelmshaven is of critical strategic importance to the Volkswagen Group. The Jade-Weser-Port is Germany’s only deep-sea harbor. By setting up a packing center there, we will create a direct link to the one port that we can use to transport our components in the world's largest ships.” Under the plan, vehicle parts for the brands Volkswagen, Audi and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles will be packed in Wilhelmshaven beginning in 2019 and transported to more than 25 ... Read More »

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