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BMW Summer School 2018: Focus on “Intelligent Cars on Digital Roads”

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The BMW Summer School 2018 was jointly set up in cooperation with the Franco-German University (UFA), EURECOM, Technical University of Munich (TUM) and BayFrance under the umbrella of the German French Academy for the Industry of the Future by TUM and the IMT (Institut Mines-Télécom). To mark the 150th anniversary of the TUM, the BMW Summer School was held at the TUM Science & Study Centre Raitenhaslach from 29 July to 3 August 2018. Applicants were invited to submit their research in relevant fields, such as user centric interaction design... Read More »

300 drones illuminating the river IJ in Amsterdam – Studio Drift to present European premiere of “FRANCHISE FREEDOM”. After world premiere in Miami Beach in collaboration with BMW, airborne performance on August 10 – 12, 2018

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A flying sculpture of 300 luminous Intel Shooting Star drones in bird swarming formation will be on view for three days after sunset, from August10 – 12, 2018. Illuminating the river IJ in Amsterdam, the performative art work is part of the retrospective “Studio Drift: CODED NATURE”, on display at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam until August 26, 2018. After the unprecedented number of visitors to the museum for the exhibition, the City of Amsterdam in collaboration with BMW, Intel, RAI, Rabobank, NDSM,  and Studio Drift will offer the public ... Read More »

Trainings all over the world: Internationalisation of the BMW and MINI Driving Experience proceeding apace

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During the certification process, BMW M GmbH provides training guidelines, as well as buildings and premises, in order to achieve homogeneous safety and quality standards for the BMW and MINI Driving Experience. Since 1997, the BMW and MINI Driving Experience has been training its instructors according to uniform global standards and testing them in an intensive process at the international BMW Instructor Academy. Only when all the aspects of the certification have been fulfilled is the official seal of quality – “Official Partner of M” – award... Read More »

Competitive sailing for climate research: BMW supports Team Malizia in the “Ocean Challenge” environmental initiative

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BMW is involved in the electronic measuring equipment, which will be integrated on board the IMOCA 60. Sustainability is an integral part of the corporate strategy of the BMW Group. Moreover, BMW and the Team Malizia engineers are working on the development of a zero emissions alternative to the 380kg diesel engine (including fuel), which is also on board for safety reasons. An electric engine with BMW i battery technology is one potential option for crossing the oceans without fossil fuels. Throughout the campaign, Herrmann will sail a tota... Read More »

BMW Connected joins forces with Baidu Internet of Vehicles on home-to-vehicle cooperation

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The cooperation between BMW Connected and Baidu Internet of Vehicles provides further evidence of BMW’s “In China, for China” R&D strategy. BMW has been actively building and integrating China’s digital ecosystem, expanding the implementation of its open innovation cooperation with leading Chinese high-tech companies, and is committed to creating a diversified and smart mobility experience for Chinese consumers. BMW Connected seamlessly integrates vehicles into their users’ digital lives via multiple touchpoints, such as the iPhone and A... Read More »

Mission: Impossible – Fallout

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The new movie finds Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his IMF team (Alec Baldwin, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames) along with some familiar allies (Rebecca Ferguson, Michelle Monaghan) in a race against time after a mission gone wrong. Henry Cavill, Angela Bassett, and Vanessa Kirby also join the dynamic cast with filmmaker Christopher McQuarrie returning to the direct. The team of agents is reinforced by the new BMW M5 and a number of other BMW models, including the 1986 BMW 5 Series Sedan, the BMW 7 Series Sedan and the BMW R nineT Scrambler. Styled ... Read More »

BMW partner of Art Basel. World premiere of sound artist Samson Young and BMW Art Journey Talk with international artists

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On the evening of June 12, the first preview day of the show, BMW will host an exclusive reception at UBS Forum together with Art Basel and UBS. Together with the Basel Chamber Orchestra, Samson Young, winner of the first BMW Art Journey, a joint initiative founded in 2015 by BMW and Art Basel, will perform an arrangement of one of the movements from a recent composition, titled "Such Sweet Thunder," which incorporated recordings of bells collected during his journey. Celebrating the third anniversary of the BMW Art Journey, the BMW Art Jour... Read More »

10th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art from June 9 to September 9, 2018. BMW is Corporate Partner and supports the Curators Workshop for the seventh time

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Curated by Gabi Ngcobo and a curational team composed of Nomaduma Rosa Masilela, Serubiri Moses, Thiago de Paula Souza, and Yvette Mutumba, the 10th Berlin Biennale is understood as a conversation between artists and contributors. In the upcoming months, the international artists are invited to participate in the discourse, exhibiting at various exhibition venues: Besides KW Institute for Contemporary Art, this year’s art works will also be displayed at Akademie der Künste (Hanseatenweg), Volksbühne Pavilion and ZK/U – Center for Art and Urbani... Read More »

Spectacular guest start at Misano: World star Alessandro Zanardi to contest his DTM home event in the BMW M4 DTM

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Zanardi’s preparation for his guest start gets underway this weekend (1st to 3rd June), when he will accompany the BMW DTM teams and drivers at the Hungaroring near Budapest (HUN), to familiarise himself with the details of procedures, structures and processes in the DTM. A roll-out and test drives are additional steps planned for the coming weeks. Dates and locations will be announced at a later date. In addition, with regard to the technical feasibility, BMW Motorsport is working closely with the DMSB, who supports the project. The BMW wor... Read More »

BMW supports Pierre Casiraghi, founder of the Malizia sailing team, and record “round-the-world” sailor Boris Herrmann on their Vendée Globe campaign

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The ‘Malizia’, a racing yacht that measures 60 feet in length, is being optimised for the world’s toughest solo sporting competition, which will take place in November 2020. BMW development engineers have been involved in the identification of areas where the car manufacturer will be able to provide support, in the form of lightweight construction and electric drive expertise for which the visionary BMW i technology provides the basis. “BMW i vehicles and the racing yacht ‘Malizia’ have both pushed the boundaries of physics to near their lim... Read More »

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