BMW recalls 1.6M 3-Series cars for air bag problem
(AP)—BMW is expanding a recall of its most popular models to fix an air bag problem that is hitting much of the global auto industry.
World's top electric car makers 'talk collaboration'
Electric car-makers Nissan and BMW are keen to collaborate with rival Tesla after the US company agreed to share its patents with competitors, the Financial Times reported on Monday.
BMW unveils eco-friendly iSolar carport that supplies power to its car
Science, not muscle, driving many Olympic wins
Nineteen-year-old Slovakian luger Josef Petrulak competed in the Sochi Olympics in a 22-year-old sled. That's right: His sled is three years older than he is. His German rivals get a new sled every year, ...
Honda Accord wins green car prize at LA Auto show
The Honda Accord was named Green Car of the Year at the Los Angeles Auto Show on Thursday, beating shortlisted rivals from Audi, BMW, Mazda and Toyota.
BMW recalls 176,000 vehicles over power brake
German carmaker BMW is recalling 176,000 vehicles from the model years 2012 to 2014 over a problem with the power brake system.
BMW pulls wraps off i3 electric car (Update)
BMW AG is showing off the production model of its new i3 electric compact that uses carbon-fiber materials to keep the weight down and improve driving performance.
Progressive traffic signal systems save time and fuel
In cities, the uniform and low speed levels simplify the setup of synchronized traffic signals. Outside urban areas this is a bigger challenge: The travel speeds vary more and the distances between the traffic ...
Tough auto market dents BMW earns, sales in Q1
Tough auto markets worldwide—including a deep slump in Europe—and investment in new technology dented first-quarter earnings at German automaker BMW AG.
Quality control at the point of a finger
For production operations, quality assurance over the process chain is indispensible: it is the only way to detect problems at an early stage and lower additional costs. Fraunhofer researchers developed an ...
Toyota, BMW working on new battery technology
Toyota Motor Corp. and BMW Group are working together on next-generation batteries for green vehicles called "lithium-air" as their collaboration, first announced in late 2011, moves ahead in fuel cells, ...
Ways to make driving easier, safer born at BMW idea factory
Those iPod and iPhone adapters that are now standard equipment in nearly every modern car were born out of a "what if" idea by BMW engineers in Silicon Valley in 2003.
Fisker looking to form alliances to share costs
(AP)—Electric car maker Fisker Automotive is talking with other car companies about sharing parts and technology.