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Topic: BMW

BMW's 2017 5 Series Sedan to be first car with support for wireless CarPlay

10/13/2016, 06:10 pm

BMW on Thursday took the wraps off its upcoming 5 Series Sedan, and in doing so announced the model will be the first car to boast Apple's wireless CarPlay infotainment solution when it ships in February.

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iPhone 7 owners complain about issues with BMW Bluetooth support, Verizon LTE connections

09/29/2016, 03:09 pm

Some iPhone 7 owners are encountering trouble with Bluetooth connections in BMW vehicles, and/or LTE connections to Verizon, according to complaints on Apple's support forums and tips to AppleInsider.

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BMW adds Apple's CarPlay as $300 upgrade for most models

08/31/2016, 12:08 pm

People able to afford a BMW can now get Apple CarPlay on virtually any new model as a $300 upgrade option, according to the automaker's website.

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BMW begins Apple CarPlay support with paid upgrades to 2 Series

08/01/2016, 07:08 pm

Long a holdout, BMW this week finally launched support for Apple's CarPlay by offering the technology as an upgrade option for 2 Series cars.

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BMW refocuses 'i' division on self-driving cars as Honda shows off autonomous prototypes

06/02/2016, 01:06 pm

More potential competition for the rumored "Apple Car" emerged on Thursday, as BMW said that it is relaunching its "i" division to concentrate on self-driving vehicles, just a day after Honda revealed its own prototypes in that field.

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First BMW vehicles with Apple's CarPlay coming later in 2016

05/20/2016, 12:05 pm

BMW -- one of the few major automakers without support for Apple's CarPlay -- should finally begin offering the technology later this year through two new vehicles, according to an official pricelist.

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Rumor: Control of user data railroaded 'Project Titan' talks between Apple and BMW, Daimler

04/20/2016, 03:04 pm

Apple was said to be involved in negotiations with automakers BMW and Daimler, but discussions fell apart because the parties couldn't agree on who would own and protect the data associated with a connected, self-driving car.

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Top BMW electric vehicle engineers defect to Chinese rival backed by Tencent

04/20/2016, 09:04 am

An upstart electric car company backed by Chinese internet giant Tencent has reportedly snared at least four high-ranking executives from BMW i, the German marque's impressive but struggling electric mobility unit.

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BMW plans self-driving software overhaul to fend off the likes of Apple, Google

03/04/2016, 03:03 pm

German automaker BMW is planning a major corporate changes going forward, in an effort to build "the most intelligent car" it can, sensing impending competition from Apple, Google and others in Silicon Valley.

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US transport regulators may waive some safety rules to spur self-driving cars

01/14/2016, 04:01 pm

The U.S. Transportation Department may waive some safety rules to make it easier for automakers to test self-driving vehicles, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced at a Thursday event in Detroit.

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Apple's 'Project Titan' car faces manufacturing roadblocks, could necessitate partnership

09/15/2015, 10:09 am

With an internal goal of 2020 to begin building its own car, Apple faces a number of roadblocks in automotive manufacturing, which could lead it to partnering with another company in its vehicular venture, a source has indicated to AppleInsider.

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New BMW CEO still willing to talk with tech firms like Apple, hints at manufacturing partnership

09/14/2015, 09:09 am

BMW's newly-installed CEO, Harald Krueger, remains as interested in his predecessor in partnerships with Apple and other tech firms, reports said on Monday.

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Audi, BMW, Daimler officially buy Nokia Here maps in deal valued at $3.07B

08/03/2015, 10:08 am

Nokia has confirmed it will sell its Here maps division to German carmakers Audi, BMW, and Daimler, in a deal valued at 2.8 billion euros, or $3.07 billion.

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BMW concerned about sharing manufacturing expertise to develop Apple Car - report

07/31/2015, 03:07 pm

Apple and BMW have in fact held talks about a potential Apple Car, but the German automaker has been reluctant to reach an agreement, as it is afraid it could just become a supplier to the world's largest company.

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Audi, BMW, Daimler on verge of buying Nokia Here mapping service for $2.71B

07/21/2015, 01:07 pm

Three German carmakers -- Audi, BMW, and Daimler -- have together agreed in principle to buy Nokia's Here mapping service, in a deal estimated to be worth just over 2.5 billion ($2.71 billion), a report said on Tuesday.

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BMW research head avoids Apple Car question, says obstacles present to deeper partnership

03/18/2015, 03:03 pm

BMW's research and development head said on Wednesday that there are obstacles to collaborating with Apple beyond integrating iPhone support into vehicles, but did not completely rule out the possibility of the two companies building a car together.

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BMW says talks with Apple are not connected to producing a new car

03/05/2015, 09:03 am

Recent negotiations between Apple and BMW weren't connected to developing a car, a BMW spokesman has said, citing discussions between the two parties as part of "regular talks."

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Why Apple is revving iOS in the Car for an aggressive 2014 launch

07/26/2013, 08:07 am

Apple's chief executive Tim Cook described the company's 2014 launch of iOS in the Car as "very, very important" and a "key focus for us." Here's a look at what the industry thinks, the competition Apple faces in automotive, and why it's pushing so hard for an immediate launch next year.

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BMW shuns Apple's 'iOS in the Car' to stick with its own technology [u]

06/12/2013, 02:06 pm

After being one of the first car companies to offer iPod integration, BMW is surprisingly not on the list of carmakers that announced their support for Apple's new "iOS in the Car" functionality this week.

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BMW says Siri Eyes Free support will come to all of its 2014 models

06/07/2013, 12:06 pm

BMW drivers with iPhones may want to take a look at the company's forthcoming models, as the automaker announced on Friday that it would be integrating Apple's Siri Eyes Free mode into all of its 2014 cars.

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