Posts Tagged ‘BMW’


Jul22

BMW’s futuristic Titan motorcycle

2016 at 07:43 pm by admin | Comments Off

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German automobile company BMW has unveiled their vision of the future with their Titan concept motorcycle. The bike takes design inspiration from sea life such as sharks, and a futuristic sleek outer shell covering the front half of the vehicle. The purpose of this design is speed, with the bike able to break the 376 mph land speed record thanks to its airtight front end that funnels air around the bike through the use of makeshift “gills”. The user themselves sit within an enclosed cockpit on the bike, and is powered by a turbo engine located near the massive rear wheel. The design was created in part with industrial designer Mehmet Doruk Erdem, and there are no plans for this design to hit retail in the foreseeable future.

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Jun23

Artist creates massive state for BMW anniversary

2016 at 05:25 pm by admin | Comments Off

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Every year, the Goodwood Festival of Speed hosts an international motor race event at West Sussex, England, challenging vehicles from across the world to its arduous and exciting hill-based course. Along with this exciting event, every Goodwood Festival since 1997 has featured an art installation featuring vehicles, creating a wide variety of designs and exhibits for visitors to enjoy. This year, to mark BMW’s 100th anniversary, the 2016 Goodwood Festival has commisioned artist Gerry Judah to create the largest sculpture in Goodwood history! The sculpture, which features several of BMW’s cars from over the years, is a feat in both engineering as well as artistry, as the car hover steadfast on massive pillars over onlooking crowds. At night, the installation is lit up with vibrant spotlights, creating a spectacle to be seen 24/7. The Goodwood Festival of Speed 2016 will be running from June 23rd to the 26th.

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Jun16

Rolls-Royce looks to the future with the 103EX

2016 at 06:41 pm by admin | Comments Off

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In order to help celebrate BMW’s 100th anniversary, BMW second company Rolls-Royce has rolled out a fresh look at their vision of the future in automation with their new vehicle, dubbed the 103EX. The 103EX is a high-concept futuristic proposal for the company’s future in fully autonomous luxury transportation, taking advantage of the latest in technology and design to bring ease of use and style to users. Using Rolls-Royce’s Eleanor virtual assistant and autonomous driver, the interior of the cabin is steering free, allowing a wide space for drivers to relax on sofa-like seats. The vehicle will be emission-free, running off of an electric powertrain, and using 65 individual pieces of aluminum for wheels, rather than standard rubber tires. While the vehicle is not currently scheduled for retail release, it is a shining concept of the future of automation for Rolls-Royce and cars in general. Check out the videos to see specifics on the 103EX!



May08

BMW’s bamboo-made solar carport

2014 at 03:23 pm by admin | Comments Off

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BMW has made large steps in producing solar-powered cars for consumers, culminating in the release of their i3 all-electric car last year, alongside the upcoming i8 plug-in hybrid vehicle. BMW has now shown off a brand-new carport designed specifically for the use of solar-powered cars. The port takes advantage of glass-on-glass solar panel modules in order to generate clean electricity for the vehicle, and the structure uses fast-growing bamboo, carbon fiber reinforced plastic, and steel to support a glass roof containing solar panels.

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The port, which will display different information about the amount of solar energy available through user interfaces, will even allow users to use the solar energy for their home. The i8, which will have a range of 22 miles in all-electric mode, will release in September, and will easily interface with the new carport, making the entire process a smooth transition for new drivers.