Now, six years later, the company has unveiled the fruits of that labor: a brand-new website for their global online presence at global.canon.The move will likely confuse some people, given that the .com TLD remains the most popular and commonly used TLD, and the fact that consumers will likely still default to canon.com when trying to navigate to the corporation s online presence.But the move sets Canon apart, being one of only a few corporations with one of these new branded TLDs others include Barclays bank and automaker BMW , as well as allowing them an SEO and security benefit to sites they host on it.Canon s old .com address will redirect to the global.canon address, which will either limit the number of consumers thrown off by the new URL, or cause greater confusion.It will be interesting to see if more corporations follow suit and move their websites over to branded TLDs.It could also make the process of finding the company website you are looking for that much more complicated, so the jury is still out on whether this is a good direction.
This is the Opel Flextreme diesel concept car from 2007, the same year the EU published its loophole allowing Opel s defeat device.Today, German Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt told the press that General Motors European subsidiary Opel, in a meeting with regulators, admitted to using a diesel defeat system in at least one car, as Automotive News Europe reports:Opel confirmed during the meeting that the exhaust treatment systems shut down under certain speed and air pressure conditions to protect the engine, Dobrindt said.And there s good reason for the EU to have such a provision—European agencies have found evidence of European carmakers cheating on their emissions tests as far back as 2006.That s nine long years before researchers in West Virginia busted Volkswagen s American operations.Last year, the European Federation for Transport and Environment T published this report detailing how Opel, BMW, Audi, VW, and Mercedes-Benz put out five times the legal limit for NOx in the real world while they all pass the EU s laboratory tests.Not only have EU regulators known that their home carmakers have been cheating with defeat systems for years, they ve even been aware of which companies have been doing it and to what degree.
"A U.S. owner of a BMW i3 has filed a lawsuit claiming that the German automaker's electric vehicle can experience a sudden loss of power when a feature designed to nearly double its driving range is deployed," Reuters' Jonathan Stempel reported.When the battery is depleted, a small gas motor kicks in to generate more electricity, raising the range limitation to around 150 miles, beyond 80 on electric power alone."We cannot comment on the matter now that it s in active litigation," said BMW in a statement emailed to Business Insider.We checked out the range-extender i3 last year and subjected it to conditions similar to those described in the lawsuit.We ran all the juice out of the battery and switched over to the gas motor twice on a trip of about 300 miles.There were two adults and two children in the car, along with a couple of large duffle bags.Our results are hardly scientific, but we detected no power loss when the range-extender was in operation.The i3 is part of a lineup of BMW vehicles that are intended to chart a path toward the future of mobility for the German automaker.
View photosMore12b3cef215834f92a078bd9bac67bd04Fifty years ago, BMW unveiled the now-iconic 2002 model and set the stage for current German sport luxury brand that we know and love today.But it wasn't recognized on the global stage as a style and performance brand.In honor of that anniversary, for this years' Concorso d Eleganza Villa d Este, BMW created a modern interpretation of the 2002 turbo called the 2002 Hommage.And the golden headlights are more than just a way to draw the color of the painted brake calipers to the front of the car, they're meant to represent the "golden era" of BMW.Broadly, though, the Hommage's low and wide stance was created to achieve a car that could tackle high-speed, twisty race tracks with eagerness and poise — just like 2002 turbo.Hopefully, inspiration from the 2002 turbo can find its way into future production BMWs, not just wild, one-off show cars.
Hyundai openly admits that it created the Genesis sub-brand to take on German luxury automakers like Mercedes-Benz and BMW.The company has been relatively silent about how it will position itself as a credible alternative to established companies, but a leaked product plan sheds insight into what the future holds.Genesis unveiled the G90, its very first car, earlier this year during the Detroit Auto Show.It will be joined by the G80, which is closely related to the existing Hyundai Genesis, before the end of the year.Its design will be markedly inspired by the head-turning New York Concept that was shown — you guessed it — during the New York Auto Show, and it will be positioned as a more affordable alternative to the BMW 3 Series.Read more: Hyundai could tap into its WRC expertise to take on the Golf R with a 300hp hot hatchWith all of its mainstream bases covered, Genesis will turn to building cars that appeal to enthusiasts.
According to 9to5Mac, this year s BMW German catalog and price list mentions that the BMW 5X M and 6X M will feature wireless CarPlay.Previously, BMW was one of the last major car manufacturers to incorporate CarPlay technology in its vehicles.In addition to CarPlay, the BMWs will come with iDrive interface on a 10.25-inch touchscreen LCD.The story behind the story: BMW was originally mentioned as an official CarPlay partner on Apple s website, but no specific models were listed.We do not collaborate to open our ecosystems but we find ways, because we respect each other, BMW s head of research and development Klaus Froehlich told Reuters last year.If it took them this long to include CarPlay support, imagine how long it would have taken them to put together an entire vehicle.
Inno3D's new iChill X3 and X4 cooler designs are claimed to improve performance without adding to the cost of the cards to which they will be attached.'Heat production has been the major drawback for high end graphics cards,' Inno3D product manager Ken Wong hazarded at the announcement.'We have found ways to further optimise and improve our overall top solution under our iChill label, built to bring out the best of Nvidia's consumer products.In the latter case, the cooler features Inno3D's Active Power Cooling System APCS design: the fourth fan is placed on the top edge of the board facing down towards the PCI Express socket, and is used to draw cool air onto dual heatpipes which are attached to a heatsink designed to cool the components surrounding the GPU - including voltage regulator modules VRM and memory chips.Inno3D has also indicated that the cards, to launch under the HerculeZ branding, will include temperature-sensitive LED lighting to the iChill logo on the top: at idle, the logo will glow a cool blue; as the temperature increases, the LEDs will shift colour until they are glowing red to indicate the card is operating near its peak temperature.While Inno3D has indicated that the new coolers will be available without an increase in selling price compared to the competition, the company has not yet announced pricing or availability for the first cards to feature the iChill X3 and X4 designs.
Executives initially had high hopes for the ELR, which was hailed as the company s first full-production plug-in model when it was introduced at the 2013 edition of the Detroit Auto Show.It also made an array of improvements, including tweaking the drivetrain to increase both torque and horsepower, and tuning the steering system and the suspension to make the coupe more dynamic.Read more: Cadillac will take on BMW M and AMG with more V-Series modelsIt goes without saying that the ELR won t be replaced, but its demise doesn t mark the end of alternative powertrains for Cadillac.Déjà vuInterestingly, this isn t the first time that Cadillac has tried to sell a dressed-up Chevrolet and failed in a spectacular manner.The firm tried to break into the booming compact luxury car segment in 1981 with the Cimarron, a sedan that was little more than a re-badged first-generation Chevrolet Cavalier.John Howell, one of Cadillac s former product directors, even kept a photo of the Cimarron on his office wall captioned lest we forget.
Not until 1921 demonstrated that seriously, on the initiative of the party altitude successor Fyodor Sergeyev, who was close to Stalin. But his primitive speed trains became an inspiration for others. When it was built up year after it was a much more mature and elegant railway than Abakovskijs that took shape. It was driven by a push two-bladed propeller and an airplane engine from BMW. It took until 1954 before the record was broken by another rail vehicle. Subscribe to this.
Apple bilintegreringssystem Carplay has reached at least a few models from most manufacturers, but still shines by its absence of one of the world's largest luxury car manufacturer BMW. A price list for accessories to the next generation of the X5 M and X6 M as a time lay out on BMW's German website shows that Carplay probably comes as an option for them in the fall, writes 9 to 5 Mac. The price list has been shared at the forum Bimmerpost.com, and shows that Carplay costs 300 euros. Is it time to upgrade your computer, phone or tablet? Sell ​​your gadget quickly and easily with MacWorld service. Two of these are real villains that gives gamers and overclocking enthusiasts plenty to drool over.
The last year or so has seen many reports about BMW and Apple holding talks about possible collaboration on the latter's top-secret car project, but now the two companies are finally coming together in a more official, albeit minor, way.The German luxury car maker is finally going to offer Apple's CarPlay infotainment system in some of its upcoming models, bringing an end to BMW being one of the last major manufacturers to not support the in-dash platform.Rolling out later this year, they also happen to be among BMW's priciest cars, so unfortunately those hoping for CarPlay support to come to a more standard 3-Series will need to wait.The updated pricing is said to go into effect on August 1st, however CarPlay support won't be enabled until the second half of the year, possibly through some form of update.Also interesting is that the new X5 M and X6 M model are getting the option for a large 10.25-inch touchscreen, which is already found in BMW's high-end 7-Series.This display will be one of the largest infotainment systems for CarPlay to run on.
BMW has released a concept vehicle that hearkens back to its legendary 02 series, which turns 50 this year.The 02 series is a particularly important one for BMW.Produced from 1966 through 1977, it assured the Bavarian carmaker's success after years of struggle following the Second World War, and introduced many of the styling cues which still appear on every BMW today.The most beloved of these — and certainly one of the most popular BMW cars in history — is the 2002 Turbo.The concept car, restyled in a nod to the 2002 Turbo, is called the 2002 Hommage.BMW released renderings of the new concept to mark the 50th anniversary of the 02 series, and the car is almost certainly not intended for a production run.Still, like many concept cars it can give hints at the styling motifs for the next generation of BMWs.View As: One PageSlides
Most concept cars look forward, predicting new designs and technology.The 2002 was also one of the first production cars to be offered with a turbocharged engine, something you ll find on nearly every BMW today.Read more: BMW s 3.0 CSL Hommage R concept gets a race-inspire paint jobThe original 2002 was defined by its compact proportions, upright greenhouse, and forward-tilted sharknose front fascia.Designers tried to soften up the boxiness, and added flared fenders and front and rear spoilers that recall the 2002 Turbo performance model.The headlights have gold reflectors, since the Hommage was created to celebrate the 2002 s 50th anniversary.Those are some crucial omissions, but then again the 2002 Hommage is just a styling exercise, not a preview of a future production model.
BMW loves showing off its classic cars and for good reason.The automaker has been behind some of the most iconic and innovative cars ever made.These include BMW's M1, E30 M3, 2002 Turbo, E39 M5, and a number of other amazing cars that never even made it to market.So it's not surprising that BMW showcased a slew of impressive vehicles from its Hommage Series at the historic car show Concorso d Eleganza in Italy over the weekend.This group of concepts consists of cars and motorcycles that were designed to act as modern interpretations of iconic cars from the company's past.The company's history is definitely one to look back on, so let's take a look at the cars it showed off.View As: One PageSlides
It seems that every day a new IoT device or means to connect existing devices is revealed.This bluetooth sensor can then be clipped on to your waistband.This sensor then sends data to an app on your phone, analyzing how saturated the tampon has become and alerting the wearer when they need to swap out their tampon for a new one.BitLock is made of reinforced and heat-treated steel combined with a high-security disc locking mechanism.And if your phone is dead, you can open BitLock by punching in a four-digit secret code with a sequence of button presses.BMW is introducing the intelligent eCall system, which is either automatically or manually triggered and sends out the position data – the coordinates of the motorcycle accident site – to a qualified BMW Call Center to initiate the rescue chain.Sensors on the motorcycle detect which event occurred whether a collision with another vehicle or crashing into an obstruction.
This arresting collection of styling cues continues within the i3's cabin, which is surprisingly open and airy for a small automobile - a testament to its tall roofline and the decision to use light-colored woods and accentuate the gaps between screens, panels, and dashboard throughout the vehicle.Although the materials used throughout the interior of the BMW i3 walk the line between recycled-chic and upscale niche, it's their presentation that seals the deal and makes driver and passengers feel as though their are riding along inside something special.It's also worth noting that the concept of carting around more than just a pair of people in the BMW i3 isn't an unrealistic one.Every other battery-powered hatchback rival - the Volkswagen e-Golf, the Ford Focus Electric, the Nissan Leaf, and compliance cars like the Fiat 500 EV and the Chevrolet Spark EV - are front-pullers, which gives the i3 somewhat of an edge when it comes to handling and overall vehicle dynamics.Where the EV's narrow rubber and domed profile come into greater play is out on the highway, where gusts of wind can easily overcome the car's grip and nudge it ever so gently over the white or yellow lines.Cabled, you're looking at charge times of about four hours on a 240-volt connection or 30 minutes with a DC Fast Charger standard household 110-volt current balloons charging times up to 20 hours .
Ok cynical Simon, you could view it as that, but BMW wouldn't be particularly happy.The German marque created the 2002 Hommage for this year s Concorso d Eleganza Villa d Este, which is basically a collection of the world's swankiest motors, in respect of the much-loved 2002 Turbo from 1973 - one of the most exciting cars of its time.Alright, so what's unusual about the concept?BMW don't want you to think of this as a concept that looks to the future, rather one that 'celebrates the past', which means you won't get any performance figures any time soon.Expect around 370bhp and a 0-62mph time of 4.3 seconds ish .The paintwork is also applied in both gloss and matte, to further distinguish the top and bottom half of the car, while the front and rear lights feature gold trim and exposed workings for true 1970s flare historical trouser pun intended .
IBTimes UK explored the Cotswolds in both the 2.0-litre, four-cylinder turbo diesel and the 3.0-litre V6 turbo diesel, which cost from £37,860 and £51,450 respectively.Buttons are all clearly labelled and there's a welcome lack of clutter which some rivals could learn from.Despite its size, the F-Pace cabin manages to feel compact thanks to the 'Riva Hoop', a line which arcs around from the doors to the windscreen.The F-Pace has a body made almost entirely of aluminium which is lighter than steel and as a result the car feels more dynamic than a tall SUV has any right to.The InControl Touch Pro upgrade gives the F-Pace a 10.2in touch screen and digital instrument clusterThe second is an upgrade to the F-Pace's infotainment system, called InControl Touch Pro.Prices start at £34,170 and run up to £51,450 for the flagship V6 petrol model, which has the same engine as the F-Type sports car.
The Cupertino firm has made a number of new hires in the field, while simultaneously extending feelers to existing firms with experience of running the sort of charger infrastructure electric cars require in order to tip into the mainstream.Instead, the focus is the underlying technology around recharging, arguably a less "sexy" area than the Apple Car itself, but no less vital for the company to get right if, indeed, such a project is on the cards.The latter are a source of interest for a number of established automakers - BMW and Mercedes-Benz announced they'd collaborate on such technology back in 2014 - but so far wireless charging for production vehicles has failed to materialize.The Model 3, Tesla's upcoming $35k car, will also get complimentary Supercharger access, CEO Elon Musk confirmed at the EV's unveiling, simultaneously promising to expand the network to over 7,000 chargers by the vehicle's release at the end of 2017.The Model S and Model X - and the Model 3 to come - all use a proprietary connector, whereas the rest of the EV industry has settled on more common standards.Speculation that is working on an electric car of some sort surged in early 2015, with reports of a "Project Titan" occupying a team more than 1,000 members strong, and focused on EV drivetrains, semi-autonomous and autonomous driving, and connect car technology.
View photosMoreThe BMW logo is seen during the 2016 New York International Auto Show in Manhattan, New York March 24, 2016.REUTERS/Eduardo MunozDETROIT Reuters - German luxury car maker BMW AG on Wednesday said its BMW iVentures venture capital arm has invested an undisclosed amount in California-based Scoop Technologies, which offers a smartphone-powered carpooling service called Scoop.BMW's move is the latest in a flurry of investments by automakers in technology industry startups that appear to be aimed at convincing consumers to do without owning their own cars, or driving vehicles as often.1 automaker by vehicle sales, said it was investing an undisclosed amount of money in ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc UBER.UL .BMW has also invested in a fleet management software company called RideCell; a parking spot locator service called Zirx; Moovit, a service that simplifies the chore of connecting with public transit, and Zendrive, a company that harvests data from smartphones to coach motorists on how to drive safely.Reporting by Paul Lienert in Detroit; Editing by Franklin Paul and Alan Crosby
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