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Fresh off a $530M round, Aurora acquires lidar startup Blackmore

Aurora, the self-driving car startup backed by Sequoia Capital and Amazon, is in an acquiring mood. The company, founded in early 2017 by Chris Urmson, Sterling Anderson and Drew Bagnell, announced Thursday that it acquired lidar company Blackmore. The Blackmore purchase follows another smaller, and previously unknown acquisition of 7D Labs that occurred earlier this year, TechCrunch has learned. 7D, founded by former software engineer from Pixar animation Magnus Wrenninge, is a simulat...
Tags: Automotive, Transportation, Amazon, Argo AI, Ceo, Chris Urmson, Elon Musk, Emerging-Technologies, Lidar, Self-driving Car, Sequoia Capital, Sterling Anderson, Strobe, Tesla, Toyota AI Ventures

BMW Has Launched 523bhp Versions Of The X5 And X7 SUVs

As we all know, the solution to the SUV quandary is simply to add more power, and BMW has done exactly that with two new high-output leviathans

This 2020 BMW M5 Celebrates 35 Years of Bavarian Goodness

A forthcoming special edition celebrates 35 years of the BMW M5. However, production is limited to 350 units globally with 35 for the U.S. More than a looker, this special 2020 BMW M5 can reach nearly 200 mph.  The BMW M5 is celebrating 35 glorious years of sport-luxury driving. Commemorating this event is the 2020 BMW M5 Edition 35 Years. Yeah, it’s quite a mouthful. However, this special version of the M5 Competition is limited to 350 units globally, and only 35 will make it to the U.S.A. Be...
Tags: BMW, Car News

The All-New 2019 BMW X7 (G07)

Just within a few days since its release, The All-New 2019 BMW X7 (G07) has triggered sensations among car enthusiasts. The manufacturer overview this vehicle as the most gallant alternatives Range Rover, and it comes as the flagship SUV release from this global auto major. With impressive 3 engine and 7-seat features, the craze for this car in intensifying as days are passing by. With the assurance of optimum luxury, finest riding experience and high aesthetics that are the hallmarks for BMW ...
Tags: BMW, Other News, BMW X7

Consumer Reports knocks Tesla’s Navigate on Autopilot feature

Consumer Reports is calling the automatic lane-change feature on Tesla’s Navigate on Autopilot “far less competent” than a human driver and cautioned it could pose safety risks. The consumer advocacy organization posted its review Wednesday on the newest version of Tesla’s advanced driver assistance system. Navigate on Autopilot is an active guidance system that is supposed to navigate a car from a highway on-ramp to off-ramp, including interchanges and making lane changes. Once drivers enter...
Tags: Automotive, Transportation, Automation, Autopilot, Consumer Reports, Tesla, Tesla Model 3, Tesla Model S

Consumer Reports knocks Tesla’s Navigate on Autopilot, calls new feature ‘far less competent’ than a human driver

Consumer Reports is calling the automatic lane-change feature on Tesla’s Navigate on Autopilot “far less competent” than a human driver and cautioned it could pose safety risks. The consumer advocacy organization posted its review Wednesday on the newest version of Tesla’s advanced driver assistance system. Navigate on Autopilot is an active guidance system that is supposed to navigate a car from a highway on-ramp to off-ramp, including interchanges and making lane changes. Once drivers enter...
Tags: Automotive, Transportation, Automation, Autopilot, Consumer Reports, Tesla, Tesla Model 3, Tesla Model S

Parents will never miss soccer practice with BMW’s new 523-horsepower SUVs

BMW is launching M Performance versions of its biggest SUVs, the X5 and X7. While not full-on M models, they do pack 523-horsepower twin-turbo V8 engines, allowing both SUVs to sprint from zero to 60 mph in under five seconds. The post Parents will never miss soccer practice with BMW’s new 523-horsepower SUVs appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, News, BMW, BMW X5, BMW X7, Luxury Cars, SUVs

The limits of endurance: A BMW R80 with Ducati flair

The Japanese custom scene continues to amaze us. Even though the internet shrinks the world, there are still gems in the East waiting to be discovered—often by word of mouth. Switch Stance Riding is a small custom shop in Amakusa—a series of small, little-known islands off the coast of Kyushu, Japan’s most southwesterly island. This part of Japan is well off the beaten track but the photographer Marc Holstein recently paid a visit, and told us he was the only Westerner for miles. Marc’s de...
Tags: Custom Motorcycles, BMW cafe racer, BMW motorcycles, BMW R80, Cafe racer

Toyota Supra: More Power Than Advertised?

Not everyone was enthusiastic about Toyota’s decision to co-develop its Supra with BMW. As an icon of the brand, some complained that Bavarian involvement sullied what should have a been a purely Japanese automobile. We wouldn’t go that far (though certain telltale signs of BMW’s hand come off as slightly off-putting). Still, an interior that borrows heavily […] The post Toyota Supra: More Power Than Advertised? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: News Blog, A80, A90, BMW, Dyno Specs, Mk4 Supra, Power Output, Supra, Toyota, Toyota Supra, Z4

2020 Toyota Supra: The Best Toyota Sports Car?

The 2020 Toyota Supra is the first Supra in the United States in 21 years.  Toyota GAZOO Racing applied their vision when engineering the new Supra.  Expect the Supra in July with a fairly reasonable MSRP considering the performance.  Much has been said about the fifth-gen, 2020 Toyota Supra. We all know how the Supra is a rehashed version of the new BMW Z4, but that’s not exactly right. And while we’re still left pondering on the fine line between Toyota and BMW sports cars, I think it’s time...
Tags: United States, Porsche, Autos, Toyota, Bmw, Nissan, Skyline, Nissan Skyline, Alcantara, Supra, GTE, Overview, Toyota Motor Sales U S A Inc, Toyota Supra, Car News, Alvin Reyes

The BMW M5 Edition 35 Years Is A 616bhp Birthday Present

BMW has revealed a special anniversary version of the M5, based on the more powerful Competition version of the car
Tags: Autos, Bmw

A camouflaged BMW K1100 (with an e-bike to match)

Traditional cafe racers are typically designed with restraint high on the agenda. But we’re just as enthused by customs that trade reservedness for loudness—like this BMW K1100 with extremely sharp lines and a reflective livery. This left-field custom is the work of Impuls in Munich, Germany. And as we’ve seen from their previous work, the team of Philipp Wulk and Matthias Pittner don’t care much for tradition. They’ve embraced the K1100’s angular nature rather than trying to smooth every...
Tags: Facebook, Motorcycles, Ford, Bmw, Alcantara, Matthias, Munich Germany, Magura, Philipp, Florian, Custom Motorcycles, BMW motorcycles, Café Racer, Motogadget, Philipp Wulk, Matthias Pittner

TWIN TERRAIN – BMW R65 ‘Invader’ by 72 Cycles

Written by Martin Hodgson Somewhere in those teenage years most of us, wide-eyed and bushy-tailed, are bundled into a careers advisors office and asked what we want to do with the rest of our lives. Given a whole ten minutes, if you’re lucky, you’re soon agreeing to a job you didn’t even know existed. Now leaving dazed and confused many stumble on this path forever; but not Madrid’s Antonio Schefle. At 40 he packed it all in to follow his dream of building custom bikes. Each a unique expressio...
Tags: Spain, Motorcycles, Bmw, Madrid, Scrambler, Antonio, Suzuki, Martin Hodgson, Tokico, Desert Sled, BMW. R65, Antonio Schefle, Madrid Antonio, Diego Bermudez

2020 Toyota GR Supra First Drive – To Enjoy Properly, Ignore the Context

The howling denizens of the Internet may not be a representative sample of real life, but they are loud nonetheless, and they’ve seemingly had it in for the Toyota Supra since the wraps came off. It’s too much a BMW, they say. It doesn’t feel like a real Supra, thanks to all those German parts […] The post 2020 Toyota GR Supra First Drive – To Enjoy Properly, Ignore the Context appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Features, Autos, Toyota, Bmw, Sports Cars, Car Reviews, New Cars, Supra, Toyota Supra, First Drive, 2020 Toyota Supra, Supra First Drive

2020 Toyota GR Supra 3.0 Premium first drive review

The Toyota Supra makes a triumphant return as a joint project with BMW, to the delights o driving enthusiasts, racing fans, and aftermarket tuners alike. We were among the first group of lucky individuals to give it a proper spin. The post 2020 Toyota GR Supra 3.0 Premium first drive review appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Toyota, Bmw, Supra, Toyota Supra, 2020 Toyota Supra, Toyota GR Supra

Best Convertibles For 2019? Here Are 10 Fast & Fun Options

Not everyone loves driving with the top down. Yet I can think of no better way to welcome the warm and sunny weather than driving a convertible. No matter what you call them (convertible, ragtop, Targa, soft-top, cabriolet, spider, etc.), convertibles have somehow lost their favor among the sea of new crossovers and modern SUVs. It’s easy to understand why. Setting The Stage Convertibles are not the roomiest or the most practical choice. In some cases, a convertible is usually “choppier” than ...
Tags: Apple, US, Magazine, Porsche, Ford, Autos, Fiat, Jaguar, Epa, Bmw, Mclaren, North America, Audi, Mercedes, Jonathan Ross, Abarth

QOTD: All in the Family?

Top brass at TTAC had a chance to sample the new Supra last week at X Raceway in West Virginia. You’ll read about it on these virtual pages shortly. Cars like the new Supra provide a chance to mull an age-old question: in the car world, is it better to share parts of a family […] The post QOTD: All in the Family? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: West Virginia, Autos, Toyota, Bmw, Qotd, Supra, News Blog, TTAC, Question of the Day

BMW M to Offer New Drive Modes, Adjustable Braking

BMW M has unveiled new display and control systems for its vehicles’ powertrain, chassis, and driver assistance systems, with an emphasis on added customizability. The company is even going so far as to allow drivers to set up brake feel, starting with the M8 and M8 Competition. On-the-fly adjustments to a car’s suspension, throttle response, and […] The post BMW M to Offer New Drive Modes, Adjustable Braking appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Bmw, BMW M, News Blog, BMW M8, BMW M8 Competition, BMW M to Offer New Drive Modes Adjustable Braking

How to Recruit and Retain Better Mechanics in a Talent Drought

It’s hard enough for small and large automotive service businesses alike to attract, hire, promote, fire and enforce protocol with techs and mechanics in their shops. Whether you’re looking to hire an entry level technician or a Master Certified Automobile Technician, the complications are amplified in our current economy, where qualified candidates are harder and harder to come by and workplace “ghosting” is becoming a trend. Openbay is here to empower auto service providers with all the knowl...
Tags: Recruiting, Autos, Bmw, North America, Industry News, Marc, Richard Rawlings, Management Tips, Automotive Service, Service Provider Resources, Auto Mechanic, Zers, Automotive Technician, Automotive Service Business, Auto Shop Management Tips, Certified Automobile Technician

Sune Sorensen Directs BMW Commercial About Hard Topics of Family Divide and Forgiveness for Huge Ramadan Launch

Ramadan is a globally significant month, observed by hundreds of millions of people worldwide each year. With 1.8 billion Muslims Ramadan is becoming as important for advertisers as Christmas or the Superbowl. Since Ramadan is the month of giving and generosity, Brands - especially Automotive - offer consumers discounts on their products or services, which clutters the Automotive advertising landscape in the region. So BMW wanted to stand out from the car commercial masses with a TV spot ...
Tags: Christina Aguilera, Advertising, Automotive, GCC, Dubai, Bmw, Lebanon, Ramadan, Mena, TVC, Sorensen, Elie, Sune Sorensen, Big Kahuna, Wayne Fernandes, Serviceplan

Populus AI CEO, co-founder Regina Clewlow at TC Sessions: Mobility on July 10

Behind all those on-demand shuttles, ride-hailing vehicles, dockless scooters, bikes and someday even autonomous cars is data. A lot of data. Numerous startups have popped up and several large, established companies have rolled out products all aimed at capturing and making sense of that data. One such company is Populus AI, a startup that has launched a data platform for cities to better understand and manage how people are moving from Point A to Point B.  The idea is that real-time data and an...
Tags: Transportation, Washington, Los Angeles, Tech, Intel, Mit, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, Bmw, Self-driving Cars, UC Davis, Daimler, SVP, Mobileye, Dave Ferguson, SF Bay Area

2019 BMW X1 (facelift) exterior and interior spied in China

As BMW continues working on a facelift for the second generation X1,...
Tags: China, Autos, Bmw

Review: Riding the new Indian FTR 1200

For a brand that only relaunched five years ago, Indian Motorcycle is making some bold moves. The Scout FTR750 racebike has cleaned up in the flat track scene and Indian has now released a matching flat tracker for the street: the hotly anticipated FTR 1200. When the FTR1200 Custom concept broke cover 18 months ago, everyone with a pulse and a love for two wheels went all giddy. And even though the production-ready FTR 1200 has been watered down by practical and regulatory considerations, it’...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, UK, La, US, Motorcycles, Ducati, Bmw, Pacific Coast Highway, Harley Davidson, Malibu, Santa Monica, Brembo, Dunlop, FTR, Indian motorcycles

Moto films of the week

 Yesterday was International Female Ride Day, so we thought it would be fitting to start by showcasing some inspirational females who have all made an impact on the motorcycle industry in their own. First up we have the legendary Jolene Van Vugt, who is the first woman to backflip a full-sized dirt bike. She is also the holder of many Guinness World Records, and was a regular on the hugely successful Nitro Circus. She is now a stunt woman and Indian Motorcycles sponsored rider, who has defi...
Tags: Video, London, Interview, Adventure, Motorcycles, Ducati, World Record, Bmw, Classic, Henry, Elspeth, Indian motorcycles, Movember Foundation, Henry Crew, Mark Hawwa, Jolene Van Vugt

Class Act: A millimeter-perfect BMW airhead from Sinroja

In just four years, Sinroja has become one of the most talked-about custom shops in England. As immaculately finished bikes set sail from the workshop run by brothers Rahul and Birju Sinroja, word on the street builds. Life in the Midlands city of Leicester is a far cry from the small town in India where Rahul and Birju grew up. But that’s where the brothers learned their skills, playing with lathes in their father’s factory, before they moved to the UK. Like all good custom shops, Sinroja...
Tags: Usa, UK, England, London, India, David, Motorcycles, Dubai, Leicester, Bmw, Richard, Exif, Glenn, Rahul, Midlands, Custom Motorcycles

Check Out The New Manhart BMW Z4’s Moody Gold On Black

Hold the presses, we’ve got a new top story: Manhart has revealed what is actually a fairly appropriate and attractive BMW upgrade package…
Tags: Autos, Bmw, Manhart, New Manhart BMW, Moody Gold On Black

Arresting: Renard’s ex-police BMW K75 RT

There’s a clean , sharp vibe to the bikes that come out of Renard Speed Shop. Estonia’s finest custom builders don’t have a fixed signature style, but the machines from the Tallinn workshop are always beautifully finished and pack a strong visual punch. This brightly colored K75 RT is Renard’s 26th creation, and it’s probably their most in-your-face build to date. Perhaps because this unusual BMW has just as much Italian blood as German… The BMW ‘bricks’ may not be pretty, but they’re tough...
Tags: Europe, Usa, Motorcycles, Bmw, Tallinn, Pirelli, Alcantara, Alpina, Andres, Puig, Renard, Custom Motorcycles, BMW motorcycles, Motogadget, SC Project, Andres Uibomäe

2020 Cadillac CT5: Reviving the American Sport-Luxury Sedan

Inspired by the Escala concept, the 2020 Cadillac CT5 is the replacement for the CTS. Cadillac’s Super Cruise system for the CT5 utilizes LiDAR map data and high-precision GPS. Two engines and three different trim levels will be offered when the CT5 becomes available.  The 2020 Cadillac CT5 needs to fulfill a demanding role. It strives to resuscitate the dying sports sedan segment while giving buyers a worthy alternative to the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Audi A4, and BMW 3-Series. Unfortunately, i...
Tags: Tesla, Canada, United States, Gm, Autos, Bmw, Audi, Android Auto, Cadillac, Mazda, MacPherson, Andrew Smith, Lansing Grand River, LANSING Michigan, New York International Auto Show, Car News

In Review: 2019 BMW X2 xDrive M35i

The base X2 is a sedate beast, but the M35i is where the fun starts. I love this little car for its performance and handling, and I think it's a decent-looking machine too. Find out more in my review at the National Post ( [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Autos, Bmw, Jil McIntosh

2019 Audi RS 5 review: A bruising high-tech cruiser

The Audi RS 5 Sportback is an animal. Tamed, sure, but not domesticated. It’s important to remember as one day, maybe next week or next year or both, the RS 5 will revert to its natural state and become fervid, wild and unforgiving. The RS 5 sedan shares a similar look to the everyday Audi A5 and S5. The RS 5 is a different animal altogether. At a moments notice it can go from a Home Depot hauler to a street brawler. Even in its most mild form, the RS 5 feels like a cat ready to pounce, bu...
Tags: TC, Home Depot, Cars, Tech, Michigan, Rubber Bands, Bmw, Audi, Sports Cars, Driver, Rubber, S7, Sportback

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