And thus convincingly resolves the apparent contradiction between efficiency and dynamics.
Friday, June 5, 2015
PLiZ TAKE ME TO THE FUTURE, NOW! Intermodal Routing: The City Mobility Concept by BMW i. "Born electric".
BMW i in a nutshell.
THE CITY MOBILITY CONCEPT.
BMW i is a comprehensive and ground-breaking concept for sustainable mobility. It represents visionary electric vehicles and mobility services, inspiring design and a new understanding of premium that is strongly defined by sustainability.
And it thrills with its innovative vehicles: the all-electric BMW i3, a locally emission-free car for city driving that is sustainably designed throughout, and the BMW i8 as the most progressive sports car.
Born electric: with the BMW i mobility concept, everyday travel can be 100 % electric and a pleasure before, during and after each journey. Because BMW i thinks beyond the vehicle – and leaves nothing to be desired with its innovative mobility services.
Connected Mobility - the film.
If alternative means of transport will take you to your destination faster, you will be offered intermodal routing solutions on your navigation system. Stations and timetables will appear in the display, and to continue your journey smoothly with public transport, you then simply leave your vehicle in a Park + Ride car park.
The BMW i navigation unit will direct you to the parking spot and then show you how your journey by public transport goes on from there. And when on foot, too, you will be directed conveniently by the BMW i Remote App.
You can currently use the Connected Mobility solutions in the following countries and cities: Germany (Munich, Berlin, Hamburg, Leipzig, Düsseldorf, Cologne, Frankfurt), Austria (Vienna), Netherlands (Amsterdam), Denmark (Copenhagen), Norway (Oslo), Sweden (Stockholm), France (Paris), United Kingdom (London), Italy (Rome), China (Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhan), Taiwan (Taipeh).
BMW i3 in São Paulo, Brazil.
The navigation system for the BMW i3, with its connected BMW i ConnectedDrive Services was specially developed for making driving with the BMW i3 as easy and convenient as possible. At the heart of the BMW i is the Range Assistant with dynamic range map.
This takes into account all relevant factors for routing: battery charge level, driving style, traffic situation and topographical condition of the route, and shows the most efficient route based on these factors. This ensures that you reach your planned destination as quickly and efficiently as possible with the current battery charge.
Another revolution in navigation routing: If you are able to reach your destination more quickly using alternative transport such as the underground or rapid-transit train, the BMW i Navigation will take these into account and show you the most current schedules and guide you to an available parking space near the respective stop.*
BMW i3 in São Paulo, Brazil.
With the BMW i Remote App for iOS and Android, you can receive detailed information about the current status of the BMW i3 at any time.
This includes, for example, range display, battery condition and charge level, service messages and also the vehicle location. The climate control of the passenger cell and the high-voltage battery can be activated before the journey via smartphone so that the BMW i3 is already set to the ideal temperature when you enter the vehicle and to ensure that the performance of the high-voltage battery is optimised.
The BMW i Remote App Also supports your route planning. Important goals, such as available charging stations can easily be sent to the vehicle before starting the journey.
Simon Euringer, Head of BMW i ConnectedDrive,
at Telematics Update 2013 .
Every great pioneering achievement has its own story. In the case of the BMW i8, it begins in 2008 with the launch of Project i – and with no lesser objective than the reinvention of urban mobility.
Just one year later, the BMW Vision EfficientDynamics concept showed what a technology leader geared fully toward energy saving can look like.
BMW i Concept, 2011.
This was the basis that gave rise to the BMW Concept i8, which demonstrated in near-production-ready form where the development would lead.
All available BMW EfficientDynamics technologies were already united within this vehicle, an intelligent lightweight concept had been implemented, and the idea of a sports car for the future was already detectable.
BMW i8, 2015.
Series production of the BMW i8 marks the current peak of the development: a plug-in hybrid with the appearance and the breathtaking performance of a sports car, which at the same time exhibits the consumption and emissions of a compact car.
The Most Progressive Sports Car.
The BMW i8.