IAA Mobility 2021

1. The new BMW iDrive.
Natural interaction
between motorist and vehicle.

The new BMW iDrive represents a rethinking of a entire
operating, information and knowledge judgment for BMW vehicles,
privately designed for hold and voice control. The new BMW
Curved Display serves as a wholly digital arrangement cluster with
complicated striking displays and an discerning menu structure. The BMW
Intelligent Personal Assistant also has stretched capabilities. The
new My Modes capacitate an emotionally abounding pushing experience
sum with a universe of digital discovery. The new BMW iDrive
also creates an integrated complement for digital products and
services that bond a automobile with a customer’s everyday
digital life.

Embedded in a puristic interior: The arrangement and handling system.

The high-quality, puristic interior embodies a truth of
a new BMW iDrive. Creating a clearly structured complement that is
easy and discerning to use was a priority. This is achieved through
optimal multiple of voice and hold control, with functions
accessible during a pull of a button. Digital technologies and
facilities emanate a new turn of human-centred communication between
a motorist and a vehicle.

In serve to environment new standards for discerning and convenient
operation, a new BMW iDrive also helps make each expostulate a
mobility experience, interjection to a far-reaching operation of useful features
and new arrangement concepts.

The following core elements characterize a new era of
a BMW iDrive arrangement and handling system:

  • Up to 50-percent rebate in a array of haptic buttons and
    switches, compared to a prior era shaped on BMW
    Operating System 7.
  • Operation optimised for voice and hold control.
  • “Floating” BMW Curved Display as a wholly digital display
    cluster. Driver-oriented pattern and customisable arrangement content.
  • All displays consistently oriented towards a driver. All
    information can be grasped during a glance, but daze –
    ensuring a high turn of safety.
  • My Modes (PERSONAL, SPORT and EFFICIENT), accessible during the
    pull of a button; adult to 10 opposite control levers can be
    practiced during a same time to emanate an romantic driving
    knowledge sum with a universe of digital discovery.
  • BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant with new capabilities. This
    personal voice partner is always available, courteous and
    prepared to help. Serves as a digital messenger that creates driving
    safer and some-more enjoyable.

Connecting a automobile to a customer’s digital ecosystem.

The new BMW iDrive complement integrates many digital products and
services that cleverly bond a automobile with the
customer’s bland digital life.

As a record flagship, a BMW iX offers a widest operation of
innovations in a margin of digital services and features:

  • BMW Digital Key Plus is now safer and some-more accessible than
    ever, interjection to ultra-wideband (UWB) technology: The automobile can be
    unbarred and started but carrying to [nl1] your Apple iPhone.
  • More ways to personalise your automobile with BMW ID: Personal
    settings for chair and steering-wheel position, side mirrors,
    navigation, motorist assistance functions, arrangement layouts, short
    cuts, favourites and infotainment-system settings with
    compared pivotal or digital pivotal are immediately accessible and can
    be eliminated between concordant BMW vehicles with Operating
    System 7 and Operating System 8.
  • First prolongation automobile to offer 5G connectivity and personal
    eSIM – transforming a automobile into a fully-connected device like a
    smartwatch. Customers advantage from significantly improved
    write use and high-speed internet by their own
    mobile phone plan, as good as a WiFi hotspot for all passengers
    (expected to be accessible by a finish of 2021. Availability may
    vary, depending on a customer’s marketplace and mobile network operator).
  • BMW Maps: Cloud-based training navigation complement with
    ultra-precise, charging-optimised track superintendence for electric
    vehicles, including accessibility of charging stations and range
    visualisation, as good as over 120 million points of interest.
  • BMW Maps integrates navigation superintendence with augmented
    reality: The live pattern from a front camera shown in the
    control arrangement is enriched with turn-by-turn and lane
    navigation, as good as POI information.
  • Interior camera with facilities that broach value for
    customers: Did we leave your wallet, mobile phone or other
    vicious apparatus in a car? The My BMW app lets we take a quick
    rise inside a vehicle. Push display around My BMW app sends
    a pattern from a inside if a automobile is damaged into;
    picture underline for holding cinema of passengers in special moments.
  • Seamless formation of third-party apps, such as Spotify and
    Alexa. Deep formation of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto into
    a altogether arrangement cluster.
  • Greater accumulation and coherence for activating functions on
    direct over a air: Buy permanently, book for 3 years, 12
    months or even usually for a month: BMW iX business will be able
    to select from a far-reaching operation of discretionary apparatus in a areas
    of motorist assistance, preference and infotainment.
  • Remote Software Upgrade has been customary in BMW vehicles
    given Operating System 7 was introduced in 2018. New, improved
    and stretched functions can be eliminated to a automobile quickly
    and conveniently over a air; in Jun 2021, functions were
    eliminated to a sum of 1.3 million vehicles in this way.

The BMW Group’s new BMW iDrive sets a benchmark for arrangement and
handling systems, automobile connectivity and endless digital
products and services.

The new BMW iDrive can be gifted in a BMW Group’s
record flagship, a BMW iX, that will be accessible soon.
Other models with a new BMW iDrive and BMW Operating System 8
will follow, including a BMW i4.


2.The BMW Concept iX5 Hydrogen Protection
World’s initial approved confidence automobile with
hydrogen fuel dungeon expostulate train.

Maximum insurance and 0 emissions: The BMW Group is unveiling
a initial approved confidence automobile powered by a hydrogen fuel
dungeon expostulate sight – for pure-electric, locally emission-free
driving. The BMW Concept iX5 Hydrogen Protection VR6 meets the
needs of private people and those who need special
protection, while environment new standards for sustainability in its
automobile segment. With this judgment car, a BMW Group underlines
both a significance of hydrogen fuel dungeon record for the
locally CO2-free mobility of tomorrow and a ability
to master totally new hurdles in a growth of safety
vehicles – while still posterior tolerable solutions.

The BMW Group has a some-more than 40-year tradition of building and
building confidence vehicles with opposite levels of protection.
The simple automobile for a new judgment is a BMW X5 Protection VR6
[fuel expenditure combined: 14.4 l/100 km (WLTP), 12.8 l/100 km
(NEDC); CO2 emissions combined: 329 g/km (WLTP), 295
g/km (NEDC)], a world’s best-selling confidence automobile in the
oppulance category shred for Sports Activity Vehicles.

With a integrated reserve concept, it meets a mandate of
a VR6 insurgency class, in suitability with a internationally
recognized central exam criteria of a Association of Test
Centres for Attack-Resistant Materials and Structures (VPAM). Its
armoured newcomer dungeon provides insurance opposite attacks
with firearms or bomb charges. BMW’s hallmark superior
energetic performance, that facilitates shun from potentially
vicious situations, and a watchful coming are serve key
factors in ensuring a quite high turn of safety.

With an armoured newcomer dungeon featuring created parts
done of high-strength steel, safeguarding potion that is around 30
millimetres thick and parsimonious safeguarding sealing of gaps in
supportive areas, such as doors and a body, as good as an
armoured luggage dungeon partition, a automobile can withstand
glow from a world’s many widely used weapon, a AK-47, and
forestall invasion of splinters from attacks involving HG 85 hand
grenades. The armoured newcomer dungeon can also withstand
parallel blasts with adult to 15 kilograms of TNT homogeneous from a
stretch of 4 metres. So-called post-blast protection
record for a safeguarding potion is quite effective at
safeguarding opposite delegate attacks. Even after a blast, all
windows sojourn in their construction position, so no openings can
start between a potion and a body.

The BMW Concept iX5 Hydrogen Protection VR6 implements a holistic
reserve judgment that combines proven newcomer insurance with the
special mandate of a tolerable hydrogen fuel dungeon drive
train. A new automobile underbody was grown privately to
strengthen opposite hand-grenade attacks. The concentration was on shielding
a hydrogen tanks, including their valve systems, by means of a
non-magnetic underbody protection, that weighs as small as
probable and ensures limit belligerent clearance. Armouring was
grown for this purpose with an innovative covering structure that
guarantees insurance from blasts, while progressing high tortuous rigidity.

A blast impact exam was conducted underneath a organisation of the
organisation exam centre for firearms and a deformation of the
underbody insurance totalled and compared with a formula of
prior simulations. Computer tomography was afterwards used to examine
a tanks and underbody insurance picture for cracks, delamination,
dark breaks or any splinters that competence have penetrated the
structures. The hydrogen tanks also underwent detonate and leakage
tests. Certification took place after a second blast impact test,
that was also conducted underneath central supervision. This
strictly confirms a efficacy of all aspects of a safety
measures for a model-specific underbody protection, identical to
those in a newcomer compartment.

With acceptance of a reserve measures in suitability with
uniform criteria, a BMW Concept iX5 Hydrogen Protection VR6 is
explanation that endless reserve for people with increased
insurance needs is concordant with locally emission-free hydrogen
fuel dungeon technology. The judgment automobile is therefore a world’s
initial locally emission-free confidence automobile constructed by an OEM
with acceptance in a VR6 insurance class.


3.CUBE Concept DYNAMIC CARGO desirous by BMW and SoFlow
Concept CLEVER COMMUTE desirous by BMW.
micromobility concepts for extended sustainability in civic traffic.

The CUBE Concept DYNAMIC CARGO desirous by BMW is an electrified
“pick-up trike” mixing lively with quite protected driving
characteristics and stretchable use options. As a re-imagining of
a e-scooter, a SoFlow Concept CLEVER COMMUTE desirous by BMW
is ideal for brief trips and for a supposed “last mile”. Both
micromobility concepts have a intensity to make civic traffic
some-more tolerable in an innovative way. As a subsequent step in this
direction, a BMW Group is arising licences to partner companies
CUBE and SoFlow.

The CUBE Concept DYNAMIC CARGO desirous by BMW: Ideal
multiple of pushing pleasure, flexibility and safety.

The CUBE Concept DYNAMIC CARGO desirous by BMW is an wholly new
approach of meditative about load bikes for use in city centres. The
innovative pattern element combines pushing pleasure with high
flexibility and limit safety.

The bottom of a three-wheeler is shaped by a front categorical frame,
that leans into corners and is connected to a back finish around a
pivoting axle. This pivoting spindle tie keeps a back end
stable, but tilting, even when going turn corners. The
automobile is powered by a dual back wheels regulating an electrified
expostulate sight that is usually tranquil by how tough a supplement is
pedalling. This multiple of pattern and expostulate judgment ensures
a automobile rides like a normal bicycle. In serve to
significantly augmenting roving fortitude in all weather
conditions, compared to two-wheeler concepts, a dual non-tilting
wheels of a CUBE Concept DYNAMIC CARGO desirous by BMW are
rigidly mounted on a back axle, enabling a versatile,
pick-up-like loading platform, that can be propitious with different
attachments to fit requirements.

Another advantage of a non-tilting loading tallness judgment is
that a supplement hardly notices any additional weight and all loads
can be ecstatic safely and reliably.

The SoFlow Concept CLEVER COMMUTE desirous by BMW:
Flexible e-scooter for multimodal mobility.

The BMW Group is rethinking a thought of a privately-owned
e-scooter with a SoFlow Concept CLEVER COMMUTE desirous by BMW.
This innovative new judgment enables zero-emission multimodal
mobility in civic settings, as good as for a supposed “last
mile”. The judgment impresses with a compress size, without
compromising robustness or roving stability. A crafty folding
resource means a SoFlow Concept CLEVER COMMUTE desirous by BMW
can simply be ecstatic in a car’s luggage dungeon or
carried on open transport.

In supposed “public ride mode”, a footboard of a SoFlow
Concept CLEVER COMMUTE desirous by BMW folds adult during a sides and
a back circle pivots into a ensuing opening from below. This
resource shortens a wheelbase of a e-scooter substantially,
so it can even be carried on an escalator but difficulty. It
can also be rolled along on both wheels, like a carry-on suitcase.
The front wheel’s constituent heart engine provides an electric impulse
that creates it easier to pull a e-scooter adult ramps in this mode.

The SoFlow Concept CLEVER COMMUTE desirous by BMW can be folded
adult to a distance that simply fits into a car’s luggage compartment.
Without carrying to overlay down a back backrest, it can be carried
crossways in a MINI luggage dungeon or lengthways in a BMW 3
Series Sedan, for instance. This also means incomparable vehicles are
means to accommodate several SoFlow Concept CLEVER COMMUTE inspired
by BMW e-scooters during once for family outings.


4.New BMW Group Driving Simulation
Most advanced, many versatile trickery of
a kind in a automotive industry.

The new BMW Group Driving Simulation Centre is now being
built on a drift of a Research and Innovation Centre (FIZ)
north of Munich. With 14 simulators and usability labs covering an
area of 11,400 block metres, it is a many advanced, most
versatile trickery of a kind in a automotive industry
worldwide. Construction began in mid-August 2018. Despite massive
worldwide restrictions due to a COVID-19 pandemic, a building
was finished on report in May 2020. Since then, designation of
a simulators has been in full swing. Commissioning will take
place by a finish of a year.

Individual simulators, such as a Vega Vector energetic simulator,
are already operational and undergoing final testing. This dynamic
simulator uses an LED wall with a 220-degree margin of perspective and
around 13,000,000 LED units.

“This is one of 5 simulators with an LED wall for visualising
a practical world. During a formulation phase, we complicated this LED
record really closely, enabled it for make-believe and are now the
initial automotive manufacturer to use it. The LED walls furnish a
really splendid pattern that is abounding in colour and contrariety and
therefore offer significantly improved soak than a usual
projection systems. They also capacitate picturesque night and dazzle
scenarios,” according to Martin Peller, conduct of a Driving
Simulation Centre.

The dual considerable High-Fidelity Simulator Sapphire Space and
High-Dynamic Simulator Diamond Space simulators are already
undergoing final testing.

The real-life pushing routine is mapped in singular fact in the
High-Fidelity Simulator: Braking and acceleration in corners,
pushing around roundabouts or a fast period of turns can be
unnatural with a high grade of pointing on a system’s almost
400-square-metre margin of motion. Complex inner-city traffic
situations, that poise a quite different set of challenges
for programmed pushing systems, can also be recreated under
laboratory conditions for a initial time.

The High-Fidelity Simulator Sapphire Space in detail:

  • Development focus: Functionality of systems in demanding
    situations, such as inner-city driving.
  • Simultaneous longitudinal, parallel and rotary movements possible.
  • Acceleration of adult to 0.65 g – roughly allied with the
    acceleration of a BMW M3 Sedan (353 kW/480 hp, fuel consumption
    combined: 10.2-10.0 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined:
    231-227 g/km WLTP); from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.2 seconds.
  • Movement area of roughly 400 block metres.
  • System tallness of over 10 metres.
  • Around 83 tonnes of relocating mass.
  • Required rise electrical power: adult to 6.5 MW.

The new High-Dynamic Simulator is means to beget longitudinal
and parallel acceleration of adult to 1.0 g. In contrariety new systems
and functions, it is used to map rarely energetic evasive
manoeuvres, full braking and complete acceleration.

The High-Dynamic Simulator Diamond Space in detail:

  • Development focus: Functionality of systems in rarely dynamic
    pushing situations.
  • Highly energetic longitudinal and parallel acceleration of adult to
    1.0 g – roughly allied with a acceleration of a BMW iFE.20
    in Formula E: from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.8 seconds.
  • Slide length of 21 metres.
  • System tallness of over 9 metres.
  • Around 23 tonnes of relocating mass.
  • Required rise electrical power: adult to 3.0 MW.

“This allows us to concentration on a practical universe in a development
proviso that still has about dual years to go until a array launch
of a new indication and that usually used genuine prototypes in a past. We
are relying on a intelligent multiple of exam benches, simulation,
real-vehicle contrariety and pushing simulators,” explains Martin
Wahle, conduct of Virtualisation and Driving Simulator.


5.BMW Startup Garage recognises innovations to enhance
Live during IAA Mobility 2021: The
Sustainability Challenge final.

Together with immature tech companies from all over a world, the
BMW Group is stepping adult growth of innovative solutions for
extended sustainability. The BMW Startup Garage, founded in 2015
as a world’s initial try customer unit, plays a pivotal purpose in
this. Since then, some-more than 100 immature companies have left through
a programme. The BMW Startup Garage will benefaction a activities
to a extended assembly for a initial time during a IAA Mobility 2021.
At a IAA Summit on a Munich muster drift from 7-12
Sep 2021, visitors will be means to learn some-more about startups
from a try customer programme that are already assisting raise sustainability.

This year, with a Open Call 360° Sustainability Challenge, the
BMW Startup Garage has focused privately on technologies for
building a tolerable mobility of tomorrow. Young companies
from around a universe were invited to contention innovations in the
areas of recyclable materials, tolerable supply chain,
energy-efficient production, mobile intelligence, intelligent
building management, customer-centric mobility and future-oriented
technologies as partial of their concentration to a BMW Group’s
try customer programme. More than 250 startups from roughly 50
countries took partial in a Open Call 360° Sustainability Challenge.

Six finalists in live representation event.

Following a multi-stage preference process, a live representation event
imprinting a finish of a Challenge will be hold for finalists during the
BMW Startup Garage Hub during a IAA Summit on 9 Sep 2021.
During a one-hour show, a startups comparison will benefaction their
superb technologies for sustainability. The BMW Group will
honour 6 winners, whose innovations operation from energy-saving
technologies for immature batteries and cooling systems to
tolerable materials done from recycled or healthy resources, to
solutions for element circularity and traceability around the
supply chain. The display starts during 5:00 p.m. and can be
followed on site during a IAA Summit or around livestream during www.bmwstartupgarage.com/opencall-sustainability .

Long-term collaboration, endless network.

The BMW Startup Garage shares ideas with some-more than 1,000 startups
in about 30 countries each year, seeking out innovations that
broach genuine advantages for a BMW Group’s products, services,
systems and processes. This secures a association early entrance to
innovations that can be customised before they are prepared to
market. The startups benefit profitable insights into a processes of
a reward automotive manufacturer and are means to build a network
within a company. They also accept assistance in enlightening their
business plan. The aim of a programme is to weigh and enable
startups as suppliers and long-term partners for a BMW Group.

The BMW Startup Garage is one of 4 pillars on that a BMW
Group has built a partnership with startups around a world.
Through a BMW i Ventures unit, a BMW Group invests in
fast-growing record startups – with a concentration on digital vehicle
technologies, unconstrained pushing and on-demand mobility. Startups
that work sustainably also accept support from a BMW
Foundation Herbert Quandt. In and with a UnternehmerTUM
tallness founded during a Technical University of Munich, the
substructure has launched a accelerator programme RESPOND, which
promotes obliged care and tolerable business models.
Since 2016, a startup accelerator URBAN-X launched by MINI has
also focused privately on civic living. In a meantime, more
than 70 startups from countless countries have already completed
a URBAN-X programme, with innovations in a areas of mobility,
infrastructure, appetite and recycling.


If we have any questions, greatfully contact:

Technology and creation communication


Christophe Koenig, Spokesperson Automated driving

Phone: +49 151 601 56097, [email protected]


Dieter Falkensteiner, Spokesperson Vehicle dynamics

Phone: +49 151 601 16992, [email protected]


Martin Tholund, Spokesperson Digital Car, BMW iDrive

Phone: +49-151-601-77126, [email protected]


Torsten Julich, Spokesperson Digital Car, Connectivity

Phone: +49 151 601 28405, [email protected]


Carolin Seidel, Spokesperson Hydrogen fuel dungeon technology

Phone: + 49 151 601 90340, [email protected]


Julia Jung, Spokesperson BMW Startup Garage

Phone: + 49 151 601 10347, [email protected]


Benedikt Torka, Spokesperson BMW Micro Mobility

Phone: + 49 151 601 32455, [email protected]


Internet: www.press.bmwgroup.com/deutschland

E-mail: [email protected]