#060 What makes a car fast? All about acceleration
It's time to get up to speed - acceleration, that is. If you've always wondered what makes a car go fast when sprinting from a standstill to 60mph or 100 km/h, we'll make you an expert — and help you better understand which factors play a role. Aerodynamics, weight, tires, electric or combustion engine... these are just some of the things Nicki and Jonathan will discuss in this episode. And you'll also find out why electric cars could be a real game changer when it comes to 0-100 times!
#059 All there is to know about carbon fiber
We're no experts at baking cookies, but we know what's what when it comes to baking carbon. That's why, in this episode of Changing Lanes, we explain everything there is to know about the "black gold of high-tech materials" - or at least everything we can pack into one episode. What is CFRP, how is it made, why is it so important for cars and where is it used in BMW cars are just some of the topics we discuss. So press play and enjoy this tech talk with Nicki and Jonathan.
#057 BMW design elements explained – by a BMW designer
If your heart beats faster as soon as you hear the words “Hofmeister kink”, and you think of cars when you hear “kidneys”, this is the episode for you. In an exclusive interview with designer Christopher Weil, Head of Exterior Design at BMW, you'll learn even more about typical BMW design elements and how they are used in the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé. Together with Christopher our host Jonathan takes a closer look at the classic design elements of BMW and talks about their evolution.
#056 Steering wheels & more: BMW interior milestones
It is literally the overlooked part of a car. Yes, we’re talking about steering wheels and how far they’ve come in the past 100 something years at BMW. Even though they are one of the most important contact points with your car, they still don’t get the attention that they deserve – and the same goes for all the other technologies that help control your car, like iDrive, voice control and so much more.
So get yourself into the right seating position for this episode and get ready for a journey through history with Nicki and Jonathan!
#054 Ultra-wideband explained – technology you should know
Like Bluetooth and WiFi, only more secure – ultra-wideband is already used in medicine and even cell phones. Now it’s the next big thing in smartphones and cars. We explain what UWB is all about, how it is used for car keys, and why drivers will benefit from this type of connection in the future. In this episode of Changing Lanes, the official podcast from BMW, you'll also learn how the technology will be used in the new BMW iX.
#052 AI x ART x THE 8
From a huge collection of art to one very special piece: The BMW 8 Series has become a masterpiece with the help of artificial intelligence (AI). But what exactly does that mean? If you’re as curious as we were, this episode of Changing Lanes, the official podcast of BMW, is for you. We talk to creative technologist Nathan Shipley, take a look behind the scenes of his unique project, and learn how the BMW 8 Series, AI and art were used to create something completely new.