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 |  May 07 2014, 2:02 PM

BMW Solar Carport

In case owning a designer electric vehicle just wasn’t enough BMW has introduced an interesting solar carport concept that tops-off your EV’s battery while looking good at the same time.

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 |  Jan 24 2012, 4:00 PM

PC gaming peripherals have created a niche market for themselves over the past several years, with companies like Razer specializing in keyboards and mice for the hardcore PC gamer. For the everyday computer user however, these peripherals may look strange and the excess buttons may be… well, excessive. But to the gamer that needs everything at their fingertips, it’s a bare necessity.

BMW’s DesignWorksUSA and Thermaltake teamed up in the past to create a Level 10 modular PC case, which was pretty exquisite in its own right. But now it appears that they want a piece of the PC gaming peripheral pie, revealing their Level 10 M gaming mouse concept.

Unfortunately the press release didn’t contain a whole lot of details on the M gaming mouse, but it’s set to arrive sometime this spring and is wired, clearly targeting pro PC gamers. There are a couple A/B buttons clearly seen on the side of the mouse, and its open design is definitely something we’d expect from BMW DesignWorksUSA.

 |  Jul 25 2011, 11:37 AM

Residents of San Francisco will be happy to hear that the city is getting its public transit system overhauled by BMW.

Boasting the fifth-largest urban train system in the US, the Bay Area Rapid Transit System (BART) is transporting commuters on the oldest fleet in the country.  So it’s about time the public transit system got a facelift… and that’s where BMW DesignworksUSA comes into the picture.

Being call the “Fleet of the Future,” BMW Designworks will design an updated version of the BART rail cars – from new interiors and exteriors to updating the controls in the train operator’s cab. It even includes modernizing the PA system used at each of the 44 stations on various routes.

“We are passionate about creating innovative solutions for mobility in increasingly dense urban centers such as the Bay Area, and we are excited as our collaborative partnership with BART gets underway,” said Laurenz Schaffer, President, BMW Group DesignworksUSA.

BMW Designworks has already taken on a simlar project in Warsaw, Poland (the train is pictured above) so San Fran residents can expect to be dropped off at their stops in style.

[Source: Autoblog]