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If you can philosophize for hours about revs, electromobility and hydrogen, if you can't get enough of autonomous driving, if AI is no longer a dream of the future for you - then you've come to the right place.

19 August 2021

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#064 All you need to know about automotive sensors

In this episode, we’ll be taking a closer look at sensors, your car’s sensory organs. Nowadays, it’s hard to imagine parking without the helpful beeps and bells of the parking distance control or reversing without assistants to guide us. Fortunately, though, we don’t have to. Radar, ultrasound, cameras and, in future, lidar will make our lives on the road easier and safer than ever. They are our second pair of eyes and ears on all our car trips—whether long or short. Click “Play” to learn all about sensors: your invisible helpers under the hood.

#063 Special features of a BMW X

The history of the BMW X models began more than 20 years ago and the story continues to this day. We celebrate that in this episode with a journey through the illustrious history of the BMW X family. Nicki and Jonathan showcase each BMW X model, from 1999 right through to the present. What is so special about this model series? Discover that and so much more in this episode. Buckle up for some X-treme time travel!

#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!