Time for change after the coronavirus pandemic

I’ve taken to keeping a daily diary in isolation – though I suspect I’m not alone here. Most of us locked up our diaries to collect dust in the attic when we left our teens. Its job was complete, navigating those unpredictable and impressionable years. This pandemic needs its own navigation. For many, cocooned in the safety net of the western world, trauma of such scale, the human loss, the fear of the unknown, are new. Some have witnessed... Read More

In talk with Benoit Jacob head of BMW i design

BMW announced the birth of its new e-mobility sub-brand i at the start of 2011, created to focus entirely on finding sustainable driving solutions. Since, we have been introduced to two concept cars – the i3 and i8 – that together reflect some of the design and engineering thinking that we should expect from the marque’s eco-arm. The cars represent the two extreme poles of BMW – i3 is an all-electric urban run-around designed for dense... Read More

Adrian van Hooydonk on BMW Vision ConnectedDrive

Adrian van Hooydonk took over as BMW Group design director when the former boss Chris Bangle departed in 2009. Since he has been busy shaping not just the future of BMW and MINI cars, but also working on BMW i, a separate unit dedicated to electric driving. We caught up with the Dutch designer earlier this month as he unveiled the Vision ConnectedDrive design study. Design Talks Your new concept car Vision ConnectedDrive is more than a visual statement... Read More

Video: BMW Vision ConnectedDrive

The latest advanced design from BMW, Vision ConnectedDrive, connects the driver, vehicle and the outside world. Adrian van Hooydonk discusses Vision ConnectedDrive here. Also follow BMW’s sustainable mobility activities at BMWActivatetheFuture.com. Design Talks | 5 – 25 Scrutton Street | Old Street | Shoreditch | London | EC2A 4HJ?W | www.d-talks.com | Bookshop www.d-talks.com/bookshop | Published by Banksthomas All rights and labelled... Read More