Munich, Germany
Munich, Germany

Bayerische Motoren Werke AG , commonly known as BMW or BMW AG, is a German automobile, motorcycle and engine manufacturing company founded in 1916.BMW is headquartered in Munich, Bavaria. It also owns and produces Mini cars, and is the parent company of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. BMW produces motorcycles under BMW Motorrad. In 2012, the BMW Group produced 1,845,186 automobiles and 117,109 motorcycles across all of its brands. BMW is part of the "German Big 3" luxury automakers, along with Audi and Mercedes-Benz, which are the three best-selling luxury automakers in the world. Wikipedia.

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Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft | Date: 2017-10-04

The invention relates to a front end assembly (14) for a motor vehicle (15). The aim of the invention is to improve the load absorption required for forces acting on the front of a front end assembly (14) of a motor vehicle (15). According to the invention, this is achieved in that the front end assembly (14) has at least one impact-absorbing crossbeam (39); at least one support beam (16) which can be arranged vertically on the motor vehicle (15) and towards the rear of the impact absorbing crossbeam (39), can be secured to a motor longitudinal support (3) of the motor vehicle (15), and has at least one upper end portion (17) that can be arranged at least partly above the motor longitudinal support (3); at least one support strut (18) which extends rearwards and downwards from the impact-absorbing crossbeam (39) and via which the forces acting on the front of the impact-absorbing crossbeam (39) can be partly transmitted to a front axle support of the motor vehicle (15); and at least one deformation element (19) which can be arranged at least partly geodetically higher than the impact-absorbing crossbeam (39) and in front of the upper end portion (17) of the support beam (16) at least partly on the front side and which is supported at least partly rearwards against the upper end portion (17) of the support beam (16) at least while deforming.


Patent
Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft and Nanyang Technological University | Date: 2017-09-20

Cathode active material for a Li-ion cell, including at least one compound having high voltage spinel structure, which is at least partly doped with a dopant or a mixture of dopants, whereby the dopant or the dopants are Silicon, Vanadium, Hafnium or Zirconium.


Patent
Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft | Date: 2017-09-27

The determination of a position at locations at which a signal of a global navigation satellite system is not available has not previously been achieved with sufficient accuracy. According to the invention, this problem is solved by means of a device for determining at least one position of a mobile terminal (30, 30), comprising: at least one memory apparatus (34); a magnetometer sensor unit (31) for outputting magnetometer sensor data (60); a classification unit (35); a positioning-determining unit (33) for determining the position of the mobile terminal (30, 30); wherein the classification unit (35) is designed a) to determine states, in particular operating states, of at least one electric motor (20) and/or of a vehicle (10) driven by means of at least one electric motor, by using the magnetometer sensor data (60), and b) to store the determined states (61) in the at least one memory apparatus (34); and the position-determining unit (33) reads out the states from the at least one memory apparatus (34) and determines the at least one position (63) of the mobile terminal (30, 30) by means of the states.


Patent
Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft and Toyota Motor Corporation | Date: 2017-09-13

The invention relates to a system for supplying electrical energy, particularly to a vehicle, comprising a metal air battery, particularly a lithium air battery, operated with ambient air. The system further comprises a water remover for removing water from the ambient air, wherein the water remover particularly comprises a water up-taking material. Furthermore, the system comprises a first module being adapted to redirect thermal energy, particularly waste heat, of the metal air battery towards the water remover, wherein the water remover is adapted to utilize the thermal energy for its operation.


Patent
Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft | Date: 2017-09-27

The technology disclosed here relates to an axle support 10. The axle support 10 comprises a frame structure 100 and a supporting strut 400. The frame structure 100 is equipped with an upper longitudinal member structure portion 110, a lower longitudinal member structure portion 120, a lower frame structure connection region 162 and an upper frame structure connection region 150. The upper longitudinal member structure portion 110 runs above a drive shaft 200, and the lower longitudinal member structure portion 120 runs below the drive shaft 200. The lower frame structure connection region 162 is formed integrally with the lower longitudinal member structure portion 110 or is connected thereto. The supporting strut 400 connects the lower frame structure connection region 162 to the upper frame structure connection region 150. The upper frame structure connection region 150 is arranged closer than the lower frame structure connection region 162 to the body connection 180.


The invention relates to an axle for wheels of a double-tracked motor vehicle, wherein, on each vehicle side, the axle has a wheel support, a damper strut, a transverse link and a transverse leaf spring which controls the wheel at least partially laterally and/or in the vehicle longitudinal direction, wherein the damper strut has a damper tube and a damper piston which can be moved in the damper tube along a damper longitudinal axis, wherein the damper strut is attached by way of the damper tube to the wheel support and is supported on the wheel support at a first active kinematic point, wherein the transverse link has a wheel support-side end region and is attached by way of the wheel support-side end region to the wheel support and is supported on the wheel support at a second effective kinematic point, and wherein the transverse leaf spring extends substantially in the vehicle transverse direction and has at least one wheel support-side end region. The transverse leaf spring is attached by way of the wheel support-side end region thereof to the damper strut and is supported on the damper strut at a third effective kinematic point. Furthermore, the invention relates to a double-tracked motor vehicle having an axle of this type.


Patent
Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft and Gelita Ag | Date: 2017-09-20

The invention relates to a method for producing a fiber composite molding. Said method comprises the steps of i) applying a gelatinous matrix material onto a fiber material, ii) forming the fiber material provided with the matrix material, and iii) curing the fiber material provided with the matrix material.


The vehicle (30) is configured to receive signals of a Digital Audio Broadcast, DAB, system and at least of one cellular network based broadcast system. For an anticipated service following from a given DAB service to a corresponding cellular network based broadcast service, continuously or in given time intervals a signal quality and/or signal availability of the DAB service and/or the cellular network based broadcast service in a route section the vehicle (30) is expected to reach in a given time span is estimated dependent on a provided data base information comprising data representative for geographical locations of coverage gaps of the DAB service and/or geographical locations of coverage gaps of the cellular network based broadcast service and/or transition zones of the DAB service and the cellular network based broadcast service, and/or dependent on service information which is included in a received DAB signal. The service information comprises data representative for geographical locations of coverage gaps of the DAB service and/or geographical locations of coverage gaps of the cellular network based broadcast service and/or transition zones of the DAB service and the cellular network based broadcast service. A handover from the DAB service to the corresponding cellular network based broadcast service is performed in advance dependent on the estimated signal quality and/or signal availability.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: CSA | Phase: GV-11-2016 | Award Amount: 3.50M | Year: 2017

The FUTURE-RADAR project will support the European Technology Platform ERTRAC (the European Road Transport Research Advisory Council) and the European Green Vehicle Initiative PPP to create and implement the needed research and innovation strategies for a sustainable and competitive European road transport system. Linking all relevant stakeholders FUTURE-RADAR will provide the consensus-based plans and roadmaps addressing the key societal, environmental, economic and technological challenges in areas such as road transport safety, urban mobility, long distance freight transport, automated road transport, global competitiveness and all issues related to energy and environment. FUTURE-RADAR will also facilitate exchange between cities in Europa, Asia and Latin America on urban electric mobility solutions. The FUTURE-RADAR activities include project monitoring, strategic research agendas, international assessments and recommendations for innovation deployment as well as twinning of international projects and comprehensive dissemination and awareness activities. Overall it can be stated that FUTURE-RADAR provides the best opportunity to maintain, strengthen and widen the activities to further develop the multi-stakeholder road transport research area, for the high-quality research of societal and industrial relevance in Europe.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: FCH2-IA | Phase: FCH-03.1-2015 | Award Amount: 106.22M | Year: 2016

Hydrogen Mobility Europe 2 (H2ME 2) brings together action in 8 European countries to address the innovations required to make the hydrogen mobility sector truly ready for market. The project will perform a large-scale market test of hydrogen refuelling infrastructure, passenger and commercial fuel cell electric vehicles operated in real-world customer applications and demonstrate the system benefits generated by using electrolytic hydrogen solutions in grid operations. H2ME 2 will increase the participation of European manufacturers into the hydrogen sector, and demonstrate new vehicles across a range of platforms, with increased choice: new cars (Honda, and Daimler), new vans (range extended vehicles from Renault/Symbio and Renault/Nissan/Intelligent Energy) and a new medium sized urban delivery truck (Renault Trucks/Symbio). H2ME 2 develops an attractive proposition around range extended vehicles and supports a major roll-out of 1,000 of these vehicles to customers in France, Germany, Scandinavia and the UK. 1,230 new hydrogen fuelled vehicles will be deployed in total, trebling the existing fuel cell fleet in Europe. H2ME 2 will establish the conditions under which electrolytic refuelling stations can play a beneficial role in the energy system, and demonstrate the acquisition of real revenues from provision of energy services for aggregated electrolyser-HRS systems at a MW scale in both the UK and France. This has the further implication of demonstrating viable opportunities for reducing the cost of hydrogen at the nozzle by providing valuable energy services without disrupting refuelling operations. H2ME 2 will test 20 new HRS rigorously at high level of utilisation using the large vehicle deployment. The loading of stations by the end of the project is expected to average 20% of their daily fuelling capacity, with some stations exceeding 50% or more. This will test the HRS to a much greater extent than has been the case in previous projects.

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