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: 2017-03-16

A display and operating device for a motor vehicle includes a display area, and an operating element that is disposed on the display area. The operating element for detecting an operating action is movable on the display area within a region of movement. The operating element is movable in a translatory manner on the display area.


Patent
Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft | Date: 2017-03-09

A method for detecting defective injection nozzles that deliver fuel into the combustion chambers of an internal combustion engine includes determining the standard deviation values for the respective injection nozzles and of the total leakage flow via a computation. The computation involves solving an equation for a respective test step that describes the standard deviation values and the total leakage flow as a function of the mixture factors set in a respective test step, a lambda value that is valid for a respective test step and that is derived from the measurements of the lambda value, and an air mass flow that is valid for the respective test step and that is derived from the measurements of the air mass flow.


Patent
Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft | Date: 2017-06-21

The invention relates to a steering system (10) for a motor vehicle, with a steering handle (12) for manual actuation of the steering system (10), at least one steerable motor vehicle wheel which can be mechanically coupled to the steering handle (12), a steering column (14) which is rotatable about a steering-system axis (A) and has an input shaft (16) connected fixedly to the steering handle (12) and an output shaft (18) connected to the at least one steerable motor vehicle wheel for rotation therewith, and with a steering-system-blocking element (20) which is connected fixedly to a body of the motor vehicle, wherein a locking device (22) can either enable or block a relative rotation between the input shaft (16) and the body-mounted steering-system-blocking element (20), and wherein a coupling device (34) can either enable or block a relative rotation between the input shaft (16) and the output shaft (18).


Patent
Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft | Date: 2017-06-28

The invention relates to a hinge arrangement for a door of a motor vehicle which is a four-link arrangement, that is, four-link kinematics having at least one first driver and one second driver. The first driver is connected about a rotation axis in a swiveling manner to the door via a door hinge of the first driver, which door hinge is fixed to the door and is in particular stationary. The first driver is further connected about a rotation axis in a swiveling manner to the body, that is, mounted to the body, via a body hinge of the first driver which is fixed to the body and is in particular stationary. The second driver is connected about a rotation axis in a swiveling manner to the door via a door hinge of the second driver and is connected about a rotation axis in a swiveling manner to the body via a body hinge of the second driver. At least the door hinge of the second driver or the body hinge of the second driver is movably mounted.


Patent
Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft | Date: 2017-02-14

An axle drive mechanism includes a driving toothed wheel, a drive mechanism housing, a differential cage, a differential gear, a first and a second output shaft, and at least one shiftable torque transmission device. The at least one shiftable torque transmission is disposed between the driving toothed wheel and the first output shaft and includes a torque transmission region. The torque transmission region is at least partially disposed between said differential cage bearings in the axial direction.


Patent
Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft | Date: 2017-02-10

A warning signal control system is equipped with an optical warning signal actuator, preferably the headlight flasher which is already available, an acoustic warning signal actuator for emitting a vehicle-external warning sound which differs from the conventional horn signal, at least one electronic control unit, and a single operating switch. The switch signal is an input signal of the control unit by which both the optical warning signal actuator as well as the acoustic warning signal actuator can be activated separately or together. In the process, the activation of the optical warning signal actuator and/or the acoustic warning signal actuator can be controlled at least depending on the vehicle speed when the operating switch is actuated. The operating switch is the operating element which is already provided for the conventional light flashing function and is used here in a multifunctional manner.


Patent
Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft | Date: 2017-02-10

A steering system for a motor vehicle includes a steering handle for manual actuation of the steering system, at least one steerable motor vehicle wheel which can be mechanically coupled to the steering handle, and a steering column which is rotatable about a steering-system axis and has an input shaft connected fixedly to the steering handle and an output shaft connected to the at least one steerable motor vehicle wheel for rotation therewith. A steering-system-blocking element is connected fixedly to a body of the motor vehicle. A locking device can either enable or block a relative rotation between the input shaft and the body-mounted steering-system-blocking element. A coupling device can either enable or block a relative rotation between the input shaft and the output shaft.


Patent
Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft | Date: 2017-05-31

Method for serial data transmission by mean of data frames in a communications network comprising a plurality of stations, in particular in a time multiplex method, which in a communication of the plurality of stations comprises the following work steps: executing a first priority resolution for messages to be transmitted by the plurality of stations on a bus line; transmitting of a first data frame by a first station which has to transmit a first message with the highest priority during a duration of a predefined first access slot; executing of a second priority resolution of messages to be transmitted on the bus line by the plurality of stations, wherein the point in time of a beginning of the first priority resolution and of a beginning of the second priority resolution is predefined.


Patent
Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft | Date: 2017-07-12

The invention relates to an auxiliary drive (24) of an electric motor vehicle (10), in particular an auxiliary drive (24) of an electric two-wheeled vehicle, said auxiliary drive assisting the manual maneuvering of the motor vehicle (10). The auxiliary drive (24) has an electric motor which moves the motor vehicle (10) and at least one sensor (26) which detects pulling and/or pushing of the electric motor vehicle (10) by a user. The electric motor generates a torque which drives the motor vehicle (10) depending on an activation state detected by the sensor (26) in order to assist the pulling or pushing of the electric motor vehicle (10). The invention further relates to a method for providing torque assistance by means of an auxiliary drive (24).


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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