The technology being demonstrated this week by BMW and Volkswagen in Germany is what resulted from a government funded project. That would be what the two companies have been at work on for the past four years, the Adaptive and Cooperative Technologies for Intelligent Traffic (AKTIV) project.
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BMW has recently announced it’s plan for electric vehicles and further more they will be bringing forward a special edition of their latest 5 Series sedan. This 5 Series will be set apart from the rest of the BMW 5 Series range in being electric.
It has now been finally confirmed by BMW that the company’s smallest engines will be turbocharging. BMW’s chief in North America Jim O’Donnell, talked about the engines in an interview for Business Week, declaring that these will be four-cylinder, turbocharged, and will offer stronger acceleration than the current BMW six-cylinder [...]