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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-02-2018, 02:15 PM Thread Starter
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iNext to debut this month

BMW has begun to release teasers for the iNext concept which will be officially debut at some point this month. BMW has set their sights on competing directly with Tesla's Model 3 for this concept, and they have already said they they think it's unlikely that Telsa will ever be able to produce that model in the volume needed to meet their $35k goal.
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If there is going to be any premium manufacturer that can deliver on an affordable entry level model it's BMW. We've already seen what the rushed production of the Model 3 has done to quality control and that's negatively impacting the brands reputation.
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If there is going to be any premium manufacturer that can deliver on an affordable entry level model it's BMW. We've already seen what the rushed production of the Model 3 has done to quality control and that's negatively impacting the brands reputation.
That might be a job for Mini since they will indeed benefit from the new platforms that BMW group is coming out with for EV's.
Don't forget that BMW competes in some of the most competitive and high volume luxury segments out there
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Even if their quality control may be subpar, the Model 3 is still the best selling vehicle in the segment. In fact its currently outselling every BMW model in the lineup, though we don't know for how long it will maintain that momentum.
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Even if their quality control may be subpar, the Model 3 is still the best selling vehicle in the segment. In fact its currently outselling every BMW model in the lineup, though we don't know for how long it will maintain that momentum.
Demographics are a big part of it. If you look at who's buying and why they're buying, a lot of buyers have the same mindset as Apple iPhone buyers. For the first time we're seeing high tech products that even gets people who were never enthusiasts to get involved. Essentially being a smartphone on wheels is what it comes down to. They couldn't care about the rest.
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As electric cars have become more mainstream, we have seen a huge shift in focus towards technology and safety systems. I personally think we're still a long ways off from fully autonomous vehicles, and I think determining the regulations around those systems will prove to be tricky.
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As electric cars have become more mainstream, we have seen a huge shift in focus towards technology and safety systems. I personally think we're still a long ways off from fully autonomous vehicles, and I think determining the regulations around those systems will prove to be tricky.
2020's are far off which in the automotive world is right around the corner. The industry needs to work together to launch at similar times so there's more data inputs to better our odds at safety.
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We are really waiting on data networks to move towards 5G. Once that rolls out on a large scale, automakers can begin to develop vehicle to vehicle communication technologies, making roadways safer than ever.
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We are really waiting on data networks to move towards 5G. Once that rolls out on a large scale, automakers can begin to develop vehicle to vehicle communication technologies, making roadways safer than ever.
automakers and major players are already well ahead of the game, they're not waiting for residential system to roll out, real world simulations have long been in the works.
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