G11 BMW 7 Series will have a new iDrive system with touch screen

The cat is out of the bag. For months, we have learned that the new G11 BMW 7 Series will deliver some of the most advanced technology ever developed by BMW. One of them, was a complete revamp of the iDrive system and how the driver interacts with it. » 11/26/14 12:11am 11/26/14 12:11am

The Concorde Cockpit Is A Heavenly Festival of Switchgear

Once upon a time, cars were temples of analog knobs, toggles and gauges. Now? Digital multi-function iDrive silliness. But what if a modern supercar (not Spyker) were just analog switchgear? We think the cockpit'd look like this dearly-departed Concorde. [Wikipedia] » 12/24/10 10:00am 12/24/10 10:00am

British BMW Driver Follows Sat Nav To Cliff Edge, Darwin Loses

British drivers have blindly following their navigation systems before, but Robert Jones took it to the extreme, driving his BMW 5-series down a rocky path before a fence barely stopped his plunge off a cliff. » 3/25/09 3:00pm 3/25/09 3:00pm

BMW iDrive Is Getting More "Updates"

BMW's unholy technological tour-de-force iDrive continues to get additional impressive features. This time around, iDrive is going super-customizable with unique screensavers, backgrounds, sound effects. Of particular interest, via iDrive users will now be able to make performance tweaks like adjusting engine boost… » 6/03/08 3:40pm 6/03/08 3:40pm

BMW Expands ConnectedDrive, Allows Access To Entire Internet

Remember BMW's ConnectedDrive—the service that gives your in-car information system access to Google Local Search and pairs it up with the navigation system? BMW is taking it one step further by no longer limiting what you can and cannot access with ConnectedDriv, meaning you will be able to browse all of the porn… » 2/25/08 3:15pm 2/25/08 3:15pm

Which Design Element Represents Today's Optimism, or Lack Thereof?

With Lieberman out trying to wring a straight flush from three of a kind, today's Question of the Day comes from frequent tipster Sean.
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Perhaps that would be the iDrive? Or does that represent how technology can make a trip to the supermarket an MIT-grade exercise. What say you?

Let's Interface: Mini to Get BMW's iDrive

Gabe and his MINIons over at Motoring File are convinced the next Mini Cooper will be fitted with BMW's iDrive interface, which has been the victim of more negative column inches than "Ishtar," "Waterworld" and Lindsay Lohan's dad combined. Interface geeks that we are, Jalopnik's complaints about iDrive have been… » 8/31/06 9:39am 8/31/06 9:39am

Even JD Power Hates BMW's iDrive

Looks like gadget creep is starting to effect luxury cars' quality ratings. As CNET reports, JD Power's Initial Quality survey has begun tracking usability of cars' insides. What they found is that advanced technology systems, like BMW's iDrive, Mercedes's COMAND and Audi's The Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin, are… » 6/22/06 3:00pm 6/22/06 3:00pm