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“Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Featuring new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on exciting journeys and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design, cars and more. Subscribe to the BMW podcast series to find out about bathtubs in self driving cars, what a Beamer is, or why BMW designers are playing with clay. And in case you’ve been wondering if it’s legal to polish your BMW in your underwear – we have an episode that answers that as well. All this and more in “Changing Lanes”, the official podcast of BMW. Hosted by Nicki and Jonathan and featuring exciting guests - we are always authentic, but not always completely serious. And in case you’re wondering: yes, it’s legal to wash your BMW with your underwear – just not in San Francisco. Do you have any feedback or suggestions how to improve the podcast? We are excited to receive your feedback via changinglanes@bmw.com.

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Ready for an episode that will fill you with courage and energy? Then you’re in the right place! These two women have confidence in the future: Ilka Horstmeier – Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, responsible for Human Resources, and Labour Relations Director – and Kate Robertson, Co-Founder of One Young World. Our host Nicki met with these inspiring change-makers in London and talked with them about their collaboration. If you’re wondering what you can expect, let us assure you: It’s a lot! A variety of topics are covered, including role models, the future of young managers, sustainability, social responsibility, and the art of lifelong learning. Prepare to be inspired by Ilka Horstmeier and Kate Robertson.  02:20 Ilka Horstmeier and 27 years at BMW  05:50 The organization and community behind OYW  11:00 BMW x OYW  13:30 BMW and social responsibility  16:00 The changes in social responsibility  19:45 Future young leaders 22:40 Clear targets for BMW  26:55 Young leaders at BMW & OYW  32:15 Leadership habits 35:15 The importance of young leaders 40:30 All about mentors, role models, and icons  45:15 Advices to young leaders  49:20 Work-life integration  51:45 The future of BMW & OYW  “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more.

Nov 30

55 min 35 sec

From Sports Activity Coupes inspired by Malibu Beach to futuristic four-door models. These have all been made a reality – or were nearly made a reality. Can’t picture them? Just wait. Today, we’re going to present the BMW Concept Cars that you need to know. The archives of BMW Classic are full of little-known concept cars that all play their own important role in the design and technology history of BMW. We have had the pleasure of digging them out and dusting them off for you. Join us on a journey through some of the most interesting, quirky, and beautiful design and technology concepts to ever see the light of day. Ready? 04:30 The breezy California lifestyle: BMW ICE   06:40 A luxury limousine: BMW ZBF 7er  09:40 The digital one: BMW 2K2  12:25 A study in feasibility: BMW Z22 16:30 The first fully electric EV: BMW E1  19:05 The answer for urban mobility: BMW E2 20:35 A non-drivable prototype: BMW AVT 23:40 The best-known concept car: BMW Turbo And if you want to read more about the legendary BMW Concept Cars, go to https://www.bmw.com/de/index.html (BMW.com. ) “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more

Nov 16

27 min 9 sec

As with so many discoveries, it all started with a trip: a backpacking trip—through India, Pakistan and Afghanistan. Since then, photographer Steve McCurry has been portraying and documenting life on our planet. His art is both fascinating and touching. The most diverse countries of this world have already passed in front of his lens. He has received countless prizes and awards for his work in recent years, but all beginnings are a struggle. He talks to Jonathan about long nights in the darkroom, the magic of finding the right subject, the highlights of his job and a special trip with BMW through Scotland. Look forward to a conversation with perhaps the most important visual storyteller of our time. Come and see for yourself!  01:50 Motivation and passion 03:00 Scottish blood 04:15 Minimalist travel  06:50 The tools of a professional photographer’s trade 07:25 Alternative energy sources for the world  08:50 The automobile as a subject  10:00 The magic of photographing humans and landscapes 12:45 Adventures and regrets in early years  13:45 Advice for young photographers 15:20 The relationship with nature  18:10 Travel high points  20:10 The beauty of nature  21:30 What is Mother Nature trying to tell us?  And if you want to read more about Steve McCurry, his mission and his passion, go to https://www.bmw.com/de/events/iaa2021/bmw-i-vision-circular-domagoj-dukec-erster-blick.html (BMW.com). “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more.

Nov 2

23 min 6 sec

We have a brief history lesson for you today, but don’t worry: We won't be giving you any grades or homework. Find out how BMW is breaking new ground with the Neue Klasse and how close the past and the future can be to one another. This episode is sure to make any true BMW fan nostalgic. The BMW Neue Klasse was a turning point, a risk and, above all, a success story. So, books out, and off you go!  01:05 Dawn of a new era for BMW 03:15 The BMW Neue Klasse: a success story  06:15 The working title “Neue Klasse” 09:30 Was it worth the risk? 15:00 The different models 16:40 The kidney grille 17:50 The Hofmeister kink 19:00 The four-cylinder engine 20:20 The design: the renaissance of the sporty midsize vehicle  23:15 Winds of change  And if you want to read more about the history and special features of the BMW Neue Klasse, go to https://www.bmw.com/de/events/iaa2021/bmw-i-vision-circular-domagoj-dukec-erster-blick.html (BMW.com). “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more.

Oct 20

26 min 25 sec

Welcome to the future! In this episode, we're taking you on a time-traveling journey to the year 2040. What you will see and hear is going to be big, we promise. We are looking into the future. And what do we see there? The BMW i Vision Circular. Nicki and Jonathan introduce you to the BMW of the future and can’t stop raving about it. They tell you everything there is to know about the concept vehicle, a remarkable combination of luxury and sustainability designed in keeping with the principles of circular economy: RE:THINK, RE:DUCE, RE:USE, RE:CYCLE. Are you ready for a journey into the future? Then buckle up and press Play. Full speed ahead!  04:15 What makes the BMW i Vision Circular so special?  07:10 The 4 principles of circular design: RE:THINK, RE:DUCE, RE:USE, RE:CYCLE  14:40 The unmistakable sound of the BMW i Vision Circular  16:40 The front section  19:30 A new silhouette for BMW  21:30 Refined surfaces instead of paint 23:55 Innovative details around the wheels 25:15 Visibly sustainable luxury: the interior design 28:20 Newly staged instrument panel  31:40 Special features  And if you want to read more, go to https://www.bmw.com/de/events/iaa2021/bmw-i-vision-circular-domagoj-dukec-erster-blick.html (BMW.com). “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more.

Sep 30

37 min 10 sec

Life writes the best stories, as the saying goes. Sometimes they are nerve-wracking experiences, other times deeply moving moments – but no matter what, they all make our everyday lives more interesting. First and foremost, however, they are good anecdotes that we like to share with others. In this episode, we have no less than seven great stories of this kind. Today, Nicki and Jonathan tell you the funniest and most emotional stories about things that have happened to BMW drivers in various parts of the world. Spoiler alert: all these stories end well, because BMW drivers everywhere in the world can count on BMW Service – #whateverhappens. Are you ready for bizarre discoveries, funny anecdotes, and lots of animal content? Then have a listen.  06:20  A motorized piggy bank 08:40  Veni, vino, vici  12:50  Can we throw it away? No, it’s art! 16:30  An adrenaline rush on four legs 19:40  Lifesaver 22:30  A warm night’s rest 25:40  Beautiful horizon And if you want to read more funny stories, go to BMW.com.  “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more.

Sep 23

30 min 39 sec

We are delighted to be your personal tour guides today as we take a trip to Munich. True automobile fans will know at once why we are in the Bavarian capital. Just a little hint: It’s not for the pretzels and lederhosen. It’s for the cars. Lots and lots of cars! Nicki and Jonathan will guide you through this year’s International Mobility Show and talk about what BMW has to offer there. The circular economy, sustainability and urban mobility are the main topics at this year's IAA Mobility. Those who won’t get the chance to visit all the Spaces and Hubs, don’t worry: BMW has a virtual service to offer you. It is called “JOYTOPIA” and it really is something special! And if you’re lucky, you’ll even get to meet our hosts there. No ticket needed — and you don’t even have to be on site! Tune in and experience IAA Mobility 2021 from the luxury of your sofa. 02:25  What is the IAA all about? 04:10  First time in Munich 06:45  What BMW has to offer  09:30  RE: BMW Circular Lab 12:00  BMW Hub 14:55  BMW Startup Garage 16:45  JOYTOPIA — BMW’s virtual experience And if you want to know more about the IAA Mobility 2021, go to https://www.bmw.com/de/index.html (BMW.com. ) “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more.

Sep 7

20 min 41 sec

Swim, surf or kite along as we join professional kitesurfer Roderick Pijls on a journey of discovery through his career and over our seas. Because one thing’s for sure: You’ll find this man in the water more often than out of it. Kitesurfing is so much more to Roderick than his job and hobby, though. He wants to use his sport to draw attention to nature's beauty and vulnerability. He puts himself in unbelievable situations to do this, kiting over poisonous lakes or inside a volcano. Jonathan Tilley talks to Roderick about his special relationship with the sea, his sustainability mission, and the similarities between kitesurfing and driving an electric vehicle. Treat yourself to a fresh sea breeze with this episode.  02:20  Roderick Pijls in three words   05:50  Why kitesurfing? 12:00  Kitesurfing over toxic Lake Natron 17:20  Embrace the unknown  19:15  Fear of change 21:00  The relationship with the sea 23:10  The signs of climate change 24:00  What does making conscious choices really mean? 29:30  Our planet in the future 34:00  How does green travel work with so many board bags?   35:30  Parallels between electric driving and kiting And if you want to read more about Roderick Pijls and his mission, go to https://www.bmw.com/de/index.html (BMW.com. ) https://www.bmw.com/en/automotive-life/kitesurfer-roderick-pijls-interview-sustainability.html (https://www.bmw.com/en/automotive-life/kitesurfer-roderick-pijls-interview-sustainability.html) “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more.

Aug 25

43 min 37 sec

In this episode, we’ll be taking a closer look at sensors, your car’s sensory organs. Nowadays, it’s hard to imagine parking without the helpful beeps and bells of the parking distance control or reversing without assistants to guide us. Fortunately, though, we don’t have to. Radar, ultrasound, cameras and, in future, lidar will make our lives on the road easier and safer than ever. They are our second pair of eyes and ears on all our car trips—whether long or short. Click “Play” to learn all about sensors: your invisible helpers under the hood. 04:15   Ultrasonic 05:55  Cameras 11:27   Automotive radar 15:33   Lidar And if you want to learn more about automotive sensors, go to https://www.bmw.com/de/index.html (BMW.com. ) https://www.bmw.com/en/innovation/automotive-sensors.html (https://www.bmw.com/en/innovation/automotive-sensors.html) “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more.

Aug 18

21 min 22 sec

The history of the BMW X models began more than 20 years ago and the story continues to this day. We celebrate that in this episode with a journey through the illustrious history of the BMW X family. Nicki and Jonathan showcase each BMW X model, from 1999 right through to the present. What is so special about this model series? Discover that and so much more in this episode. Buckle up for some X-treme time travel! 01:44 The beginnings: the BMW X5 04:05 Special features of the BMW X3 06:08 Sporty elegance meets imposing presence: the BMW X6 10:10 The compact: the BMW X1 12:08 The sporty: the BMW X4 14:28 The X1’s youthful offspring: the BMW X2  15:40 The luxurious SAV: the BMW X7 18:58 The first fully electric SAV: the BMW iX3 21:44 A whole new era: the BMW iX 25:10 The Black Vermilion Edition for the X5 and X6 28:20 The X7 Frozen Black Edition And if you want to read more about the features of the BMW X models, go to https://www.bmw.com/de/index.html (BMW.com. ) https://www.bmw.com/de/design/bmw-edition-black-vermilion.html (https://www.bmw.com/de/design/bmw-edition-black-vermilion.html) “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more.

Aug 11

30 min 40 sec

He started off designing record covers … today it’s cars. That’s Kai Langer’s versatile career in a nutshell. He has been Head of BMW i Design since July 2019 and is shaping the BMW of the future. In this episode, he tells Nicki about the features that make a BMW i so special, what sustainability without sacrifice really means and why the perfect design of an electric car starts with its sound. Hear it for yourself and get inspired.  2:45   A day at the office for a BMW designer 9:30   The fascination of car design  15:30  The i3 and its easiness 20:00 “Project i”  26:00  Design elements of the BMW i models 29:19  Sustainability without sacrifice  32:10  The sound an electric car makes 36:50  Design of the i4 42:30  The kidney grille 49:00  Heartbeats and tail lights And if you want to learn more about BMW i design elements, go to BMW.com “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more.

Jul 28

55 min 52 sec

It's Spa day for our podcast team. But don't worry, we're not doing a relaxing episode with ambient music — quite the opposite. Instead, we (virtually) travel to Spa, Monza, and many other places around the world, to discuss the most famous, distinctive, and sometimes difficult racetrack corners. The pre-selection was tough, but we managed to agree on five curves. Click play to find out what went into the selection, and which corners didn't make the cut! 3:43 Carousel on the Nürburgring Nordschleife 6:04 Piscine at the Monaco Grand Prix circuit 8:45 Corkscrew at Laguna Seca Raceway 10:53 Parabolica at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza 12:21 Eau Rouge at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps   And if you want to read more about how to take corners using the racing line, go to BMW.com:  https://www.bmw.com/en/performance/how-to-find-the-racing-line.html  (https://www.bmw.com/en/performance/how-to-find-the-racing-line.html ) “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info).

Jul 14

16 min 55 sec

It's time to get up to speed - acceleration, that is. If you've always wondered what makes a car go fast when sprinting from a standstill to 60mph or 100 km/h, we'll make you an expert — and help you better understand which factors play a role. Aerodynamics, weight, tires, electric or combustion engine... these are just some of the things Nicki and Jonathan will discuss in this episode. And you'll also find out why electric cars could be a real game changer when it comes to 0-100 times! 1:25 The history of the 60 mph/100 kph number 4:45 The factors making a car accelerate quickly 8:41 Electric vs combustion 13:29 Achieving a perfect 0-60 time in your BMW And if you want to read more about acceleration, go to BMW.com:  https://www.bmw.com/en/performance/all-about-acceleration.html  (https://www.bmw.com/en/performance/all-about-acceleration.html ) “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info).

Jul 7

19 min 50 sec

We're no experts at baking cookies, but we know what's what when it comes to baking carbon. That's why, in this episode of Changing Lanes, we explain everything there is to know about the "black gold of high-tech materials" - or at least everything we can pack into one episode. What is CFRP, how is it made, why is it so important for cars and where is it used in BMW cars are just some of the topics we discuss. So press play and enjoy this tech talk with Nicki and Jonathan. 2:26 What is carbon fiber? 3:23 Why it’s important in car-making 5:30 How carbon fiber is made 6:08 The properties of carbon fiber And if you want to read more about carbon fiber, go to BMW.com:  https://www.bmw.com/en/performance/carbon-fiber-in-a-car.html  (https://www.bmw.com/en/performance/carbon-fiber-in-a-car.html ) “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info).

Jul 1

11 min 27 sec

Squealing tires, drifts, a 180-degree turn at full speed, an explosion, a flipping SUV, and... CUT! Marvel Studios’ Black Widow stars Scarlett Johansson and features a variety of thrilling stunts, many involving vehicles like the BMW X3. In this episode of Changing Lanes, the official podcast of BMW, we will be taking a peek behind the scenes of the film, which features both the BMW X3 and the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé. Grab some popcorn and get excited for an episode full of action-packed storytelling. Afterwards be sure to experience Marvel Studios’ Black Widow when it hits cinemas or on Disney+ with Premier Access. Additional fee required.   03:15 Stunt cars in movies 08:25 manufacturer’s driver safety devices 13:10 driving scene in Budapest 16:00 stunt cars after a movie    “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more.   And if you want to read more about Marvel Studios’ Black Widow and its stunts, go to BMW.com: https://www.bmw.com/en/automotive-life/black-widow-stunt-bmw-in-marvel-movie.html  (https://www.bmw.com/en/automotive-life/black-widow-stunt-bmw-in-marvel-movie.html ) See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info).

Jun 25

18 min 18 sec

If your heart beats faster as soon as you hear the words “Hofmeister kink”, and you think of cars when you hear “kidneys”, this is the episode for you. In an exclusive interview with designer Christopher Weil, Head of Exterior Design at BMW, you'll learn even more about typical BMW design elements and how they are used in the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé. Together with Christopher our host Jonathan takes a closer look at the classic design elements of BMW and talks about their evolution. 02:30 How Christopher became a car designer 03:57 The most challenging things about designing cars 05:15 Coming up with new ideas 10:55 Most exciting cars to design 12:22 Favorite BMW of all time 13:07 Classic design elements at BMW 15:00 Exterior design vs interior design 16:00 Evolution of iconic design elements 17:39 Favorite BMW design element 18:30 Kidney grille: history and favorite 20:25 The hofmeister kink 22:20 The classic design elements in the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé 24:30 Making the distinction between combustion and electric 25:52 Evolution vs revolution 29:31 Elements that are hard and easy to design 32:15 Design ideas by fans 34:08 The right tools to design And if you want to read more about the classic BMW design elements, go to BMW.com:  https://www.bmw.com/en/design/car-design-the-keys-to-bmw-design.html  (https://www.bmw.com/en/design/car-design-the-keys-to-bmw-design.html ) “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info).

Jun 10

39 min 10 sec

It is literally the overlooked part of a car. Yes, we’re talking about steering wheels and how far they’ve come in the past 100 something years at BMW. Even though they are one of the most important contact points with your car, they still don’t get the attention that they deserve – and the same goes for all the other technologies that help control your car, like iDrive, voice control and so much more. So get yourself into the right seating position for this episode and get ready for a journey through history with Nicki and Jonathan! 4:40 The beginnings: the BMW 3/15 6:35 The BMW Turbo in 1972 9:24 Buttons on the steering wheel with the 7 Series (E38) 13:13 Voice control with the 7 Series (E65) 16:19 Introduction of iDrive 19:49 Head up displays (HUD) appear in the 5 Series (E60) 22:12 Live Cockpit, BMW Operating System 7 and Intelligent Personal Assistant 26:20 The next step in the BMW iX And if you want to read more about the innovations that help you control your BMW, go to BMW.com:  https://www.bmw.com/en/innovation/read-the-history-behind-the-all-new-bmw-idrive-and-bmw-ix.html (https://www.bmw.com/en/innovation/read-the-history-behind-the-all-new-bmw-idrive-and-bmw-ix.html ) “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info).

Jun 1

31 min 46 sec

BMW 520i, BMW X5, BMW Z4 - what appears to many BMW fans to be a puzzle of letters and words is actually a sophisticated system: the naming of BMW models. Over the years the system has changed, but hasn’t become any less comprehensible. So if you're looking for an aha-moment, this episode of Changing Lanes, the official podcast of BMW, is for you. Learn now from Nicki and Jonathan why the naming strategy has changed, and how model designations come about today.  2:17 Decoding a BMW model name 7:08 History of the model namings 11:40 Model names at BMW M 16:39 Model names at BMW i And if you want to read more about all things BMW, go to https://www.bmw.com/ (BMW.com). “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info).

May 26

19 min 53 sec

Like Bluetooth and WiFi, only more secure – ultra-wideband is already used in medicine and even cell phones. Now it’s the next big thing in smartphones and cars. We explain what UWB is all about, how it is used for car keys, and why drivers will benefit from this type of connection in the future. In this episode of Changing Lanes, the official podcast from BMW, you'll also learn how the technology will be used in the new BMW iX. 00:53 Ultra-wideband explained 02:35 How it works 05:17 UWB in cars / BMW Digital Key Plus 06:32 Ultra-wideband in the BMW iX And if you want to read more about ultra-wideband, go to BMW.com:  https://www.bmw.com/en/innovation/bmw-digital-key-plus-ultra-wideband.html (https://www.bmw.com/en/innovation/bmw-digital-key-plus-ultra-wideband.html ) “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info).

May 19

10 min 42 sec

If the first thing you think of when you think of sustainability is electromobility, you're not wrong. But there's a lot more the automotive industry is working on. CO2 reduction, recycling, and using resources more efficiently are goals BMW has set for itself. But what exactly is BMW doing to become more sustainable and achieve these goals? Join us for a deeper dive into the world of sustainability in this episode of Changing Lanes, BMW's official podcast, and find out why even peanuts can contribute to change.  05:15 sustainable supply chain  07:19 green power 09:47 closed material loop  13:29 sustainable car models  14:42 peanuts in the automotive production And if you want to read more about sustainability go to BMW.com:  https://www.bmw.com/en/innovation/sustainability-at-bmw.html (https://www.bmw.com/en/innovation/sustainability-at-bmw.html)  “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info).

May 13

17 min 44 sec

From a huge collection of art to one very special piece: The BMW 8 Series has become a masterpiece with the help of artificial intelligence (AI). But what exactly does that mean? If you’re as curious as we were, this episode of Changing Lanes, the official podcast of BMW, is for you. We talk to creative technologist Nathan Shipley, take a look behind the scenes of his unique project, and learn how the BMW 8 Series, AI and art were used to create something completely new. 01:35 Introduction of Nathan Shipley  04:20 Concept of AI art  10:00 Message of the project 16:15 Selection process  18:00 Influence of AI  20:26 The 8 as a canvas 27:22 AI art impact in the future 33:05 Limits of AI in creativity  41:16 Future of AI artistic cars “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info).

May 5

44 min 42 sec

There is a lot of talk about it, but hardly anyone really knows how it works: torque. We get to the bottom of the term that even kids know, but many adults and even petrolheads can't explain - whether they admit it or not. How torque works, why you can't accelerate without it and what the difference is to horsepower - Nicki and Jonathan give a little crash course in the new episode of Changing Lanes, the official podcast of BMW. 03:20 calculating torque 06:58 torque and power 09:40 e-cars accelerating And if you want to read more about torque and horsepower go to BMW Classic:  TBD “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info).

Apr 5

14 min 31 sec

24 hours at the limit: Drivers must prove their strongest mental strength, driving abilities and endurance in the 24 hour race at the Nürburgring. The legendary race at the green hell, one of the longest race tracks in the world, has 51 years of story to tell. In this episode of Changing Lanes, the official podcast from BMW, we invite you to immerse yourself with us in this story full of nerve-racking, fast-paced and emotional highlights at its debut race.    And if you want to read more about the Nürburgring 24h race go to BMW Classic: https://www.bmwgroup-classic.com/en/classic-heart/classic-heart-pool/classic-heart/nuerburgring.html   “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info).

Mar 29

12 min 19 sec

If you've ever wondered how efficient electric cars really are, don't know what impact recycled materials have on the automotive industry, or have never heard the term circular economy, this episode will provide "aha-moments". Sustainability expert Dr. Irene Feige exposes common myths and explains what the automotive industry and each individual can change to be sustainable - on and off the road. To find out all this and why sustainability shouldn't be reduced to better CO2 emissions, listen to the new episode of Changing Lanes, the official podcast of BMW.   01:36 Circular initiative 03:30 Common myths 11:45 CO2 reduction 18:15 Sustainable production 22:08 Combustion vs. electric 28:48 BMW iX 30:46 Sustainable materials 41:10 Change at BMW   “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info).

Mar 22

49 min 27 sec

One of the toughest challenges ever at Changing Lanes: Nicki and Jonathan compiled their personal favorite BMW race cars into a list of 6. What sounds like an almost impossible task among all the race cars turned out to be an interesting journey through the history of BMW motor sports. Dive with us into a new episode of Changing Lanes, the official podcast of BMW, and find out which cars have made the cut. You think the list is great or still too short and want to add something? Send us an email at changinglanes@bmw.com and tell us what you think.  02:05 BMW 328 (1940)  06:33 BMW 700RS (1960)  10:03 BMW 3.0 CSL (1973)  14:22 BMW Brabham BT52 (1983) 18:29 BMW M3 (1987)  22:05 BMW IFE.18 (2019)  “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info).

Mar 15

25 min 43 sec

The invention of windshield wipers, vehicle heating or kevlar fibers are groundbreaking and today it is impossible to imagine the automotive world without them. Yet few people know that it’s not men who are behind these inventions, but women who have made a name for themselves in the often male-dominated automotive industry through these innovations. In this episode of Changing Lanes, the official podcast of BMW, Nicki and Jonathan focus on 11 strong women who have shaped the automotive industry through their inventions and their victories in motorsport. 05:27 Wilhelmine Ehrhardt 08:07 Stefanie Kwolek 10:25 Clärenore Stinnes 13:27 Mary Anderson 16:44 Bertha Benz 20:42 Margaret Wilcox 22:37 Danica Patrick 25:20 Suzanne Vanderbilt 28:08 Charlie Martin 30:32 Lella Lombardi 34:20 Jutta Kleinschmidt “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info).

Mar 7

37 min 34 sec

She's had gasoline running through her veins since she first watched Formula 1 at age 11, she loves chocolate, and is also our new co-host at Changing Lanes: Nicki Shields! Fast cars are in her blood - whether she talks about them or drives them herself. Get to know our new host Nicki and learn how she turned her hobby into a career in this round of introductions at Changing Lanes, the official podcast of BMW. “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info).

Mar 5

6 min

Few things are better than a beautiful road and a perfectly matched car to enjoy it. And even though convertible season is over in most parts of the world, it’s never the wrong time to get dreaming about the next great vacation drive. And possibly book a flight and rent a convertible. So join us in this episode of Changing Lanes, the official podcast of BMW, for a quick trip to Australia, Italy, and many places more, in which we give you 8 ideas for epic road trips. Oh and they aren’t convertible-only, so if you prefer a roof over your head or you’re a motorbike enthusiast, that’s fine for us as well. 1:34 Great Ocean Road in Australia 3:25 Transfăgărășan in Romania 4:19 Atlantic Road in Norway 5:24 Jebel Hafeet in Abu Dhabi 6:35 Milford Road in New Zealand 7:25 Overseas Highway in the USA 9:09 Stelvio Pass in Italy 10:39 Chapmans Peak Drive in South Africa And if you want to read more about these convertible road trip ideas, go to BMW.com:  https://www.bmw.com/en/automotive-life/the-best-convertible-car-road-trips.html  “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info).

Feb 15

12 min 33 sec

Why do you actually need lane guidance assist? How does a hill start assistant work? And what exactly does a driving assistance system mean for the driver? Sara and Jonathan answer these and other questions in this episode of Changing Lanes, the official podcast of BMW. Press play now if you want to learn more about the systems that make every car journey easier. 05:00 Hill start assist 06:00 Road sign recognition 07:05 Emergency brake assist 07:50 Steering and lane guidance assist  09:12 Cruise control 10:25 Distance control 11:35 Lane change warning 13:45 Park assist And if you want to read more about driver assistance systems, go to BMW.com:  https://www.bmw.com/en/innovation/the-main-driver-assistance-systems.html  “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info).

Feb 1

17 min

City trips can be exhausting. Especially if you’ve been walking all day through London, Paris and co. But you can explore some of the most beautiful sights of a city without aching feet - thanks to urban kayaking. In this episode of Changing Lanes, the official podcast from BMW, you can find out why you should fit a kayak roof rack for your next vacation, and which water routes are the most beautiful. 02:58 Skyscrapers in Tokyo  04:00 Paddling in Copenhagen 05:22 From downtown to the Chicago Lakefront 06:27 Breathtaking views in Cork, Ireland 07:48 Canals in Venice, Italy And if you want to read more about urban kayaking, go to BMW.com:  https://www.bmw.com/en/automotive-life/urban-kayaking-with-kayak-car-rack.html  “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info).

Jan 18

10 min 7 sec

Innovation, inspiration, intelligence - BMW i can mean many things. But it's not just the latest technology, it's also sophisticated design. In this episode of Changing Lanes, the official BMW podcast, we talk to the creative mind behind the BMW iX: designer Kai Langer. Learn what the typical working day of a designer looks like, what change means to him, what his grandmother dancing to Elvis has to do with change and how he deals with negative feedback.  02:30 A day in life of Kai Langer 08:50 Reasons not to change 13:05 Dealing with change 17:30 Rapid fire questions 20:30 Change in design at BMW i series 29:20 Inspiration for the iX “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info).

Jan 4

40 min 58 sec

Christmas Eve is just around the corner. The presents are bought and the cookies are baked. Whether Santa Claus, Sinterklaas or Father Frost - the man with the white beard is represented in many cultures. We have looked into less common Christmas traditions and prepared a quiz with curious facts for you. Guess some unusual, spooky and festive traditions from all over the world with us, in this Christmas episode of "Changing Lanes", the official podcast of BMW.  01:55 Santa’s dark side in Germany  03:47 Christmas decorations in Russia  05:30 Party in Mexico  07:02 Catalan caganer in Spain  09:30 Highwaymen of Scotland 11:16 Christmas pickle in the USA 13:20 Carollers in Brazil  15:35 The Swedish Gävlebocken 18:50 Flight attendants in Japan  20:00 The sons of mountain trolls in Iceland “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info).

Dec 2020

23 min 18 sec

At 200 km/h, the BMW races across the road, closely followed by its competitors, and then takes the bend. The overwhelming skyscrapers and the glittering lights of Hong Kong pass him by. Besides the Central Harbourfront Circuit in Hong Kong, there are numerous exciting race tracks in the middle of the city. Monaco, Singapore, Macau… need we say more? In this episode of Changing Lanes, the official podcast of BMW, we tell you about six spectacular tracks around the world.  00:50 Marina Bay Street Circuit in Singapore 02:00 Circuit de Monaco 03:35 Brooklyn Street Circuit in the USA 04:40 Guia Circuit in Macau 05:35 Baku City Circuit in Azerbaijan 06:32 Central Harbourfront Circuit in Hong Kong And if you want to read more about city race tracks, go to BMW.com:  https://www.bmw.com/en/automotive-life/street-circuits-motorsport-racing.html  “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info).

Dec 2020

8 min 29 sec

They’re colorful, extravagant, and unique. No BMW Art Car is like any other. Not because they differ in age and model shape, but because they’re painted from the hood to the rear. But why did artists like Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol stage BMW models as works of art in the first place? In this episode of "Changing Lanes", the official BMW podcast, we look back on 45 years of art history at BMW. Press play to learn all the facts about these colorful legends.  03:11: Alexander Calder and the 3.0 CSL 04:29: Frank Stella, Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol 06:43: Ernst Fuchs and the BMW 635 CS1 07:55: Robert Rauschenberg’s photographic techniques 08:45 A.R. Penck and the BMW Z1 10:00 Esther Mahlangu, the first woman in Art Car series 11:39: Jenny Holzer and her critical statements 13:00: Olafur Eliasson’s ice cocoon  14:35: The augmented reality creation of Cao Fei   And if you want to read more about BMW Art Cars, go to BMW.com:  https://www.bmw.com/en/design/history-of-the-bmw-art-cars.html “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info).

Nov 2020

17 min 39 sec

Imagine you come back from shopping, pull out your iPhone, and your car opens. No more searching for your car keys. You start your car easily via app. What sounds like a dream of the future is already a reality: the new cooperation between Apple and BMW is making life easier for many BMW drivers. In this short episode of "Changing Lanes", the official podcast of BMW, you can learn how to share your BMW Digital Key with up to five friends, open your car with your Apple Watch, and find out about the security of the digital car key.  01:17 How the digital car key works 03:15 Share it with your friends  04:40 Safety and Security And if you want to read more about the collaboration between Apple and BMW, go to BMW.com:  https://www.bmw.com/en/innovation/bmw-digital-key-iphone-as-secure-bmw-car-key.html “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info).

Nov 2020

7 min 51 sec

It’s a pioneer, an icon, a design highlight, and a milestone in the history of electric mobility: it’s the BMW i8! Before its first launch, it even enjoyed a legendary reputation as the first ever hybrid sports car. Now its production is over, and we’re giving some insights into the history and development of this innovation. In this episode of "Changing Lanes", the official podcast from BMW, we take a look back at a masterpiece that combined unique technology, resource efficiency, and sheer driving pleasure. Join us to hear all about this classic of the future! 01:30 Technical highlights  04:36 Materials 05:11 Driver safety And if you want to read about the BMW i8, go to BMW.com: https://www.bmw.com/en/innovation/bmw-i8-as-future-classic.html “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info).

Nov 2020

6 min 56 sec

He stands high up on a peak, spreads his arms, and jumps. This sounds life-threatening at first, but actually it’s a popular sport for adrenaline junkies: flying through the air in a wingsuit. But for Peter Salzmann, a pioneer in base jumps and parachute jumps, that's not enough. He was looking for a new challenge, and got into conversation with BMW i. Together, they turned a risky idea into a stunt which had never been attempted before. In this special episode of "Changing Lanes", the official podcast of BMW, learn how the team uses impeller technology, and what it has to do with electric cars. 00:49 Intro Peter Salzmann 01:37 Intro Tobias Hoffritz 08:15 Safety and risks 11:51 A reason to change 16:50 Partnership with BMW i 24:00 Wingsuits and electric vehicles And if you want to read more about wingsuits, go to BMW.com: https://www.bmw.com/en/innovation/peter-salzmann-electrified-wingsuit.html and The Electrified Wingsuit - the stunt: https://eu-central-1.protection.sophos.com/?d=bmw.com&u=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuYm13LmNvbS9lbi9ldmVudHMvbmV4dGdlbi9lbGVjdHJpZmllZC13aW5nc3VpdC5odG1s&i=NWYwYzExYTc1NGNkMGUwZGQwNjYxYzdk&t=eDk0dmlYM1d4eWRxRXlSdWROK0R2ZXRmbDZQNWY1Tndab1huOTE0c1FIYz0=&h=54b0284ef1964fbea03117df0b549d06 (https://www.bmw.com/en/events/nextgen/electrified-wingsuit.html)   “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info).

Nov 2020

28 min 11 sec

How many e-cars does China sell in a month? Where does lithium for batteries actually come from? In which country are there the most charging stations per capita? And what does Albania have to do with e-mobility? Sara and Jonathan answer these and many other questions, in this episode of "Changing Lanes", the official podcast of BMW. Press play to find out all the facts worth knowing about electromobility.  01:30 China: the world’s largest electric car market 03:00 Future of mobility in Norway 04:02 Albania: the world’s greenest future 05:30 Public charging stations in the Netherlands 06:39 The United Kingdom gives BEVs priority 08:30 Australia as the world’s largest lithium producer 09:20 German electromobility And if you want to read more about electromobility, go to BMW.com:  https://www.bmw.com/en/innovation/electric-car-facts.html  “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info).

Nov 2020

13 min 35 sec

From her dream of becoming a fighter pilot to a career as a racing driver: Charlie Martin's story is impressive. But her story is more than just her career: Charlie was born as a man, but today is a courageous woman who has taken her career in motorsports into her own hands. Today, Charlie Martin is one of the few transgender women in the male-dominated domain of motorsport. In this episode of "Changing Lanes", the official podcast of BMW.com, she tells Jonathan all about her ambition to break barriers and how her transformation has also changed her career. Click “Play” for a truly inspiring conversation! 02:27 Charlie’s childhood 12:25 Women in motorsports 26:22 Coming out 34:00 Success on racetrack 40:00 Le Mans “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more. To find out more about Charlie, visit her website: https://eu-central-1.protection.sophos.com/?d=gocharlie.co.uk&u=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29jaGFybGllLmNvLnVrLw==&i=NWYwYzExYTc1NGNkMGUwZGQwNjYxYzdk&t=M0wxRDVHRm1OUDlUeTRoTnRIcUJObzJtS0M3SWVCOTg0U2xoL2F0OExEZz0=&h=caa57ab07db34c508ab292961911beee (https://www.gocharlie.co.uk/) or find her on Instagram: https://eu-central-1.protection.sophos.com/?d=instagram.com&u=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuaW5zdGFncmFtLmNvbS9nb2NoYXJsaWVtLw==&i=NWYwYzExYTc1NGNkMGUwZGQwNjYxYzdk&t=TTZKNDFjTDNGUHZkRWVuMHRCenNZa0RXMWtOVlkxbndQRHA4WUhReExiST0=&h=caa57ab07db34c508ab292961911beee (https://www.instagram.com/gocharliem/) See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info).

Oct 2020

57 min 29 sec

The snow is glistering in the cold, you have had your first coffee in the comfort of your own home and you're all set in your car, ready to drive to work. But… it won't start; the battery has died.  Missing garage check-ups, no winter tires or incorrect headlight settings can make driving in winter a real hassle. In this episode of "Changing Lanes", the official BMW pocast, we share with you 11 tips and tricks on how to "winterize" your car, so that nothing stands in the way of your romantic winter drive. 02:47 Changing tires 04:05 Snow chains 04:59 Use of antifreeze 07:08 Renewing wiper blades 07:46 Cleaning the windshield 08:59 No dampness inside the car 10:43 Safeguarding the seals to avoid frost 11:36 Checking and charging the battery 13:11 Adjusting headlights 14:10 Pre-heaters in winter 15:15 Car covering And if you want to read more about , go to BMW.com:  https://www.bmw.com/en/automotive-life/checklist-winterize-your-car.html (https://www.bmw.com/en/automotive-life/checklist-winterize-your-car.html)  “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info).

Oct 2020

19 min 51 sec

Transporting a dog in your car isn’t always easy. They whine, they yap, and sometimes they throw up before you've even fastened your seatbelt. Our host Jonathan is a passionate dog owner, and has had his fair share of (bad) experiences — so he and Sara came up with 7 golden rules to make driving with dogs a walk in the park. So hit play on this episode of Changing Lanes, the official podcast of BMW, to hear our 7 tips to safely and comfortably transport your dog in the car. 1:32 Starting slow and getting your dog used to the car 2:15 Marking their territory 2:45 Correctly securing your dog in the car 3:33 Locations for breaks 4:14 Letting your dog exit the car right 5:15 Feeding your dog during a roadtrip 5:48 Staying relaxed And if you want to read more about how to travel with dogs, go to BMW.com:  https://www.bmw.com/en/automotive-life/driving-with-dogs.html (https://www.bmw.com/en/automotive-life/driving-with-dogs.html)  “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info).

Oct 2020

7 min 7 sec

In case you’ve ever been frustrated by a carsharing experience or thought “this could have been better”, this might be for you. Or maybe you’ve never used carsharing and want to get started. We talked to frequent carsharing users and have gathered their best pieces of advice in this episode of “Changing Lanes”, the official podcast of BMW. Whether it’s planning right, gaining bonus minutes or using carsharing at the right time of the day – this episode will surely make you a better carsharer! And if you want to read more about how to become a carsharing expert, go to BMW.com:  https://www.bmw.com/en/automotive-life/carsharing.html (https://www.bmw.com/en/automotive-life/carsharing.html) 2:38 Discounts and bonus minutes 3:28 Refueling for bonus minutes 4:23 Business usage 4:53 Rainy days 5:46 Starting early 6:24 Using GPS right 7:47 Thinking ahead 8:33 Handing over the car 9:25 Carsharing on vacation “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info).

Oct 2020

11 min 44 sec

Out in nature, but still with all the luxury you could want: that’s glamping. Glamping stands for glamorous camping, and has become a more and more popular holiday option for many travelers. Whether it be with tents, pods or treehouses, many new locations now offer the full glamping experience.  In this episode of “Changing Lanes”, the official podcast of BMW, we let you know what exactly glamping is, and share our picks for the 5 top spots to start your glamping experience. And if you want to read more about glamping and luxus camping, go to BMW.com:  https://www.bmw.com/de/automotive-life/glamping-und-luxus-camping.html (https://www.bmw.com/de/automotive-life/glamping-und-luxus-camping.html)  0:40 What glamping is 3:15 Treehouses in Southern England 5:35 Tents, teepees and pods in Northern England 7:23 Glamping tents in Tuscany, Italy 9:06 Cabins and mobile homes in Southern France 10:21 Safari tents in Croatia “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info).

Sep 2020

13 min 16 sec

“Sheer Driving Pleasure” and “Freude am Fahren“: the BMW slogan is one of the most famous brand slogans in the automotive world. For decades, this claim has stood for the BMW driving experience and has become famous around the globe. But we wanted to know more, like when it first appeared and if it’s true that its origins go all the way back to the mid-30s. We can’t wait to reveal what we found out in this episode of “Changing Lanes”. So hit play and get ready to become an expert in “Sheer Driving Pleasure” and “Freude am Fahren“. And if you want to read and see more about the BMW slogan, go to BMW.com:  https://www.bmw.com/en/automotive-life/the-history-of-the-bmw-slogan.html (https://www.bmw.com/en/automotive-life/the-history-of-the-bmw-slogan.html) 1:16 Before the slogan 2:06 First appearance of pleasure/Freude 3:34 Focus on the BMW products 7:06 “Freude am Fahren” first appears 9:47 “Sheer driving pleasure” joins the party 10:59 “The Ultimate Driving Machine” “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info).

Sep 2020

13 min 6 sec

Planning to visit a drive-in cinema? Here are some quick tips to make your experience at the movies even better. The combination of a big screen, a movie, and lots of cars in the open air has seen a real comeback in popularity. So in this episode of “Changing Lanes”, Sara and Jonathan are here to bring you five pieces of advice to make your experience at the movies even more memorable, for a guaranteed fun night out! 2:18 The car 4:00 Tech: sound and battery 5:18 Time management 7:00 Parking 8:00 Popcorn and more: Adding to the experience “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info).

Sep 2020

9 min 56 sec

How much do you know about the BMW kidney grille? Sure, you know that it’s an important design element, and of course you know what a kidney grille looks like, but did you know it was first introduced in 1933? The design might have changed over the decades, but almost every BMW front has featured a twin kidney grille. So in this episode of “Changing Lanes”, the official podcast of BMW, we travel through kidney grille history, featuring iconic grills like the M1, 507, and two generations of the 3 Series. And if you want to read more about the BMW kidney grille and its history, go to BMW.com:  https://www.bmw.com/en/design/the-bmw-kidney-grille-through-time.html (https://www.bmw.com/en/design/the-bmw-kidney-grille-through-time.html)  1:20 The first ever kidney grille: BMW 303 (1933) 2:08 Evolution of the original: BMW 503 (1956) 2:55 Going horizontal: BMW 507 (1956) 4:33 Narrowing it down: BMW 1500 (1961) 5:33 Sports car and grille icon: BMW M1 (1978) 6:40 Evolutionary revolution: BMW 3 Series (E36) (1990) 8:09 21st century: BMW 3 Series (F30) (2011) 9:09 Going electric: BMW i3 (2013) 10:03 Angular outlines: BMW 8 Series and BMW Z4 (2018) 11:01 Into the present: BMW 4 Series Coupe (2020) 12:00 Future: BMW Vision iNext and BMW Vision M Next (2018 & 2019) “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info).

Sep 2020

14 min 56 sec

Many people still view electric cars with skepticism. The reason being that there are lots of myths and rumors out there about electric cars: too little range, how long it takes to charge, the true costs, electric cars in winter, danger and so on. If electric cars are better for the environment or if there are even benefits of electric cars. We’ve all heard them. So in this episode of “Changing Lanes”, the official podcast of BMW, we take a closer look at the facts behind the electric car myths, and dispel some popular misconceptions. And we finally answer the question “Are electric cars fun?”. So hit play to find out. And if you want to read more about electric car myths, go to BMW.com:  https://www.bmw.com/en/innovation/electric-car-myths.html (https://www.bmw.com/en/innovation/electric-car-myths.html) 1:00 Myth No.1: Electric cars don’t have enough range 2:33 Myth No.2: How long it takes to charge 4:12 Myth No.3: Exploitation to make e-car batteries 5:26 Myth No.4: Batteries are too vulnerable 6:41 Myth No.5: E-cars aren’t better for the environment than combustion-engine vehicles 8:38 Myth No.6: Electric cars are more expensive 10:59 Myth No.7: Electric cars are dangerous 13:07 Myth No.8: Overloading the power grid 14:34 Myth No.9: Just a stop-gap solution 16:00 Myth No.10: No fun to drive “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info).

Sep 2020

19 min 40 sec

Introducing the BMW X6 Vantablack. Vantablack is the blackest black in the world, and BMW is the first manufacturer to get to produce a Vantablack car.  In this episode of “Changing Lanes”, the official podcast of BMW, we explain how the light-absorbing paint works, why it’s not actually paint, and how it’s so effective in making surfaces non reflective. And if you’re wondering if you will be able go to your BMW dealer and order your X6 in Vantablack… We have the answer as well! So tune in and find out in this episode! And if you want to read and see more of the first ever Vantablack car, go to BMW.com:  https://www.bmw.com/en/design/the-bmw-X6-vantablack-car.html (https://www.bmw.com/en/design/the-bmw-X6-vantablack-car.html) 1:44 The invention of Vantablack 2:04 How Vantablack works 3:20 What Vantablack is good for 4:20 The Vantablack X6 6:04 Buying and owning a Vantablack car “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info).

Aug 2020

8 min 55 sec

Your beginner and advanced guide into the world of sim racing. If you’re looking for spectacular overtakes and want to get to know the racetracks of the world without leaving the comfort of your own home… Well then simracing is the answer, and you’ve come to the right podcast to smarten up. No matter whether on PC or on Playstation, in this episode we tell you what you need to know to get started with sim racing. Or maybe you’ve been playing Gran Turismo for years and want to upgrade to a simulator like iRacing now, and are looking for the right wheel, pedals and sim rig. We’ve got you covered as well, in this episode of “Changing Lanes”, the official podcast of BMW. And if you want to read more about sim racing, go to BMW.com:  https://www.bmw.com/en/performance/sim-racing-guide.html (https://www.bmw.com/en/performance/sim-racing-guide.html) 0:50 What sim racing is 4:11 The right game: iRacing, Assetto Corsa, Gran Turismo… 10:11 PC or console 11:39 Steering wheel, pedals and seat 14:23 Setup, sim rig and screen 16:04 Sim racing with VR “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info).

Aug 2020

18 min 23 sec

Why are there so few women in motorsports? To find out we talked to Beitske Visser, Dutch racing driver and BMW works driver (GT3, GT4, Formula W). We discussed Formula W,  how she got where she is, what her experience in this male-dominated sport is like, and what needs to change to empower women in racing. But our host Sara also talked with Beitske about her interest in Formula E, how she’s handling Corona, and how she once won a race with a broken back. We hope you enjoy this episode as much as we enjoyed our interview! 1:14 Simracing during Corona 2:55 Being a BMW works driver   3:40 Training and fitness as a race driver   6:04 Starting off in karting 8:28 Being the only girl at the kart track 9:30 Role models growing up 10:20 Going professional 11:08 Why there are so few women in racing 12:40 Motivating more girls to try racing 14:05 Competing with men on the track 15:00 Formula W 16:58 Gender stereotypes in motorsports 19:10 Racing and winning with a broken back 21:30 Future plans and dreams of Formula E If you want to read more about Beitske and the BMW Motorsport team, go to:  http://www.bmw-motorsport.com (www.bmw-motorsport.com ) “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info).

Aug 2020

25 min 53 sec