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Wherever You Want to Go – BMW Looks at the Future of Transportation and Personal Mobility

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BMW is halfway through releasing a four-part video on the future of transportation, which explores a multitude of ideas including infrastructure, city dwelling, personal transport, population growth, and the environment. BMW obviously is approaching the issue with its automotive hat squarely on its head, and doesn’t directly deal with motorcycles, but when you stop and think about it, cars and bikes are wrapped up in the same situation. While the only the first two videos have been released, there’s already some interesting concepts to think about.

While we wait for Part 3 (Feb. 15th) and Part 4 (Feb. 22nd), chew on these facts and figures: over 50% of the world’s population lives in urban areas, automobiles are parked about 90% of the time, and there’s roughly five parking spots for every car (that’s 1,500 sqft of space just for a single car!). It sure seems like motorcycles could help solve that utilization/space problem.

Part 1: The New City

Part 2: The Future Isn’t What it Used to Be

Part 3: Reinventing Mobility

(coming February 15th)

Part 4: How We’ll Learn to Stop Worrying, and Love the Future

(coming February 22nd)

Source: BMW: Activate the Future; Photo: Rob Boudon / Creative Commons – Attribution 2.0 Generic

Jensen Beeler

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