Interior Design

How great design shapes the behind the scene magic of manufacturing the BMW i3

The process featured here is a good exampled of what goes into manufacturing a next-generation vehicle. The product is an engineering and design marvel.

Carbon fiber isn’t necessarily replacing the metal in the i3, but acts as bracing and an energy deflector all over the safety cell, which allows BMW to use less of the heavier steels and more lightweight aluminum throughout the car.

Watch the BMW i3 being built from start to finish. Part 1: carbon fibre, battery assembly, assembly of the drive module.

Watch the BMW i3 being built from start to finish. Part 2: e-transmission assembly, electric engine construction, cockpit and dashboard moulding.

Watch the BMW i3 being built from start to finish. Part 3: body pressing, assembly, and painting.

Watch the BMW i3 being built from start to finish. Part 4: Final assembly.

Driving footage of the new BMW i3. The video also demonstrates use of the controls.

What are your thoughts on the BMW I3?

Beijing has the coolest traffic control room

Simply one of the coolest looking rooms in terms of design. It's a shame that Beijing traffic is still an absolute nightmare. You may be asking yourself, "What's Beijing's traffic like compares to other major cities?"

According to Forbes:

Beijing, China: August 2010.  Imagine being trapped in a 62-mile long traffic jam that lasted for an incredible 12 days. That just what happened to the poor folks attempting to traverse the Beijing-Tibet expressways in August of 2010, for which the trip took as long as three days. Not caused by closure or natural disaster, this all-time tie-up cause was simply the result of too many vehicles clogging the road, particularly a bevy of heavy trucks carrying construction supplies into Beijing, ironically for road work that was intended to help ease congestion.

In case you were wondering what an op center in The USA looks like:

What are your thoughts on the design of each rooms?