30 Apr '13, 7pm

BMW Encourages Hackers to Develop Sustainable Electric Car Future

BMW Encourages Hackers to Develop Sustainable Electric Car Future

Here's one clear sign that the auto industry has gone digital: BMW this past weekend dangled free food—in a groovy collaborative space with bean bag chairs and techno music—to lure aspiring Bay Area technologists to concoct electric car apps. (Although I didn't see any foosball tables.) The BMW Sustainability Hackathon, held at BMW’s Group Technology Office in Mountain View, Calif., was designed to give local software developers, entrepreneurs, EV drivers, and sustainability advocates the opportunity to meet each other, and dream up technology systems that, in the most general sense, promote sustainable transportation. “It doesn’t have to relate to cars,” said Ronan Brennan, the event’s organizer and a senior advanced technology engineer at BMW. He works on EV charging software from the company’s Mountain View office. “How do you give people access to transport without hav...

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