April 15, 2024

Businesswire India: The new BMW X5 has been launched in India. Locally produced at BMW Group Plant Chennai, the car is available in both petrol and diesel variants at all BMW India dealerships.
 
Targeted design modifications, state-of-the-art equipment, mild-hybrid technology, upgraded engines and clear progress in digital technology mark out the next stage in development of this successful BMW model in the luxury Sports Activity Vehicle segment.
 
Mr. Vikram Pawah, President, BMW Group India said, “There are no limits to confidence when you're driving the new BMW X5. The most powerful car in the segment, the new BMW X5 is distinctive and imposing. Exuding a dominating road presence, its confident stature leaves a lasting impression. The newly crafted luxurious interiors underscored by state-of-the-art technology provides an unparalleled elegance that makes the new BMW X5 as convenient and compelling as ever. It has all the ingredients required to strengthen its position as the global market leader in its segment. The new BMW X5 not only demands high standards but lives up to them earning your respect with every mile of the journey.” 
 
The locally produced new BMW X5 is available in two petrol and two diesel variants. The ex-showroom prices are:
 
BMW X5 xDrive40i xLine                       -           INR 93,90,000
BMW X5 xDrive40i M Sport                   -           INR 1,04,90,000

BMW X5 xDrive30d xLine                      -           INR 95,90,000
BMW X5 xDrive30d M Sport                  -           INR 1,06,90,000
 
Price prevailing at the time of invoicing will be applicable. Ex-showroom prices inclusive of GST (incl. compensation cess) as applicable but exclude Road Tax, Tax Collected at Source (TCS), RTO statutory taxes/fees, other local tax cess levies and insurance. Price / options are subject to change without prior notice. For further information, contact an authorised BMW dealer.
 
The new BMW X5 is available in the following metallic paintworks: Brooklyn Grey, Carbon Black, Mineral White, Skyscraper Grey, Tanzanite Blue and Black Sapphire. The new BMW X5 features BMW Individual extended leather trim ‘Merino’ upholstery with the following combinations – Tartufo | Black and Ivory White | Black, on the M Sport variant. The xLine variant features perforated Sensafin upholstery with Décor stitching and Cognac shade as standard.
 
BMW Service Inclusive and BMW Service Inclusive Plus are optionally available with the new BMW X5. These service packages cover Condition Based Service (CBS) and maintenance work with a choice of plans from 3 yrs / 40,000 kms to 10 yrs / 2,00,000 kms. The new BMW X5 also comes with optional BMW Repair Inclusive that extends warranty benefits from third year of operation to maximum fifth year, after the completion of the standard two-year warranty period. Together, these packages provide complete peace of mind and freedom to enjoy unlimited driving pleasure.
 
Thanks to BMW India Financial Services, customized and flexible financial solutions are designed as per individual requirements. Customers enjoy great value and complete peace of mind with BMW 360˚ Finance Plan. It includes attractive monthly instalments, assured buy-back option up to five years, flexible term-end opportunities, and options to upgrade to a new BMW among other benefits.

LOS ALTOS, Calif., /PRNewswire/ -- Toyota Research Institute (TRI) today unveiled a generative artificial intelligence (AI) technique to amplify vehicle designers. Currently, designers can leverage publicly available text-to-image generative AI tools as an early step in their creative process. With TRI's new technique, designers can add initial design sketches and engineering constraints into this process, cutting down the iterations needed to reconcile design and engineering considerations.

"Generative AI tools are often used as inspiration for designers, but cannot handle the complex engineering and safety considerations that go into actual car design," said Avinash Balachandran, director of TRI's Human Interactive Driving (HID) Division, whose team worked on the technology. "This technique combines Toyota's traditional engineering strengths with the state-of-the-art capabilities of modern generative AI."

TRI researchers released two papers describing how the technique incorporates precise engineering constraints into the design process. Constraints like drag (which affects fuel efficiency) and chassis dimensions like ride height and cabin dimensions (which affect handling, ergonomics, and safety) can now be implicitly incorporated into the generative AI process. The team tied principles from optimization theory, used extensively for computer-aided engineering, to text-to-image-based generative AI. The resulting algorithm allows the designer to optimize engineering constraints while maintaining their text-based stylistic prompts to the generative AI process.

As an example, a designer can request, via text prompt, a suite of designs based on an initial prototype sketch with specific stylistic properties like "sleek," "SUV-like," and "modern" while also optimizing a quantitative performance metric. In the research paper, the team focused specifically on aerodynamic drag. The approach can also optimize any other performance metrics or constraints inferred from a design image.

"TRI is harnessing the creative power of AI to amplify automobile designers and engineers," said Charlene Wu, senior director of TRI's Human-Centered AI (HCAI) Division, whose team collaborated with the Human Interactive Driving team on this project.

By incorporating engineering constraints directly into the design process, this tool could also help Toyota design electrified vehicles more quickly and efficiently.

"Reducing drag is critical for improving the aerodynamics of BEVs to maximize their range," said Takero Kato, BEV factory president, Toyota Motor Corporation.

 

About Toyota Research Institute
Toyota Research Institute (TRI) conducts research to amplify human ability, focusing on making our lives safer and more sustainable. Led by Dr. Gill Pratt, TRI's team of researchers develop technologies to advance energy and materials, human-centered artificial intelligence, human interactive driving, machine learning, and robotics. Established in 2015, TRI has offices in Los Altos, California, and Cambridge, Massachusetts. For more information about TRI, please visit http://tri.global.