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A bathtub in a self driving car? What the heck is a Beamer? Why are BMW designers playing with clay? And are you allowed to polish your car with your underwear?

No, these aren’t randomly generated questions but actual topics of the Changing Lanes podcast, the official podcast of BMW. Each week, our hosts Sara and Jonathan will take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more. Always authentic, but not always completely serious.

Subscribe for regular episodes with Sara and Jonathan as well as exciting guests.

And in case you’re wondering: yes, it’s legal to wash your BMW with your underwear - just not in San Francisco.



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Everybody that’s driven long distances in a car has wondered how to stay awake while driving – so Sara and Jonathan are here to help and give some answers in this podcast episode. Falling asleep or even drowsy driving are real dangers, so pay close attention as they explain what really works, what’s just a short-term solution, or even a myth. Get ready for tips and advice that should help you stay awake and alert behind the wheel! And if you want to read advice on how to stay awake behind the wheel, go to BMW.com: https://www.bmw.com/en/automotive-life/how-to-stay-awake-while-driving.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.
Wondering about what the future of urban mobility looks like has come to an end. For this podcast episode, Sara and Jonathan did some research on mobility trends and exciting developments specifically in urban mobility. The result: a fascinating overview of 5 interesting trends featuring e-vehicles, mobility on demand, autonomous driving, and more. Sounds good? Click play and get ready to charge into the future! And if you also want to read more about future trends in mobility, go to BMW.com: https://www.bmw.com/en/innovation/5-trends-of-urban-mobility.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.
The BMW name is strongly associated with driving pleasure. “Bimmer,” “beamer” and “beemer” are all common nicknames for BMW vehicles.In this podcast episode, Sara and Jonathan dive into the BMW brand’s long history to find out what BMW actually stands for and explain the meaning behind the acronym. And while they’re at it, they also explain the meaning and history of the BMW nicknames. Bimmer, Beamer, Beemer... you’re about to find out their origins and meanings. If you want to read more about the BMW name and its origin, go to BMW.com: https://www.bmw.com/en/automotive-life/BMW-name-meaning-and-history.html And if you want to read more about the nicknames, follow this link: https://www.bmw.com/en/automotive-life/bimmer-beamer-nickname-origin.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.
Peter is a professional wingsuit pilot, base jumper and stuntman - and our guest in this live podcast, presented by the BMW podcast “Changing Lanes”. From jumping on mattresses off his parents’ balcony, to turning pro: Jonathan talks to Peter Salzmann about what led him to take to the sky, what people always get wrong about wingsuit flying, where maths and physics come into play, and how he stays in shape while not being able to fly, due to the lockdown in his native Austria. The Creators Talk is a special format we created to offer some optimism, distraction, and entertainment. “Creators of a different beat” is a call to all pioneers to inspire others and share our optimism for the future - stay tuned for more episodes to follow! If you want to know more about Peter Salzmann: Peter’s website: https:///www.petersalzmann.at/en/  Peter’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/petersalzmann.at  “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.
Sinah Diepold is a yoga teacher, author, model, and all around shining spirit - and our guest in this live podcast, presented by “Changing Lanes”, the BMW podcast.  Sinah’s way to becoming a yoga expert wasn’t always straightforward, but sometimes things happen in life and turn out right. Jonathan talked to her about her life, her career and what we can all do to keep our balance in these difficult times. The Creators Talk is a special format we created to offer some optimism, distraction and entertainment. “Creators of a different beat” is a call to all pioneers to inspire others and share our optimism for the future - stay tuned for more episodes to follow! If you want to know more about Sinah Diepold: Sinah’s website: https://www.sinahdiepold.de/ Sinah’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sinahdiepold/ “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.
Tim Schou is our guest in this live podcast, originally shown live on YouTube and Facebook. Tim is a successful singer-songwriter from Denmark but his lifestyle is far from standard for music stars. He has given up on some of the comforts of a normal life for the sake of his music. He is usually on the move while crashing on people’s couches and even a mall has been the solution at times. Jonathan talked to him about his lifestyle, his music and how to stay optimistic in these difficult times. The Creators Talk is a special format we created to offer some optimism, distraction and entertainment. “Creators of a different beat” is a call to all pioneers to inspire others and share our optimism for the future - stay tuned for more episodes to follow! “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.
Alex Zanardi is our guest in our first ever live podcast, originally shown live on YouTube and Facebook. Alex is a race winner, CART Champion, F1 driver, Olympic Gold Winner, World Champion in Para-Cycling – and he is still adding to that list! Jonathan talked to him about motivation, race wins and how to stay active in these difficult times. The Creators Talk is a special format we created to offer some optimism, distraction and entertainment. “Creators of a different beat” is a call to all pioneers to inspire others and share our optimism for the future - stay tuned for more episodes to follow! “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.
Almost everybody has a bucket list with things they want to do at least once in their lives. But most are rather tame: learn a new language, plant a tree… Too little adrenaline for true petrolheads. That’s why Sara and Jonathan came up with their own (highly subjective) bucket list for all car fans and petrolheads out there. Check it out in this podcast episode! And if you want to read more about our bucket list, go to BMW.com: https://www.bmw.com/en/automotive-life/bucket-list-for-car-enthusiasts.html Do you like what you just heard? Do you have any suggestions how to improve the podcast? We are excited to receive your feedback via changinglanes@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.
On this episode Jonathan sat down with two autonomous driving experts: Professor Nico Larco from the University of Oregon, and Armin Gräter from the BMW Autonomous Driving Campus. We discussed common misconceptions, opportunities, a look into the future, 100-year old grandmothers, and many more exciting aspects of self-driving cars. And if you'd like to learn more about the five stages of the development of autonomous driving and cars, make sure to give Chaning Lanes episode #002 a listen or read our BMW.com article on the topic: https://www.bmw.com/en/automotive-life/autonomous-driving.html More about Nico and the Urbanism Next Center: https://www.urbanismnext.org/team/nico-larco More about the BMW Autonomous Driving Campus: https://www.bmwgroup.com/en/innovation/technologies-and-mobility/autonomes-fahren/campus.html Do you like what you just heard? Do you have any suggestions how to improve the podcast? We are excited to receive your feedback via changinglanes@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.
Few things are as top secret as a car’s new design. But Sara and Jonathan got the exclusive chance to look behind the scenes of how a new car is designed, talk to one of the designers, and now present to you the 7 stages of the design process at BMW. So get ready to find out what tape and clay have to do with why a car looks the way it does! And if you want to read more about the design process of the BMW X5, go to BMW.com: https://www.bmw.com/en/design/car-design-in-7-steps.html Do you like what you just heard? Do you have any suggestions how to improve the podcast? We are excited to receive your feedback via changinglanes@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.
Everybody seems to be talking about autonomous cars as the next big thing, but what exactly is it? And what are those 5 levels everybody is talking about? In this episode Sara and Jonathan break down the topic of autonomous driving, and explain everything you need to know to join the conversation! And if you want to read more about our autonomous technology and the 5 levels, go to BMW.com: https://www.bmw.com/en/automotive-life/autonomous-driving.html Do you like what you just heard? Do you have any suggestions how to improve the podcast? We are excited to receive your feedback via changinglanes@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.
Being a lawful driver on the streets is usually a good thing, but what happens if the traffic laws are so absurd that one really wonders what the point is? For this episode Sara and Jonathan collected 9 of the weirdest, craziest, and at times even dumbest traffic laws from around the world - so prepare to get absurd! And if you want to read more about these absurd traffic laws, go to BMW.com: https://www.bmw.com/en/automotive-life/absurd-laws-in-road-traffic.html Do you like what you just heard? Do you have an suggestions how to improve the podcast? We are excited to receive your feedback via changinglanes@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.
A bathtub in a self driving car? What the heck is a Beamer? Why are BMW designers playing with clay? And are you allowed to polish your car with your underwear? These are the kinds of questions we answer in our Changing Lanes podcast, the official podcast of BMW. Discussing everything there is to know about mobility, technology, lifestyle, and the BMW brand. Follow us for regular episodes with our hosts Sara and Jonathan as well as exciting guests. “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.
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