1. BMW Runs Crash-Test Sims in Iceland, Goes Green With Geothermal Computers

    BMW Runs Crash-Test Sims in Iceland, Goes Green With Geothermal Computers

    Save for a nonsensical first drive of a new Subaru, we don’t include Iceland in our general coverage. But the tiny Nordic isle has been drawing BMW’s R&D budget for—thing of all things—carbon-free computers. BMW’s eco-friendly agenda for its i3 and i8 electric cars has seeped into places where even the most Californian of Californians doesn’t check—the servers processing CAD models, crash simulations, aerodynamics, and other data-heavy computing required for their development.

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