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#036 The Electrified Wingsuit: a talk with the men behind the stunt | BMW Podcast The BMW Podcast | Changing Lanes

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He stands high up on a peak, spreads his arms, and jumps. This sounds life-threatening at

first, but actually it’s a popular sport for adrenaline junkies: flying through the air in a

wingsuit. But for Peter Salzmann, a pioneer in base jumps and parachute jumps, that's not

enough. He was looking for a new challenge, and got into conversation with BMW i.

Together, they turned a risky idea into a stunt which had never been attempted before.

In this special episode of "Changing Lanes", the official podcast of BMW, learn how the

team uses impeller technology, and what it has to do with electric cars.




00:49 Intro Peter Salzmann

01:37 Intro Tobias Hoffritz

08:15 Safety and risks

11:51 A reason to change

16:50 Partnership with BMW i

24:00 Wingsuits and electric vehicles




And if you want to read more about wingsuits, go to BMW.com:

https://www.bmw.com/en/innovation/peter-salzmann-electrified-wingsuit.html

and

The Electrified Wingsuit - the stunt: https://www.bmw.com/en/events/nextgen/electrified-wingsuit.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.

He stands high up on a peak, spreads his arms, and jumps. This sounds life-threatening at

first, but actually it’s a popular sport for adrenaline junkies: flying through the air in a

wingsuit. But for Peter Salzmann, a pioneer in base jumps and parachute jumps, that's not

enough. He was looking for a new challenge, and got into conversation with BMW i.

Together, they turned a risky idea into a stunt which had never been attempted before.

In this special episode of "Changing Lanes", the official podcast of BMW, learn how the

team uses impeller technology, and what it has to do with electric cars.




00:49 Intro Peter Salzmann

01:37 Intro Tobias Hoffritz

08:15 Safety and risks

11:51 A reason to change

16:50 Partnership with BMW i

24:00 Wingsuits and electric vehicles




And if you want to read more about wingsuits, go to BMW.com:

https://www.bmw.com/en/innovation/peter-salzmann-electrified-wingsuit.html

and

The Electrified Wingsuit - the stunt: https://www.bmw.com/en/events/nextgen/electrified-wingsuit.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.

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