BMW Leverages Java with Technology Provided by Bonita Software The BMW Technology Office USA will demonstrate what in-vehicle computing might look like in the future at the JavaOne 2000 trade show in San Francisco from June 5 through June 9. A conceptual prototype based on the Java programming language will be shown in a "technology exploration" version of BMW's highly acclaimed Sports Activity Vehicle called the TX5. In an effort to shorten the product development cycle times for automotive electronics, BMW chose to evaluate Java as a potential means of achieving microprocessor and operating system independence for vehicle-based computing applications. Various vehicle-centric and Internet-related applications will be demonstrated in conjunction with an intuitive user interface allowing simple, safe control of the vehicle environment. The technology enabling the rapid development of this prototype is based on an open API Java framework provided by Bonita Software (