Connected cars a major part of the vision of BMW for the next 100 years. To celebrate its 100th anniversary BMW is showing a concept car BMW VISION NEXT 100 that changes according to the driver’s desires. At a celebration event in Germany, BMW showed what it expects in the future for cars.
The BMW Group future plans are premium mobility that is completely effortless, comprehensively available and tailored to every customer’s individual preferences. At the moment, the world is on the verge of realizing automated driving; in the not-too-distant future the majority of cars will probably be completely self-driving and travel the streets of cities inhabited by far more people than today.
In the future, one thing will be in ever shorter supply– time. However, connectivity will become increasingly commonplace, and technologies will learn to learn from people.
“Future mobility will connect every area of people’s lives. And that’s where we see new opportunities for premium mobility,” said Harald Krüger, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG, at the Centenary Event in Munich on Monday.
The BMW Group has now made its vision for the future a reality – with the BMW VISION NEXT 100. This vehicle combines coupé-type sportiness with the dynamic elegance of a sedan the body is made of carbon fiber and plastic.
Driver-vehicle interactions are managed by Alive Geometry- Boost and Ease modes offer a choice of driver-controlled or vehicle-controlled operations, and the interior of the vehicle changes to suit the mode of travel.
In Boost, the entire vehicle focuses on the driver, offering the support needed to maximise the driving experience – for instance by indicating the ideal driving line, steering point and speed.
Ease mode sees the interior transform: the steering wheel and center console retract; the headrests turn to the side, and the seats and door trim merge to form a single unit so that the driver and front-seat passenger can turn towards each other.
The BMW Vision Vehicle mades its world debut at the Centenary Event in the Munich Olympic Hall on 7 March 2016.
After its world debut, the BMW VISION NEXT 100 will go on a symbolic World Tour entitled “Iconic Impulses.” stopping in China, the UK and the USA. After its Asian premiere in Beijing, it will travel to London, where the Vision Vehicles of the BMW Group’s British brands – MINI and Rolls-Royce – will be unveiled. Its last port of call will be Los Angeles, USA, where BMW Motorrad will add its Vision Vehicle to the collection to complete the quartet of brands.