This is your fu­ture

BMW piles a lot of trick­ery into its lat­est vi­sion, writes Paul Gover

Herald Sun - Motoring - - Motorsport -

the driver, ve­hi­cle and the sur­round­ing en­vi­ron­ment.

The cabin has three lay­ers — com­fort, in­fo­tain­ment and safety — with a cor­re­spond­ing light in­stal­la­tion.

Safety is— no sur­prise— red, with blue for in­fo­tain­ment and green for the var­i­ous con­nec­tions to the out­side world, us­ing a pair of aeri­als where the mir­rors would nor­mally be.

The car has a huge num­ber of sen­sors, from front and rear traf­fic cam­eras to con­nec­tions to other cars and ac­tive road­side safety sys­tems.

But BMW has still had some fun with the road­ster, bring­ing back the drop-down doors first seen in the lim­ited-edi­tion Z1 con­vert­ible.

It also has an ad­vanced 3D headsup dis­play and a pro­grammable in­stru­ment clus­ter to pro­vide the driver with ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion, op­ti­cally em­pha­sised to a greater or lesser de­gree.

BMWhas not for­got­ten the pas­sen­ger, who gets a sep­a­rate sys­tem and dis­play to eval­u­ate in­for­ma­tion, mu­sic and nav­i­ga­tion de­tails that can be passed across to the driver.

Light show: TheBMWVi­sion Con­nect­edDrive con­cept has red, blue and green in­te­rior lights for dif­fer­ent giz­mos.

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