This is your future
BMW piles a lot of trickery into its latest vision, writes Paul Gover
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.