BMW concept shows the way
UNVEILED in Munich last week, the BMW Vision Next 100 is a glimpse of what the average premium car will look like in 2116, as the German luxury and sportscar firm marks its first century in business.
The zero emissions concept is also zero compromise in that it uses cutting edge technology and learning algorithms to tailor itself exactly to the owner’s needs and preferences.
“If, as a designer, you are able to imagine something, there’s a good chance it could one day become reality,” said BMW Group Design head Adrian van Hooydonk.
“So our objective with the BMW Vision Next 100 was to develop a future scenario that people would engage with.”
The car is fully autonomous and converts into a space for productivity and relaxation when in Ease mode.
However, when in Boost mode it offers the driver the chance to take control and to be guided by the vehicle’s on- board com- puters to choose the ideal lane or the exact moment at which to turn the steering wheel in order to kiss the apex of a bend.
“We have demonstrated on many occasions throughout our history that we are capable of learning fast and taking bold steps,” said chairman Harald Krüger.
“Future mobility will connect every area of people’s lives. And that’s where we see new opportunities for premium mobility.”
The concept car will be going on a special world tour where more details about its capabilities and potential will be revealed.
The car will also be followed by similar concepts focused on year 2116 from Rolls-Royce and MINI, BMW’s other automotive brands. — Relaxnews