BMW con­cept shows the way

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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

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