The Future of Driving
BMW presents its vision for the next generation of automobiles, and it’s jaw-dropping
IN THE PAST YEAR, numerous automobile brands have been releasing their own interpretations of the connected car of the future. Some have made the driver relinquish all control, essentially turning the car into an automated caravan, while others choose instead to integrate multiple functions into the system. For example, you can switch on your home’s air-conditioning on your way back from the office so that you return to a sufficiently cooled abode. The wheel, however, is still under your control.
BMW’s connected car, named the i Vision Future Interaction, is different. Based on 2012’s i8 Concept Spyder, the automobile offers three driving modes ‒ Pure Drive,
Assist and Auto. Each option does exactly what it says.
The crown jewel is the intuitive high-resolution panorama display. It showcases the most important vehicle data on the windscreen, depending on the driving mode, and works like a gesturalcontrolled touchscreen that detects hand movements in three dimensions.