“BMW Vision the next 100 years, to celebrate brand’s centenary”: Autoexpress.co.uk16/03/2016
“An autonomous car that retains the personal connection between the driver and car”
BMW has celebrated its 100 year anniversary by looking into the future and introducing the ‘BMW Vision Next 100’; a concept car showing what they believe the next 100 years to look like through innovative technology, design and manufacture.
• "Technology should be as intuitive as possible to operate and experience so that future interactions between human, machine and surroundings become seamless. The BMW Vision Next 100 shows how we intend to shape this future.” Adrian van Hooydonk, BMW's head of design
• “The concept has large wheels, a copper colour scheme and a very aerodynamic design. It can also change shape, using a system called Alive Geometry to flex the bodywork as the car drives. Wing doors complete the futuristic exterior look.”
• “The car also features a frame of 800 moving triangles, organic LEDs that can move, a head-up display for the whole windscreen and renewable materials inside”
• “The concept also looks into new manufacturing processes and materials including the use of "4D printing", and new ways of controlling in-car tech, doing away with traditional buttons and touchscreens. The interior features plenty of space in 'Ease' mode, with ambient lighting and an airy feel - but it can change to 'Boost' mode to allow driver input. It can learn about your driving habits as well, with what BMW calls a 'Companion' system"