CIAS 2012: Vision ConnectedDrive Makes a Cameo

Auto Shows | February 16th, 2012 by 8
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BMW’s Vision ConnectedDrive is one of the most beautifully penned cars in recent history. It is a homage to the classic roadster with a long …

BMW’s Vision ConnectedDrive is one of the most beautifully penned cars in recent history. It is a homage to the classic roadster with a long hood and short tail, the driver sitting close enough to the rear wheels that he can lean out of the car and “touch the tire whilst sitting in the driver’s seat.” This is fundamental to the roadster layout – so I’ve been told.

Unfortunately, the Vision Connected Drive (VCD) is not a “real car.” It does not have a fully developed engine and drivetrain, so it is a static concept car. I did see it drive today for the first time, but only about 5 inches as it was maneuvered silently on the stage by its electric motor. Just for fun we’ll post the video of it later… if you’re really bored or, like us, in love with the concept car.

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As for the purpose of the concept car, we’ll let BMW explain, “The BMW Vision ConnectedDrive study demonstrates current and future methods of mobile networking in a particularly focused way. The design and technology of this spectacular roadster are aimed at making the vehicle an integral part of a networked world. Comfort, safety and the infotainment experience in the vehicle can be precisely optimised by the innovative functionality, individually tailored to suit the requirements of both the driver and passenger. New technologies and design concepts are employed to add even more facets to the unmistakable BMW driving pleasure.”

In other words, this is a techy concept car aimed to show you the future of BMW in-car technology. All we know is: it’s gorgeous.

Stay tuned for BMWBLOG’s exclusive interview with Kian Marandi, Connected Drive specialist, live from the 2012 CIAS show floor.

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8 Responses to “CIAS 2012: Vision ConnectedDrive Makes a Cameo”

  1. Endras BMW says:

    Didn’t researchers at the Polytechnic School of Montreal develop the “smart fabrics” used in the Vision ConnectedDrive’s interior?

    The 2012 apocalypse aside, we’d say the future looks bright!

  2. Jose_ says:

    esta mejor un microvus ese auto no me gusta mejor  un corvette

  3. Rsatina says:

    Why are they not building the car?  They can actually use the social media to vote on this issue.
    The car has a charisma, very nice, unique better than the 6 series. It is a must-have car if the price is good enough. If they put in a tri-turbo 4 that can generate 300hp/380 torque with 35 mpg, it will be a seller.  

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