From Munich, we bring you live photos of the newly unveiled BMW VISION NEXT 100. The futuristic high-tech concept debuted today in front of thousands of people from around the world who gathered in Munich to celebrate the brand’s 100th birthday.
BMW’s vision for the next 100 years is a sporting sedan since sedans are at BMW’s core, according to Adrian von Hooydonk – BMW Group Chief Designer. BMW Vision Next 100 is also autonomous, shape-shifting and powered by an unnamed drivetrain.
The car has two driving modes, one of them involving fully autonomous functions. But even when you’re driving, you’re in ‘Boost Mode’ with augmented-reality guiding you, projecting the ideal steering line and speed onto the windscreen. The augmented-reality display will also project hidden hazards into your field of view.
In Ease Mode, the car transforms physically, moving the steering wheel out of the way, relaxing the center console away from the driver, and making seats and door panels feel like a lounge setting.
An intelligent “Companion” component studies the driving style and preferences of the primary driver of the car so that it can eventually perform some daily tasks and offer advice about how best to complete others. It will also be able to communicate with humans outside the car, like signaling pedestrians when it is safe to cross in front of the car.
BMW Vision Next 100 will travel from Germany to be displayed in Beijing, London, and Los Angeles over the course of the year.