Latest in Gear

Image credit:

BMW's most ambitious concept car is its vision of the future

The Vision Next 100 concept has everything you'd want in the car of tomorrow.
64 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Sponsored Links

If you want some idea of the crazy technology BMW is working towards, just take a look at its new Vision Next 100 concept car. Unveiled this morning as part of BMW's centenary celebration, the Next 100 includes a load of gadgetry you'd expect from a car of the future. There's autonomous driving, of course, but it also sports something BMW calls "Alive Geometry," which describes helpful information seamlessly flowing from the dashboard to the connected windshield.

Gallery: BMW Next 100 concept car | 5 Photos

The Next 100 features two distinct driving modes. Boost mode gives you full control over the driving experience (assisted by all of that helpful Alive Geometry data). Ease Mode, on the other hand, retracts the steering wheel and moves the seats around for autonomous driving. BMW has also developed an AI-like gadget called the "Companion," an orb that will communicate information to pedestrians when the car is in self-driving mode. It can glow green to let people know when it's safe to walk in front of the car, for example.

As cool as it sounds, everything about the Vision Next 100 is basically BMW dreaming big. It's a far bigger leap than the concept car it showed off at CES, which was basically a souped up i8. BMW will be showing off a model of the concept at its Centenary Event in Munich today, and it'll bring that model all over the world over the next year. But the fanciful tech BMW describes only exists in renders at the moment.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
64 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Popular on Engadget

Engadget's Guide to Privacy

Engadget's Guide to Privacy

View
AT&T reportedly considers offloading its DirecTV satellite unit

AT&T reportedly considers offloading its DirecTV satellite unit

View
T-Mobile’s Sprint merger is opposed by 18 state attorneys general

T-Mobile’s Sprint merger is opposed by 18 state attorneys general

View
HBO Max will revive 'The Boondocks' for a two-season run

HBO Max will revive 'The Boondocks' for a two-season run

View
Microsoft plans to bring broadband to 9 million more Americans

Microsoft plans to bring broadband to 9 million more Americans

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr