While every concept car is a glimpse into the future, only BMW would have the vision and know-how to create a concept car that showcases the next 100 years of advancement. Aptly named the BMW VISION NEXT 100, this incredible vehicle showcases what BMW believes to be the future of personal transportation. So come along with us as we delve deeper into the technology behind this incredible concept and see what BMW has planned for the next 100 years!
Your AI Companion
BMW understands that AI (Artificial Intelligence) will radically improve in the next 100 years, so why not harness that potential with your very own AI Copilot? Called the Companion, this AI is both an automated pilot and personal assistant rolled into one. Companion works with you to develop a bond and ensure that every drive is safe and personally rewarding.
It can communicate with you via the Heads Up Display that covers the entire front windscreen, or by a mosaic of sensor-activated triangles that extend across the top of the dashboard. The Companion can also communicate wirelessly with other vehicles and traffic systems to alert you of oncoming dangers before you can see them.
Duality in Purpose
The BMW VISION NEXT 100 has two seperate driving modes that offer totally distinct experiences. The first is Ease Mode, which is the fully autonomous driving mode where you can simply sit back, relax, and let the Companion handle all of driving duties. The second is Boost Mode, the manual driving mode where you get to experience the legendary performance BMW integrates into every vehicle it makes.
In Boost Mode the steering wheel moves out to greet you, and the Heads Up Display showcases ideal driving lines as well as braking, steering, and acceleration points for your driving pleasure. The Companion continues to guide you to your destination and provides driving assistance when required.
Function Meets Fashion
The BMW VISION NEXT 100 is far more than just a pretty face, and uses cutting-edge technology and materials to make the car of the future. Dynamic wheel arches drastically improve the VISION NEXT 100’s drag coefficient while mesmerizing onlookers at the same time. The dual gullwing doors open up and out to welcome you inside a simplistic yet elegant interior.
The interior is created entirely using mono-materials, which are printable, recyclable, and environmentally-conscious. These materials not only give the BMW VISION NEXT 100 its unique look, but also greatly reduce its environmental impact.
Coming to Edmonton?
While the BMW VISION NEXT 100 might be a purely concept vehicle, it still shows the path BMW will take into the future. You can expect advances like the increased use of environmentally-conscious materials, semi-autonomous driving modes, and full-windshield Heads Up Displays to arrive in production BMWs sooner rather than later.
To experience BMW’s current lineup for yourself, visit our New Vehicle Inventory today at 7450 Roper Road. We look forwards to serving you for the next 100 years!