BMW’s Vision Next 100 was built to celebrate the automaker’s 100th birthday. The concept for this anniversary is a semi-autonomous shape shifting sports sedan.
When the driver is in charge, the car is in “Boost” mode, providing holographic information to aid the human operator. That includes a projected driving line like in a video game, a feature that makes obstacles appear temporarily translucent so you can see what’s past them, and rows of color-changing tiles to alert you when a situation needs your attention.
Any time the driver doesn’t want to deal with all that, the Vision Next 100 can take over driving responsibility in “Ease” mode. During autonomous driving the steering wheel folds away, the seats change position, and the HUD changes to a windshield-sized infotainment system. However the armadillo-scales on the dashboard let the car warn you, almost subliminally, of upcoming hazards by opening to reveal their red flipsides.
Now we just have to wait and see if the BMW Vision comes true.
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