BMW Vision Next 100 Shows Shape-Shifting Car And Motorcycle
The German automaker BMW celebrated its 100-year anniversary with BMW Vision Next 100, showing a car and motorcycle that changes its shape while driving.
BMW called the four-wheeled concept vehicle BMW Vision Next 100, and it named the motorcycle the BMW Motorrad Vision Next 100.
Both vehicles adjust their form whenever you turn corners or hit the brakes, allowing you to control them more smoothly than other vehicles.
What are the features of the BMW Vision Next 100 vehicles?
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The BMW Vision Next 100 car adapts to you and the road with artificial intelligence and shape-shifting frame.
It sets itself apart from conventional vehicles is it looks like the German car manufacturer created it from a single material.
The Vision Next’s chrome exterior bends and creases to ensure aerodynamics throughout your trip. For example, turn right, and the frame near the front wheels would bend accordingly.
As a result, this BMW concept vehicle reduces air resistance, maintaining optimal speed and handling. Even better, the car activates this feature automatically, thanks to Alive Geometry.
It refers to the mosaic of sensor-activated triangles on top of the car’s dashboard. These tiny pieces gather environmental data so that the car can shift the vehicle’s shape while driving.
Moreover, the BMW Vision Next 100 communicates with other electric vehicles and traffic systems to alert you to potential dangers before you can see them.
It projects that information on the windshield via a heads-up display. For example, it could highlight oncoming traffic obscured by terrain so that you can steer accordingly.
BMW understands there are two types of drivers: those who want a casual trip and those who want a thrilling speedy ride.
That is why the BMW Vision Next 100 has two driving modes: Ease and Boost. The Ease Mode enables self-driving capabilities so that you can do something else while cruising.
On the other hand, the Boost mode overlays driving lines, braking, steering, and acceleration points on your windshield to help you maneuver at high speeds.
What are the features of BMW Motorrad Vision Next 100?
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The BMW Vision Next 100 also features a concept motorcycle that removes the need for helmets. Instead, riders must wear its augmented reality glasses.
The automobile manufacturer promoted the BMW Motorrad Vision Next 100 on a short YouTube video. It shows a woman starting her day by riding the bike.
She starts the vehicle, and the motor block protrudes to balance the vehicle and protect her from dust. Then, the lady selects a destination on the Motorrad’s holographic display.
She wears the AR glasses, and it lets her see what path to take. The BMW Motorrad Vision Next 100 boasts self-balancing technology so that it doesn’t need a leg for parking.
The promo clip ends with the woman parking the Motorrad at her home so that she can spend time with her family. Believe it or not, her biker outfit is part of the vehicle!
According to the BMW blog, the jacket has a “flexible band structure” that ensures comfort no matter the driving situation.
Also, it vibrates when you turn or tilt the vehicle to further improve your control of the bike.
Thus, BMW claims “a safety function of the rider clothing is not required due to the intelligent assistance systems.”
BMW Vision Next 100 featured two concept vehicles that show the company’s vision for the future. Edgar Heinrich, head of design at BMW Motorrad, explained it with this statement:
“Designers are assuming that in 30 years, most vehicles will be driving around autonomously…. More and more digitalized, more and more interconnected, more and more automated.”
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