Futuristic Automotive Technologies From BMW.
For any company to not just survive but grow for a century is a major achievement and this is doubly true of a car company as we remember companies like American Motors, and many more that have been absorbed by larger companies. That’s why BMW is celebrating their first 100 years with a project designed to give them a leg up for the next challenges in automotive design.
It is called and aptly so, the BMW Next 100 project and it aims to rethink the car in almost every way. According to the Senior Vice President of BMW Design Group:
In the future the digital world and analog world will work together
The project goes beyond advanced technologies and digs into the feeling behind the driving and car owning experience to give the consumer a vehicle that meet their different driving needs when they need it. The car has 2 main driving modes that being Ease and Boost.
Ease – I for those moments when you do not want to concentrate entirely on driving but on other things such as conversation, work or entertainment. For this mode the car takes over the driving for you.
Boost- I think we can all guess what this is. Boost is for those times when you want to enjoy all that a BMW has to offer as far as handling and acceleration and you want to be totally in control.
There are new adaptive technologies hinted at by BMW such as ” Live Geometry”. I mean this is intriguing right, but what in the world is it?
Just as intriguing is what BMW does not tell us about the car. Such as whether it is all electric, fuel cell or “Back-to-the-Future” fusion based. My bet is all electric.
Also what is going on with the wheels? Are they there or not there?
Maybe this is just digital magic but it would be nice what to know what to expect with our wheels in the future, would you not agree?
The BMW Next 100 comes off like a computer graphic futuristic car that makes us all think of the Jetsons, but I don’t think flying is one of the planned options.
I could be wrong.