The BMW i Vision Future Interaction Concept Car made its debut earlier this year in Las Vegas at CES 2016. The car was specially designed by BMW to demonstrate what the company thinks will be the future of motoring. It is based on BMW's i8 hybrid supercar; and it has self-driving capabilities, and a myriad of high definition displays and sensors for gesture and voice controls.
The BMW i Vision Future Interaction Concept Car is based on BMW's i8 hybrid supercar, and features a very warm copper tone that we especially like.
The BMW i Vision Furture Concept Car cuts a really pretty silhouette. Gone are the butterfly doors, but we really like the rear buttresses.
A gaze into the futuristic cockpit. Notice the lack of buttons and switches? That's because BMW believes that cars of the future will be controlled by voice and gestures. Want to look up directions? A wave of your hands will bring up the navigation menu, then simply tell the car where you want to go.
One of the highlights of the i Vision Future Interaction Concept Car is this large high definition 21-inch wide panorama display. It can be used to show navigation, make calls, and even access your emails when the car is in self-driving mode.
Forget traditional analog instrument clusters, the i Vision Future Interaction Concept Car has a high-resolution 3D display that can be customized to show information that is most pertinent to the driver. It is now in navigation mode.
The 3D instrument cluster can change. Here, it is showing the car in self-driving mode.
In self-driving mode, the steering wheel turns blue. It also retracts deeper into the dashboard so that the driver has more room to do other things like read the papers, or work on their smartphone or tablet.
Demonstrating the gesture control system on the i Vision Future Interaction Concept Car. Sensors hidden away in the aircon vents monitor hand movements and translate gestures into inputs. Remember, the i Vision Future Interaction Concept Car will only be on display in Singapore from 6 to 7 August, which means this weekend. Head down to the Performance Motors showroom at 303 Alexandra Road, to check out this outrageous car for yourself.