This year 2016 marks the 100-year anniversary of BMW. It is something that is becoming apparent, since among other things we attended the exhibition “The next 100 years” and also to the presentation of the BMW Vision Next 100, a prototype futuristic that showed some solutions that we could see the next century. The celebration extends to the other two brands property of BMW, and both Rolls-Royce as a MINI present new prototypes.
Born this way MINI Vision Next 100, a concept that anticipates what will be the compact premium in the future. The keys to this model are going to be the urban mobility, but also adding an emotional touch. Is slogan main brand is “each MINI is my MINI”, and that translates into that will be a shared car, but that will change in function of the taste of each user. Also will be self-contained and you can collect users on any day at any hour.
With these words defined the theme of which we spoke before. The goal is that the MINI Vision Next 100 be adaptable to the tastes of each user who uses it and for this it uses a ‘silver skin’ to the outside that will work as a blank canvas. In depending on the mood the driver may change the color of the roof or the interior lighting. This personalized experience is achieved by means of projections of colors and graphics.
Cooperizer is the name given to the circular element located in the middle of the dashboard. Through he monitors the artificial intelligence of the prototype, being the common thread between pilot and vehicle. Thanks to this element you can customize the infotainment and also the experience of driving (conventional or autonomous). The car itself will be able to recommend us information of interest, or even routes for you to enjoy sporty driving with the mode John Cooper Works.
In the future, the driving must continue to be fun and the feeling in the MINI Vision Next 100 will be similar to that of a kart. As we have seen, the interior is more minimalist and there are no elements that distract our attention. We will count with the help of augmented reality projected on the windshield. Its dimensions do not walk away from the first MINI in 1959, although despite this it will be much more livable.
have Not given details of the mechanics, although it will be zero emissions. As we said it will integrate the conduct autonomous, but will be able to drive any of the passengers of the first row of seats, as the steering wheel and pedals can be moved. This is due to the absence of central console, which also will improve the entrance to the MINI Vision Next 100 from any of its spacious sliding doors.
Another of the aspects that stands out this futuristic prototype is in the use of sustainable materials. The high quality will come linked to a better treatment, to avoid the wear and tear that assumes the use by several users. There will be recycled plastic and aluminum in some surfaces, but also other materials that are less conventional, such as brass, basalt, or cellulose. The seats are lined with a type of Alcantara more robust.
As stated at the beginning, the MINI Vision Next 100 is a car share. It will serve to create a community of people with similar interests that they have in common the lifestyle of the brand. In addition to the vehicle itself will be able to organize plans for different users, taking as a reference their tastes. It is still early to know if some of these solutions are effective in the future, but of course you are an interesting vision.
Source – MINI