2023 Author: Eric Donovan | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 15:44
BMW presents the pioneering study of a roadster at the Geneva Motor Show. The two-seater is all about the Connected Ride; is therefore networked with other cars and the environment.
BMW describes the future of the car with its Vision Connected Drive concept study, which was shown for the first time at the Geneva Motor Show (March 3 to 13). The two-seater roadster with ultra-modern technology sees itself as a "mobile component in a networked world".
The study appears self-confident with its large radiator grille and tapering front section. Characteristic are the long bonnet, which merges smoothly into the short windshield, the long wheelbase and the recessed seating position. Strongly taut surfaces are criss-crossed by striking lines.
Obstacles are recognized automatically
But in addition to their appearance, individual components also fulfill additional functions: sensors are integrated in the headlights and rear lights that help to monitor traffic and the environment. This enables obstacles to be recognized. Where there are otherwise exterior mirrors, there are now antennas that send information from the vehicle to the outside and also receive external data, for example for navigation.
The futuristic and impressively illuminated interior is also upgraded. The driver can see an extended head-up display, which uses three-dimensional displays of information and symbols to visually merge the real street scene with virtual content.
Freely programmable instrument cluster
Notes on route guidance are projected to where the possibility of turning is in relation to the current field of view. Depending on the relevance, the information is displayed in the foreground or in the background. In addition, the concept vehicle has a freely programmable instrument cluster, the displays of which complement the overlay in the head-up display. The scope of functions should clearly exceed the display options of classic cockpit instruments.
But not only the driver is fully networked with the roadster. The front passenger also has additional media opportunities. By means of the so-called "Passenger Information Display", he can, for example, evaluate information or address details received online for the navigation system's route guidance and, if necessary, forward it to the driver's instrument cluster. According to the manufacturer, both the interaction between driver and front passenger and the networking with the environment reach a new dimension. The information is filtered with the so-called "Emotional Browser".
Depending on the setting, this system only provides a certain selection of information about the area currently being traveled, which is tailored to the mood of the occupants. For example, if you go on holiday, you will see interesting stopovers, while in a hurry businessman the fastest route to your destination is selected. (mid)