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In Pictures: BMW Vision Next 100

The autonomous and luxurious concept car seeks to change the driving experience with modern-day technological trends

In Pictures: BMW Vision Next 100
BMW is celebrating its 100th anniversary, and to celebrate the occasion, the car manufacturer revealed Vision Next 100, its concept car for the future. (BMW)

In Pictures: BMW Vision Next 100
Revealed at BMW’s Munich HQ, the scissor wing doors open automatically and the steering column retracts into the dash, as the sensors recognise the driver as they approach. (BMW)

In Pictures: BMW Vision Next 100
The car is traditional looking; four wheels and four doors, but it has two driving modes which transform the driving experience. The first mode is dubbed “Boost” which mirrors driving today, meaning by a human. The second mode is “Ease”, where the car is fully autonomous. The steering wheel and centre console retract and the seats and door trim merge into each other, enabling the driver and passengers to face one another and relax. (BMW)

In Pictures: BMW Vision Next 100
BMW’s Vision has taken into account all the trends and technological developments predicted to be in place in the future. These features include artificial intelligence dubbed “The Companion”, where it will learn about the owner and their mobility habits, in the hope the car will then be able to perform routine tasks for them. The other is augmented reality called “Alive Geometry”, where the entire windscreen is a giant augmented dashboard. (BMW)

In Pictures: BMW Vision Next 100
BMW is stating the construction of the vehicle will be down to 4D printing, meaning the car is not only made of components that come from 3D printing and manufacturing processes, but also components are fully functional when 4D printed. (BMW)

In Pictures: BMW Vision Next 100
The Vision Next 100 is scheduled to go on a world tour with appearances in the United States, Britain, and China before stopping at the BMW Festival in Munich in September. (BMW)