BMW i Vision Future Interaction Concept unveiled at CES 2016, shows what car’s user interface of the future might look like.
All functions of the advanced electric BMW i Vision Future Interaction, are controlled using touch sensitive surfaces, gestures and voice.
The high resolution displays in the car change their content responding to the situation.
The new system offers a glimpse of future networked cockpit and a baffling user interface.
You can let the car take control, while you check out the fantastic 21-inch panoramic display.
The autonomous concept car comes with three modes:
The Assistance feature that actively intervenes when appropriate.
Auto Mode is autonomous and the steering wheel retracts.
From the press release:
Drivers look at data such as the charge status of the vehicle batteries or the routes offered before commencing the journey on their smartphone, smart watch or Mobility Mirror. These are then automatically transferred to the appropriate menus, map displays and driver information on the panorama display in the BMW i Vision Future Interaction. The transition from mobile device to display in the vehicle takes place seamlessly.
The BMW i Vision Future Interaction has a Head-Up Display, an instrument cluster with three-dimensional display, and a 21-inch panorama display which extends over almost the entire passenger side.
The driver receives key drive information on the high-resolution Head-Up Display, which reflects the most important data such as speed, speed limits or navigation information within the field of vision on the front windscreen. The instrument cluster is located directly behind the steering wheel and information is shown here in three-dimensional display (autostereoscopically).
As well as the usual information about speed, consumption and range, the driver is also provided with information here about vehicles on the road ahead or oncoming vehicles which are not yet in his or her field of vision. The driver is consequently able to respond at an early stage to all conceivable traffic situations. This also applies during highly automated driving. If the driver needs to take over command of the vehicle, the system provides an appropriate alert.
The technology acts predictively so that the driver has at least five to seven seconds to respond.
The central panorama display is the most striking interaction element of the BMW i Vision Future Interaction. It extends from the center console across the entire passenger side and appears to flow harmoniously out of the dashboard panel. The display height of eleven centimeters means that the dashboard panel is not higher than in the BMW i8 and it permits an optimum view to the front of the vehicle. The high-resolution panorama display in the BMW i Vision Future Interaction is almost 40 centimetres wide while the screen diagonal is 21 inches.
When the driver gets into the vehicle, this panorama seamlessly displays the content which is provided by the vision of the Open Mobility Cloud from BMW and it can also be seen automatically using the BMW Connected App on a smart phone or other digital end devices. The display adjusts automatically, in response to the drive mode of the BMW i Vision Future Interaction. In future, for example, the system could switch automatically from pure audio to video transmission during phone conversations, if vehicles are driving in fully automated mode. Drivers and passengers also have the option of unrestricted access to Web content, mails or audiovisual offerings.