The BMW Vision ConnectedDrive is a two-seat roadster concept
which made its world debut at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show.
The BMW Vision ConnectedDrive features a sharp asymmetrical
design, and unusual frameless windscreen. Through the
Vision ConnectedDrive concept BMW are presenting a sneek
peek of the potential of current and future in-car technology
for optimizing three different areas; comfort, safety
The three individual aspects of the design are each highlighted
with a corresponding light installation defined by a color,
rhythm and motion visible through fibre optic cables.
The first layer focuses on safety, with a red light wrapping
around the driver and coming together in a cone on the
bonnet. This represents the flow of safety-specific information
and the driver's focus on the road ahead. The second layer
encompasses the safety layer and extends to the passenger
cell, focusing on infotainment. This layer promotes active
social engagement between the driver and passenger and
is outlined by the blue ribbon of light. The final layer,
defined by the green light flow, concentrates on the interaction
of the concept and the world around it. The emphasis is
on the outside of the vehicle, starting and ending with
the two antennas, in place of wing mirrors, providing
the data link to the surrounding environment.
The BMW Vision ConnectedDrive concept features a long
wheelbase, set back seating position and long, low hood.
The crisp lines and taught surfaces of the bodywork create
a multitude of interesting shapes as you move around the
vehicle. The sliding doors - which were inspired by those
of the BMW
Z1 - lower into the body of the car to facilite entry
and exit. They can also be left down when driving to enhance
the open air motoring experience.
One of the futuristic technologies showcased on the BMW
Vision ConnectedDrive concept is the Advanced Head-Up
Display. The Advanced Head-Up Display uses a three-dimensional
graphic which is projected onto the windscreen in the
driver's line of sight, eliminating the need for the driver's
eyes to refocus. The 3-d display allows the real view
of the road to be overlaid with virtual information, highlighting
hazards allowing the driver to assimilate all of the information
quickly and easily.
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