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BMW Vision ConnectedDrive

BMW Vision ConnectedDrive

BMW Vision ConnectedDrive seat
Make BMW
Model Vision ConnectedDrive
Concept year 2011
Production year -
Engine -

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 and infotainment.

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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