The auto industry is changing more quickly than ever, but BMW hopes to get ahead of those changes for the next decade at least with Vision iNext concept.
Now on the outside, it's a pretty good looking SUV except for the front end which has Kind of rodent looking like teeth, but other than that it takes some design cues from the BMW i3, but it's more X5 in size.
But inside is where all the real news actually is.
There are two driving modes available with the iNext.
There's a boost mode for when you want drive the vehicle yourself and then an Ease mode for level four autonomy.
So let's say you're in ease mode and you want to do a bit of reading while you're in the vehicle.
There is a projector that beams down from the headliner onto a blank paper book, and all you have to do is turn the pages of that book to change the content you're looking at.
Now let's say you're driving the vehicle and you want to change the volume, All you have to do is draw a circle on the seat upholstery.
The upholstery will actually light up correspondingly when you do that.
Which seems like a much better implementation of gesture control then what BMW currently has in store in its production vehicles right now.
BMW expects to have level four autonomy ready by 2021 Pending regulatory approval at which point this should be introduced to the public in it's production form.
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if you want to read more about this tech and future Ford crossover.