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BMW: the great novelty Neue Klasse soon revealed with its almost final look

The current arrangement of row seats is also due to the fact that the motorist must always keep his eyes on the road and hands on the steering wheel. On the other hand, the layout of the car seats could however be much more flexible. Some experts even assume that the front seats could be flexibly adapted to different operating modes. There could also be a table in the middle of the vehicle, ideal for socialization or board games. In any case, the car of the future will potentially be a place of relaxation (➜ What makes a place our favorite ?) for its occupants.

The car of the future will not only focus on driving:

Innovative communication and new possibilities for using time are only two examples. Find out what makes the car of the future and how the automobile or its components could even find another use.

January 20, 2020

“The exploits of a solitary knight in a dangerous world. The knight and his mount ! “, This was what the voiceover announced at the start of the 80s series:” K2000 “. Kitt, abbreviated by “Knight Industries Two Thousand”, comes from an era when there was no internet, mobile phone, nor digital assistant. Kitt embodied the vision of a car from the future and was ahead of his time. And this vision is still a bit today:

  • Hands -free system in vehicles ? OK.
  • A meaningful artificial intelligence, with which the driver can speak from a wristwatch ? It’s done.
  • Autonomous driving of daily cars ? Not yet. However…

We dare to take a look at the future, put hypotheses, see what the car of the future could look like, and discuss the characteristics that the car could bring in addition to the transport of passengers.

Being the car of the future as an autonomous car in everyday life

Although many things are not yet clear, there are already prospective visions imagined by experts from the future car. But one thing is certain: the car of the future will be electric, entirely in network and autonomous (➜ the 5 steps towards autonomous driving). These trends could modify or even make it completely redundant many of the familiar components of a car.

Control systems in the car of the future

Fiction required the hero himself to take control of the vehicle, even if Kitt could have led independently. Car prosecution at crazy speed seem barely more relaxed when the hero, seated in the vehicle cockpit, turns around and devotes himself during this time to other tasks. In this regard, the experts of the experts are always shared: some will say that the heroic maneuvers for robbery and braking the car of the future are no longer necessary. Others see the possibility of giving people the choice, so they can always take control of driving according to their needs. Among them is bmw.

The motorization of the car of the future

Even if a specific period cannot yet be defined for the moment, it may be that, in the indeterminate future, the pure combustion engine can be admired as best as possible in a museum in a museum in a museum in a museum in a museum in a museum. Today’s roar may be the purring of tomorrow – the electric car. The electrical variant of mobility which will be the successor to the combustion engine which will dominate the market remains undetermined (➜ rechargeable hybrid and other electric cars).

Communicating elements

Despite many technological changes, the car of the future will probably keep some of the communication systems that vehicles have today.

Example 1: flashing and braking fire

  • The two lights are used to communicate with other road users and are likely to be kept.
  • It is to be hoped that the car of the future will use even more means of light communication.
  • Motorists can always communicate thanks to manual signals or by visual contact with other road users, allowing pedestrians to cross the road safely. Autonomous vehicles would lack this possibility. This is why experts are already reflecting on new options for lighting concepts, whether they are integrated into screens on the body or headlights that emit clear signals on the road.

Example 2: the horn

  • The horn will certainly be heard less than today.
  • It will probably no longer be used as “frustration valve” in the queues of cars, to announce its own arrival and certainly more as a means of pressure to prevent the vehicle which is in front that it is not enough fast.
  • It will be fully automated to be used according to its original goal.

The car of the future will be multifunctional

Autonomous driving technology creates all new possibilities to define the interior space of the vehicle. Ideally, the car of the future will therefore be ..

Interior of the car of the future using the example of the BMW Vision

… A rolling office

Even today, vehicles registered in premium range of terms offer various features that transform them into rolling offices. These include tablets to install and load your laptop or smartphone, integrated WiFi access points for various mobile devices and giant screens for presentations and videoconferences. However, motorists must currently look for a parking space to be able to work in their mobile office. If, in the future, the car of the future rides independently, the work could potentially be done during driving. Many experts therefore start from the principle that a usable workspace to use or store the laptop could be an integral part of the future car.

… A travel salon

A young woman uses the car of the future as a residence room during her trips

The current arrangement of row seats is also due to the fact that the motorist must always keep his eyes on the road and hands on the steering wheel. On the other hand, the layout of the car seats could however be much more flexible. Some experts even assume that the front seats could be flexibly adapted to different operating modes. There could also be a table in the middle of the vehicle, ideal for socialization or board games. In any case, the car of the future will potentially be a place of relaxation (➜ What makes a place our favorite ?) for its occupants.

… A four -wheeled cinema

The car of the future is likely to transform into a rolling cinema, in particular for long journeys. According to the plans of the autonomous car, it would no longer be useful to worry that the driver was distracted by his film. The elements occupying space could be eliminated or folded, according to the manufacturer of the car, thus leaving enough space for one or more screens. It would also be possible to play video games during the trip. As the first studies show, it is not clearly defined if the entertainment will be projected on original installed screens or projected directly on the windshield.

… Urban mobility as a meeting place

A young woman seated on the spacious interior of a car from the future

Experts agree that the new mobility concepts in the city are late (➜ The 5 trends in urban mobility). Some are of the opinion that in the future, almost no one will be alone by car. Instead, autonomous taxi fleets could soon be on the road, which would bring together more passengers with the same destination or a destination on the way. This scenario suggests at least the current trend in terms of carpooling (➜ shared mobility). But we do not know if the car of the future will become a meeting place thanks to urban mobility in this form. There will always be the need to want to relax and have fun on the way, to drive yourself on a winding country road or even to sit with your own car in your own car.

… A comfortable hotel

As described above, the car will relieve more and more the driver. Consequently, it would be logical that the manufacturers consider this new technology in the interior design of their vehicles. Well-being is a question of functionality, technology passes into the background. Experts talk about Shy Tech and presents a painting of the car of the future often so comfortable that passengers can find a restful sleep while driving.

A futuristic idea or soon a reality ?

In the Bavarian city of Dingolfing, BMW plans to launch the production of the BMW inexhaudes in its factory from 2021. This highly automated car will be fully electric and in a network.

However, when the subject of fully automated driving is discussed, the opinion of experts currently differs. According to a study by the Prognos research institute, carried out for the ADAC (German Automobile Club), cars that could also drive alone on the highway and in the city should be ready to be marketed in 2030. For others, the year 2040 would be rather more realistic for level 5. In any case, Kitt will be over 100 years old before only autonomous vehicles finally dominate traffic.

For more information on change, but also on the possibilities offered by autonomous driving, you can download here the free electronic book by expert Matthias Hartwig.

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Author Andreas Fuhrich writes on the car of the future

The author

Andreas Fuhrich is an editor for Trend Report and manager of mobility, finance and digital themes. Thanks to substantive discussions with experts in science and industry, he obtains information about the world of tomorrow, which allows him to write about the latest novelties.

BMW: the great novelty Neue Klasse soon revealed with its almost final look

The future BMW Neue Klasse technical platform will equip the BMW Electric 3 series from 2025 here illustrated

BMW confirms the presentation of the Neue Klasse on September 2, at the edge of the Munich Show.

It was not until early 2023 that BMW unveiled the first contours of its Neue Klasse, a family of electric news that should arise on at least 5 to 6 models in the years to come. The first will be a sedan of the series 3 format, but the two will not have much in common, neither technically nor in terms of design. And to find out, it will not be necessary to wait very long since BMW confirms the date of presentation of the Neue Klasse.

On September 2, the future of BMW is revealed

The future BMW head -up display

On the eve of a Munich show which promises to be fairly light in terms of automotive content (many brands will not make the trip), BMW will unveil the Neue Klasse in a form very close to the series according to the CEO Oliver Zipse. Recall that the Neue Klasse platform will allow you to have batteries from 75 to 150 kWh and very variable powers. The biggest pack will probably be integrated into a large SUV or a limousine. One of the great technological advances that the Neue Klass will offer is this augmented reality vision throughout the width of the windshield. A first, which we will not fail to try as soon as the first model “Neue Klasse” arrives.

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