Modern Design: BMW Vision ConnectedDrive (13 pics)


BMW recently unveiled their latest concept, the Vision ConnectedDrive, a continuation of an idea that began in 2009 with the Vision EfficientDynamics.

To demonstrate the automaker's vision of the connected car of the future, BMW engineers created a triple layer of fiber-optic lighting, with each layer corresponding to one of three values — safety, comfort, and infotainment. Red lights flow around the driver, carrying a flow of safety-related data and information. Blue lights, denoting infotainment, encompass the passenger and promote "active social exchange" between driver and passenger. Green lights are focused on "the interaction of the vehicle with the world around it."

To enable the flow of information, the headlamps and tail lamps have integrated sensors that monitor traffic and the environment. Some of that data is fed to a new 3D head-up display, which overlays the driver's real-time view with virtual information.













via [Inside Line], [The Driving Dutchman]

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Comment by Alyssa Anda on February 17, 2011 at 2:51pm
It looks like it belongs in Tron! haha It's a sleek concept. But I wouldn't want to drive it.
Comment by David Andrew Murray on February 17, 2011 at 9:01am
I wish car companies would stop teasing us with these designs and just build a concept car. Designs like these come out every week for all the big companies and never get made. just make one already !!
Comment by Matthew Palma on February 16, 2011 at 7:11pm
this is a really nice concept but i dont like it for BMW, i feel like it is too boxy in the front and sides which take away from the sportiness and i dont like how the driver and passenger have their own sections. i do however really like the LED lights that are present throughout the interior of the car and the dash board design.
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