The Future of cars according to … BMW

BMW Vision Next100 from afar
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So this week BMW unveiled their vision on the future of cars. They released images on how they believe cars will look like within 100 years.  They created a futuristic model for BMW, Rolls Royce and Mini. In the coming weeks I’ll be taking a closer look at each of these, starting today with the BMW itself.

So according to BMW the future of their cars will look something like this:

The BMW Vision Next100

The BMW Vision Next100 Source: http://www.next100.bmw

Of course being set within 100 years, BMW designed this concept to be a self-driving car. However, it seems that BMW is one the few car manufacturers that realizes that some people actually like driving. Which is why gave this futuristic car the ability to be driven as well. They definitely get points for that.

However, they lose some point for the interior. Maybe it’s me and I’m not ready for the future yet, but it just doesn’t feel right. It’s too empty and combined with the giant windscreen, I imagine sitting behind the wheel feels a bit like playing a video game.

Picture of the interior of the BWW vision Next100

Interior of the Vision Next100 from the driver’s seat Source: http://www.next100.bmw

On the outside, the future of cars seems in good hands to me.This BMW Vision Next 100 has a very clean and streamlined profile. BMW describes it as combining “the lines of a sports coupé with those of a dynamic and elegant sedan”.(source:http://www.next100.bmw/)I think they really hit the mark there. Though if they ever do use those kind of wheel arches in the future, it will take some getting used to at first.

Profile of the BMW Vision Next100

Profile of the BMW Vision Next100 Source: http://www.next100.bmw

So, to summarize: the future of cars according to BMW doesn’t look half-bad. The design of the car is clean and good-looking, but the interior needs a healthy dose of work. But most importantly, they didn’t forget about the driver and the pleasure of driving in a presumably self-driving era. So I think it’s safe to say that the future looks safe in the hand of BMW. For now however you can help make your own car safer by using a Pet Barrier to protect yourself and your passengers.

For those who are curious and want some more information about the BMW Vision Next 100, take a look at BMW’s website. And let me know in the comments what you think about BMW’s concept car, whether you hate it, love it or anything in between.

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8 thoughts on “The Future of cars according to … BMW

  1. I don’t love cars, but I do appreciate that they can get me from point A to point B. Now that my partner’s eyesight is failing and she can no longer drive, we’re waiting anxiously for self-driving cars.

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  2. Thanks for the comment Ellen! I know a lot of people look forward to this next step for cars. I do too, though more from a fascination with the technology as I love driving. But I realize this technology will help a lot of people, and for that I hope we won’t have to wait much longer until self-driving cars are available to the public.

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      • That’s very true. Whenever something happens that affects your health, even just relatively minor things like a broken arm, you are forced to reevaluate a lot of things. Some things that were once so easy and natural now need to be examined thoroughly and have to be really well-thought out. But for most of us, this temporary of course, it will be different for you and your partner.

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