Like many manufacturers, BMW believes the approaching age of automotive independence is about to change the route car regions are fashioned. The German brand’s imagination for the time of automotive indoor design is showcased in the i Inside Future idea being shown this week at CES show in Las Vegas. The idea’s most worthy feature is its HoloActive Touch display, a system that generates free-floating holographic center-console commands using the same basal technology found in BMW’s head-up displays.
HoloActive Touch is non-identical in that it also incorporates a camera and ultrasonic waves, the former detects the holographic menu part being appointed, while the latter produces a category of haptic feedback to the person. More all-important, though, as BMW notes, HoloActive Touch’s menu structure changes in consequence to the appointed drive method.
Autonomous method, for instance, restructures the system’s menus so that functions, such as those for the entertainment system, are more readily at extremity. Other creations within the i Inside time idea include a rear-seat entertainment system with a large-format display surface that can suffice as a light point when the video contestant isn’t in use. As in BMW 7-series, the system itself is commanded via the indoor-design idea’s built-in tablet.
Meanwhile, headrest-mounted speakers offer each traveler the quality to perceive to his or her own solo sound or audio softwares without headphones. With basal riding commands such as a steering wheel still in place, it seems BMW doesn’t foresee a day when full car autonomy will entirely regenerate the duty of the chauffeur. Still, expect the idea’s quality to cater to both grade and autonomous driving methods, as well as its concentrations on the traveler experience, to be compounded into time self-driving BMWs.