BMW VISION NEXT 100 – The future is here
The BMW group just recently celebrated its 100th anniversary. That is a LONG history.
They held their centenary celebrations on march 7th 2016 in Münich, in a wonderful and gigantic stage. But more than focus on the past and all the glorious achievements and iconic cars of the brand, BMW did everything to focus on the FUTURE. Which is something quite bold when you think about it. I wouldn’t skip a chance to honour the past & all those cars. But after all, it is a choice: the next 100 years are ahead now!
The BMW VISION NEXT 100 is the car that was shown. A marvel of technology and advancements. From what I understood, this concept car has two driving modes. « Boost mode » is the mode where you’re still in control of things, yet helped by a load of cool gadgets (including 360-degree radar, and many things which would make even James Bond jealous). The « Ease Mode », however, is something completely different, and that we have been hearing about for quite some time (Google car, anyone?). It allows the « driver » (can we really call it like that now?) to be driven by the Artificial Intelligence (AI) of the car. You heard it right, it’s a self-driving car. Apparently the future of automotive world is heading towards self-driving / robotic cars. This is a very contemporary issue, that raises a bunch of questions & thoughts, but all in all, it’s nice to see that technology nowadays allows such improvements. BUT, I doubt drivers & petrolheads alike will be too enthused about this future. Or at least, it won’t happen too easily within our generation!
As they said on social media: « A lot of historic moments have occured in the past 100 years which helped solidify BMW as a brand dedicated to innovation and the pinnicle of sheer driving pleasure. But the best is yet to come, as even more exciting times are ahead. As we propell ourselves into the #next100, we extend sheer driving pleasure into the BMW VISION NEXT 100, and allow it to craft you into the ultimate driver. For more information regarding our vision car and our next 100 years«