BMW Group will be at the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show 2016 between 6 to 9 January. Impressive exhibition highlights in the area of Connected Car include;
BMW i Vision Future Interaction – Concept Car provides an outlook on the networked cockpit and the user interface of the future. BMW i Vision Future Interaction with high-resolution vehicle displays whose content adjusts to match the situation; function control with gestures, touch-sensitive surfaces and voice control.
Information for the driver through head-up display: instrument cluster with three-dimensional display and 21-inch panorama display.
BMW i Vision Future Interaction with world premiere of AirTouch: sensors recognise movements made with the hand and also depth movements. This means that the panorama display can be operated like a touchscreen without having to actually touch the surface.
Reduction of control elements to a minimum: Three drive modes – Pure Drive (driving yourself), Assist (assistance systems intervene actively) and Auto Mode (highly automated operation) – selectable at the steering wheel. Internet of Things stands for even more comprehensive networking which facilitates new services for more efficiency and comfort.
The intelligent Open Mobility Cloud of the BMW Group connects networked systems such as a BMW i3 and a Smart Home with personal end devices like smart phone or smart watch.
The Open Mobility Cloud networks the correct information and functions, and uses intelligent control to allow complex processes to be started automatically, without their being requested or having to be initiated with an app.
Tosan Aduayi is the founder of Trendy Africa Magazine and has been an Auto columnist since 1994