The future is already among us, making the world we live in move faster and faster. But for our car industry, the evolution has only just begun to make its footprint.
As we now reach the centenary year for the much loved BMW, they reflect on their evolution in history and what they expect to next come for their motor legacy. BMW have played an integral part in the shaping of the world of mobility since 1915, the day they were founded. By continuous reinvention of themselves from aircrafts to motorcycles and then vehicles, the legacy of BMW grows on and will live for many years more.
The NEXT 100 YEARS begins with the revealing of their futuristic MINI VISION NEXT 100, BMW VISION NEXT 100 and ROLLS ROYCE VISION NEXT 100 which gives you a glimpse into the evolution in the way we will relish in the driving experience.
In a future near you the way in which we travel will become more flexible and customised to your individual requirements. The BMW that you will be driving, will do everything in its power to take you to your chosen destination, through a group of carefully coordinated products and services.
MINI VISION NEXT 100
The Mini as we know it today is the perfect symbol of big adventure in compact spaces. The MINI VISION 100 shows us how the rapid change in digitalisation and connectivity to get us around, particularly within urban areas.
The MINI VISION 100 will be the answer to this change in the years to come, through your emotions, tastes, interest and preferences. Imagine a car that will always be at your call 24/7, in a fully automated way. This will be the heart of the MINI VISION 100. The senior vice president of the BMW Group Design, Adrian van Hooydonk, describes MINI’s vision for the future as “smart and bespoke mobility in cities that engages all the senses. And in the future, you might not actually have to own a vehicle to enjoy the benefits”
BMW VISION NEXT 100
The expression ‘ultimate driving machine’ is truly emphasised through the majesty of the BMW VISION NEXT 100. BMW brings to you their interpretation digital intelligence, transforming you from driver to ultimate driver.
In the future the BMW driver will still have the thirst to spend the most of their time behind the wheel of their car. In the BMW VISION NEXT 100, the driver will still maintain this feeling with constant connectivity, digital intelligence and state of the art technology for support.
In its design there will be a set of modes available to the driver, such as boost mode and ease mode. With Boost mode the BMW driver will be fully at the controls and with ease mode, you can sit back and let the vehicle be the ultimate driver for you. Imagine a place of pure retreat, whilst seeing the world as passenger in your own vehicle. The Ease mode will put all things in place for you like lighting and comfortable atmosphere. Boost mode takes you to the core of what the ultimate drive is with the additional support of what BMW call ‘companion’, the sensory and digital intelligence that learns more about you, the more you drive.
Rolls-Royce VISION NEXT 100
The Rolls-Royce brand has forever been the epitome of luxurious mobility in ways no other car maker in existence can level. The brand was founded in 1904 producing a product built keeping in mind the motto of Sir Henry Royce: “Strive for perfection in everything you do. Take the best that exists and make it better. When it doesn’t exist, design it” Around the world the name Rolls Royce has transcended into the vision of supreme innovation and design, showing us that no dream is too much to ask.
The Rolls-Royce VISION NEXT 100 is the first purely visionary vehicle in the 112 year history of the brand. This new luxury choice of mobility will give its owners a grand sanctuary within its interior, transporting you to your very own private retreat. As well as this your journeys will be guided by Eleanor, the virtual assistant who comes equipped. The Rolls-Royce VISION NEXT100 is one of the multiple ways in which the luxury consumer of the future, will be able to make their vision of of the pinnacle in luxurious travel become a reality.
For more in what the future holds in store for BMW, check out the NEXT 100 site