BMW Looks Deep Into The Future With i Inside Concept

BMW has chosen CES 2017 as the place to unveil a concept providing a glimpse at how the interiors of their cars will look in the distant future.

Dubbed the BMW i Inside Future, the concept incorporates all of the automaker’s latest technologies, including HoloActive Touch, the latest development for in-car control and display technology.

BMW HoloActive Touch is essentially a revolutionary step above the current BMW iDrive system. It brings together all of the advantages of BMW Head-Up Display with BMW gesture control and an intuitive touchscreen. Additionally, the HoloActive Touch includes a free-floating virtual display projected just above the center console and operated by finger movements. Interestingly, the driver doesn’t actually need to touch the user interface to control it.

In terms of its overall design, the i Inside Concept is free of any doors, a traditional roof or even a windshield or rear window. Among its key design touches are completely enclosed front and rear wheels and a minimalistic interior design dominated by the HoloActive Touch system and an interactive screen stretching the length of the dashboard.

PHOTO GALLERY

  • Six Thousand Times

    Seems like a lot of superstructure to suspend those headrests, needlessly.

    • I’mCallingYouOut

      It’s as if.. this were an unrealistic and playful concept never ever intended for production.

      • Six Thousand Times

        Not sure how playful it is but…OK. Wouldn’t it be purple and orange and made from plant by-products if BMW were just going for whimsy? It’s almost as if BMW showed this as its look ahead ate future of the car interior and then I just outta nowhere made an observation about an element of that concept that I thought didn’t work…

        And, hey, thanks for calling me out.

        • I’mCallingYouOut

          And, hey, anytime!

  • A DRIVER’S CAR COMPANY THAT WANT TO MAKE CARS THAT LOOK LIKE FURNITURE. ROW OF BOOKS UNDER THE BACK SEAT.

    • TheHake

      It will be so boring to drive it, you’d rather read an old fashioned book…

    • I’mCallingYouOut

      CAPS LOCK

      • Bash

        forget it, he is never gonna do it… many told him so over a really long time!

        • I’mCallingYouOut

          Don’t give in Bash, you’re better than that.

          • Bash

            I like the sound of that.. (thumbs up)

  • Designerdrew

    iSick of the Apple style i being used in front of all these concept cars. iEnough already . . .

  • Bash

    taking the floating roof concept to another level … a level were its literally floating!!

  • Alex Smith

    I like BMW, Its just an amzing structure and design. It looks great
    http://www.29june.com

  • Toronado_II

    Always dream of a floor with grass in my car. What a waste of time…

  • Enter Ranting

    Shouldn’t they be reading books on a tablet? A-duh!

Cadillac President Confirms All-New CT4 Sedan Will Launch Later This Year

The Cadillac CT4 is expected to be an entry-level luxury sedan smaller than the CT5.

Ford Taurus Is Alive And Kicking In China, Gets Mid-Cycle Facelift

The revamped China-spec Taurus drops the twin -turbo V6 and will be offered only with two turbocharged fours.

Ares Panther Spyder Confirmed By Company Chief Dany Bahar

Production of both the Coupe and Spyder will be limited to 70 units, with a 12-15 annual rate of construction.

Speedkore’s Carbon-Bodied, 1200 HP Demon Does A Sub-9 Sec 1/4 Mile

The V8’s internals remain stock, but the drivetrain has been enhanced to cope with all that power.

Businessman Wanted To Buy Thousands Of Cruzes To Keep Lordstown Plant Open

Bernie Moreno was going to use the cars he’d purchase to launch a ride-hailing service like Uber and Lyft.

You Can’t Miss DMC’s Lamborghini Aventador LP900-4 Molto Veloce

The German tuner squeezed 888 HP from the Aventador’s V12 without using forced induction.

Nuro’s Driverless Pods To Start Delivering Groceries In Houston This Spring

The program starts with self-driving Priuses, as the unmanned Nuro R1 pods will arrive later this year.

2020 Mercedes GLC Coupe Combines Sportier Styling With More Power

After the regular GLC, it’s time for Mercedes to give the sportier GLC Coupe a subtle makeover .

2020 Nissan Versa Looks To Ditch Its Econobox Image With Sportier Styling

The 2020 Nissan Versa has been spied and it appears to take a few cues from the Altima.

See The 2019 Audi R8 Coupe & Spyder Facelift From Every Angle In Mega Gallery

Audi’s updated R8 features more aggressive design, a slight boost in power and a revised chassis.