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.


  • 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!


    • TheHake

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

    • I’mCallingYouOut


      • 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

  • 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!

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