BMW's futuristic roadster conceptPosted: February 13, 2011 at 2:35 pm | Tags: concept car, design
This is interesting. I would like to take a look as soon as it is unveiled.
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BMW’s futuristic roadster concept
BMW has been producing amazing roadsters for more than 75 years (the Z4 being a notable example of this), so you’d expect it to know a thing or two when it comes to creating drop-top two-seaters. And despite its usual high standards, Beemer has truly surpassed itself with its latest roadster creation, the BMW Vision ConnectedDrive concept car. Groundbreaking is not the word!
This stunning concept car, which is set to be uncovered at the Geneva Motor Show, incorporates a layering principal in its design, claimed to “demonstrate the bond between the driver, passenger, vehicle and the surrounding environment”.
Alert! This is where it gets technical: the Vision ConnectedDrive’s interior is split into several layers. The first is safety-focused, with a red light that surrounds the driver and comes together in a cone shape on the bonnet. This is said to represent the “flow of safety-specific information and the driver’s focus on the road ahead”. Still with us? Then we shall proceed…
The second layer – outlined by a blue ribbon of light – envelops the safety layer and passenger area, promoting “active social exchangement between the driver and passenger”. “Exchangement”? Anyway. Meanwhile, the third and final layer, which is identified by a green light (seen in the picture above), focuses on the interaction of the Vision ConnectedDrive with the surrounding environment. Got all of that? Good!
To be honest, putting all of that technical jargon stuff to one side (and yes, it went over our heads as well), Beemer couldn’t go wrong if it decided to use the Vision ConnectedDrive as a blueprint for its next major roadster. With its Z1-inspired sliding doors, elongated bonnet and flowing lines, it’s a design study that leaves a permanent imprint on the memory banks.
Don’t believe us? Take a look at Beemer’s latest innovative concept car in the gallery below.
Article source: http://www.orange.co.uk/cars/picturegalleries/pics/8043_1.htm