The clip gives little away about what the car will actually look like, giving just a vague outline with a number of coloured lasers.The ConnectedDrive Concept Vehicle is not expected to form the basis of a production vehicle, but rather showcase the next generation of BMW’s ConnectedDrive technologies.ConnectedDrive is a combination of BMW’s in-car convenience, infotainment and safety features.There are currently five BMW ConnectedDrive features built into production vehicles: BMW Assist, BMW Online, BMW Tracking, BMW TeleServices, and in-vehicle internet access.
The ConnectedDrive ‘Future Lab’ includes a range of technologies in the pipeline for BMW, including remote controlled parking, traffic jam and queuing assistant, seamless media access and mood-based playlists, lateral collision avoidance, emergency stop assistant and mobility assistant iPhone application, to name just a few.
BMW says the ConnectedDrive Concept vehicle will bring a number of these new technologies to life for the first time.
“2011 is … the year in which we are setting the course for the future … with an extraordinary vehicle, which will once again revolutionise driving in terms of comfort, infotainment and safety.”
BMW is famous for its pre-Motor Show leaks and reveals, so expect to see more of its latest creation in the lead-up to Geneva, which opens to the public on March 3.