Continuing its year of centenary celebrations, BMW has released its future vision for their MINI brand. It follows two other cars unveiled from the BMW and Rolls Royce marques recently.
The core philosophy behind the MINI Vision Next 100 is the thoughtful use of the planet’s resources in providing personal mobility. The motto 'Every MINI is my MINI' describes a particular take on car-sharing. In the future, fans of the brand will be able to call on a MINI tailored to their personal requirements where ever they are, day or night. The MINI of the future will be available 24/7, able to pick its driver up from their desired location in a fully automated way and will adapt itself to the driver’s individual tastes, interests and preferences. At the heart of this concept is fully connected digital intelligence.
In a future where a single MINI can be shared amongst everyone, a new generation of technology enables the car to always look and feel like your own. Parts of the exterior surfaces transform to suit your personal preferences and beam a personalised greeting as you approach it. The Cooperiser is a coloured translucent circular instrument in the centre of the car and is the heart and mind of the MINI Vision Next 100 – communicating with the driver through dynamic changes in colour.
The MINI Vision Next 100 pays homage to MINI’s iconic design by positioning the wheels in the far corners of the vision car, maximising handling and feel. The Cooperiser will also offer you the option of experiencing someone else’s personal driving mode, from friends, family, celebrities and even creative visionaries. Between journeys, the vision car will drive autonomously to a service hub, where it’s cleaned and recharged, before zipping off to meet another driver.