BMW I Vision Dee: A concept car that changes color, check details

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Delhi : CNN  — At the Consumer Electronics Show, BMW showcased two concept vehicles that demonstrate how future automobiles may react to their users' moods with their own emotions.

The two vehicles, which are essentially identical, are both referred to as the I Vision Dee concept. Digital Emotional Experience is abbreviated as DEE. The body panels on one model of the car actually change colours. At CES last year, BMW displayed a "color-changing" concept car that, in reality, just moved from one shade of grey to another. This year, the I Vision Dee can display a whole spectrum of colours simultaneously on various portions of the car's body. The colour of the wheels also varies.

The other I Vision Dee concept was created to showcase fresh concepts for the "user interface," which governs how drivers and passengers communicate with the car. The term "user interface" in this context refers to more than simply the inside of the car.

Even the exterior of the car, including the front of the vehicle, the region around the headlights, and the "grille," which on this particular automobile is actually a display panel, can display various shapes and colours to create what appears to be facial expressions. According to BMW, the vehicle can exhibit a variety of emotions or responses, including approbation, delight, or amazement.

Of course, the I Vision Dee concept vehicle also includes a head-up display, but it spans the full windscreen. According to BMW, this specific function will be added to real production cars starting in 2025.

The projected graphics, which could contain navigational aids or more complex images, would typically be mostly transparent, similar to previous head-up displays. Images can be projected onto the side windows of the concept car as well. For instance, as they approach the car, the driver can choose a digital avatar that will be displayed on the side window as a greeting.

A slider control on the dashboard, which is little more than a projection, is used to regulate the sort of content that is displayed in the windscreen and window displays, from simple driving instructions to cartoon characters. The "Mixed Reality Slider," as BMW refers to it, is projected onto the dashboard while sensors on the surface detect a finger moving across the control, as opposed to having a physical button or a constant touchscreen.

A user can choose from five various degrees of digital content in the window displays using the control. The stages span from the most fundamental driving instructions through information that augments what is outside, all the way to entirely virtual worlds that obliterate the outer world. (The totally virtual experience is probably intended to be used when the automobile is not being driven.)

Unlike the CES concept from last year, the I Vision Dee is a sedan rather than an SUV because, according to the company, the sedan "remains at the core of the BMW brand."