THE NEXT EVOLUTION FOR MOBILITY.
The future will see the further enhancement of electric, introducing electrified driving into the M range with the BMW M Vision NEXT and the addition of hydrogen technologies, starting with the BMW i Hydrogen NEXT.
The Hydrogen powered model will be unveiled in 2022, and features the next generation of hydrogen technology that BMW are continuing to invest in, alongside electric vehicles. It’s estimated that fuel cell vehicles will be on offer to customers from 2025 at the earliest.
Future models will feature the BMW Group’s first secure Level 3 autonomy function for motorways. In certain traffic and road conditions, Level 3 enables the driver to completely hand over control of the safety critical functions to the car, while remaining present to intervene at any time.
With more vehicles on our roads than ever before, BMW are also working on new solutions to address traffic congestion and air pollution in mega cities. Connected Cars will be capable of connecting people traveling through the city to their surroundings, meaning a smoother and less stressful journey for every road user. There are five ways that your Connected Car will interact with its environment. V2I links the car to nearby infrastructure, warning you about everything from sharp corners to difficult weather conditions. V2V, or vehicle to vehicle communication, connects all road users to each other to warn about traffic black spots and allow vehicles to move around each other seamlessly. V2C connects the car to an information cloud that is common amongst all vehicles, so that navigation systems can see where traffic is building up. V2P allows the vehicle to communicate with pedestrians reducing incidents between cars and pedestrians. And V2X connects your vehicle to everything else surrounding it.