The BMW Vision Next 100 is more than just a simple concept car; it marks intent for the company’s future as it embarks on festivities in its centenary year.
Like the Vision concepts before it, the Next 100 is a stake in the ground for the Bavarian automaker that’s been building driver centric vehicles for nearly a century — I only say ‘nearly’ because there were times in its history where they weren’t. The Vision Next 100, however, proposes an interesting take on technologies, yet still prides itself on being a ‘driver’s car’.
With the advent of autonomous vehicles and governments cracking down on how, where and when we’re able to use our automobiles — see future proposals for Paris, London et al. in Europe — driving in city centers may well be a thing of the past in the not too distant future.
Fortunately, some companies don’t see this as being all doom and gloom for the car. They see a way of carving out opportunities to capitalize on future trends. Cars, such as the Vision Next 100, envisage a way that future technologies can cater to drivers as well as other road users while still keeping inherent BMW qualities alive.