Bmw unveiled today ahead of 2011 Geneva Motor Show the Vision ConnectedDrive concept car, a two-seat roadster study which previews the upcoming entry-level sports car from the Bavarian manufacturer. Of course, it was not a secret anymore that Bmw is preparing a small concept car for the Geneva Motor Show as we already told you guys in this article.
According to Bmw, the new Vision ConnectedDrive aims to show the potential of current and future in-car technology. Furthermore, the car shows the bond between the driver, passenger, vehicle and the surrounding environment. The interior of the car is divided in three layers: comfort, infotainment and safety – each with a corresponding light installation.
Each layer is defined by a colour, rhythm, motion and texture. The first layer is focused on safety and features a red light wrapping around the driver and represents the flow of safety-specific information.
The second layer encompasses the safety layer and it is extended to the passenger cell and focused on infotainment, promising active social exchangement between the driver and passenger. This second layer is outlined by the blue ribbon of light.
The third and final layer is defined by the green color and concentrates on the interaction of the vehicle with the world around it. The concept car also comes with sliding doors, inspired by those found on the Bmw Z1.
Inside, the Advanced Head-Up Display takes the technology currently available even further and offers a three-dimensional display of key information in the direct sight line of the driver. Moreover, the car features a freely programmable instrument cluster to provide the driver with additional information, optically emphasised to a greater or lesser degree.