Mobility of the Future: BMW iNext Intelligent to have Glass control tech

Feb 1, 2020, 7:09 am

Tania H.

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BMW’s iNEXT will reportedly bring out the ‘mobility of the future‘ with their autonomous driving technology. This series-production model is all set to become BMW’s new technology flagship with its innovative ‘My Favorite Space’ concept. The flagship will go into production in 2021 and it seems like the iNEXT could feature Intelligent Glass Control in its design.

BMW iNEXT certainly has the size and proportions of a modern BMW SAV. However, it is somewhat different in terms of its dynamic appearance and brilliant technologies. Apart from the steering wheel and displays in the driver’s area, there will be no other controls in the vehicle.

In addition to that, iNEXT will get Intelligent Glass Control but with a twist. This technology is present in other vehicles since 2017 but is mainly used to turn the windows opaque. On the contrary, iNEXT will use intelligent technology to control the temperature inside the vehicle besides making the windows less see-through.

Additionally, the Vision iNEXT could include sensors on board to detect the position of the sun and set controls accordingly. A video reportedly shows what BMW aims to do with its new Intelligent Glass Control for iNEXT.

The Intelligent Glass Control technology will activate automatically to keep the light and heat away while sensing the sunlight. We can also activate the reflective glass manually if we don’t want to choose the automatic option. Moreover, the sensors will automatically deactivate the vehicle’s tinted windows if we enter a tunnel.

BMW’s Vision iNEXT is fully electric, fully connected and offers highly autonomous driving. This series model will be built at the BMW Group Plant Dingolfing from 2021. The Vision iNEXT does have the Intelligent Glass Control technology within it. But, whether it will deliver the mentioned features or not, it depends on the future announcements. Until then, we have to wait patiently until its revelation next year.

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