BMW is planning a huge screen for the iNext electric crossover. The technology focus for the automotive industry doesn’t stop with the German manufacture. BMW is determined to push strongly in to the future by providing exclusive technology for drivers. They start by dropping some hints about their new interior design with details about the massive screen. BMW calls it the “Curved Display,” and it cascades across most of the cockpit.
The curvature of the screen is designed to increase visibility for the driver. The change makes sense when adding more options for the driver to gain personalization while driving. Unlike the large screen in the Tesla Model 3, BMW plans to keep all the controls and screens driver oriented versus neutral in the cockpit. The only information currently available is it’s a single-section display that combines both “instrument cluster” and “infotainment” screen.
BMW did confirm that it would be a touchscreen, like the latest version of the iDrive. It is held into place by a small minimalist magnesium bracket. The design is aesthetically futuristic requiring no hood for shading purposes by using a non-reflective glass. Domagoj Dukes, Head of BMW Design, said, “The curved, single-section display is the central control element and represents the modern interpretation of driver orientation. It occupies a dominant central position in a highly iconic display structure that provides a highly distinctive display experience.” Expect to see this screen in the BMW iNext which is currently set to release in 2021 as a 2022 model.
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