BMW’s next-generation of electric cars will get really fancy head-up displays
The i Vision Dee previews what the Neue Klasse HUDs will look like from 2025
BMW has once again confirmed that its next generation of electric cars will get spangly new head-up displays.
The next-gen EVs – dubbed ‘Neue Klasse’, named after the game-changing Neue Klasse saloons of the Sixties – will feature the new HUDs as early as 2025, BMW boss Oliver Zipse said at the 2023 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. And the information will likely span the entire width of the windscreen.
Of course, this was already confirmed with the BMW i Vision Dee – a concept car previewing the future digital experience of the Neue Klasse – that showcased varying levels of HUD interaction and the possibilities that lay within.
“It is more than a vision, we bring this innovation into the ‘Neue Klasse’,” said Zipse. “As early as 2025 – the year after next – our customers will be able to experience this completely new technology in their vehicles.”
BMW has of course long championed HUDs – and they’re already really rather good – so expanding it across the entire span of the windscreen was the next logical step. In the concept i Vision Dee, BMW showcased what’s possible, with five stages of interaction ranging from simple analogue information, to comms, right through to the rather brilliant VR setup we tried in the M2 Mixed Reality car.
But the Vision Dee is concept car fireworks. The real, production stuff will look closer to what you see above. A very spangly new head-up display indeed.
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