BMW’s i8 Spyder is Packed With Insane Technology
BMW’s i8 Spyder is the brilliant new concept which is based on the i8 Spyder, a topless version of the stunning i8 that has been shown in the past but never released. Interior is amazingly futuristic and looks like something out of Sci-Fi, where the normal i8 interior has been replaced with a 21-inch ultra-wide display, mostly in front of the passenger, that is used to control virtually every function of the car.
A new gesture control system — BMW calls it AirTouch — that lets the driver point at the UI from afar and “push” in space to select items. I have no idea whether it’s any good in practice, but the fact that it replaces every single button on the dashboard is particularly compelling on BMW’s slickest car. And there’s something to be said for an interior dominated by beautiful color displays, particularly on the cusp of self-driving, where we’re all be looking for new ways to spend our time on the road.
BMW reveals at the show include a helmet with a built-in heads-up display for motorcyclists and BMW Connected, a cloud platform for connecting BMW cars to apps and devices. That’s not terribly interesting in the context of modern car connectivity — basically every car has LTE or is getting it soon — but the company showed Connected on a trick mirror that lets you seamlessly pivot from primping to keeping tabs on your car’s battery status. Source: Verge