The traditional driver orientation of cockpit design was recently optimised further with the current BMW Live Cockpit Professional. Here, the clear structure and uniform presentation of customisable content on the fully digital instrument panel and Control Display ensure the driver always has the right information at the right time. Just look at that car.
The next step on from this now follows with the Curved Display in the BMW iNEXT. It features a curvature that is geared towards the driver lending visual emphasis to the ergonomically optimised controls.
"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," explains Domagoj Dukec, Head of BMW Design. "The Curved Display is
set in high-quality materials and is virtually freely suspended on the
instrument panel. This makes it a key element in terms of the modern, luxurious
and generous sense of space in the BMW iNEXT."
The Curved Display is positioned in such a way that vehicle occupants cannot see its connection to the instrument panel. The curved display element itself is held in place by an extremely slim magnesium bracket. The display technology with non-reflecting glass also does without a hood for shading purposes.
"The Curved Display in the BMW iNEXT takes us to the next level of driver-oriented controls," says Robert Irlinger, Head of BMW i. "The new display unit enables intuitive, natural and ergonomically perfect use of the touch function."
The Curved Display represents a ground-breaking interpretation
of the driver orientation that is characteristic of BMW.
At the same time, the Control Display area remains clearly visible and accessible to the front passenger, too. Depending on the situation and individual preferences, individual display content items can be shifted back and forth between the Control Display area in the driver's direct field of vision and the area that can be used by the front passenger.