BMW has revealed the eighth-gen iDrive system and it looks mind-blowing. This new infotainment system will be seen in the BMW iX and i4.
A 12.3-in instrument display together with a 14.9-in infotainment display in a single panel is the main attraction of the iDrive system. BMWâ€™s Intelligent Personal Assistant, which revolves around voice and dialogue based interactions, is another feature of the User Experience system.
The new menu has 3D graphics which give a â€śmore immersive user experienceâ€ť. There are three modes on offer – Efficient, Sport and Individual. A Calm mode can also be made available which will show the drive only the speed of the car.
A new heads-up display will be found on future BMWs. It will use of new augmented reality functions and graphics. Touch controls are also part of the iDrive system. BMW has also previewed a hexagonal shaped steering wheel which has a slider for changing gears.
What’s more, the iDrive system will support 5G networking with high data bandwidth which means that over-the-air software updates will be made with ease. If this is the future of car infotainment, then it looks very promising.