Written by on January 7, 2022

This is straight out of a futuristic movie, but the future is now, because BMW just unveiled the iX Flow, “a system that replaces regular car paint with E Ink technology that allows the car to change color and design.” Even the wheels change color. #mindblown.

According to BMW’s website, “it can change its appearance digitally. The body is laminated with an electrophoretic film containing microcapsules the diameter of a human hair. Each capsule contains differently charged white, black or colored particles which become visible when an electric field is applied. This creates what is known as an Electronic Paper Display (EPD).”

They also unveiled the “BMW Theatre Screen: The future of luxury in-car entertainment.” The backseat has a 31.3-inch display, featuring Amazon Fire TV and resolution of up to 8k (7680 × 2160 pixels) and the ability to streaming 4K content. “As soon as the display folds down, blinds automatically cover the rear window. The lights dim. A sound sequence specially composed by Hans Zimmer introduces the upcoming experience.” Adrian van Hooydonk, Senior Vice President BMW Group Design, says, “The BMW Theatre Screen is our idea of luxury in-car-entertainment of the future. It brings the ultimate digital experience to the back seats of your car, transferring it into a real driving cinema.”

The vehicles are not available for consumers yet, so we don’t have a price tag. My guess is that it’s not in my budget!

Cover photo by AP Photo/Joe Buglewicz

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