17.06.2016 // Test drive with the BMWi3

Interaction with an electrically powered vehicle stood at the forefront of the test phase with the BMWi3. Not just the driving behaviour of the vehicle was tested, but also the driving experience for driver and passengers. In addition, the BMWi3 impressively shows what  solutions are thinkable for interiors when the vehicle is designed with an electric motor from the get go. In order to highlight the electronic cars potentials and risks, we also visited the podium discussion “RuhrAuto”. Towards the end, the car was modified in such a way as to completely obscure the driver, allowing for a more convincing simulation of an autonomous vehicle. The reactions were surprisingly positive. The guests gained confidence in the vehicle and driver so quickly that the view of traffic was obscured during the second part, putting into focus the ability to surf the internet with the help of a projector.

 

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