How Cars Will Shape the City of the Future.
The car industry is progressively changing and evolving. This is significant in revolutionising the shapes of our cities, which will adapt to accommodate a new concept in mobility.
BMW has already launched the carsharing service DriveNow and, earlier this year, announced its plans to produce fully autonomous vehicles by 2021. In addition, the elegant BMW 7 Series offers driver assistance systems. While the BMW VISION NEXT 100 concept vehicle includes a driver mode, it also has an autonomous mode. Both the Rolls Royce and MINI VISION vehicles include self-drive capability, and the MINI VISION NEXT 100 explores the concept of carsharing.
Wherever you are, as a MINI owner, you’ll be able to call an automated MINI to come to you just like you do an Uber taxi. “Current projections indicate that level four, fully autonomous models will be available to consumers by 2025,” states the City of the Future report by the National League of Cities (NLC) in the US. The NLC is an advocacy organisation devoted to strengthening and promoting cities as centres of opportunity, leadership and governance.
This will radically alter the way we get from one place to another and our experience of mobility. For one thing, it will be easier for people to get around. Senior citizens, children and those with disabilities will be mobile and independent. And, for another, families and households will need fewer personal vehicles to serve their needs.