For decades, automakers have put all their instrumentation under the wheel, requiring drivers to subtly take their eyes off the road to see the speed and fuel levels involved. . However, with the new “Panoramic Vision” display, BMW is looking to bring this important data into view. The company has announced a head-up display that spans the entire width of the windshield to give drivers and passengers all the information they need without having to take their eyes off the road.
As the driver, you can choose what you want to see on the Panorama screen, with options like speed, time, and currently playing song. The screen uses bright, sharp lights to display information clearly on a dark background. BMW first hinted at the new steering wheel display when it unveiled the i Vision Dee concept at CES 2023 in January. In this iteration, however, the information appears in live digital form on windshield. In contrast, the Panoramic Vision screen is a raised lip integrated into the bottom of the windshield.
It’s not yet known if any of the other features found in the i Vision Dee will make it to production soon. These include interactive communication, in which BMW says “a natural and emotional relationship between man and machine is developed” and animated facial expressions. The Panoramic Vision display will start to debut on the first NEUE KLASSE (or New Class) models – BMW’s battery and electric vehicle range – from 2025. According to BMW, additional features of the BMW iDrive will be included in the NEW CLASS. However, we’ll probably have to wait until IAA Mobility 2023 in Munich in September to find out more.