BMW has just revealed its new head-up display technology which will span the entire width of its future fully electric Neue Klasse model’s windscreens.
The new display is called Panoramic Vision and will project vehicle information of the driver’s choosing from one side of the windscreen to the other.
Relevant information will be shown to both the driver and passengers of the vehicle on a dark-coated area along the lower edge of the windscreen. BMW says it will create ”an extremely sharp image” that is always visible but can presumably be turned off if desired.
The first models to use the technology will be the Neue Klasse range, or New Class in English, a name which hasn’t been used since the 1960s.
BMW says we can expect to see a new fully electric platform for the upcoming models that will make use of the new head-up display system.
”The windscreen becomes a single large display with our new BMW Panoramic Vision, opening up completely new possibilities for the design of our vehicles,” said Frank Weber, Member of the Board for Development at BMW.
”Whether the driver decides themselves which information they want to display in their own field of vision, or that all occupants can see the entire content.
”The revolutionary projection and the significantly more clearly structured cockpit give an impressive new feeling of space and driving. We are taking our proven ‘eyes on the road – hands on the wheel’ slogan to a new level.”
Production of the Neue Klasse will begin in the second half of 2025 which will see the launch of around six EVs by early 2028.