Photos Of The Day: BMW Reveals Concept Car For The Self-Driving Future

In "ease" or autonomous mode, the steering wheel retracts and the driver and front-seat passenger can turn to face each other.

Mnet 65871 Bmw Concept Ap

Luxury automaker BMW AG is showing off a sleek concept car aimed at a future in which drivers choose between the pleasures of high-performance driving and letting the car take control.

(AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)(AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

The company unveiled the Vision Next 100 at ceremonies Monday for the company's 100th birthday at Munich's Olympic Hall.

(AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)(AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

The car offers a choice of driver-controlled or vehicle-controlled operations. In driver mode, the car indicates the ideal driving line and speed; in "ease" or autonomous mode, the steering wheel retracts and the driver and front-seat passenger can turn to face each other.

 

Mnet 65891 Bmw Concept 3 Ap Mnet 65896 Bmw Concept Ss Ap Mnet 65901 Bmw Concept Ss 2 Ap

 

Concept cars suggest what future production models might look like.

Auto executives said last week at the Geneva International Motor Show that some elements of autonomous driving could begin being introduced around the end of this decade.

(All photos courtesy of Matthias Schrader/Associated Press)

More in Industry 4.0