Ever imagine what the future of mobility is going to be like?

Strange as it sounds, the future really is a matter of perception mixed in with a dose of reality, one where you perceive something based on what your idea of the future is while keeping in mind the limitations of what the present holds. In the auto industry, the search on how forms of transportation will evolve based on new technological advancements and how they’re going to affect the future is a not much of a question in people’s minds as it is putting the advancements done to good use.

BMW’s four-part mini-documentary titled “Wherever You Want To Go” tackles the important questions people might have of what future mobility is going to be like. In the third installment of the documentary, the question on how it’s going to affect mobility is being answered in ways that not many people expected would be answered this soon. Granted, "technological advancements" as per the phrase is still a matter of subjection that should be put in the proper context, but the possibilities of what the future holds are now bigger than its ever been.

Check out the full story, plus Parts 1 and 2 of the "Wherever You Want To Go" documentary, after the jump.

Picture a scenario where you can communicate with one another and imagine a roadway where every piece of infrastructure interacts with the vehicle. Would’ve sounded really insane a decade ago, but today, the technological seeds are being planted and that scenario doesn’t really sound as far-fetched as it used to be.

Call it a full-on automotive paradigm shift if you want. But the fact remains that in today’s world, the future of mobility is shifting, albeit methodically, in ways that a future of automated vehicles capable of parking on their own doesn’t sound like it’s a pipe dream anymore. Whether that happens is still dependent on how technology continues to move.

But at the very least, the conversations have already begun. And more importantly, they are no longer followed by skepticism.

Part 1: "The New City"

Part 2: "The Future Just Isn’t What It Used To Be"

What do you think?
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5 comments:

  (387) posted on 03.10.2011

I like the interesting propositions that they have included here. It seems that BMW is really serious in coming up with the next biggest innovation in car design.

  (453) posted on 03.7.2011

Those look like really interesting concepts. But of course, the big question here is whether BMW would actually thread into any one of these. Sure hope so.

  (38) posted on 02.21.2011

BMW: Destroying the Ultimate Driving Experience! For those of you who want a car that drives itself or to not deal with traffic, its called a subway, or a bus. Get off the roads and leave the extra space for those of us actual "drivers" who want to be in control and hear and feel the road and the engine. Driving is a pleasure, and a priveledge, and if you disagree, bus tickets are cheap.

  (134) posted on 02.20.2011

yeah, that is so great! The only problem is i think the problem would be the issue of privacy. Most of us go to our car to get away but if they are going to connect the GPS then anyone will knows where are you.. I guess they should study harder for this one. But in totality the future would be so FUN!

  (714) posted on 02.20.2011

While listening about their idea and opinion about the " future mobility", it made me so excited about what will happen 15 years or 20 years from now. Wow that’s is so awesome! imagine, if all the cars where connected with sensor, that would decrease the problem we encounter in the street. I think the idea of traffic lights, GPS and car parking is so futuristic! I recommend you guys to watch this video!

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