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"