Car manufacturers have placed all of their instrumentation below the steering wheel for many years, forcing drivers to momentarily take their eyes off the road in order to check their speed and related gas levels. BMW, on the other hand, hopes to bring that vital information up to eye level with its new ‘Panoramic Vision’ display. The company has announced a heads-up display that spans the entire width of the windscreen, providing drivers and passengers with all the information they require without taking their eyes off the road.
The Panoramic Vision display has several options that the driver can select from, including speed, time, and the song that is currently playing. The display makes use of bright, crisp lights to clearly display information against a dark background.
BMW first hinted at a new heads-up display in January, when it unveiled the I Vision Dee concept at CES 2023. In that iteration, however, the information was displayed digitally directly on the windscreen. The Panoramic Vision display, on the other hand, is a raised lip built into the bottom of the windscreen.
No information has been released about whether any of the additional features seen in the I Vision Dee will soon go into production. These included interactive communication, which BMW described as “developing a natural and emotional relationship between human and machine,” as well as animated facial expressions.
From 2025, the Panoramic Vision display will be available in the first NEUE KLASSE (or New Class) models — BMW’s battery and e-motor vehicles. According to BMW, the NEUE KLASSE will include additional BMW iDrive features. However, we will most likely have to wait until September’s IAA Mobility 2023 in Munich to learn more.