BMW New Concept Changes Colour Right in Front of Your Eyes with E-Ink
Change the colour of your bimmer with a simple touch of a button in the future.
The future of car technology is here, and it’s something we have only imagined. BMW has unveiled a unique concept that dazzled us all. The company has shared a colour-changing concept that will allow you to change a car’s colour with a simple touch of a button.
BMW first teased the technology last month, and people were sceptical about it. Now, the company has elaborated that the battery-powered SUV, the iX Flow, will have a unique feature. It will change its body colour with the simple touch of a button. Still don’t believe it? Watch the video posted by the Twitter account of Out of Spec Studio and see for yourself.
It’s a 12-second clip where you see the SUV changing colour from black to white. It demonstrates the E-Ink technology. Then, another button is pressed, and you will see the colour shift happen in slow motion, and a small black section can be seen travelling across the body of the vehicle from front to back, and the white colour is left behind after it passes. It clearly means that E ink can display multiple colours at once.
The innovative technology teased by BMW is not paint. Instead, it’s a specially designed body wrap. When an electrical charge is applied to it, electrophoretic microcapsules embedded within the wrap will bring different pigments to the surface and let a vehicle take on that colour. It might remind you of how an e-reader like Amazon Kindle works.
Right now, the only colours available are black and white. But we expect BMW to display more colours if they can manage it.
BMW E-Ink colour changing concept
— Out of Spec Studios (@Out_of_Spec) January 4, 2022
Though it’s clear that BMW’s colour changing technology works, you cannot expect it to be available soon. Some things still need to be ironed out, and the technology will be launched only after a few years. This technology is also temperature sensitive, and it will also impact a buyer’s decision. There is no word on how much this technology would cost, but it is a fair guess that it will considerably change a car’s price. After all, cutting-edge technologies are never cheap.
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