The rise of autonomous driving raises the question of how users will interact with their future cars.
How might interfaces adapt to translate between an autonomous machine and a human?
BMW Vision combines functions such as automatic parking, charging, and an outlook on how a futuristic UI combined with autonomous functions could look like.
As our project was severely limited by COVID, the various user needs were identified in the research phase based on the pain points of the existing BMW app. We analyzed the comment sections of both app stores and created clusters for the most pressing concerns. Future desired functions were found out based on studies on autonomous driving from Statista.
The app concept is based on a long page from which the user can access all functionalities to not miss any function.
The entry point features your current car model as well as possible push notifications in case the car needs an action from the user. The driving feature, which allows the user to get an overview of the cars' current location, offers various shortcuts (e.g., parking, charging) and the option to drive to a specific location and cancel ongoing journeys.
Functions offer the user concrete choices of settings related to locking and opening doors and windows, temperature control, remote functions such as headlight flasher and horn, ambient light setting, and music.