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The BMW i Interaction Ease is a concept envisioning a future two-seat interior design for autonomous vehicles

BMW hung on for a long time, but has finally removed the steering wheel in its latest autonomous concept, unveiled at CES in Las Vegas this week, which showed off the hidden interior ‘shy tech’ that will form an important part of the company’s imminent iNext electric SUV.

The BMW i Interaction Ease was a concept envisioning a future two-seat interior designed in a collaboration between the company’s California-based DesignWorks and its Munich studio. At the unveiling, BMW’s head of development Klaus Froelich described the concept as a “supreme luxury experience” that brought together technology such as voice recognition, gaze analysis and gesture control. “The merger of advanced technology and design creates an almost human bond with the car,” Froelich said.

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