BMW xBASE

Autonomous sports car experience

Role
Student, interior design
(team of 4)
Focus
User journey & scenarios, interaction & product design
Time
2016 (4 months)
Challenge
How might we combine "sheer driving pleasure" with autonomous driving? BMW's brief challenged us to reimagine the brand's future together with the developments in autonomous driving. Through the development of both interior and exterior we showed our vision.
Outcome
BMW xBASE serves as the ideal escort vehicle for sport activities. While going climbing, mountain biking or surfing, it supports you in planning, brings you to the best starting point, provides space for relaxing breaks and picks you up at your destination. With the integrated external and internal storage possibilities it is also the perfect companion for your urban commute.

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Design process

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Interior storage functions

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Interior 3D interface
Interior 3D interface


Interior 3D interface


Relaxing stetting

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Exterior clay modeling

Exterior clay modeling


Exterior overview

Exterior overview


Exterior top view


Final hard model 1:5

Exterior hard model


„BMW may have showcased some wild concepts under its Vision 100 project, but that doesn’t mean we won’t see any more conceptual designs! Clara, Benjamin, Luis and Jean-Marc put together a future-ready autonomous escort vehicle meant for sporting purposes. [...] my personal reason for appreciating this design is a small little design feature that one may have missed. Look in the interiors and you’ll see seats facing each other, mimicking the way people sit facing each other in a plane before going skydiving, or on a boat before scuba diving, subconsciously reinforcing the feeling of that adrenaline rush. This subtle design element probably makes the BMW xBase the ideal sports/adventure escort vehicle more than anything else!“

Sarang Sheth - Yankodesign