BMW’s new iX Flow concept car can change colors – MSN Money

January 7, 2022 by No Comments

  • The German automaker unveiled at the CES technology conference this week a new concept vehicle called the iX Flow with “E Ink” that can change colors.
  • It also showed off a new in-car 31-inch “BMW Theatre Screen” with Amazon Fire TV that’s expected to go into future production vehicles.
  • The fluid color changes are made possible by a specially developed body wrap that’s similar to material used in an Amazon Kindle E-Reader that’s tailored to the contours of the all-electric vehicle.





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People look at BMW’s iX Flow prototype at the BMW booth during the CES tech show, Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022, in Las Vegas. The iX Flow is a system that replaces regular car paint with with E Ink technology that allows the car to change color and design.

BMW doesn’t want future buyers to have to worry about what color their next car will be or what movies are playing at the theater.

The German automaker unveiled at the CES technology conference this week a new concept vehicle called the iX Flow with “E Ink” that can change colors. It also showed off a new in-car 31-inch “BMW Theatre Screen” with Amazon Fire TV that’s expected to go into future production vehicles.

The fluid color changes are made possible by a specially developed body wrap that’s similar to material used in an Amazon Kindle E-Reader that’s tailored to the contours of the all-electric vehicle. When stimulated by electrical signals, the electrophoretic technology brings different color pigments to the surface, causing the body skin to take on the desired coloration, according to BMW.





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BMW iX Flow featuring E Ink

Stella Clarke, project lead for BMW iX Flow featuring E Ink, said the color changing is “kind of crazy” but also could offer “some useful use cases.” She said it offers greater self-expression, could display messages such as charging status and blink if you can’t find it in a crowded parking lot.

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