Let's see the MINI Concept Aceman, a brand-new electric crossover that sits between the MINI Cooper and MINI Countryman. With this concept car, MINI is reimagining what the brand stands for: an electric feel, an extensive digital experience, and a strong focus on a minimal environmental footprint in preparation for an all-electric future.
Examples include surfaces made from recycled textiles with healthy color contrasts and a new OLED screen as the central interface. The interior is wholly reimagined, but it's still unmistakably MINI.
MINI's traditional core values of creative use of space can be fully aligned with the all-electric vehicle concept thanks to this new design direction. These principles lead to models that take up less space on the road while providing more advanced comfort, versatility, and driving pleasure.
The MINI Concept Aceman electric car measures 4.05 meters in length, 1.99 meters in width, and 1.59 meters in height. The MINI electric crossover has four doors and a large trunk. Because of the car's functional design and short overhangs, it has plenty of room for passengers and their belongings while taking up the least amount of space possible. It will be a perfect electric city car!
The MINI Concept Aceman's upright front fascia is a standout feature. Incorporating a crossover body style and an all-electric drivetrain into the brand's iconic design is a bold move. Transparent surfaces surround the radiator grill in the front center, which has been further refined from its traditional hexagonal shape into an octagonal shape. Additionally, the new design features an illuminated frame with LED lighting in a light green hue, creating an eye-catching light signature in natural and artificial light environments. Its central grille is entirely closed, but Matrix LED units are integrated into its upper portion to create stimulating lighting effects to welcome its passengers.
The MINI Concept Aceman electric car has a modern appearance thanks to generously designed surfaces and horizontal lines that emphasize the vehicle's width.
As a result of technological advancements, the MINI brand can now offer a more simplistic design while still providing an enhanced driving experience. Refined lines and meticulously executed details characterize the interior design. Just as the original MINI's designer envisioned in 1959, the concept car's driving position is stripped down to the bare essentials. Issigonis designed an interior with only a central circular instrument and rocker switch to create an unrivaled driving experience.
The MINI Touch Control offers a uniquely MINI experience using the most up-to-date digital and analog technology and physical switches.
MINI is the first automaker to use a circular OLED display that covers the entire center console. Reinterpreting the familiar central interface, the screen, and user interface brings MINI into the future while also paying homage to the brand's past. The OLED screen can be customized with the user's image motif. Moving image projections on the dashboard can show cloud formations, ocean waves, or the shimmering surface of a swimming pool as an example of this new personalization.
Elegant widgets and an up-to-date design theme round out the user interface. New MINI operating system based on Android Open Source Project (AOSP) software stack to be used in production vehicle's display and control system for the first time.
Another notable feature is the display area, which extends beyond the central interface. Incorporating moving image projections into a vehicle's dashboard can also create a digital experience that extends to the door panels. You can create anything from a finely detailed map to a smattering of cloud images using the projection option. Appropriate sound effects match lighting and color schemes in the projection.
From the moment you step inside the MINI Concept Aceman electric car, you'll be immersed in an immersive world of light and sound. The lights from the front of the MINI Concept Aceman get brighter as the vehicle gets closer to the person approaching it. The vehicle's external speakers also emit an interactive sound, whose intensity is linked to the user's distance from the vehicle. The electric car grill displays a graphic with matrix LEDs when the vehicle is unlocked. A friendly blink is given by the grille and the LED matrix of the right headlight.
Color and material choices for the MINI Concept Aceman's interior were developed with long-term durability in mind. There are no chrome accents on the exterior or interior of this vehicle. All interior surfaces are leather-free, including the steering wheel, seats, door panels, and others. In addition to the dark green velvet velour that covers the steering wheel rim, the multifunction buttons are incorporated into backlit textile surfaces on the steering wheel.
Last year, MINI announced that the company would only produce electric vehicles in the future. After 2025, there will be no new cars with combustion engines. For the first time in the company's history, at least half of MINI's global sales will be made up of electric vehicles by 2027. @via BMW group.
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