BMW has unveiled the world’s first “color-changing” car at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. January 6 2022.
One of the most standout tech reveals during this year Consumer Electronics Show is a color-changing car called the BMW iX Flow, and one of the interesting aspects of it is that, it’s not using any kind of crazy wild technology. This is the same thing that you find in a Kindle. It basically uses E Ink displays to change the color back and forth .
Though the vehicle displayed at CES could only alternate between gray and white, the technology will be expanded to cover a spectrum of colour, according to BMW.
Speaking on the car features BMW research engineer Stella Clarke had this to say;
“This is really energy efficient color change using the technology E Ink ,so we took this material – it’s kind of a thick paper – and our challenge was to get this on a 3D object like our cars. In the future, the changes would also be controlled by a button on the car’s dashboard or perhaps even by hand gestures, Clarke said. My favorite use case is the use of colour to influence sunlight reflections,” said Clarke. “On a hot, sunny day like today, you could switch the colour white to reflect sunlight. On a cold day, you could switch it black to absorb the heat.“