Cars will connect to your smartphone, drive themselves and be at your beck and call


As you’re brushing your teeth in the morning you monitor a digital display mirror that shows all your relevant information for the day: schedule of appointments, weather, and battery levels for all of your devices, including your phone and BMW i3 electric car, which sits waiting to be summoned. As you walk into your kitchen and turn on your coffee machine, that’s the cue your car has been waiting for to turn itself on and begin to warm up. Time to go: With a swipe on your touch-enabled car key, the vehicle detaches from its charging unit, pulls out of the garage and up to your front door. It’s already calculated the best route to your first appointment, taking into account traffic and weather.

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