BMW showcases next-generation infotainment system

BMW has showcased a prototype of its next-generation iDrive system.

The new iDrive will have a touchscreen interface to compliment the well-known rotary knob in current BMW models. It also has something called a “virtual keyboard,” which should make it more user friendly than ever.

Most impressive of all is a new system that recognises hand gestures. With this feature you can decline calls or raise the volume of the sound system by merely waving your arms around.

BMW also showcased its new TouchCommand rear seat system, which is basically a Samsung Galaxy tablet pre loaded with BMW apps. This allows rear seat passengers, which will likely be presidents, rich businessmen or kids, to control the climate and infotainment controls.

The tablet can be removed and charged via a separate adapter.