BMW has a concept car that allows you to easily change the color of the car with one touch.
Last year at CES they unveiled the first version of iX Flow, which turns the car from black to white.
The updated i Vision Dee can be turned into 32 different colors, and each panel can be controlled independently so people can choose their own pattern.
These changes only take a few seconds, so no need to plan ahead.
They use a color-changing technology that uses a material combined with the E-Ink screen.
According to BMW, this material is very thin and is laser cut to the size of each panel.
When you apply electricity to change the charge in the paint (negatively charged white and positively charged black), the paint swaps places, changing color. Since it uses electricity only when changes occur, it is very energy efficient. (Editor's note: For those who have used e-readers along the way, they should be quite familiar with the above explanation)
Please don't get too excited, this product of BMW is only an internal research and development project for the time being, and it is far from the mass production stage, so please wait patiently!
In the same field, McLaren Racing also brought some surprises to E-Ink fans in the F1 formula that just started. Its 2023 MCL60 race car has added two digital displays next to the driver. These digital displays are new technology, similar to e-paper displays, which means they consume very little power but allow the team to update sponsors' logos.
One of McLaren's main sponsors this year is Google Chrome, and in a recent TikTok video shared by the team, the display can be seen switching between the Chrome logo and the hashtag #chrome.
If E-Ink is not used, what technology do they use? It's really curious.