BMW’s new E Ink technology is essentially a wrap that can change from white to black, with shades of gray in between, and it works surprisingly well (although, BMW did have some issues with the hot Nevada sun causing it to malfunction). It was certainly a head-turning tech, even at CES, where head-turning tech is sort of the point of the event.
In this new video, Kyle Connor from Out of Spec Studios spoke with Dr. Stella Clarke, the project lead on the BMW iX Flow, to discuss the new tech and how it actually works. It’s a fascinating bit of kit that not only looks cool but has some practical applications as well.
The way it works is that there’s a low-voltage electrical connection that supplies energy to little capsules in the wrap. The energy flips the capsules from black to white in this case but any two colors can be chosen for this technology.
However, there are other variants of this tech, which offer more color variation, though it would take some more engineering to make them work.
According to bmwblog.com