You can switch between the three modes by placing the keychain in the appropriate hole. Mini suggests that you might be able to set up your special moments with customized music, ambient lighting, fragrance, etc.
When the car is parked, you’ll be able to turn it into a living room of some kind. The dashboard can turn into a daybed, and you can open the windshield up to create a balcony space. The back of the Vision Urbanout appears to have a quieter area with a so-called “cozy corner” that feels like a solid reading angle. There’s even a built-in table with a plant in the central open area.
Along with convenience, Mini also has sustainability in mind. It says Vision Urbanout will use recycled materials without leather or chrome, and the main material on the interior will be knitted textiles. Meanwhile, the Vision Urbanout has a single side door and swivel and foldable seats.
Living room-style autonomous concepts have been around for years, though Mini is perhaps one of the biggest players yet to put out their vision of coordinating the car. There is no physical model for the Mini Vision Urbanout, so it is not certain how successful it will be in practice. However, traveling while watching a movie or playing a game and hanging out in a relaxed environment when you get to your destination feels very bloated.