The company explained that the car is covered with a substance called E Ink – the same substance that is used in the screens of electronic readers such as the Kindle – allowing the car to change its color in the blink of an eye.
BMW worked with a company called e-ink to develop the application for vehicles, and the BMW e-ink application works through a specially designed coating to cover the entire car body, and the coating contains different color pigments, when stimulated by electrical signals. different, it will rise to the surface of the car body, which leads to a change in its color.
Currently, the iXflow can only be transformed by shades of white, gray and black, but BMW notes that adding bright colors is not out of the question.
The company pointed out the features of the “e-ink” technology, first, that it allows the driver to modify the shape of the car based on his aesthetic preferences, and also makes the car more efficient, as the “iX-Flo” can turn in hot and sunny environments to white to reduce the amount of heat it absorbs. car body and reduce dependence on air conditioner.
In cold weather, the car can turn black to absorb as much heat as possible and reduce the energy needed for the heating system.
The e-ink technology is also energy-saving in itself, as it uses energy only during the rapid color change phase, and the video published by Electric highlights the car’s color change.