BMW has shown a concept version of an electric Mini car that is programmed with a token.
The MINI Vision Urbanaut has the MINI Token as the centrepiece. This is a roughly the same size as a worry stone and activates the three preconfigured Mini formats – Chill, Wanderlust and Vibe – when placed in purpose-designed slots in the table at the centre of the car.
This changes the interior geometry, including the seats, the form of the dashboard/daybed and the backrest positions and the circular instrument display also changes. It also sets particular smells, sounds and ambient lighting.
The token can be programmed to provide another kind of personalised experience, in which the user can configure their own preferred scenario of fragrance, ambient lighting, music, etc. and call it up directly at a later time.