Finally—a car that can change color

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In big news for inconclusive and terrifying news for police departments everywhere, BMW BMW,
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Developed a car that changes color at the touch of a button.

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It won’t be available for sale at your local BMW dealership anytime soon. The German automaker revealed Magic Paint on a version of its 2022 iX electric SUV at the Consumer Electronics Show. BMW says the technology is just for research and demonstration purposes… at least, for now. We are sure it will be scripted for a spy film by the end of the day.

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Called iX Flow, the car uses technology found in the screens of many e-readers.

Go from black to gray to white, or rock that ombre look.

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BMW explains:

“The surface coating of the BMW iX Flow featuring E Ink contains several millions of microcapsules with a diameter equal to the thickness of a human hair. Each of these microcapsules contains a negatively charged white pigment and a positively charged black pigment.” Contains pigments of K. Depending on the setting selected, stimulation via an electric field causes either white or black pigments to collect on the surface of the microcapsules, giving the desired shade to the car body.

The system can create any grayscale color.

Drivers wouldn’t have to choose a completely white, black, or gray car, either (though they could). Changing the electric charge of parts of the surface can allow the pattern. Shifting it slowly across the car can also shake the pattern.

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It’s more than just changing the taste. BMW notes that in warmer climates, the white will reflect more sun than the dark, helping to keep the cabin cool. A dark shade will absorb more heat from the sun in winter, leaving you back in a hot parked car.

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BMW didn’t comment on the cost of the system or how complicated it might be to repair chips and scratches.

this story originally ran Autotrader.com,

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