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BMW sets out vision for the future

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>> The BMW Group has been making cars for a hundred years, and they're planning for the next hundred. This is Rolls-Royce's vision vehicle. It's fully autonomous and comes complete with artificial intelligence.
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e'll be built to her wealthy owner's requirements and is emission free. Reuters correspondent, Costas Pitas, is at BMW's birthday party.
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>> BMW is celebrating a hundred years of the German car maker. And here in London they've unveiled the future, or what they think the future will be, for two of their most iconic British brands, Mini and Rolls-Royce. Now for Mini, the idea is it'll be small and compact, as you're used to, but also much more autonomy.
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Potentially a fully autonomous car. Technology that plugs into your phone, that uses all sorts of modern concepts and has the idea that it will even suggest to you where you might go with an inspire me button that you could press. And then for Rolls-Royce, what you can see it behind me here.
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This Rolls-Royce does look quite different to the ones that you might be used to seeing in parts of central London. One key difference is that it could be fully electric, a zero emissions Rolls-Royce potentially in the next 10 to 20 years. And that would be quite a change for the car maker which at the moment just builds traditional models, not electric ones.
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And that could be the future of one of Britain's most iconic brands.>> It could be 25 years before these vehicles are tearing up the tarmac. Europe could be a very different place by then.