BMW has had air vent scents for years now. Mercedes first introduced such expertise to life within the S-Class a few years in the past, by including a diffuser within the glovebox and permitting house owners to fill it with completely different scents, which might then come out of the air vents. BMW then adopted with the 7 Series. Nonetheless, the Bavarians are engaged on a brand new expertise, which might substitute the diffuser with scented air cartridges that may very well be positioned on the precise air vents themselves.

CarBuzz just lately discovered a patent that reveals how this new expertise would work and what kind of advantages it may need over earlier diffuser-based programs. It additionally reveals off a brand new round air vent design, that appears extra like these discovered trendy Mercedes merchandise. This new expertise would work by primarily clicking a round cartridge onto the face of the air vent, which might add scent on to the airflow. It might additionally enable passengers to regulate the route of the airflow, thus directing the scent, to whichever a part of the cabin. So if in case you have a pungent passengers, blast them with new automotive scent till their pure scent disappears.

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There’s additionally a visible ingredient to those cartridges, which have tendril-like fibers that flap within the breeze to indicate you the route of airflow. Or they are often cute and signify blades of grass blowing within the wind, accompanied by some kind of contemporary air scent. Freshly minimize garden clipping scent for a father’s day, anybody? Apparently LEDs can even be included into these (due to course they are going to be), which is able to add one other visible ingredient to the cartridges.

Will BMW ever truly put such a expertise into manufacturing? Robust to say. Automotive firms patent stuff like this on a regular basis after which by no means use it. Nonetheless, this looks as if one thing BMW will implement with a future electrical automobiles. It’s the right expertise for contemporary BMW—it’s gimmicky, barely higher than the tech it replaces, and has the potential for a foolish identify. I’m going with “BMW ActiveScents Dynamic.”

[Source: CarBuzz]