The coronavirus pandemic has dictated that once physical events such as car launches have now moved online to become virtual.
But BMW's Mini brand has taken that idea one step further by unveiling a concept vehicle that is itself just virtual, the Vision Urbanaut.
The monospace concept, designed to be more of a mobile living room than just a vehicle, was unveiled during an online event by Mini parent BMW Group, where the automaker also showed the production version of the BMW iX electric SUV.
But the Urbanaut does not exist, at least not physically. BMW said in a statement that it was "evaluating a physical concept," but had not decided yet.
The car was entirely created using computers with only a rough mock-up made of wood built to give physical parameters when designers viewed the Urbanaut through virtual reality goggles.