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The BMW Mini Vision Next 100 electric concept car was unveiled in a presentation Thursday in London. (Photo: Bloomberg)

(Bloomberg) – Mini is planning for a future when traditional vehicle ownership will be optional and its model line will consist of free-floating robo-cars.

The Mini Vision Next 100 electric concept car picks up passengers autonomously, changes color to fit each new driver’s preferences and parks and recharges without human intervention, the automaker said in a presentation Thursday in London. It was a window into parent BMW AG’s soul-searching over the urban car market of the coming decades, showing the company believes drivers won’t be necessary and all vehicles will need built-in adaptability for shared ownership.

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