Rinspeed Etos is the self-driving concept car with a futuristic look, powerful hybrid drivetrain and intuitive autopilot system that learns its surroundings by adjusting to changing environments (sports car concept has even a personal drone on board for that).
11/2/15 4:00 am chumakdenis 1
Swiss automobile manufacturer Rinspeed, known for its innovative projects, such as the firm’s amphibious Bond-inspired sQuba and robot-driven Buddi, will reveal another masterpiece at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show.
The brand-new vehicle will be named Etos and vehicle’s zest will be special kind of self-driving: personal drone will always be accompanying you.
Let’s learn more.
The Etos was developed in partnership with 25 other companies, including Gorilla Glass creators Corning Inc., and custom wheel supplier Borbet.
The Etos is a technologically advanced driverless car with an intuitive autopilot system that learns its surroundings, adjusting to compensate for changing environments.
The vehicle does it with a help of a drone, but more on that we’ll talk a little bit later.
Let’s talk about interior first.
The interior is smart: it can adapt to different conditions; in autonomous mode, the steering wheel folds up and retracts completely into the dashboard.
The two curved widescreens individually move closer to the occupants to provide a better view.
Alas, we don’t know anything about the performance numbers, but since it will be a plug-in hybrid hypercar, we might presume that there will be at least 1,000HP.
Harman Connected Car technologies in use
To provide the passengers with a unique infotainment experience, the Rinspeed Etos uses the innovative Harman Connected Car technologies. Just like a personal assistant, the system operates in a thinking, courteous and anticipatory manner.
Additionally, it delivers perfect entertainment, connectivity and maximum safety.
Harman describes the connected car as one that will feature gesture-based control, augmented navigation, cloud services and extensive smartphone connectivity.
As is its tradition, Rinspeed comes up with a really innovative feature in its twenty-second concept vehicle.
This time, the most innovative and interesting feature is a drone.
It can receive online orders on the go, send gifts to others and stream video.
Amazing, isn’t it?
Just imagine color-matched drone delivering a bouquet of flowers directly to the lucky recipient or streaming video of your crazy ride to your friends.
Jees, I can’t wait to see this gizmo in action as soon as possible.
It is the very first time the company will introduce a car outside of its native country. Typically, the world gets its first glimpse of a Rinspeed concept at the Geneva Motor Show.
Why was location changed to Las Vegas?
Here’s what Rinspeed founder Frank Rinderknecht said on that:
The major and especially the disruptive innovations in future automotive engineering will come from the digital realm. That is why all major manufacturers and suppliers are now present at the CES Consumer Electronic Show.”
When will we see this beauty?
The 2016 CES runs from January 6-9, so expect to see this beauty around that time.
Also, we will keep you informed on more tech developments as the date draws closer to the 2015 CES event.