Just when concept vehicles have been trending more and more close to production-ready, General Motors revived a tradition by imagining something futuristic as it sees it.
Not known to be heading to dealers anytime soon, the all-electric and autonomous Chevrolet FNR shown in Shanghai this week is a capsule on wheels for “tomorrow’s younger consumer.”
Never mind that it would be prohibitively expensive to build today, and the headlights outdo your old halogen bulbs on your jalopy with their hazy plastic bezels with crystal laser headlights and taillights.
There to make a Model X jealous, maybe, are “dragonfly dual swing doors,” as well as magnetic hubless wheel electric motors and a wireless auto-charge system.
It drives itself too, so who needs a driver’s seat facing forward? The FNR’s seats can swivel 180 degrees after the driver puts the car in charge with a gestured control feature.
“The Chevrolet-FNR is loaded with a range of intelligent technologies usually seen only in science fiction movies: says the automaker. “They include sensors and roof-mounted radar that can map out the environment to enable driverless operation, Chevy Intelligent Assistant and iris recognition start. The Chevrolet-FNR can also serve as a “personal assistant” to map out the best route to the driver’s preferred destination.”