Rolls Royce envisions new autonomous car
Unless you have been living under a rock, it is apparent the future is setting itself up for autonomous cars for the 1%. Through lyrics, artists like Jay Z have shared their experiences with autonomous cars, and now Rolls-Royce has a concept of their own to share. The Rolls-Royce 103EX is a batmobile brought to life. This Car is autonomous, sleek, and well-thought out. It’s design is almost too perfect to touch.
The roof of the Car opens alongside of the rear-hinged door that opens, so no bending down. To glorify the entrance, red lasers will be mounted under the door. Stepping into this Car will give you a ‘red carpet’ feel. With just the door and roof-opening method alone, this Car puts suicide doors to shame. The rear seat is for two, with enough space to have enough comfort, while facing an infotainment screen. With the wooden paneling, nice carpet, and the upholstered sofa for two, this seating area looks just like a lounge. The feel of the Car is rumored to have advanced suspension so bumps and potholes are nonexistent, and the feel is as if the Car is floating. If you are freaking out because there is no steering wheel nor gas and brake pedals, we get it! But, that is what a fully autonomous car is all about. Rolls stated, “The interior space is designed to be a retreat from the world – evoking a feeling of privacy, warmth and ultimate relaxation.” In the future, Rolls-Royce’s added that everyone would have the ability to completely customize everything about their Car from the seats down to the lights.
When pushing the boundaries of luxury mobility, this one takes the cake. ABC News reported that the 103EX is made up of an artificially-intelligent virtual assistant and chauffeur names Eleanor Thornton. Eleanor is Siri-like, with the same behavior. Rumor has it, an unidentified actress has been chosen to give her a voice. Eleanor was designed to advise her owners on the most adequate routes, schedules, and options before hitting the road. The Car is to be driven at low speed, controlled by a key-pad. The future safety of drivers is starting to look promising.
Taking you through the expectation of this Car will have you sold. This Car will pick you up wherever you specifically request it to. Once arrived, you will step in and be greeted by Eleanor. You will, at the command of your voice, order Eleanor to guide you from point A to point B. Once safely arrived to point B, the Car will self-park, then open to let you out. Once ready to get back in and get chauffeured to your next destination, the Car will act the same way all over again. Keeping your eyes on the road was a thing in the past once you have this baby to rely on.
Although this Car is not set to hit the road anytime soon, it is undeniably a sneak peak into the future of a world full of autonomous cars.