Published: December 16, 2015 | Zumikon
After teasing the concept back in October, Switzerland-based Rinspeed took the wraps off the „?tos“ hybrid sports car ahead of its official premier at CES 2016 in Las Vegas.
The Swiss progressive thinker approached the mega topic of “driverless cars” largely from the point of view of drivers and passengers, and has generated a number of equally inspiring and emotional ideas. They include an intuitive, adaptive autopilot capable of learning. The resulting and much-debated question “How much man should, must or may be in a machine?” will be discussed for a long time.
The interior adapts to the particular driving situation as if by magic: In autonomous mode, the steering wheel folds up elegantly and retracts completely into the dashboard. The two curved widescreens individually move closer to the occupants to provide a better view. “It really has the power of magic!”
To provide the passengers with a unique infotainment experience, the Rinspeed „?tos“ uses the innovative Harman Connected Car technologies. Just like a personal assistant, the system operates in a thinking, courteous and anticipatory manner. In addition, it delivers perfect entertainment, connectivity and maximum safety.
As is its tradition, the Helvetian think tank studies existing digital possibilities – and demonstrates new ones. It has fitted its sporty hybrid with a drone that has its own landing pad on the rear end. The many benefits this offers are evident: For example, it could fetch a bouquet of flowers the driver ordered online and even deliver it directly to the lucky recipient. It could also take a video of the wild ride on the favorite fun road and stream it live to friends!