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Video - Rinspeed is back with autonomous Etos concept

Snapshot: The Etos concept is based on the BMW i8 and showcases what our future cars would be like.

Rinspeed Motors, the Switzerland based car tuners and technology company is known for manufacturing cars for the future. Aimed only for the display purposes, the Rinspeed cars hardly make it to production line ever. The latest among such projects is the Etos concept which will mark its debut at the Consumers Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

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The Etos concept is based on the BMW i8 and showcases what our future cars would be like. The car features a unique exterior with custom body panels, new face, and a glass roof. 20-inch Borbet GTX aluminum wheels enhances the side view while a bespoke drone landing platform makes the car stand out of crowd. 12,000 individually controlled LEDs are used to make the platform that also acts as an electronic message board.

The drone, much like the Amazon drone, can be dispatched to pick up deliveries. The drone can also be used to livestream your trip to friends and family. Inside the cabin, the Etos gets a unique styling, nothing like the i8. The dashboard is made of two curved 21.5-inch Ultra HD widescreen monitors, that delivers all the information inside the cabin.

Another stand out feature is the folding and retracting steering wheel which disappears into the dash while the car is in autonomous driving mode, freeing up a lot of space for the driver. Other features include a intuitive Harman infotainment system that senses driver needs and a unique mechanical Patravi Traveltec clock from Carl F. Bucherer.

The concept also gets eight high-definition exterior cameras to monitor the vehicle's surroundings. The cameras detects both people and objects so the driver can be warned about potential hazards. A gaze-tracking system permanently monitors the driver’s eye movements and determines what the driver is seeing and what they have missed.

We are still waiting for the Rinspeed cars to see light of the day! Their cars are unique, futuristic and can solve a lot of driving related problems.

Video Credit - Motor1

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