The Rinspeed Ethos Concept is an eccentric prototype autonomous based on the BMW i8
I present the Rinspeed Ethos Concept. I bet that its design is very familiar. This prototype presented just before the conclusion of the Consumer Electronic Show (CES las Vegas it is a BMW i8 highly modified that you have acquired the ability to become autonomous, and carries a drone in the back, where it originally was in the trunk.
Self-contained and with a drone transported in the back
This i8 has been modified with body panels with custom, new front and one behind completely different. Eliminates the spoilers characteristic of the sport hybrid BMW which extended to the sides from the roof to the rear.
The prototype also gains new tires 20-inch aluminum Borbet GTX and a landing pad for a drone which carries in the area of the trunk, platform composed by 12.000 LEDs controlled individually to be used as a bulletin board. The drone, which accompanies the sports is the manufacturer DJI and allow grabarnos as we move.
the interior of The i8 has been completely modified to create an environment even more technological
the interior of The Ethos is virtually unrecognizable. The dashboard of the BMW i8 has been completely removed to install two widescreen monitors curved HD 21.5-inch, a futuristic multi-function steering wheel folds into the dashboard when we activate the autonomous mode, although we can always drive manual
Other details of its interior is mechanical watch Patravi TravelTec by Carl F. Bucherer, aluminium pedals, ceramic inserts and seats embroidered with the Skyline of San Francisco in the back. In addition it has eight cameras in HD that monitor at all times the environment of the vehicle.
Highlights in addition to the new multimedia system signed by Harman able to recognize the pilot, carrying their routes and personal with advance, and a tracking system of the gaze that controls approximately what the pilot has seen, so that you can generate custom notifications.
Technology poured into this preparation deep of the i8 for the CES
you have Not specified any modifications in the engine so it assumes that it has intact his system plug-in hybrid composed by a combustion engine three-cylinder 1.5-liter coupled to an electric motor which together give the sports 362 CV.