At the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show Chevrolet has presented the FNR, a study of a futuristic self-driving vehicle with an extreme look created at GM’s Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center.
Aimed at offering “a glimpse at mobility of the future”, the FNR electric concept was developed in Shanghai by GM’s Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center (PATAC) joint venture.
The Chevrolet FNR has a futuristic capsule design, with dragonfly dual swing doors, crystal laser headlights and taillights, magnetic hubless wheel electric motors and a wireless auto-charge system.
In self-driving mode, the vehicle’s front seats can swivel 180 degrees to face the rear seats, creating a more intimate setting. The driver can switch to manual mode through a gesture control feature.
The range of onboard intelligent technologies, inspired by science fiction movies, include 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.
The goal of the engineering and design teams was to create a unique, intelligent vehicle for tomorrow’s younger consumers by utilizing innovative car networking technology.