Autonomous Rolls-Royce 103EX EV returned home for the first time since 2016September 24, 2019
The radical Rolls-Royce 103EX concept car, also known as the Vision Next 100, has finally returned to its homeland in Goodwood, England.
Introduced in 2016 in honor of the 100th anniversary of the parent company BMW, the 103EX experimental electric car has been touring the world since then. Goodwood’s Rolls-Royce House is the last stop on a world tour lasting more than three years. Following its official debut at the London Roundhouse in 2016, the concept was briefly presented at Goodwood before embarking on a global adventure that included speaking at events for clients and the media around the world.
The 103EX arrived at Rolls headquarters in its own vehicle, accompanied by a dedicated team that supported and prepared the EV concept for long journeys.
The concept is a technological pillar that includes a fully electric drive, a fully autonomous drive, and improved artificial intelligence. According to the company, it embodies the “uncompromising view of the brand on the future of luxury mobility.”
“We are delighted to welcome the 103EX in Goodwood. After almost four years of working internationally, we felt it was time for the experimental model to return home. This is a chance for those who worked on the project to experience some wonderful memories, and for those who joined us recently, to discover one of the most important machines we have ever created, ” – said Torsten Müller-Otvos, CEO of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.
Featuring a hand-built chassis made from state-of-the-art materials, the 103EX is Rolls-Royce’s first fully autonomous electric vehicle. There is no steering wheel in the cabin, as Eleanor, a virtual assistant and a driver who interacts with passengers, is behind the wheel – this can be seen in the Supercar Blondie video presentation below.
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