Cadillac unveils autonomous passenger pod with fireplaceJanuary 12, 2021
Cadillac showcased a self-contained luxury capsule with an artificial fireplace as well as a single-seat passenger drone concept. Cadillac officials said their passenger drone will feature luxury.
Volkswagen and Toyota, as well as startups such as Zoox, advertised their autonomous passenger transport solutions, and even GM announced its own version of such a vehicle, which was called Cruise Automation. Although, as far as we know, none of them have an artificial fireplace.
Cadillac presents its version of the autonomous passenger capsule as a “place between parties.” It has a camera to take pictures while you “rush around the city”. Also, it appears that biometric data of passengers will be taken in order to set the settings for climate, seat heating and air humidity.
The capsule also has a large glass roof to “keep the passenger in touch with the outside world” and a row of benches along the front and sides of the cabin.
They are complemented by two seats at the rear.
“This concept, based on GM’s Cruise Automation module, offers a glimpse into a future in which autonomous cars can become autonomous vehicles that don’t even need a steering wheel,” said Cadillac in a press release.
The premium brand also introduced an autonomous drone with vertical takeoff and landing. A single drone, according to the imagination of the company’s engineers, is capable of speeds up to 90.1 km / h.
Not so long ago, AutoTimesNews wrote that Cadillac showed an electric crossover on the Celestiq teaser. Cadillac has posted a teaser for its Celestiq electric sedan. The manufacturer shows us a glass roof with dimming and a full-size display, which is installed in the cabin of the new Celestiq.
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