Smart’s New Smart Vision EQ Concept Is An Autonomous Pod For Two

Smart revealed its new Vision EQ concept Fortwo ahead of its Frankfurt Motor Show public debut.

The tiny concept shows how Daimler envisions the future of urban mobility and the local public transport: a fully autonomous all-electric vehicle that’s always connected to provide its services when needed.

This is also the first Smart vehicle that falls under the EQ brand. Daimler is planning to launch more than ten electric vehicles by 2022, starting from a Smart model and ranging up to a large SUV.

“The smart vision EQ fortwo is our vision of future urban mobility; it is the most radical car sharing concept car of all: fully autonomous, with maximum communication capabilities, friendly, comprehensively personalisable and, of course, electric,” says smart CEO Annette Winkler.

The Smart Vision EQ Fortwo is built with car sharing in mind; inside there are no controls, with the vehicle’s functions being controlled by the user’s mobile device or voice input. Instead of a traditional dashboard, there is a 24-inch screen surrounded by a rose-gold frame while the outer edges feature two smaller 4-inch displays.

The exterior features a Black Panel grille which can be used as a means to communicate with other road users, displaying for example information for pedestrians crossing the road. The doors are coated with a film than can be activated on demand as well. Instead of traditional headlights and taillights, the Vision EQ Fortwo uses LED displays that can take an eye-like shape up front and portray useful information on the rear.

The electric powertrain is being fed by a 30kWh battery pack. When the car is not in use, it drives itself to a charging station for a fill up.


  • Karl

    Welcome to the future!

  • Auf Wiedersehen

    Local public transport? At two people at a time? Riiiight…

    • Maxime01

      Public transport doesn’t have to mean mass transport… same as a taxi, without the annoyances of a bad driver…

  • fabri99

    Cute. Maybe not ideal for public transport, though.

  • gary4205

    Kill it now!

  • Gust

    Picture 10 – the last memories…

  • sidewaysspin

    Carmakers destroying their own business.

    • Lucas Mattos Azevedo

      Carmakers adapting for the future.

  • Helder Rosário

    i dig white girls with a round booty


  • this is fot 2050 ? .))

Russia’s Rolls Royce-Rivaling Aurus Opens First Showroom In Moscow

The new Russian luxury brand also aims to open a showroom in China as soon as 2020.

Sterckenn Gives The BMW M5 And M2 Some Subtle Visual Tweaks

A number of carbon fiber add-ons, such as a front splitter and rear diffuser, make the two M cars a little more aggressive.

Skoda Kamiq Subcompact SUV Could Be The Segment’s New Champion

Despite being Skoda’s first entry into a very hot niche, the Kamiq establishes itself as a top runner.

Lotus Evija Is Off To An Outstanding Start, Gets Double-Digit Orders

Lotus has almost sold out the entire allocation of the Evija in the United States before the hypercar even hits the assembly line.

New-Gen Mercedes-Benz Citan Confirmed, Wil Get An Electric Version

The next Citan will continue to be made in partnership with Renault-Nissan but will, once again, get some mods to identify it as a Merc.

Toyota Updates Concept-i, e-Palette Autonomous EVs For 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Toyota will supply 3,700 vehicles, 90 percent of which will be electrified, for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Honda’s Innovative Airbag Promises Increased Front Passenger Safety

Thanks to its design, the new airbag offers better protection in the event of an angled frontal collision.

Supercharged Huracan Performante Demonstrates What She’ll Do In A Straight Line

This lightly modified Huracan Performante crossed the half-mile line at 168 mph which, in our books, is pretty fast.

Nissan 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition Arrives In Australia Priced At AUD $53,490

While the 370Z is starting to show its age, Nissan has made it a bit more appealing with this special edition.

Production-Spec Toyota Tj Cruiser To Debut In Japan In October?

A report from Japan claims the new crossover will be unveiled on home soil at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show.