Continental Bee Concept Previews The Car Of The Future

Continental has just unveiled an intriguing concept aimed at previewing how cars may look in the future when electric, autonomous and ride-sharing technologies become the norm.

Dubbed the Bee, an acronym for Balanced Economy and Ecology mobility concept, the vehicle is exceptionally small and consists of not much more than four wheels, a windshield and transparent door and roof panels.

Powering the Continental Bee is a compact electric motor that offers a range of up to 218 miles (350 km) and a 37 mph (60 km/h) top speed. The tire manufacturer believes it could have thousands of Bees operating in a single city with users ordering a ride through a dedicated smartphone app.

Continental is still working on the project but appears confident that something like this could become a reality in the future.

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  • AstonMartin

    Solely for ride share + deliveries would be best.

  • Maricaibo

    The outboard wheels need to go. They’ll just get ripped off in the 1st bender fender.

    • LeStori

      But they will be autonomous so no accidents. Well …

      Definitely a dumb idea.

  • Auf Wiedersehen

    Eeeverybody has an idea of the car of the future…none of them are similar…and I hope none of them are right. :p)

  • LeStori

    Looks like a poor 1960s BMW…. back to the future. What next? A T-model Ford Replica.

    • AN ELECTRIC MODEL T WOULD BE COOL…IF YOU CAN DRIVE IT.

      • LeStori

        Probably drive better than the original as you definitely would not have to reverse up hills….

  • Benjamin B.

    Tire manufacturers shouldn’t design cars.

  • gary4205

    Nope. No.

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