When it comes to our mobile devices, virtual assistants such as Siri or Bixby can only manifest themselves verbally. In the future though, our cars might take things a lot further.
This is what Great Wall Motors’ Wey luxury brand had in mind for the upcoming X Concept, scheduled to debut April 25 at the 2018 Beijing Auto Show. The Wey-X features a 3D holographic assistant who will be able to answer questions and perform basic tasks so that you won’t have to take your eyes off the road.
Then again, if providing the driver with less of a distraction, why build the assistant in the form of a hologram? Well, at least she’s not inappropriate in any way, right? The business attire is very conservative.
Judging by these images gathered from Xcar and Cheshi, the concept is a lot more about showcasing future technology than it is about practicality. It has a two-door coupe exterior but can seat four passengers, and once you activate fully autonomous mode (Level 5), the steering wheel will fold away into the dashboard.
Other features include the facial recognition sensors (mounted inside the rear view mirror), wireless charging and energy replenishment – it can feed electricity back into the power grid at peak hours, or directly into a household, according to CarNewsChina.
Ultimately, this concept previews an upcoming sporty crossover, and while the study may be electric, the production vehicle will reportedly stick to petrol and plug-in hybrid technology.