Chevrolet Finds New Roads (FNR concept)
Last week in Shanghai, Chevrolet revealed the Chevrolet-FNR, an autonomous electric concept vehicle.
The vehicle, which has quite clearly a design that is more like something one might find in a SF movie or video game, features laser headlight and taillights and dragonfly dual swing doors.
It was designed at the GM Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center (PATAC), GM’s joint venture with SAIC.
The color of the car is “Mid-night Glimmer,” which was developed for the concept car by the BASF Coating Div. in collaboration with the PATAC design team.
Because the FNR has autonomous capability, the front seats can swivel 180 degrees so that the people in the front can have a tête-à-tête with those in the rear.
The vehicle features hubless electric wheel motors and a wireless charge system. This vehicle doesn’t have mere pushbutton star, but in keeping with its futuristic advancement, iris-recognition start.
Chances are, we’ll see Mid-night Glimmer paint before most of the other features of the Chevrolet-FNR.
While at the Tokyo Motor Show this week various vehicle manufacturers were showing off all manner of cars and crossovers and transportation devices that typically had to do with something autonomous, connected and/or electrified (ACE, as CAR’s Brett Smith categorizes this burgeoning field), the guys from Chevy were in El Segundo, California, showing off a different take on what can best be described as “toys for boys”—boys who do or don’t have driver’s licenses.
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