Far-out concept cars from CES 2017
The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) gets more and more offbeat every year. This year keeps up the trend. Here are some of the far-out automotive highlights: Chrysler presented the new Portal Concept for the first time in the U.S. They say the electric minivan can go 250 miles on a full charge. It’s packed with technological features, like community social sharing among passengers, internet cloud-based applications, and 10 docking stations.
Here's our Top 10 list of features:
1. Electric-powered estimated to have more than 250 miles of range on a full charge
2. One electric motor drives the front wheels
3. The battery pack can be charged up to 150 miles of range in less than
20 minutes using a DC Fast Charge
4. Semi-autonomous driving mode can be upgraded to autonomous driving
5. Up to 10 docking stations
6. In-vehicle wireless network
7. Community social sharing among passengers and internet cloud-based applications
8. Facial recognition and voice biometrics
9. Tracks embedded in the floor allow the seats to move the full length of the vehicle or removed.
10. A full-length clear polycarbonate roof panel
Faraday Future unveiled their first production vehicle: FF 91. They promise a range of 378 miles, 1050-hp, and a 0-60 time of 2.39 seconds. Futuristic features include facial recognition technology and the ability to park without a driver. Lots of hype to live up to, here!
Toyota wants to take driving to a whole new level with the Concept-i. Their advanced artificial intelligence would get to KNOW the driver, anticipating their needs while monitoring road conditions. Toyota hopes to begin testing it in a few years.