Last week, Cadillac exhibited a smart new autonomous electric vehicle (EV) concept at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
It is based on the concept called Inner Space and is part of the company’s “vision of personal autonomous future mobility”, a press statement states. The luxury interior looks uncannily like a component of the sci-fi videogame ‘Cyberpunk 2077’.
Cadillac has also recently announced its commitment to an electric future with the unveiling of its all-electric LYRIQ SUV. It has taken a giant leap by proposing a luxury two-seater EV that replaces the steering wheel with a panoramic screen. It is expected that in the future, its struggles to achieve Level 5 autonomy will be resolved.
“Electrification and autonomous driving will fundamentally change the role of vehicles and the experiences customers have with them,” said Bryan Nesbitt, a GM executive director. “We’re exploring where that will go with these innovative concepts, envisioning mobility as an ally of wellness, giving customers the ultimate luxury, more personal time rather than taking it.”
The Inner Space concept uses the Ultium electric platform featured in the upcoming Hummer EV. The company explains that this platform’s wireless battery management system enables battery modules to be placed strategically around the vehicle to maximize the car’s interior space and allow for “a low-profile floor, providing an extremely low, sports car-like seating position.”
The exterior comprises a panoramic glass ceiling that opens into two Delorian-style doors. Inside is a sofa-like two-person seat that pivots outwards when the doors are opened.
The InnerSpace concept is part of Cadillac’s wider range Halo Concept Portfolio. It accompanies the two other vehicle concepts that were revealed at CES last year. One of those is a one-seater, eVTOL concept that allows users to fly over traffic on the ground. The other is an autonomous six-seater called the SocialSpace. In its statement for Inner Space, Cadillac also hinted that another new concept will soon be revealed, called Open Space.