EQ Fortwo - this is a new vision in carsharing. Short-term renting is popular because of its convenience and traffic unloading. A driverless car will be able to replace a cab and help people who don’t know how to drive reach their destination.
Daimler conglomerate developed a car model with smart sight, no steering wheel, gearbox or pedals. The car operates on an electric motor and a battery with 300 km charge reserve. The device goes to the station for recharging by itself.
You’ll need a special application to drive the car. When ordered, a voice controlled two-seater arrives. The prototype for a self driving car was the Smart brand.
You can find a fellow traveler in the mobile app. If there are two strangers on board, the system reads data from both smartphones and starts a video on common interest. For example, a concert they both recently attended, or a sports game that they like.
Bumper has a digital panel that shows how many passengers are inside and whether the car is occupied or not. There is also a LED-display inside the car, it shows you the weather, traffic data and time.
This concept is a part of the CASE (Connected, Autonomous, Shared & Services, Electric) program. The cars of the future are developed according to 4 criteria: connected, autonomous, easy to use and electric.