For the first time ever, Frank. M. Rinderknecht will present an innovative automobile design outside of his native Switzerland. Rinderknecht, head of Rinspeed, will showcase his conceptual hybrid sports car, Etos, at the Consumer Electronics Show 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Swiss visionary has approached the idea of “driverless cars” from the point of view of passengers and drivers, and has generated many inspiring ideas. His ideas include an automobile with an adaptive, and intuitive, autopilot capable of learning and thinking.
Rinderknecht’s company, Rinspeed, is a “Swiss automobile manufacturer and tuning designer. It speacialises in restoring class cars, and tuning and modifying cars such as Porsches and Subarus.”
Rinderknecht typically brings new ideas every year to the Geneva Motor Show, and has never traveled outside of the Alpines with his creations. The designer will make history when he brings his new concept to the CES in Vegas, over 5,000 miles away from home for the entrepreneur, reports AutoBlog.
Rinderknecht commented on his 2016 appearance in Vegas, stating that the future of automotive engineering will stem “from the digital realm,” and, “That is why all major manufactures and suppliers are now present at the CES Consumer Electronic Show.”
The major and especially the disruptive innovations in future automotive engineering will come from the digital realm. That is why all major manufacturers and suppliers are now present at the CES Consumer Electronic Show.
The Rinspeed Etos will use innovative Harman Connected Car technologies to provide its passengers with a unique “infotainment experience.” The automobile will act as a personal assistant, operating as a thinking, anticipatory “thinking” being. The car will also deliver entertainment and maximum safety to its passengers.
The Etos is the twenty-second concept vehicle designed at the Swiss “innovation lab.”
Oh, and did we mention, the Etos comes with its own personal drone? Yeah, there’s that too. And it even comes with its own landing pad, built conveniently on top of the rear of the car.