Σtos a.k.a Etos is futuristic concept car from Rinspeed that demonstrates future possibilities of self-driving car. When you are in this car, you are on the road with your personal autopilot and drone. It is predicted that digital world would provide major and above all the disruptive innovations in automotive engineering. Rinspeed approaches the topic of “self-driving cars” from the perspective of the driver and occupants, the human component.
The technical highlight in the Etos interior is definitely the folding and retracting steering wheel from ZF TRW. The steering wheel can disappear in the dashboard when you activate the automatic mode, giving plenty of space in front of the driver who can grab and read a book in comfort. There are 2 curved 21.5-inch Ultra HD widescreen monitors that can be individually adjusted to give driver better view.
Designer : Rinspeed
There are a total of 8 HD exterior cameras that visually monitor the car’s surroundings. This creates impressive 180-degree panoramic views in front of the vehicle and behind, providing virtual “exterior mirrors”, no blind spots. This vehicle navigation offers you entirely new detail views like never before, you’ll find this useful especially when you always have trouble with parking. While on the road the monitor would display realistic 3D images of trees, buildings, bus stops, subway stations, and many more. The roads and lanes have been scanned with great precision, this is important element for autonomous driving.
Etos is fitted with an on-board DJI drone, complete with landing platform in the rear. This cool drone is capable to provide driver/passengers with useful services such as pick up a bouquet of flowers, shooting a selfie, streaming live to family and friends, etc.