Not just a tuned BMW i8, the Rinspeed Etos offers a fully autonomous mode that works in conjunction with 9 high-definition exterior cameras for tracking surrounding objects. On the road, it automatically links to the city infrastructure for traffic information and even cell phone reception. If the driver switches to manual driving mode, a steering wheel electronically extends out of the dashboard, and the vehicle’s gaze-tracking system monitors their eyes to ensure constant alertness. The coolest feature? An included drone that takes off / lands on the integrated landing platform, which consists of 12,000 individually-controlled LEDs. Continue reading for more images and information. Click here for a few bonus pictures.
“Inside, the Etos is equipped with two curved 21.5-inch Ultra HD widescreen monitors that serve as the gateway between the occupants and the Harman Connected Car infotainment suite. The technology acts like a courteous personal assistant, anticipating the needs and wants of the people inside while also providing ‘perfect entertainment.’ Even better, the system learns as it goes, predicting appointments, adapting to personal preferences, and reducing the amount of manual entries the driver must input. If you must be bothered with entering in an address or changing a preference, you can do so with touch, voice, or gesture controls,” according to Digital Trends.