General Motors is gradually entering the electric car market with different models in its vehicle brands. He Hummer EV or the Cruise Origin are an example of it. But they also look more to the future, with Flying and fully autonomous cars in its luxury brand Cadillac.
During this CES 2021 The company has taken the opportunity to show what its vision is for the future in terms of Cadillac cars. For this, it has presented two new autonomous taxi concepts and eVTOL. Being concepts means that still have not gone beyond design. Also that we may never see them come true, or that we simply take some ideas to implement them in other products of the company. In spite of everything, they are interesting to understand what idea the manufacturer has in this regard.
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The first of the two vehicles is PAV, which is a land taxi similar a many others that have appeared in recent years in this sector. Rectangular in shape, without a steering wheel and relatively tall, these vehicles are designed to transport passengers as an autonomous taxi.
The PAV is designed to be extremely comfortable for the user. Inside it has seats like a sofa, reclining and even with cushions. The roof is glass to allow you to see the outside and Cadillac says that the interior could only be accessed through biometric readings such as voice, fingerprint or iris recognition.
The Cadillac PAV actually has many similarities with Origin Cruise, also from GM like Cadillac. This could us give hints of how feasible it is to make it happenUltimately, the same autonomous driving platform or battery technology can be implemented. Making the design a reality therefore would not be so complex.
On the other hand we have the Cadillac Concept VTOL. In this case the design is somewhat more extravagant, showing four propellers at two different heights. The idea here is similar to what we have seen in other eVTOLs where the vehicle would be used as an air taxi picking up and dropping off passengers on the roofs of buildings.
Its design is in a sense similar to that of the first concept, but obviously adapted for the air. The absence of a steering wheel or some controls. This is because according to Cadillac the eVTOL would be autonomous and would not require a pilot to take care of moving it from one place to another.
There are not many details about its operation, beyond some rough figures that Cadillac has indicated. For example, they say that you would have a 90 kWh battery to move the four rotors. Likewise, see a maximum speed of around 90 kilometers per hour for the eVTOL.
At the moment both vehicles have not passed the concept phase. They are a vision of what Cadillac poses for its future, in the same way that it does for example Mercedes-Benz with its Vision AVTR.
Via | The Verge
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