Rolls-Royce Unveiled a Stunning Concept for a Luxury Driverless Car

June 20, 2016 | Kelly Tatera

Concept art of the Rolls-Royce VISION NEXT 100
Photo credit: Courtesy of Rolls-Royce

The crème de la crème of self-driving cars.

Leave it to Rolls-Royce to come up with a stunningly luxurious concept for a self-driving car.

The VISION NEXT 100 was unveiled in an event at London’s Roundhouse last Thursday (June 16) and has set the bar high for the future of extravagant driverless cars.

The car is nearly 20 feet (5.9 meters) long, but seats just two people in a spacious, lounge-like backseat with a sofa made of silk.

Interior of the Rolls-Royce VISION NEXT 100

Credit: Courtesy of Rolls-Royce

The cabin is encircled in handcrafted wood panelling, and passengers can entertain themselves by watching shows on the transparent OLED screen that takes up the front wall of the cabin. Additionally, they can view information regarding their journey, their destination, and the people they’re expecting to meet, according to the Rolls-Royce press release.

The car sports a number of other lavish features, including sleek doors that swing up to let passengers inside and a hidden compartment in the back for luggage.

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The icing on the cake of Rolls-Royce’s luxurious car concept is that it comes with its own artificial intelligence assistant: Eleanor.

The virtual assistant and chauffeur “works intuitively to advise her owners on itineraries, schedules and options before they leave their residence, reminding about appointments and tasks,” the press release states.

Eleanor can also bring the car around automatically when passengers are ready to travel.

As the VISION NEXT 100 is a hyper-futuristic design, there’s no word yet on exactly how the driverless car would be powered.

To see the sleek vehicle in motion, check out the Rolls-Royce video below.


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