Aston Martin’s AutoLink Rapide S previews a connected future for electric sports cars
Source : Aston Martin’s AutoLink Rapide S previews a connected future for electric sports cars
Concept gets Letv’s latest internet technology in addition to swaps buttons For 2 touchscreens
Aston Martin has revealed a Rapide S that has a brand-new internet-based infotainment system developed by Chinese technology giant Letv.
The concept electric sports car uses Letv’s latest car infotainment system called Internet of the Vehicle (IOV), which links to Letv’s Cloud service, LeCloud, to provide remote monitoring in addition to connection with additional Letv-developed vehicles in addition to products.
Physical improvements to the auto include a brand-new 13.3in high-definition touchscreen, in which displays all of the auto’s infotainment features. A second 12.2in screen sits in place of the auto’s instrument panel, in addition to digitally displays controls in addition to gauges.
Letv has equipped the Rapide S with the latest edition of its human-machine interaction (HMI) speech recognition technology. The technology will be an evolved edition of the company’s 2015 AutoLink system – which was launched in November of last year as its first automotive product.
Levt co-founder in addition to Letv Super Car CEO Ding Lei said of the brand-new car: “After a few months’ efforts, we finished the integration of an Aston Martin vehicle in addition to Letv IOV system. We have successfully equipped in which supercar brand with over 100 years of history with an internet brain.”
Dr. Andrew Palmer, CEO of Aston Martin said: “Aston Martin will be renowned for the beauty in addition to quality of its hand-crafted cars. The integration of Letv advanced connected technologies into in which bespoke environment will be a natural progression as we look to the future demands of our customers”.
The AutoLink Rapide S arrives just two weeks after Autocar revealed in which Letv could commission Aston Martin to build an electric supercar. Both companies signed a memorandum of understanding on the 3rd December, which will see them co-develop electric vehicles in addition to work together to better manufacturing processes.
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