As time goes by, cars are becoming fully automated, and it isn’t just the way we operate them that will be different. The Italdesign Giugiaro has shown us what automobile luxury may mean in the future. So, besides having a futuristic look, the Italdesign Giugiaro GEA is a luxury in today’s sense.
If we think better, there is no reason why autonomous vehicles should be ugly, but if there is any reason, the Italian masters would not allow such car to come out of their skilled hands.
The 5.37-meter long limousine has four electric motors, one in each wheel. With a total output of 570 kilowatts or 775 horsepower, it can theoretically reach a speed of 155 mph. For chassis are used materials such as aluminum, magnesium and carbon fiber. Furthermore, GEA will be powered by four electric motors at 142 kW or 190 hp that will develop a power of 570 kW or 775 hp. It is quite enough for the GEA to reach a top speed of 155mph with ease.
At the entrance of the car, a “virtual red carpet” and will welcome you. Inside the passenger compartment there are comfortable seats, large 12.3-inch color screen, which is an instrument panel, and beside it, there are two additional smaller screens that show pictures of the rear camera.
At the front, another larger screen is set through which you can manage the various information systems and entertainment.
There are three modes available, a mode for business users, Wellness mode and Dream mode. The first two are driver capable, while for the third you don’t need a driver. Thus the time spent for traveling can be used productively – to work or to relax after having a bad day.
All vehicle functions are controlled by the application for smartphone – from the position of the seats, air conditioning and music to the opening of the doors and driving modes.
Depending on the driving mode, the color of the thin LED lights that decorate the shark nose change as well. A liquid silhouette follows its lines and rear resembling some models of Audi.
The GEA’s steering wheel can turn up only to two degrees. A potentiometer is used when the vehicle needs to turn. The potentiometer senses how hard the driver is turning in one direction, and the car turns accordingly. Pressure-sensitive pads have replaced the foot pedals. Induction charging is used to recharge the vehicle’s battery.
The GEA debuted at the 2015 Geneva Motorshow, and in the video below take a look at the GEA on display in Geneva.