The Audi Activesphere was unveiled this week at the Celebration of Progress. The Activesphere concept, is a four-wheeled luxury coupe EV equipped with adaptable interior and augmented reality features.
The Activesphere is designed to offer a long low-slung, sleekly designed body that morphs into a utility vehicle, depending on the driver’s needs.
The adaptable Sportback rear of the Activesphere can turn into an open cargo bed at the touch of a button – ideal for those who enjoy a round of golf, skiing or biking.
The futuristic car was conceived and designed at the Audi Design Studio in Malibu, USA. It features both autonomous and self driving capabilities.
For the first time, the new system combines physical reality and the digital sphere to create a new world: the Audi dimensions.
The centerpiece of the new system is innovative mixed reality headsets – available individually for each driver and passenger. Users also have access to a comprehensive digital ecosystem while they’re in the Audi activesphere. High-tech headsets provide a view of the real environment and the route, while simultaneously displaying 3D content and interactive elements– individually configurable for drivers and passengers. – states Audi.
Studio manager Gael Buzyn, behind the idea behind the project: “The activesphere is unique. It is a new type of crossover that cleverly combines the elegance of an Audi Sportback, the practicality of a SUV and true offroad capabilities.”
Oliver Hoffmann, Member of the Board of Management for Technical Development: “The sphere concept vehicles show our vision for the premium mobility of the future. We are experiencing a paradigm shift, especially in the interior of our future Audi models. The interior becomes a place where the passengers feel at home and can connect to the world outside at the same time. The most important technical innovation in the Audi activesphere is our adaptation of augmented reality for mobility. Audi dimensions creates the perfect synthesis between the surroundings and digital reality.”
Learn more about the concept car at Audi.
by Amanda Johnstone.