In the past year and a half, Audi has been on the ball with its revolutionary concept models. First, there was the skysphere, a Batmobile-looking two-seater that was unveiled last year and which showcased a futuristic design ethos in an automated sports car. Those ideas were then parlayed into the grandsphere, a sedan with the roominess of an SUV. However, the German company’s latest concept model, the urbansphere, takes those ideas of personal comfort and sleek aesthetic to a whole new level.
With space and legroom being a critical point of interest for consumers shopping for a new SUV, Audi has ensured that those things won’t be an issue anymore. Created for city travel, the urbansphere concept seeks to reset the standard for spaciousness, serving as a “lounge on wheels” that boasts the most interior space of any Audi model to date. This automated vehicle comes without a steering wheel or pedals to transform your commute into a mobile office space. Designed to be fully electric, the urbansphere goes from 0 to 60mph in 7 seconds. It measures over 18′ in total length and is 6.6′ wide, with an 11.2′ wheelbase. With a sleek exterior silhouette that Audi has become known for, the urbansphere also has a wide-arching frame that implies a rounded wedge aesthetic to complete the futuristic look.
For longer trips with the family, the two rows feature an equal amount of personal space so that each passenger can receive their own unique experience. The human-centric design extends to each of the four seats, with an Audi personal assistant designated to each one and an individualized touchscreen that follows voice commands and uses eye-tracking to predict what you want to do next. For a mutual experience, a cinema screen comes down for two passengers to either watch a movie together or engage in a video chat.
Ushering in the future with these innovative concept cars, Audi hasn’t said whether or not they will ever enter into production but has stated that certain details will be implemented into its other models over the next few years.
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