Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: Qoros Press | posted November 13, 2014 13:03
Part of the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show Design Challenge
Qoros, China's latest automaker recently unveiled the Q: QorosQloud Qubed concept vehicle ahead of the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. The concept vehicle will be a part of this year's Design Challenge that carries the theme 'Sensing the Future: How Will Car Interact With Us in 2029?'.
The Q was mainly designed by Jamie Barrett, Aditya Mahajan, and Alex O' Brien with the sole purpose of conceptualizing a car the driver's personal “intelligent” management assistant. The car will learn the driver's preferences like their favorite restaurants, favored music, regular destinations, friends/family and general interests and will store it in its internal memory. Safety was also integrated onto the intelligent system by identifying whether the driver is driving irresponsibly or gets distracted, prompting the car to switch autonomous driving mode.
“We are extremely proud of our entry for this year’s LA Auto Show Design Challenge. We pioneered the innovative QorosQloud connected services technology in our current real-world model line-up, so it was exciting to look ahead 15 years to conceive further developments of the platform. The Q: QorosQloud Qubed concept forecasts a futuristic smart human-machine interface, linking the car to the driver’s senses to create the ultimate connected driving and ownership experience,” said Tim Pilsbury, Design Director at Qoros Design Shanghai.