Luxoft and Rinspeed showcases autonomous mobility concept vehicle for personalized digital lifestyles
Luxoft Holding and Swiss transportation company Rinspeed partnered to create the microSNAP, an autonomous mobility concept vehicle for the shared economy, as a world premiere at CES 2019.
The new two-seater concept vehicle showcases how consumers could connect every aspect of their unique digital lifestyle for tomorrow’s shared and autonomous mobility services. The vehicle is designed to fully integrate consumers’ personalized digital lifestyles into the riding experience and provide occupants of the vehicle with their own personalized passenger economy and experience.
By leveraging Luxoft’s expertise in autonomous driving and advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), the microSNAP allowed visitors to glimpse the future of autonomous driving and see how advanced vehicle intelligence will transform the riding experience.
“As the sharing industry continues to disrupt the automotive market, the concept of ownership is changing,” said Alwin Bakkenes, Executive Vice President of Automotive at Luxoft. “The Rinspeed microSNAP autonomous mobility concept vehicle shows how automakers and their suppliers can create tomorrow’s intelligent shared and autonomous mobility solutions today.”
“The microSNAP underlines, once more, our long-time philosophy of ‘power of partnerships’ to create sustainable, innovative, and out-of-the-box mobility solutions for a better tomorrow,” said Frank M. Rinderknecht, company head at Rinspeed. “These partnerships cover all relevant facets of a future vehicle ranging from materials, technologies, to services and, last but not least, the comprehensive eco-system as the backbone of this unique and exciting vision.”
Luxoft is contributing the following technologies to the microSNAP: reliable objective recognition and classification supported by sensor algorithms; detailed environment model creation through sensor data fusion; and autonomous driving functions engineering.
LG’s leading smart TV technology was integrated into an autonomous car to create a personalized, digital experience by Luxoft. At the CES opening keynote, LG CTO I.P. Park revealed that WebOS was LG’s chosen platform to change the microSNAP from a means of transport to a mobile space for shared and driverless cars. Luxoft’s head of Automotive, Alwin Bakkenes, then outlined how, by integrating webOS with Alexa, HERE, QT, and more, this could become a reality for carmakers.