FCA will display concept vehicles at CES 2020
FCA says it is using CES 2020 in Las Vegas to demonstrate the company's newest technologies related to electrification, Uconnect user experience (UX), and connectivity in a visual and physical array.
Airflow Vision concept
FCA describes the Airflow Vision as a sculptural design concept that envisions the next generation of premium transportation and UX by considering how the driver and passengers could interact with advanced technologies.
Inside, UX plays a prominent role and is designed to be a captivating experience using multi-layered, high-contrast graphics and details with the aim of providing a clean, sophisticated appearance. Built on the principles of depth, hierarchy, consistency, and legibility, the FCA wants the user to see and experience the interface in a way that is safe, easy to use, and understand.
Using a menu-based format, screens can be personalized, simplified, and grouped to individual needs and interests. Offering multiple display screens, the user can access needed information and determine how it's displayed. Information on the screens can be shared with all passengers by swiping, allowing each passenger to participate in the experience.
The interior design goals aimed for simple, modern, and spacious, and it features premium suede and leather materials. Using the dimensions and flat-load floor of the Chrysler Pacifica PHEV, the interior creates a spacious environment. The company states that seating uses a unique slim structure that rests on a pedestal base, which allows for maximum legroom, shoulder space, and personal storage for each passenger.
Outside, the Airflow Vision features an elegant and clean design with an athletic profile, long wheelbase, sleek lines, and wide stance. The Airflow Vision reimagines a muscular body that flows into and becomes one with the wheels. The wheels are inspired by mechanical elements of an electric motor and give the sense of motion similar to the internal mechanisms of a watch.
Fiat Concept Centoventi
First introduced at last year's Geneva International Motor Show, the Fiat Concept Centoventi makes its North American debut at CES 2020.
The Fiat Concept Centoventi represents what the company says is the perfect expression of the FIAT brand's vision of electric mass mobility for the future. Centoventi, which means "120" in Italian, is a concept that was introduced in celebration of the brand's storied 120-year history.
The concept addresses electric mobility with basic, customizable solutions. The Fiat Concept Centoventi is a "blank canvas" ready to be painted to suit the customer's tastes and needs at any time of their life, without customization restrictions linked to the time of purchase.
Produced in just one color, the vehicle may be "painted" by the customer using the "4U" program and the exterior may be personalized with a choice of four roof options, four bumpers, four wheel covers, and four external wrappings.
Regarding the interior, from the instrument cluster to storage compartments and from seats to child-restraint systems, the interchangeable interior accessories may be installed in plug-and-play mode by the customer on the vehicle's patented dashboard.
With its innovative battery modular architecture, the concept vehicle's range may be customized, too. The range may be varied to meet specific needs from 60 miles to 300 miles.
The company states that the Fiat Concept Centoventi sets another automotive benchmark as it becomes a social media device with its modern display installed in its tailgate.
The car has been designed and engineered with sharing and new forms of urban mobility in mind. The cockpit is equipped with a small screen facing the windshield outward, it can be used to communicate messages, such as busy, free, parking paid, etc. In addition, a second large tailgate display enables Fiat Concept Centoventi to supersede the concept of connectivity to become a social media device on which messages may be shared with the outdoor world. When the vehicle is in motion, the car will only show the FIAT logo, but once it stops, the driver can switch to "messenger" mode and create a new message.
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