The Cadillac InnerSpace concept, a spectacular two-passenger electric and autonomous luxury car, advanced Cadillac’s idea of personal autonomous future transportation.
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A new addition to the Cadillac Halo Concept Portfolio
InnerSpace expands the Cadillac Halo Concept Portfolio of vehicles, which are constructed to not only move users in a deluxe atmosphere but also to improve their well-being, by leveraging cutting-edge technologies designed to enhance the passenger experience, as well as the increased personal time enabled by fully autonomous mobility.
With a variety of personal autonomous choices and smart connected car capabilities, the Cadillac Halo Concept Portfolio showcases future possibilities.
“The vehicles of the Cadillac Halo Concept Portfolio are designed to provide effortless travel through extraordinary means,” said Bryan Nesbitt, GM executive director, Global Advanced Design and Global Architecture Studio.
“They are visions for the next decade and beyond, showing the possibilities enabled by General Motors’ comprehensive approach to autonomous drive technology with the goal of a world with zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion.”
Launched ad the CES events
Last year at CES, Cadillac unveiled the first two Halo concepts: the PersonalSpace, a single-seat, personal vertical takeoff and landing concept designed to lift passengers above the din and congestion of ground traffic, and the SocialSpace, a roomy, autonomous vehicle for up to six passengers designed to help passengers relax and recharge.
The portfolio repurposes how travelers spend their time while flying from a conceptual standpoint, creating a place for quiet and rest. While full autonomy relinquishes control of the car, the dramatic design and modern technology keep the feeling of arriving in a Cadillac.
In fact, biometric input and AI machine learning are used to enable distinct health experiences, and they complement Cadillac’s characteristic luxury surroundings.
The Cadillac Concept Halo Portfolio may provide each passenger with a totally individualized experience thanks to software-defined features and sophisticated vehicle connection enabled by GM’s Ultifi software platform. Ultifi allows clients to get software upgrades over the air in a seamless manner.
The Halo Portfolio’s experiences reflect the promise of Ultifi and autonomous technologies as they continue to develop.
In GM’s virtual 2022 CES experience, the PersonalSpace and SocialSpace joined the InnerSpace, as well as a visual peek of future luxury travel with another idea — the OpenSpace — to be unveiled later.
“Electrification and autonomous driving will fundamentally change the role of vehicles and the experiences customers have with them,” said Nesbitt. “We’re exploring where that will go with these innovative concepts, envisioning mobility as an ally of wellness, giving customers the ultimate luxury, more personal time rather than taking it.”
Cadillac InnerSpace aims to rewrite the luxury experience manual
Compact and personal Runabout models allowed consumers to explore new and larger vistas early in Cadillac’s history. The new InnerSpace concept reimagines that goal, offering a completely automated ride that enables two passengers to concentrate on their trip rather than driving.
They may explore more of the environment around them, as well as within the car, with more customized and personalized experiences that add additional dimensions to Cadillac’s hallmark luxury experience, thanks to the vehicle’s completely autonomous capacity.
Passengers may choose between Augmented Reality Engagement, Entertainment, and Wellness Recovery themes for their drive thanks to AI-driven biometric input and interfaces available through a massive, immersive, and panoramic SMD LED display.
Cadillac engineers and approved third parties will be able to create new themes and features that can be introduced over the air thanks to Ultifi.
The Ultium Platform’s wireless battery management technology disperses the battery modules throughout the prototype vehicle, allowing designers to optimize the interior for space and tranquility. This design flexibility also allowed for a low-profile floor, resulting in a sitting posture that is similar to that of a sports vehicle.
The striking design of the InnerSpace includes large, panoramic glass on the top and portion of the body sides allowing almost unobstructed views. The roof opens with the doors for easier access and exit, and the seats also rotate outward as the doors open, adding to the overall appearance.
Even the InnerSpace’s tires are meant to add to the ship’s tranquility. They include Goodyear’s SoundComfort technology, which helps to reduce soundwave resonance inside the tire for a quieter ride, while soybean oil and rice husk-based silica replace petroleum-based oil as a significant element in their manufacture.
Because autonomous driving removes part of the driver’s connection to the road, Goodyear SightLine, the company’s tire intelligence technology, relays critical information such as pressure, temperature, load, and other performance indicators.