Nio, a next-generation car company, has announced that they will have autonomous electric vehicles in the U.S. market in 2020. The company also unveiled Nio Eve, the embodiment of their vision for the future of autonomous cars.
«We’re excited about having autonomous electric cars for U.S. consumers in 2020», stated Padmasree Warrior, US CEO. «Today we also unveiled our vision for the car of the future, focused on delivering unmatched user experience through leading edge, software defined hardware».
At Eve’s heart lies Nomi, an artificial intelligence engine with an intuitive human interface, providing verbal and visual connections both within the vehicle and with the outside world. Nomi uses the vehicle’s active glass to provide an augmented vision for occupants and for new kinds of entertainment.
Doing away with conventional A and B pillars of the car and using optimized door cuts, the comfortable and inviting interior is accessed through a wide forward-sliding door. The fixed seats are belted and positioned to deliver flexibility and an enhanced feeling of openness.
In the primary seating area, a discrete folding table creates work or play space, while a luxurious seat that reclines and allows for relaxation or even sleep. The forward two seats, accessed from the main interior, enjoy an enhanced panoramic view, with digital displays provided on the active glass when needed to support non-autonomous driving. Eve is designed from the inside out for autonomy.