Every time a major auto show rolls around, there is never any shortage of futuristic looking concepts displayed by automakers to wow the crowds with what cars might look like in 10 to 15 years’ time. However, for this week’s Shanghai Auto Show, it seems one manufacturer decided to go for something way more radical.
The Chevrolet FNR concept has now been displayed in Shanghai, China, and it was developed by the company’s Asia/Pacific operations as a snapshot of the future of global roadcars; though we aren’t entirely sure if the term “car” even applies in this case. Being called in some corners a “driving capsule,” the new concept is of course self-driving. The FNR is powered by two electric motors, one at each of the two front wheels. The two magnetic hubless electric motors are supposedly charged wirelessly as well.
The dragonfly doors which open straight upward are almost unnoticeable amid the car’s radical and sharp styling. Features like a start button and lock are long gone, with the car reportedly employing iris(eye) recognition systems in place. Crystal laser headlights illuminate the road ahead, and it’s no problem swiveling around in the front seats to have a nice chat with the rear passengers, as the radar in the roof guides the autonomous driving system.
Though the car doesn’t look bad for being reminiscent of something out of Halo, our only request is that they make the Chevrolet badge on the front a bit more pronounced.