Tata Motors has sought to revolutionise the driving experience with their latest concept, ConnectNext, at the Geneva Motor Show.
The five-seater electric car comes with a minimalistic driver interface along with electric parking brake, automatic transmission, keyless entry, among other features. To reduce power consumption, an occupant cooling mechanism has been installed instead of the conventional cabin cooling.
To showcase technology, ConnectNext is endowed with rear projected touch centre stack, rear projected instrument cluster, integrated co-driver display, centre display and control and instrument cluster.
However, what separates ConnectNext from other concept cars is its seamless home-to-car and car-to-home connectivity. This includes video conference facilities, internal wireless hub to facilitate customised music, video streaming and access to cloud services.
While we won’t see ConnectNext on public roads in near future, it shows Tata Motors’ intent in shaping the future of car industry. Their investment in R&D might well pay off.