The Ford Evos Concept can draw on an understanding about the driver's preferences and driving the habits, to be used inconjunction with information from the cloud
The Ford Evos Concept will debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, a car which represents Ford's new global design language, explores future powertrain and vehicle technologies.
The Ford Evos Concept will be connected to the cloud and will know the driver, and as such, adapt handling, steering and engine controls in order to deliver a dynamic driving experience.
The Ford Evos Concept can draw on an understanding about the driver's preferences and driving the habits, to be used in conjunction with information from the cloud - such as the driver's work schedule and local traffic conditions - to provide a personalised and seamless experience as the driver enters and leaves the car.
This could enable to car to automatically resume the music that the driver was listening to at home or heat or cool the interior to the driver's ideal temperature before the driver enters the car. By communicating wirelessly, the Ford Evos Concept could close garage doors or switch off the house lights as it pulls away.
With current technology, vehicle chassis settings have to be defined upon the abilities and tastes of a cross-section of drivers and typical road conditions. The Ford Evos Concept foresees the tuning handling and performance for the road ahead as well as taking in to account who is driving the car.
Technology in the Ford Evos Concept will learn driving habits and capabilities and overlay map and weather data from the cloud, adjusting powertrain, steering, suspension and braking systems to provide the optimum enjoyment, comfort and safety.
Technology for driver wellness includes a heart-rate monitoring seat, advanced air quality sensors and filtration systems and certified allergy-free interior, the system will also suggest a healthier route to the destination. Again, with connection to the cloud, the Ford Evos Concept will monitor the physical state and workload of the driver, adjusting the experience accordingly.
The Ford Evos Concept is powered by a lithium-ion plug-in hybrid (PHEV) powertrain delivering the same performance as the Ford C-MAX Energi scheduled for introduction in Europe during 2013.
The Ford Evos Concept has been conceived as a dramatic fastback concept with attention-grabbing lines with a four-door, four-seat layout combining dynamic appearance with practicality. The car measures 4.50m long, 1.97m wide and 1.36m high, with a wheelbase of 2.74m.
The interior design of the Ford Evos Concept features clean, simple surfaces with a slim upper instrument panel. The curvaceous cockpit display surfaces sweep down to either side of the driver to display secondary information about the vehicle and infotainment systems.
The driver benefits from an advanced driver interface in order to interact with the car, whilst passengers have the ability to interact with the car and individually adjust their sports seat via dedicated touch screen displays.Published 31 August 2011