Ford Debuts the Cloud-connected Car with the Evos Concept
Ford is busy showing off a new concept car at IFA 2011 in Berlin this week, and it’s being dubbed the Evos Concept. This concept car is all about being a car that adapts to a driver by providing a seamlessly connected and personalized experience. For starters, the Evos uses the driver’s ‘personal cloud’ of information to do things like automatically playing the same music or news program that was just streaming at home, or heating or cooling the interior to just the right temperature before the driver gets in.
Using, adaptive vehicle technologies, the car is able to learn the driver’s habits and capabilities. It accomplishes this by monitoring the physical state and workload of the driver and adjusting the driving experience accordingly – all while maintaining a connection to the cloud. The car is also a hybrid, and is is able to automatically figure out when to save energy and switch modes by using information about the car’s predicted travel route, and any emission zone restrictions during the journey – along with the current weather conditions.
The design of the car itself is quite futuristic chic with its “dramatic” four-door, four-seat fastback concept along with its complementing in-car lithium-ion plug-in hybrid powertrain previews. And although this is just a concept car, and we know how those usually work, Ford does say that this car is a true vision of the future. So although we’re hesitant to believe that a car looking this neat will roll out from Ford soon, we’re confident that the technologies inside of it aren’t too far off from becoming apart of Ford’s SYNC system.