Rolls-Royce’s bonkers self-driving car actually is a luxurious concept motor with a silk ‘throne’

BMW group reveal Rolls-Royce vision

There’s apparently no need for a chauffeur as the entire car is controlled by a virtual assistant called Eleanor.
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We hope she’s good at parking though, because the dimensions of the 103EX are gargantuan. It measures 5.9 meters long and 1.6 meters high and looks like some kind of futuristic Batmobile.

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Rolls-Royce’s chief executive, Torsten Müller-Ötvös, poses next to the Vision Next 100

Up top is a glass roof. Or, as Rolls-Royce puts it: “A canopy over the occupants that provides privacy while allowing them to contemplate the majesty of the stars in the firmament above as they glide through the night.”

We don’t even know what that last part means.

Suffice to say, this is unlikely ever to make it onto your local high street. It’s meant more as an indicator that BMW-owned Rolls-Royce is keen not to be left in the dust when the driverless cars start their engines.

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Rolls-Royce’s Vision Next 100, the carmaker’s first driverless vehicle
Rolls-Royce’s Vision Next 100, the carmaker’s first driverless vehicle

Ford, Nissan, Audi and Toyota are just some of the traditional car manufacturers looking into autonomous vehicles.

They are facing competition from the likes of newer tech-focused companies like Google and Tesla.

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