Cadillac InnerSpace Concept: First Look
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Cadillac InnerSpace Concept: First Look

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Speaker 1: Cadillacs got some ambitious plans at last year's virtual CES, the luxury automaker unveiled two autonomous concept vehicles, sort of a self-driving mini bus and then a flying recliner, but making things even more dramatic this year, it unveiled this, the inner space. Let's take an up close and personal look at this car. This is the first time we're seeing this dramatically [00:00:30] styled design study in the flesh because it too was virtually revealed though, at this year's CES, the Innerspace is the latest edition to the Cadillac halo concept portfolio, which also includes the social space and personal space. I mentioned a few moments ago and we should have first look videos on those two vehicles as well. Anyway, with room for two, this car is all electric and fully autonomous. It has biometric [00:01:00] input technology and I machine learning basically all of your favorite buzzwords. I've gotta say in person, the AvantGuard interspace looks amazing. You've got this beautiful light up badge up front, a big grill of course, Cadillac, signature, vertical lighting elements as well. Moving rearward. There's this almost impossibly flat windshield, beautifully tape pouring roofline as well. And then of course, a boat tail back end, that looks absolutely amazing. And of course, this is a concept vehicle, [00:01:30] so it's got to have big wheels, 27 S up front 28 S at the rear. Speaker 1: Now these rollers are wrapped in special Goodyear tires designed specifically for electric, ours. They should be whisper quiet, plus, they are better for the environment because they're made of soybean oil and feature rice husk based silica. Apparently that's a thing. The Innerspace cabin is just as as its body work. This is a lounge like interior [00:02:00] with room for just two people. So think of it like a self-driving love seat, but how you access this space is perhaps the coolest part of this vehicle. The roof is made largely of glass and it pops up as the doors open, which looks really cool. Fortunately though, like my patented center console mounted deep fryer, I don't see this ever making it into production. Now that I'm bitter easing the strain on your joints. This seat is actually split down the [00:02:30] middle and each half swivels outward making egress and egress just a little bit easier. Speaker 1: They've also cut away the lower SI again. So it's simpler to just plop down in the seat. And this is fascinating because some Chrysler vehicles back way back in like the ninth, fifties, and sixties offered swiveling seats. So it's exciting to see that feature making a comeback once inside. There's no steering wheel or pedals. Obviously this is an autonomous car, but what you do get is a big curved screen. [00:03:00] That's a technical term. I'm told if this panel we flattened out, it would measure nine feet from edge to edge nine feet. Now this supports augmented reality, as well as various wellness themes. Plus it's powered by the Altify software platform. So GM and third parties can add more are features to it down the road via over the air updates. And of course, we've got lots of interesting materials in this vehicle. There's some quilted velvet up here, kind of an old school touch, [00:03:30] but it feels great. Speaker 1: This looped fabric is called boo clay. It's made out of recycled materials and it even contains bam, boo bamboo is not just for PDAs anymore. There's also mineral based leather alternative material in here, as well as responsibly sourced wood. How do you like that? So the inner space here is unlikely to ever get built. I mean, with that popup roof, you're just asking for trouble. Plus this thing is a coop and nobody buys those [00:04:00] anymore. It's all gonna be an SUV, right? But what would shock me is if some elements of this vehicle did not find their way to future Cadillacs, I'm talking about the beautiful styling, some of those sustainably sourced materials. And then of course the autonomous driving capability, all of that is within the realm of possibility. If not today, then at least a few years down the road.

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