Chrysler's CES debut is a future minivan for old millennialsThe compact Portal concept features a reconfigurable as well as connected interior and the eponymous "portal" notification ring around its novel sliding doors.
Okay, so I miss the mileage back there is priceless new portal concept car in vail here at CES2017. It's design to tackle the idea of, what are those millennial does wanna drive? When they finally grow up and got real job and have kids. So it's basically a big wheel minivan shape vehicle but it's a little bit smaller than your average Pacifica. The scale just a hair smaller than the Mazda 5, which in my opinion is one of the better scales for a small family. Now the portal and portal concepts refers to that light ring around the center sliding doors It's basically the way that the driver will communicate with the vehicle outside of the car. It can be used for things like notification. So if you're sharing your car with a family, and there are a bunch of portals in the parking lot, you can just say go to the one with the green ring, and then set that color from your phone. Or if you've got it plugged up to a charging station, because of course, it's electric, that light ring can serve as the charging status indicator Now once you get past those sliding doors and into the cabin, you'll find that the entire interior is designed to be customizable. Everything from the color scheme to the seating configuration can really be customized and changed around by The driver. Nothing's really fixed in place except for the dashboard. So you can seat any where from one driver to six people inside of the car. And they can all interact and bring their own devices in to the vehicle and share information. Got some cool, connected features thing seems like a community string that hangs down from the ceiling so that if, for example everyone's driving along and they're coming up to a restaurant The different passengers in the car can, like, punch in their fast food order, and see all the confirmation right up there on the screen. That's just sort of the tip of the iceberg of the sort of in-car connectivity things that Chrysler wants to do. And of course, it's a self-driving car. One of the really cool things is the how the steering wheel retracts into the dashboard seamlessly. Of course, it is just a concept at this point but there is a huge focus right now on self-driving cars and electric cars and millennials, catering to those young drivers right now. So it's interesting to see someone looking forward into the future when those drivers are gonna be getting a little bit older.