FNR "Find New Roads"
General Motors CEO Mary Barra (left) and North America President Alan Batey with the Chevrolet Bolt
General Motors (through Shanghai-GM), like lots of other carmakers ,will present a new plug-in (believed to be a pure electric) concept car (alongside the already unveiled in U.S. Bolt EV) at the 2015 Shanghai Motor Show.
The car is called FNR "Find New Roads" and was designed by GM’s Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center. For now, we found only one teaser image of FNR.
"The concept ... reportedly having features like autopilot, pupil recognition startup, gesture control, wireless charging, and a number of intelligent robotic controllers to make time spent driving relaxed."
Stay tuned for more details. The vehicle's debut is now just days away.
UPDATE: GM has now released the below picture of the FNR Concept, and added further backstory on the concept
The Chevrolet-FNR made its global debut at Shanghai GM Gala Night. (Image via General Motors)
Chevrolet-FNR and All-New Chevrolet Malibu Make Global Debut at Shanghai GM Gala Night
The Chevrolet-FNR is an autonomous electric concept vehicle that offers a glimpse at mobility of the future. It was developed in Shanghai by GM’s Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center (PATAC) joint venture.
Engineering, design and electrification teams drew on their past experience developing electric concept vehicles. Their aim was to create a unique, intelligent vehicle for tomorrow’s younger consumers by utilizing innovative car networking technology.
The Chevrolet-FNR boasts a futuristic capsule design. It has crystal laser headlights and taillights, dragonfly dual swing doors, magnetic hubless wheel electric motors and a wireless auto-charge system.
The Chevrolet-FNR is loaded with a range of intelligent technologies usually seen only in science fiction movies. They include sensors and roof-mounted radar that can map out the environment to enable driverless operation, Chevy Intelligent Assistant and iris recognition start. The Chevrolet-FNR can also serve as a “personal assistant” to map out the best route to the driver’s preferred destination.
In self-driving mode, the vehicle's front seats can swivel 180 degrees to face the rear seats, creating a more intimate setting. The driver can switch to manual mode through the gesture control feature.