Lincoln, a division of Ford Motor Company, has unveiled its Model L100 concept electric autonomous vehicle, taking inspiration from the brand’s original luxury vehicle, the 1922 Model L.
The vehicle debuted at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, an auto show in California, the autonomous Model L100 concept uses next generation battery cell and pack technologies that will allow the vehicle to stay on the road longer, Lincoln said.
The concept allowed Lincoln to reimagine and illustrate how advanced technologies can be used in new ways to evolve how designs of vehicles can be done.
An interactive, center console chessboard features a jewel-inspired chess piece controller that captures light and depth of controls inside the cabin. The controller replaces the steering wheel in the L100 concept vehicle, which opens the interior for more social seating configurations and for passenger engagement that can be tailored based on the occasion.
The front row seats can be flipped forward for social settings in the cabin allowing the front passengers to sit across from the rear passengers.
Other features of the L100 concept vehicle include:
- Glass roof
- Reverse-hinged doors
- Smart wheel covers
- Lighting and sensors for motion communication, battery life and human presence
- Artificial intelligence system
- GPS sensors
- Digital floor, canopy and ambient lighting for personalized mood
- Mood-enhanced scents and touch