With its InnerSpace concept car, Cadillac is pushing the boundaries of what luxury transportation looks like.
On Wednesday, Cadillac gave a dramatic preview of our autonomous future in a livestream at the CES technology conference. Cadillac presented the “Halo” eVTOL (electric vertical take-off and landing) vehicle and autonomous electric shuttle at CES last year. The lineup has increased to include a two-seater luxury sports car named InnerSpace.
The focus of InnerSpace is the passenger experience, not the driving. With its wraparound LED screen, no driving apparatus, and a hinged two-person seat adorned with throw pillows to emphasize the chill vibe, you can enjoy the ride while the car drives. With a glass roof and sides, you can see everything while on the move, and there’s no need to keep your eyes on the road.
Even the way the doors open shatters our conception of the amount of space a car consumes. With the roof opening with the doors and the seats pivoting out, it’s easy to get in and out.
Because it is electric, it is a quiet ride into the future.
Mary Barra also mentioned that GM plans to work with self-driving company Cruise to develop a personal autonomous vehicle by the end of the decade. This would be a vehicle you own, not one you could share or hail through an app. Cruise’s self-driving Chevy Bolt EVs, backed by GM, has already begun testing in San Francisco.