Crewe, England - This, as far as Bentley is concerned, is what the ultra-rich will be wafting around in when the year 2035 arrives.
Built to mark Bentley’s 100th anniversary, the EXP 100 GT concept is a future-focused Grand Tourer that can drive its occupants around autonomously, while using artificial intelligence (AI) to give them an “extraordinary human journey”, but if the mood strikes the owner can still take to the wheel and enjoy driving the good old fashioned way.
Said to be inspired by the company’s intelligent and forward-thinking customers, the car comes with a unique AI system called the Bentley Personal Assistant. The car also features air and sound curation designed to promote a feeling of well-being, while various in-car displays can enhance the ‘grand tour’ experience using augmented reality, or provide a relaxed cocoon on demand. The vehicle also harvests light through its innovative glass roof that’s embedded with prisms, which collect light and transfer it into the cabin using fibre optics.
Occupants can interact with the AI assistant either through hand gestures or the front and rear Cumbria Crystal interfaces. The system can pre-empt passenger needs and even maximise comfort based on its knowledge of the owner. The Adaptable Biometric Seating with reactive surfaces can adapt to the occupant’s position, and also monitor their temperature and environmental conditions. In fact, biometric sensors are fitted throughout the car and can also track eye and head movements as well as blood pressure.
Passengers can choose from five distinct modes, including 'Enhance', which harvests light, sound and smell from outside of the car to deliver an ‘open air’ like experience, and 'Cocoon', which does the exact opposite, while 'Re-Live' can replay highlights from your journey.