The world-famous Italian design house Pininfarina has unveiled a futuristic and daring Virtual Concept Car, Teorema. Produced entirely in a digital environment, Teorema was designed using VR technologies.
Teorema, in particular, wants to give people back the pleasure of living the car, driving, and traveling, without the frustrations of increased congestion and other compromises, all while integrating AI, 5G, and the latest technology to drive passengers towards new incredible experiences along the journey.
Reaching a length of 5.4 meters, the electric concept is almost as long as the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class. The model has a height of 1.4 meters and was sculpted by taking advantage of Pininfarina’s own wind tunnel to maximize aerodynamic efficiency.
The concept car fills out its unique pod-like body with a convertible interior that’s nearly as comfortable as a camper. As the passenger walks in, the rear opens, the roof extends upwards and forward, and the floor lights up, guiding passengers to their seats. The car interiors provide different experiences and moments, including areas of privacy where passengers can isolate themselves to sleep or rest.
This design, according to Pininfarina, is a completely new interpretation of autonomous and 100% electric mobility, focusing on user experience and technology. The concept has been designed to create a sense of community and encourage interactions between passengers.
Teorema received a 5-seater cabin with a 1 + 2 + 2 layout, in which the driver’s seat is located in the front center, and the passenger seats are arranged in pairs along the sides.
The seats were designed together with Poltrona Frau to ensure maximum relaxation and to allow passengers to stretch out and dose off. In Drive mode, all seats face forward; in Auto Mode, the driver faces the other four passengers; and in Rest mode, the smart seats automatically change to allow people to socialize or lounge back.
Continental Engineering’s competencies on Smart Surfaces and Intelligent Glass provide Teorema with important features in user experience and safety. Pop-up buttons are hidden under the car’s interior surfaces and only emerge when the driver passes his hand over them. Each button has a slightly different shape, allowing the driver to easily recognize them without taking the eyes off the road. The driver and passengers have augmented reality technology adapted for Teorema by WayRay.
The technical details of the vehicle have not been revealed yet, but we do know that Teorema uses a rolling chassis designed by Benteler for EVs only.
It goes without saying Pininfarina has no plans to put the Teorema into production as it’s been created purely as a demonstrator. The company says its unconventional concept will be showcased to selected people shortly.