CES 2017: Chrysler Portal Concept – Designed by Millennials for Millennials
Chrysler’s Portal is a concept car designed by millennials in their design and engineering department. They were tasked to design a car they would want to drive.
Chrysler was quite forward-thinking here at CES when they released the Portal. Chrysler’s Portal is a concept car designed by millennials in their design and engineering department. They were tasked to design a car they would want to drive. Thus, they relied on their values as being tech savvy, environmentally aware and cost conscious to design the ultimate car.
The result of this design exercise was a vehicle that maximizes the interior space so that passengers can be productive when moving from point A to point B. Essentially, it is outfitted to become the third space between work and home. Premium seating is standard for all occupants with the ability to fold flat, up and even slide the full length of the vehicle for ultimate productivity. Seats can even be removed, if needed, to create more space. Technology, of course is embraced, and the displays throughout are clean, with a simple high–mount that features easy-to-use interfaces. The infotainment system even has sensors and a software system to provide a seamless user experience including facial recognition and voice biometrics to recognize users and tailor a unique driving experience to the individual.
Some other features that make this vehicle a very viable and comfortable third space for millennials include:
-It’s an all-electric vehicle, with an estimated 250 miles of range on a full charge.
-In just 20 minutes, the battery pack can be charged to take you 150 miles.
-There is WiFi inside the car to enable community social sharing and collaboration.
-A suite of sensor technology will allow this car to achieve SAE autonomous level 3. It can drive itself as long as the driver can take control in high risk situations.
Given the Portal’s autonomous capability, this vehicle sounds like the perfect car for millennials. A recent study by Kanetix.ca shows that millennials between 18 and 34 are the most excited by the advent of the driverless car compared to the rest of Canadians.