Rinspeed To Unveil Electric iPhone-Controlled Concept Car
Swiss design company Rinspeed is said to be unveiling a new electric concept car at next week’s Geneva Motor Show that is controlled in part by the driver’s iPhone. Instead of using keys to start the ignition, the car, called the iChange, uses the driver’s iPhone. in one of the built-in iPhone holders on the left and right of the wheel. When locked in place in one of the holders on either side of the wheel, a green “Start” button will light up on the iPhone’s screen that starts the car when pressed. When driving, the iPhone also controls a number of other things like the headlights.
They also tossed in a few other cool features, like the ability to go from a single-seater to seating three people with the push of a button that changes the shape of roof to fit more people. It’s also powered on Lithium ion batteries, and it’s Siemens-built electric motor can supposedly take it from 0 to 100kph in 4.2 seconds.