Up until recently we didn’t know a great deal about the Ford EVOS Concept, however the last week or so has revealed quite a lot about this mysterious car and it has to be said things look promising.
What has caught our attention the most is the fact that this concept features cloud services, at the moment we are told that the EVOS will respond to a driver’s past behaviour, road types and a heart rate monitor which has been built into the driving seat – this means that if you’re stressed distractions on the dash will be taken away, if you like listening to certain music genres on bendy roads the car will learn this and play suitable tracks. Not only will the EVOS make changes to music and the dash but it will also adapt performance and handling to suit the route you are taking.
Lots of the functionality is currently being worked on, but we are told that the concept vehicle will be able to access the cloud while you are driving to reserve a parking space and then once reserved take you to that exact place – how neat is that! There is also talk of a more intelligent navigation system which can access the cloud and suggest traffic-free routes and access weather and pollution data to take you the cleanest route possible.
Two functions which we must mention are by no means necessities, but would definitely come under the “luxury” feature list, firstly if you are listening to music at home you will be able to get in your car and continue listening from where you left off, not only this but the EVOS will be able access your calendar to check the times of your appointments etc to pre-heat / cool the car’s interior so it is not cold / hot when you get in. You can find out more about how the Ford EVOS Concept will use cloud services over at GoodGearGuide.
We are told that the Ford EVOS Concept will make an appearance at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2011 which starts in 10 days time – below we have embedded some images to whet your appetite – feel free to leave a comment.