Cadillac Arabia and e& (formerly known as Etisalat Group) are teaming up to bring the InnerSpace concept – a dramatic, electric and fully autonomous, two-passenger luxury car – to the region’s most prominent technology event, GITEX Global 2022. the Future’ spot, widely regarded as the most visited display at the fair, the InnerSpace Concept will be proudly displayed on the e& stand within The Technology Innovators Showcase.
With the goal of converting 25 percent of total transport in Dubai to autonomous mode by 2030, the InnerSpace Concept illustrates what the future of mobility could look like in the emirate, the UAE and the Arab world. Utilizing advanced technologies designed to enhance the passenger experience, the InnerSpace Concept allows two passengers to focus on enjoying their journeys safely, representing autonomous mobility as an ally of well-being and more personal time.
InnerSpace is part of a trio of visionary vehicles from the Cadillac Halo Concept Portfolio, including PersonalSpace (VTOL) and SocialSpace (PAV). The portfolio solves the complex day-to-day transportation needs of prospective customers while recognizing their desires for experiential fulfillment and ethical product choices. It also embodies this vision for the next decade and beyond, showing how General Motors can achieve its goal of a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions, and Zero Congestion.
“At Cadillac, we have a vision for the future to enable our customers to travel effortlessly with extraordinary resources. For more than a decade, we’ve introduced groundbreaking technologies to deliver the most comprehensive advanced driving experience in any era. InnerSpace takes it one step further by completely reinventing the user experience of a fully autonomous luxury car. To be able to bring this to Dubai, one of the most progressive cities in the Arab world already embracing autonomy, is a real privilege. Thank you to e& for partnering with us for this incredible showcase and for believing in our vision for the future to make cars cleaner, safer and better,” said Kristian Aquilina, Managing Director of Cadillac International Operations and Cadillac Middle East.
The car’s fully autonomous capabilities allow passengers to explore more of the world around them and from within, with more personalized and tailored experiences that add new dimensions to Cadillac’s signature luxury experience. AI-powered biometric inputs and interfaces, accessed through a large, immersive and panoramic SMD LED display, allow passengers to choose from Augmented Reality Engagement, Entertainment and Wellness Recovery themes for their ride. Ultifi allows Cadillac engineers and authorized third parties to innovate additional themes and features that can be added over the air.
With Ultium Platform’s wireless battery management system, the battery modules are scattered throughout the concept vehicle, allowing designers to optimize the cabin for space and serenity. This design freedom also allowed for an unobtrusive floor, resulting in an extremely low, sports car-like seating position.
On the outside, the dramatically designed InnerSpace features expansive panoramic glass on the roof and part of the sides of the body for an almost unobstructed view. The roof opens with the doors for more comfortable entry and exit, and the seats also swing out when the doors are opened, enhancing the effect.
Even the InnerSpace’s tires are designed to add to its comfort. Developed by Goodyear for electric vehicles, they feature SoundComfort technology designed to reduce the resonance of sound waves in the tire for a quiet ride, while soybean oil and rice husk silica replace the petroleum-based oil as a key ingredient. in their construction. And because autonomous driving removes some of the driver’s connection to the road, Goodyear SightLine, Goodyear’s tire intelligence technology, provides important information about pressure, temperature, load and other performance factors.
The InnerSpace Concept will be featured at the Technology Innovators Showcase at GITEX Global 2022.