Chinese tech giant LeEco, which has built quite a reputation for itself in the web streaming, smart phones & smart TV industry is now making inroads into the electric automotive industry as well with its partnership with James Bond’s favorite luxury sports car maker Aston Martin and heavy investment into the Chinese electric car startup Faraday Future.
LeEco’s Ventures Into the Automobile Market
LeEco & Aston Martin have been working together in a partnership, the result of which was unveiled in January with the Aston Martine Rapide S which boasted of the latest LeTV’s ‘Internet of the Vehicle’ system which attempted to digitize the console. The two comapnies will release the new Rapide E which is expected to have a completely electric drive train. So gear up fellas for the ultimate the ultimate fusion of luxury, speed and technology, all in an eco-friendly electric powered package.
LeEco has strongly backed the Chinese electric car startup Faraday Future, and has just released its very own autonomous electric car – the LeSee. The See in the automobile’s name is an acronym which stands for the weighty ‘Super Electric Ecosystem’.
Features of LeSee
The sparkling white sporty look of this car will undoubtedly go a long way in appealing to the customers. The fact that the car comes with just the right amount of curves at the right places only goes on to accentuate its aesthetic appeal.
The electric powered sedan has voice activation and memory foam rear seats, which means that for utmost comfort, the seat will conform to the shape of the passenger. The autonomous self driving mode of the vehicle when activated, pulls in the fold-able steering wheel into the dashboard. Seems right out of a science fiction movie right?
The car is equipped with the standard conventional front doors hinged at the front whereas the rear doors are ‘suicide doors’- doors which are hinged at the back.
The company claims a top speed of 130 mph or 210 kmph. The front fascia of the car is a smart screen which depicts the car’s performance and other parameters. With touchscreens behind the front screens that provide LeEco’s own compelling entertainment system for the rear seat passengers, this car may well revolutionize the way people travel.
With cameras replacing conventional mirrors, the LeSee has C-shaped headlights as well as taillights and bids adieu to the typical front grill.
Don’t be surprised if you feel that the front and rear windscreen seems like a single unit with the roof, which seems to have been furbished entirely out of glass.
CEO Jia Yueting displayed the car’s impressive self-driving & self-parking features using voice commands via a mobile app. The proud CEO added that the car will also have come with face-recognition and self learning, though didn’t show these features.
Hopes for the Future
The company is gearing up this electric powered beauty to give cut-throat competition to Tesla Motors Model S. It claims that LeSee will outshine its Tesla counterpart in all areas of performance.
LeEco is looking to expand it’s business across multiple platforms and has invested in the car-hailing business as well with the intention of forming a fleet of self driven taxi’s. The front lights of the car through a multitude of colors will indicate its availability.
The CEO admitted that they aim to provide the car free of cost to customers sometime in the future, with the company intending to make money out of content and other services it will offer through its squadron of affiliated automobiles.