Audi has revealed a new electric vehicle concept: a self-driving vehicle which can extend and retract at the touch of a button.
The Skysphere, one of the automaker’s three new self-driving car ideas, is a two-door convertible.
According to the company, it is 4.94 meters long in “Sports” mode. According to an Audi press statement, while in self-driving “Grand Touring” mode, the 1,800kg car can extend to 5.19 meters in length, giving passengers more space for watching movies.
According to the press announcement, the vehicle would have a 500-kilometer range.
Audi stated via email that the Skysphere would not be manufactured, but that many of the car’s design aspects will be incorporated into future models.
The Volkswagen Group-owned German business announced that it expects to showcase its Grandsphere and Urbansphere prototypes in the coming months.
Audi’s latest concept car debuts at a time when automakers are scrambling to introduce new all-electric and hybrid vehicles.
In August, US Vice President Joe Biden set a new aim for zero-emissions vehicles to account for 50% of all new vehicle sales in the US by 2030, which includes electric battery, fuel cell, and plug-in hybrid vehicles.