While the FNR concept is the automaker’s acronym for Find New Roads, we can’t help but read it as “funner.” And we know that wouldn’t be grammatically correct, but when you look at this vehicle, you know that driving it would be way more fun than regular fun.
The Chevy-FNR Concept made its global debut at Auto Shanghai 2015. Stealing the show with its wildly futuristic design, the FNR concept was developed in Shanghai by GM’s Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center (PATAC) joint venture. Engineering, design and electrification teams drew on their past experience developing electric concept vehicles. Their aim was to create a unique, intelligent vehicle for tomorrow’s younger consumers by utilizing innovative car networking technology.
The Chevrolet-FNR is loaded with a range of intelligent technologies usually seen only in science fiction movies. The dragonfly doors, which open straight upward, are almost unnoticeable amid the car’s radical and sharp styling. Crystal laser headlights illuminate the road ahead. Features like a start button and lock are long gone, with the car employing iris (eye) recognition systems.
If they driver wants to have a nice chat with the rear passengers, it’s no problem swiveling around 180° as the roof-mounted radar guides the autonomous driving system. The driver can switch to manual mode through the gesture control feature. The car can also serve as a “personal assistant” to map out the best route to the driver’s preferred destination.
The Chevrolet-FNR electric concept vehicle offers a glimpse at the mobility – and fun – of the future.
Sources: General Motors and Speedville.com.