It may seem like a stretch to say that a self-driving car is a good idea, but this new concept from a car company in Palo Alto is making a convincing case.
The Carbo and Bixby cars are designed for the autonomous driving world and the concept also seems to be working in a different direction than the current generation of car manufacturers.
If anything, the concept shows that we’re starting to see a shift in thinking around self-drive technology, from a purely technological perspective.
In a new post on Medium, Carbo’s director of product management and operations, Adam Leppert, talks about the car’s potential to make driving more enjoyable for people.
“We have a very strong vision and a very focused team of engineers that have been working on this concept for a very long time,” he wrote.
“This is our vision, and we want to be able to execute on it.”
The Carbon and Brixby cars share the same basic design, though there’s a few changes in the name.
They’re called the Carbo, the Brix, and the Carbi.
The Brix is a slightly more basic car with a standard engine and a single front axle, while the Carbio is a supercharged, two-wheel drive car with more of an autonomous drive capability.
Both are based on the same platform, which is a 10-passenger, front-wheel-drive car.
The new Carbo can go 0-60 in 2.2 seconds and can travel a total of 150 miles.
The car’s front axle and rear axle rotate at about 25,000 rpm, making the car more agile than its competitors.
The main difference is in the engine.
The Cars are all powered by a 1.5-liter, four-cylinder, six-speed automatic.
The engine is a two-cylindered, four cylinder, and it can go up to 190 horsepower, or about 400 hp more than the top-of-the-line car.
As far as the wheels are concerned, the Carbon is a three-wheeled, front drive model, while Brix has a four-wheel, rear drive version.
Both of these cars are equipped with ABS and electronic stability control, and both of the cars are capable of being driven in all weather conditions.
There’s no word yet on how many of the vehicles will be built, but the concept is slated for production by 2019.
Check out the new concept in action: Carbo Carbon Brix Carbi Carbo vs. Brix Brix vs. Carbi (via Engadgets)