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Not only should this be a prototype, it should also determine the direction in which Ford is going with its following models. FormularbeginnNot the door-concept of course, which would probably be pretty unique for a car actually presenting itself as a coupé (pardon, fastback). One can put it all in a nutshell thus: When the door is wide open, all that remains of the metal sides, is a small piece of the front fender, the rest is either the side of the bumper or it's folded upwards.
As if this isn't enough, in this vehicle, which is only 1,36 meters high and 1,97 meters wide, more than a third of the roof and of course, also the filler cap, must be swung upwards (pictures 13-15) to allow a relatively comfortable boarding, also into the rear seating compartment. This is of course, not particularly well suited for a garage, it is however, the best solution, up to now, to the problem of getting into the rear section of a coupé.
One advantage is the well formed seating, whose narrow back-rests allow space on the right and left for the rear passenger's legs. Less conspicuous are the finely integrated monitors for the rear. This brings us to the next speciality, this time not quite as spectacular, i.e. the car's cloud-connection. That's where all the information that the car can gather from its sensors is stored.
After a while, your way to work has been ascertained, because on all work-days you use the same route. Should there be a quicker or, e.g., a more attractive route, the car will recommend it to you. Still typically American, is the determining of your favourite radio-music when using certain routes. The system then eagerly searches for alternative radio stations or updates the already available music.
The things that can be stored in a cloud nowadays and how it occurs, is not yet clear. Oh yes, by the way, the Ford Evos we're dealing with, is a 4,5 meter long Plug-in hybrid with a lithium-ion battery. The designers at Ford have to orientate themselves on this. 'Kinetic design' is what this new shape-language is called. The trend is towards uncomplicated side-beadings. This way, the wheel housings are more accentuated because this is the point where the beadings fade away. 12/14
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