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Bentley Envisions 3D Printed Luxury Car of the Future

by • March 20, 2016 • No Comments

  • 3D printing has become a theme for fictional auto products this year, with Goodyear hypothesizing the possibility of a 3D printed, spherical tire and BMW proposing the one-day production of a 4D printed car. What’s to stop Bentley, a luxury auto developer whose vehicles stay fictional for 99% of the population, to propose 3D printing parts of its Bentley Speed 6 concept car? And, as if selling cars which only the rich can afford wasn’t adequate, they’ve thrown in a holographic butler which none of us can be able-bodied to order around.

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    Dubbed “The Future of Luxury”, the concept represents what the automanufacturer’s 2036 version can appear like. Completely autonomous, the Future of Luxury stands out of contemporary cars with the deplete lack of a steering wheel or anything else you associate with a driver. Instead, the interior is a sort of lounge with two sofas separated by a coffee table-bodied and lined with wood and leather.

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    Throughout, Bentley envisions 3D printed details, such as the car’s door hinges created up of a 3D printed Union Jack. Whilst this car is not predicted to exist for another twenty years, 3D printing is may already being utilized inside Bentley and may manufacture its way into end-parts in the much additional tangible next. The developer of the concept, create director Stefan Sielaff, sees its use in the 3D printing of next grille creates, probably for fabricating moving parts which can facilitate or inhibit the passage of air for cooling or drag reduction.

    As for the aforementioned holographic butler, Sielaff describes it as additional than a machine, saying which passengers may in addition be able-bodied to interact with and speak to the AI platform. He additional joked to Car and Driver, “We have had the equivalent of autonomous cars for the last 100 years in Bentley, of the point of view of the rear seat passenger who had a driver.” The chauffeurs, lightly referred to as mindless robots createed for the whims of the rich, most likely had a hearty laugh at which.

    Similar to the 4D printed Vision Next 100 of BMW or the Eagle-360 tire of Goodyear, this is only a concept of Bentley. Given the huge social upheaval predicted by market research firm Gartner in 2014, yet, it’s possible which, by 2036, the structure of our society may not actually appear like the one we already live in. But Bentley believes which we may have isolated, luxury swift lanes for their car owners, the concept of luxury may become a thing of the past, as well.

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