Swiss concept house Rinspeed has unveiled its autononmous electric car at the Geneva show.
The ‘Budii’, which is based on the BMW i3, has been fitted with a new steer-by-wire system and a steering wheel that can be folded away when it is not in use. The wheel can also switch sides to provide both left and right-hand drive.
Rinspeed has worked with a number of suppliers who supplied the technology in the Budii concept. Infotainment specialist Harman Kardon have designed a system that "independently identifies the habits and preferences of the driver and reduces the necessary operating steps [to drive the car] to a minimum".
The car also rides on a new air suspension system that has a ride height adjustment range of 100mm.
Also incorporated is a ‘telescoping laser scanner’, which rises up from the Budii’s roof and works in combination with a 3D camera to scan the terrain ahead of the vehicle, allowing the car to automatically adjust the ride height and suspension accordingly.