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The SC1 Vision Concept's technology and aesthetics reveal bold statements about the direction of Karma's future product offerings.

15 Aug 2019 | International News : U.S.A


Southern California-based luxury electric automaker and high-tech incubator Karma Automotive have announced that the North American debut of its SC1 Vision Concept car will occur at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.

The SC1 Vision concept envisions a future where cars will be able to take over the duties of driving should the driver become fatigued
Featuring the best of tomorrow's cutting-edge technologies and design, the SC1 Vision Concept's next-generation technology, artful aesthetics, customised elements and pure electric platform reveal bold statements about the direction of Karma's future product offerings in both technology and design.

The SC1 Vision Concept aims to seamlessly integrate new infotainment architecture with 5G connectivity and a humanised communication system with touch, voice, eye and graphical interfaces.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) will understand conventional language and commands, while a camera-based eye tracking system is capable of biometric identification, allowing for the multi-modal authentication of occupants. The eye-tracking system monitors a driver's irises, eyelids and gaze - should the driver become distracted or fatigued, AI will safely take control of the vehicle.

With the help of eight radars, six Lidar sensors, and half dozen external cameras, the SC1 Vision Concept is readied for autonomous driving for the future, with cityscape and points of interest displayed in augmented reality. Both driver and passenger can immerse themselves in comfort with an all new surround audio system with dedicated sound environments for both driver and passenger. Karma will soon offer audio capabilities similar to the SC1 Vision Concept's system through the company's guided customisation program.

Articulating hinge doors open in a winged motion, gently rising up and forward, providing a dramatic entry and exit
The SC1 Vision Concept will feature a one-off florescent orange paint scheme with flakes of violet mica capturing stunning sunset colors, juxtaposed by a darker palleted interior fading from black to deep indigo. The bold body design is reminiscent of an H-1 aircraft, with impressive length stretching from the car's front axle to windscreen.

Striking patented articulating hinge doors open in a winged motion, gently rising up and forward, rotating around front wheels. The SC1 Vision Concept's interior prioritises simplicity and ease of use, eliminating excess to reveal a stratified design with a multi-dimensional in-cabin experience. The car's battery is housed in a center tunnel cascading down from dashboard into seats, before gliding upward to the deck lid.

The SC1 Vision Concept will be displayed on the Concept Lawn at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance on Sunday, 18 August. During Monterey Car Week, Karma Automotive will also showcase its new 2020 Revero GT alongside the Karma GT designed by Pininfarina at an exhibit on Peter Hay Hill from Thursday, 15 August through Sunday, 18 August.
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