They have come a long way in their first century, so here is their vision for the future. Imagine a car that is a member of the family. That is what we witnessed as the Bentley EXP 100 GT was unveiled live on YouTube. CEO Adrian Hallmark invited the world to view the future of Bentley. This stunning electric concept has the most advanced Artificial Intelligence we’ve seen. Sensors throughout the cabin monitor your vital signs to predict your mood.
The car adjusts accordingly by either going into “cocoon” mode or performance mode. Insulating you from the outside world, cocoon handles the driving while using the latest in sound and visual isolation. Fiber optics are woven throughout the cockpit to provide a relaxing ambiance. But all that can change with a gesture of your hand. You can take command at an instant, and the car’s personality changes. Light and sound are allowed in to connect you to the world outside. Another gesture allows the car to take a snapshot of your journey, these memories are stored in the AI system as memories of each experience.
Seating can be configured for 2, 3, or 4 passengers, with each having an interactive display. If you rent a Bentley while on vacation, your AI is pre-loaded from the cloud. This car was inspired by customers to attend to every need and incorporate sustainable materials.
Therefore, the designers used rescued hardwood and hammered copper for the finer details. Each wheel has its own electric motor, and the battery can be charged to 80% in 15 minutes. This is probably the same 800-volt system developed for the Porsche Taycan, as Volkswagen owns Bentley.
The event concluded with Adrian mentioning the imminent adoption of plug-in hybrids followed by pure electric models. Fuel cells were also mentioned, but hydrogen and hardwood is an odd combination. Tell us what you think of this concept in the comments below, and click the button for great deals on the new Continental GT.