LeEco is a company from China, that is also known as “China’s Netflix” and lately they’ve dabbled in smartphones. As we informed you here they just got into cars, by launching the LeSEE autonomous electric car concept.
This vehicle was unveiled in Beijing and it was brought on stage via voice command issued by the LeEco CEO to a smartphone. The LeSEE is a sedan with memory foam seats and an automatic driving mode, plus a steering wheel that’s able to fold toward the dash in autopilot mode. With suicide doors approach and a top speed of 130 mph, this ride is ready to battle the Tesla models.
“SEE” stands for “Super Electric Ecosystem” and it’s the result of 28 months of work. LeEco seems to promote this as more of a potential self driving taxi, rather than a consumer product. There’s even a small light at the top, showing the car is ready to be picked up. The front fascia is actually a smart display that shows data about the vehicle while it’s running.
The display is linked to C shaped headlights, which are mirrored by the taillights. Cameras are used instead of mirrors and we seem to be getting a transparent glass roof, that goes all the way from the hood to the back. Inside there’s a massive display, mounted on the dashboard, offering access to the car’s features. We don’t have technical details yet, but they’ll be unveiled in a few days at Beijing Auto Show 2016.