Rinspeed Budii autonomous concept revealed for 2015 Geneva Motor Show

At last year’s Geneva Motor Show, Rinspeed unveiled the XchangE autonomous concept based on Tesla Model S.

This year the Swiss idea factory Rinspeed and visionary Frank M. Rinderknecht is returning with a new wild concept called Budii.

The Budii looks familiar as it is based on the BMW i3, though it has received some pretty unique updates.

The autonomously driving electric vehicle has a robotic arm that will hand the steering wheel to the driver of front passenger as desired, thereby transferring command from fully autonomous to human controlled driving.

The sensitive 7-axis unit from Augsburg-based market leader is more than merely a steering column, however. In theory, it will make endless adjustment options possible: for example, during automated driving in the daily commute it parks the steering wheel in the center with minimum space requirements or it serves as a table or attentive personal valet. This is made possible by the unique and multi-redundant “steer-by-wire” technology from Paravan.

The Budii rides on sporty 19-inch 8-twin-spoke alloys from Borbet. There is also a new air suspension with a ride-height adjustment range of 100 mm, a telescoping laser scanner from Hamburg-based Ibeo Automotive Systems on the roof called “TrackView” which can be raised by 70 centimeters and delivers a precise 3D perspective by means of sensor fusion. A high-resolution camera from Kappa optronics maps the terrain.

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