aston martin letv rapide s

Chinese technology company LeEco and automaker Aston Martin have revealed the Autolink Rapide S concept at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The study incorporates the latest Internet of the Vehicle (IOV) system from Letv, which focuses on a new concept for the centre console and instrument panel.

On the show car, the centre console is now a 13.3-inch HD touchscreen and the instrument panel is a 12.2-inch screen, incorporating electronic instrumentation and gauges. The original human-machine interaction (HMI) has also been updated by integrating Letv’s latest speech recognition technology. It’s also able to work with Letv’s other devices and will include remote monitoring and services with the support of LeCloud, through the vehicle’s Wi-Fi system.

LeEco first showed its Autolink system in November 2015, the first time the company had released a product specifically developed for automotive applications. It says the collaboration with Aston Martin on the Rapide S further demonstrates the capabilities of its global open auto eco-system.

The two companies signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) a month ago to confirm research projects that include the development of connected electric vehicles through to manufacturing consultation on future electric vehicles, and the vehicle is the first result of the collaboration.