COOL CON­CEPT

IS THIS THE FU­TURE OF SPORT­ING VAUX­HALLS? GM RE­LEASE DE­TAILS OF THEIR GROUND­BREAK­ING CON­CEPT CAR…

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It’s no sur­prise that the lat­est con­cept car to emerge from the GM sta­ble of­fers a huge amount of tech. The GT Con­cept’s flag­ship fea­ture is what GM call the Hu­man Ma­chine In­ter­face (HMI), which means the car is op­er­ated purely by voice con­trol and a cen­tral touch­pad, mak­ing it but­ton-less. It also has a self learn­ing sys­tem which recog­nises the driver’s habits and needs. So it will choose the right mu­sic, the cor­rect route, or even the cor­rect tem­per­a­ture for any given sit­u­a­tion. GM proudly claim that the “HMI could even recog­nise whether pas­sen­gers want to lis­ten to hip-hop or chill-out mu­sic”. It’s pri­mar­ily op­er­ated by voice con­trol but there’s also a large touch­pad on the cen­tre con­sole for man­ual in­putting of com­mands.

Style wise there’s def­i­nitely echoes of the clas­sic Opel GT, with un­usual side win­dow treat­ment and rather funky red tyres. As ever with th­ese kind of cars they’re a long way from a pro­duc­tion re­al­ity, but it’s al­ways in­ter­est­ing to see what the fu­ture holds and it’s not un­usual for con­cept car tech to fil­ter down into nor­mal mod­els, al­beit not straight away. We don’t know about you, but we’d hap­pily own one!

Groovy coloured tyres. Are they the

fu­ture, or just con­cept car folly?

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