NEXT JEEP HAS BIOMETRIC SECURITY
JEEP unveiled its Yuntu plug-in hybrid concept at the 2017 Shanghai Auto Show, where car makers last week scrambled to show electric and hybrid cars that will meet China’s aims to reduce exhaust pipe emissions.
China’s new emission rules count any car with an exhaust — including hybrid cars like the Yunto and Toyota Prius — as a petrol cars, which means car makers will be penalised for selling such cars in China.
This is fair enough, considering that most hybrids cannot go more than 60 km on a charge on steep hills. Jeep’s Chinese website states the Yuntu Concept has an all-electric range of 65 km — on the level.
The punters at the Shanghai show could not care less and milled about the Yuntu, which means “cloud” in Chinese. The doors open barn-door style to reveal three rows of seats.
Jeep said in a statement SUVs are the fastest-growing segment in China and the Jeep Yuntu Concept showcases the potential for the Jeep brand to keep expanding in the country.
The Yuntu Concept features gesture controls and offers facial recognition software to identify the owner and passengers for security. No key is required to operate the Yuntu thanks to its biometric technology.
Jeep’s Yuntu also comes with its own exploratory drone that scans the road ahead to help plan off-road driving routes.
THe Jeep Juntu concept SUV unveiled at the Shanghai Auto Show.