Besides Toyota and others, Rinspeed sees a future of skateboard-like chassis carrying any number of pods for personal or commercial uses. Some 30 companies joined in developing the Snap concept. A prototype is on display at CES in Las Vegas.
The 102-year-old German supplier further moves away from its traditional businesses, announcing an unnamed Chinese automaker will install its ProAI supercomputer in a vehicle with Level 3 autonomous driving features for the Chinese market.
The automaker says the five cars, equipped with Level 4 autonomous-driving technology by Society of Automotive Engineers standards, will be tested on a 120-mile stretch of highway shortly before the opening of the Olympics.