Mobile High-Tech Pervades Buick's New Avenir Concept Car

1 - Mobile High-Tech Pervades Buick's New Avenir Concept Car
2 - The Shapely Avenir Evokes Speed and Fine Design
3 - Come Inside the Beautiful Avenir
4 - Crisp, Large Seatback Displays for Rear Seat Passengers
5 - Integrating a Wide Range of Driver Inputs
6 - Deeper Smartphone Integration Is Envisioned
7 - Central 12-Inch In-Dash Display for Avenir Systems
8 - Innovative Interior Design and Lighting
9 - A Sculptured Body as Beautiful as its Flowing Interior
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Mobile High-Tech Pervades Buick's New Avenir Concept Car

by Todd R. Weiss

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The Shapely Avenir Evokes Speed and Fine Design

The Avenir, French for future, is a rear-wheel drive concept car designed by a team of GM engineers and designers in the United States and Australia. It includes a next-generation direct-injected V-6 engine, a nine-speed automatic transmission and driver-selectable suspension damping.

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Come Inside the Beautiful Avenir

The Avenir concept vehicle includes a 12-inch instrument cluster and a driver's cockpit that looks ahead to the idea of autonomous driving. The minimalist display includes speed, pre-set profile information and directions to the desired destination.

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Crisp, Large Seatback Displays for Rear Seat Passengers

Rear seat passengers will each enjoy 10-inch rear seatback display monitors where they will be able to access social media, watch movies or listen to streaming audio services using built-in 4G LTE, WiFi hotspots and USB ports.

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Integrating a Wide Range of Driver Inputs

The Avenir communicates with its driver through a wide range of inputs, including touch, gestures, speech and built-in controllers. In addition, driver-recognition features can automatically sync infotainment preferences for each driver when they sit in the car.

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Deeper Smartphone Integration Is Envisioned

The Avenir builds on existing smartphone-vehicle integrations by seeking ways to make such mash-ups easier and more streamlined for users. The idea, according to Buick, is to continue to help adapt a driver's mobile communications needs and expectations to the vehicle.

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Central 12-Inch In-Dash Display for Avenir Systems

The included next-generation Buick IntelliLink infotainment system has a12-inch-diagonal color touch-screen that will recognize user music preferences, calendar schedules and recently visited locations from a cell phone's GPS system when the driver enters the car.

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Innovative Interior Design and Lighting

The Avenir features unique interior lighting, including this striking and beautiful under-console lighting that brightens the spacious interior. The car also is designed to include home integration technologies that would turn house lights on and off or close a garage door for owners.

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A Sculptured Body as Beautiful as its Flowing Interior

Super-bright light-emitting diode (LED) exterior lighting brings a high-tech look to all four corners of the Avenir, providing a hint of the innovative and forward-thinking features inside.

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