Made in UAE Autonomous Car Unveiled at Auto Shanghai
UAE-based W Motors and ICONIQ Motors have officially unveiled the MUSE Autonomous car to the world at Auto Shanghai 2019.
The fully-electric self-driving MUSE offers a unique and futuristic travel experience. It features an advanced infotainment system and smart onboard services, innovative wide screen user interfaces and advanced cloud-computed connectivity.
Two large screens and four personal tablets enable individual connectivity through a ‘CEO.UX' User Experience which stands for Comfort, Entertainment and Office, one of the best in-car-experience offerings to-date.
MUSE is also equipped with cutting-edge cyber-security and safety systems.
The MUSE was fully designed in-house by the W Motors design team.
With its name deriving from the Greek Goddesses of Inspiration, all elements of the MUSE create a balanced harmony of the science and art of automotive technology, and functionally aesthetic design.
The next-generation mobility vehicle has wide translucent surfaces and clean lines with an aerodynamic shape for better efficiency and longer autonomy.
The 3 metre wide gullwing door with an egress/ingress entry height of over 1.4 metres is the largest produced for a vehicle.
With four seats including two swiveling front seats, the car can also be converted into a mobile meeting room via conference mode.
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The vehicle is designed to enrich the passenger's experience with a wide offer of services for tourism, business and well-being.
A team of global technology experts and visionary industry leaders such as AKKA Technologies, Magna Steyr and Microsoft USA partnered to bring the project to life.
The production of the MUSE will start in early 2020, with several phases to be rolled out over the coming years.
With the global trend set to move from car ownership towards shared mobility, and from human drivers to autonomous vehicles, W Motors and ICONIQ Motors aim to become pioneers of the future mobility in the region.
A test fleet of the MUSE, which was developed in partnership with sister company ICONIQ Motors, will be on Dubai roads in specially designated zones starting during EXPO 2020, with production of series vehicles set to commence in 2023.
Said Ralph R. Debbas, Founder and CEO of W Motors: “Shared mobility systems will no doubt increasingly dominate city's future ecosystems, and as a homegrown company, we are proud to be a part of this drive in Dubai.”
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