Ford first unveiled the Evos Concept car at the 2011 Frankfurt International Motor Show. Soon South Africans who attend the 2013 Johannesburg International Motor Show (JIMS) at NASREC next month will also be able to view it live. Evos may not be built, we don’t know yet. But some of its design elements and technologies will definitely be seen in upcoming Ford products.
“The Ford Evos Concept was specifically developed to introduce the new Ford design direction while also showcasing future smart technologies. While you will never see this car on the road key design elements and innovations will be applied to forthcoming Ford vehicles,” says Ford South Africa Marketing Manger Gavin Golightly.
One of these smart technologies is the ability of the car to communicate with different machines and human beings through cloud computing. A feature that uses cloud is the heart-rate monitor under the seat covers, which obviously keeps check on the driver’s heart rate and will communicate should there be a need to.
The car can also “learn” your habits as a driver, including your preferred everyday routes, and can thus make suggestions to the hybrid powertrain as to which route is best at any particular point in time, thus saving time and fuel.
“The Ford Evos concept gives us an insight into the future of Ford products and the exciting design and smart elements that we can look forward to. I have no doubt that the South African public will be eager to view the Evos Concept first hand and the Johannesburg International Motor Show taking place in October,” concludes Golightly.