Rinspeed Budii is a Road Scholar

Rinspeed Budii is a Road Scholar

Rinspeed is giving a glimpse into the possible future of motoring at next year’s Geneva Motor Show.

Typically known for its crazy concepts, Rinspeed will tone things down a tad at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show with an all-electric, self-driving car called the Budii. The Swiss company said that the Budii differs from other autonomous vehicles being developed because it has the ability to learn based on its environment and past driving experiences. Science fiction? Perhaps, but Rinspeed head Frank M. Rinderknecht said that the Budii “will keep learning each day, and as a result will get better and better at mastering the complex challenges of modern-day private transport.”

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Based on a compact electric city car, the Budii does have a steering wheel so the driver can take control when it wants to. The wheel is built on a hinge so that it can be used from either the left or the right side of the car so that both front occupants could share driving duty without getting up.

Look for the Rinspeed Budii to make its global debut on March 5 at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, where AutoGuide.com will be reporting live.

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