GFG Style and Envision Unveil Concept Car at Geneva Motor Show
At the 2018 Geneva Motor Show on March 6, GFG Style and Envision unveil a new concept electric vehicle that brings together beautiful design with beautiful energy, to signpost the future of mobility.
The GFG Sibylla is a smart electric sedan developed in collaboration with Envision, a leader in smart energy management. The vehicle uses Envision’s EnOS™ energy IoT platform to integrate with its surrounding energy infrastructure, allowing the car to become intelligently integrated into the wider energy ecosystem. The design is functional and ergonomic, echoing the seamless integration of EnOS™.
The generous 22-inch wheels are fitted with the innovative Pirelli Cyber Tyres, which, equipped with an internal sensor, provide essential information on tyre condition, road conditions and vehicle performance to both the driver and the car control unit. Innovative “stellar” wheels ensure a constant surface balance.
At the far end of the front, at the confluence with the side, there is a slot with a front stop light. This device, which has never been fitted by any manufacturer or contemplated by lawmakers, is a preventive stop signal that would give pedestrians visual assurance when crossing the road that the approaching car is braking.
Consistent with its name, the Sibylla (the name was chosen in reference to the figure from Latin mythology endowed with the ability to provide answers and predict the future) offers a whole series of data to the drive from within the car and its outside environment, from the weather, to driving conditions, to the nearest charging point — through a LED display positioned at the front of the car under the bonnet.
The inside of the backrests of the four seats come with an innovative sensor device, engineered by the Japanese company Delta Kogyo Co, which detects sudden changes in passengers’ physical condition (blood pressure variations, heart rate, etc.).
The Sibylla is also equipped with a large luminous display inside the grille able to “communicate” with the outside world, providing information on the charge status of the batteries, giving movement alerts, signalling certain manoeuvres of the car as for example when braking or turning.
GFG Style started in 2015 by founders Giorgetto and Fabrizio Giugiaro who brought extraordinary experience in car design. Giorgetto is known globally as one of the most successful designers in automotive history. Fabrizio has been active in car design, industrial design and the planning and development of car interiors and exteriors for public and private clients for over 30 years.
Envision is China’s second largest wind turbine company and the eighth largest in the world. Headquartered in Shanghai, Envision with regional offices across Asia, Europe, North and South America has established global R&D and engineering centres in Denmark, Germany and the United States.