Smart Concept Car Is A Rolling Movie Projector
The unique integration of a video projector aims to recreate the drive-in movie experience.
Ahead of the 2012 Paris Auto Show, Smart has released some images and details of their new concept called the ‘forstars’ The sports utility coupé (SUC) is an adapted version of the ‘for-us’ concept we saw at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show. While the for-us had a pickup style open rear section, the forstars opts for a a glass covered hatch. The rest of the exterior is similar in shape.
Smart included a special feature sure to grab attention. Integrated into the hood is a video projector which can display media on vertical surfaces in from of the car. In essence passengers can enjoy a personal drive-in movie style experience. Content can be stored within an on-board media storage unit and operated via a Bluetooth connection on a smartphone. Interior speakers are stealthily located behind the air vents in the door panels.
The fourstars concept is powered by the same BRABUS electric drive as the for-us. Smart says the zero-emission concept can achieve a top speed of 80 mph.
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