Virtual butlers will be the face of luxury car travel

Virtual butlers will be the face of luxury car travel

It seems that the old and very much trusted coffee cup holder in the car will be the thing of the past, as Bentley has unveiled sketches for what they think luxury car travel will look like in years to come.

For those who like to travel in style, Bentley has created a visual projection of what they could be developing on the production lines in years to come.

Complete with cream leather forward- and rear-facing seats, and a stylish table to place your champagne flutes, the designers at the luxury manufacturer have sophisticated class in mind. Household staff don’t have to be restricted to the home either, as the car will also feature a virtual holographic butler.

Speaking to Car and Driver, Bentley’s newly appointed design director, Stefan Stielaff commented: “In our design studio we are working on the stuff that is on the market in five years’ time. We are living in the future and what you see here is the past for us and the present for you.”

He added: “The way of living is going to change dramatically in the next 20 years. If you look at the world population, three quarters will live in megacities. I’m pretty sure that not everybody will sit in public transport, there is always a demand – especially for luxury customers – to have a private sphere, their own private vehicle.”

The futuristic design also boasts state of the art OLED displays built into panels and an elaborate quilted wood trim in the interior.

The design itself is only a reflection of what we could be seeing on the roads in years to come, with no definitive indication of production, but it is evidence that the team behind the concept is constantly striving for perfection in the digital and virtual age.

Bentley has become one of the most popular luxury car brands in the past 100 years and has provided class, style and substance to middle and upper class travel in day-to-day living.

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