Ford will use the 2012 International Consumers Electronics Show in Las Vegas to offer North Americans their first look at the Ford Evos Concept.
Ford Evos showcases Fords’s vision for a consumer-focused technology experience and the future global design language, with a sleeker profile, smaller headlamps and a new design for the blue oval.
The design will influence Ford cars and crossovers for the next five years. Ford Evos made its global debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show in September.
The Evos Concept integrates technology in a holistic way meant to enrich the driving experience. By exchanging data with the cloud, the Evos extends the connected lifestyle from home and office to the vehicle, providing new possibilities for personalization and adaptability of the car.
Through integration of on-board data about driver preferences with cloud-based information such as work schedules, music and weather conditions, and local data delivered through vehicle-to-vehicle communications, Evos Concept aims to make life simpler.
Ford researchers have also incorporated technologies to enhance driver health and wellness while at the wheel. Features such as the heart-rate monitoring seat and certified allergy-free interiors connect to the cloud to monitor the physical state and workload of the driver, and adjust the driving experience accordingly.
Evos also utilizes the power of the cloud to understand driver behavior and travel patterns in order to make predictions about destinations and to adjust the control strategies for the state-of-the-art lithium-ion plug-in-hybrid powertrain. Through understanding where the driver is likely to go, Evos can intelligently switch between running on battery or engine power in order to use the least amount of energy for any situation.