Chinese technology company Letv and luxury sports car brand Aston Martin revealed a new Aston Martin Rapide S vehicle fitted with Letv’s smart vehicle system at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Vegas.
Aston Martin and Letv had signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on December 3, 2015 to confirm research projects that include the development of connected electric vehicles through to manufacturing consultation on future electric vehicles.
The smart system, which comes with a central console and a instrument panel, sports a 13.3 inch HD touch screen and the instrument panel has a 12.2 inch thin-film transistor (TFT) screen incorporating electronic instrumentation and gauges. The original human-machine interaction (HMI) has also been updated by integrating Letv’s latest speech recognition technology, the company said in a statement.
Letv first showed its Autolink system in November 2015, the first time the technology company had released a product specifically developed for automotive applications. The new vehicle system will work with Letv’s other devices and will include remote monitoring and services with the support of LeCloud through the vehicles Wi-Fi system.
“After a few months ‘efforts, we finished the integration of an Aston Martin vehicle and the Letv IOV system. We have successfully equipped this supercar brand with over 100 years of history with an ‘Internet brain,” Ding Lei, co-founder, global vice chairman and China and Asia Pacific CEO of Letv Super Car, said.