German automobile company developed a new concept car that turns phone into an integral part of the car - and the car into a mobile cinema.
Cars normally have a bonnet intake to help keep their engine cool but Smart Forstar's scoop conceals a projector that turns a wall into a cinema screen, the Daily Telegraph reported.
AdvertisementThe media player for the projector can be connected directly to the smartphone or videos can be streamed from it through Bluetooth. The car's other facility is that it can turn the phone into a rear-view mirror.
Revealing the concept car at the Paris Motor Show this week, Smart said that the car is the brand's first "Sports Utility Coupe" - though it's pretty well removed from normal standards of utility.
The charging socket is concealed in the right hand tail light and the left is a large bottle holder. The seat shells are slung with cloth hammocks, which are easily removable to change colours when the mood strikes or to pack large items in the car.
A 60kW magneto-electric motor fed by a 17.6kWh battery powers the concept car, which propels it to speeds of more than 130km/h.