Like many other luxury car brands, Porsche is all about being sporty, luxurious and all about innovation, but don’t expect the German car manufacturers to jump on the ‘driverless car’ trend anytime soon.
According to Reuters, Porsche’s CEO Dr. Oliver Blume is skeptical about cars that drive without human input. “One wants to drive a Porsche by oneself,” he told German newspaper Westfalen-Blatt. “An iPhone belongs in your pocket, not on the road.” You tell ’em Blume.
Driverless cars are still several years, if not more than a decade away, yet more and more car manufacturers are including semi-autonomous software like adaptive cruise control and active lane-departure mitigation into the design of their vehicles.
Porsche’s Mission E concept, the company’s first foray into battery-electric vehicles will adopt plenty of these forward-thinking technologies, hitting 100km/h in just 3.5 seconds and charging from flat to 80% in just 15 minutes. Just don’t expect it to take you around town for nothing.