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Feb 07, 2018 07:24 PM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

Maruti Suzuki showcases concept electric SUV e-Survivor

It is the company’s first attempt at showcasing autonomous driving technology as the vehicle is equipped with this capability.

Swaraj Baggonkar @swarajsb

Maruti Suzuki showcased the all-electric concept four wheel drive sports utility vehicle e-Survivor at the Auto Expo 2018.

It is the company’s first attempt at showcasing autonomous driving technology as the vehicle is equipped with this capability. E-Survivor has ladder frame and lightweight compact body which helps to achieve outstanding drivability and durability on rugged roads. It has got a set of four in-wheel electric motors that controls the four wheels independently. The motors enable fine control of the wheels depending on road or driving conditions. It allows for on-the-spot turning and achieves outstanding mobility – movements that were not possible with conventional 4WDs.

The vehicle can also be switched to manual mode for off-road driving at any time. It has a spherical monitor on which the vehicle’s status and the road conditions can be checked at a glance.

It also has a navigation system and a wide monitor for displaying online information and images from vehicle cameras. Smartphones and a variety of other electronic devices can be connected to the vehicle to display information on the topography, nearby vehicles, weather, and more.

The e-Survivor is our realistic vehicle vision of the future. We will launch ‘connected solutions’, in the form of SUZUKI CONNECT”, in some of our models in India in the near future”, said Kenichi Ayukawa, Managing Director, Maruti Suzuki India.
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