2017 Chrysler Portal Concept
2017 Chrysler Portal Concept
Chrysler Portal Concept 2017: Next-generation Family Transportation Designed:
- Forward-thinking interpretation of the “fifth generation” of family transportation focused toward the millennial generation;
- The electric-powered Chrysler Portal concept is estimated to have more than 250 miles of range on a full charge;
- DC Fast Charge recharges the battery pack with 150 miles of range in less than 20 minutes;
- In-vehicle wireless network seamlessly integrates with mobile devices to enable community social sharing among passengers and internet cloud-based applications;
- Suite of sensing technologies enables SAE Level Three semi-autonomous driving mode; Chrysler Portal designed to upgrade to Level Four autonomous driving, if desired;
- Designed from the inside out, the interior offers the driver and passengers a “third space” – an open and serene atmosphere that bridges work and home;
- The mono-volume exterior centers around an illuminated, portal-shaped articulating front, and rear doors that allow for easy ingress and egress;
- The Chrysler Portal concept was created in collaboration with supplier partners who shared their innovations and expertise to bring to life future technologies. These partners include Magneti Marelli, Panasonic Automotive and Samsung Electronics Co.
Designed from the inside, Chrysler Portal concept creates third space
Designed from the inside out, the interior of the Chrysler Portal concept offers the driver and passengers a “third space” – an open and serene atmosphere that provides an alternative environment between work and home.
Spacious and modern, the interior features soft, clean, sculptural lines that are colored in a mix of neutral and grey hues accented by jewel tones; the interior space takes advantage of a tasteful and elegant mix of textures and materials.
Premium seating is standard for all occupants with thin-design seats that fold flat, fold up and slide fore/aft on a track system for ultimate flexibility. The seats mount to tracks embedded in the floor. This enables the seats to move the full length of the vehicle and, if needed, to be removed easily from the rear of the vehicle.
Battery-electric vehicle technology contributes to cabin spaciousness with a minimized engine compartment and a low, flat-load floor atop the battery pack that is ideal for transporting people and equipment for an active lifestyle.
Technology is celebrated throughout with a clean, simple high-mount instrument panel display with easy-to-use interfaces. Screens can be positioned throughout the interior for ultimate passenger engagement.
Up to eight docking stations, located in the instrument panel and seats, can be used for charging and securing mobile phones and tablet devices
Exterior design centers around Chrysler Portal doors
The Chrysler Portal concept takes a new perspective with a clean, simple yet strong design statement amplified by refined lines along the body and a strong, planted stance.
Featuring a mono-volume form that “shrink wraps” the BEV (battery-electric vehicle) powertrain and interior packaging, the Chrysler Portal’s exterior design is anchored by illuminated, portal-shaped side openings with articulating front and rear doors for easy loading and unloading of people and cargo.
The lighting on the Chrysler Portal concept is an interactive experience, as well as a communication tool. The vehicle is equipped with full-color, changing LED lighting on the front, side portals and rear. Not only can the light take on different colors, it can have a swiping or animated appearance. Interactive ground projection and portal lighting are available in infinite colors that can be tailored for personal, business or drive settings, such as when the vehicle is parked, locked/unlocked or in autonomous mode.
The headlamps and tail lamps feature next-generation Thin Lens LED technology with an adaptive driving beam to provide increased safety through improved visibility.
A full-length clear polycarbonate roof panel visually expands the vehicle’s interior space and admits natural light to all occupants.
Engineered for future developments
An all-electric vehicle, the Chrysler Portal concept is propelled by a single electric motor driving the front wheels. A lithium-ion battery pack, rated at around 100 kWh, is integrated into the vehicle underbody, which increases structural rigidity and provides a low center of gravity, which enhances handling and ride comfort. The Chrysler Portal concept is estimated to have more than 250 miles of range on a full charge.
The integrated charging port, located at the front of the vehicle, uses the industry-accepted CCS (Combined Charging System) plug for energy and communication between the vehicle and charging equipment. DC Fast Charging at 350 kW enables the battery pack to be recharged for 150 miles of range in less than 20 minutes. The Chrysler winged badge on the front fascia serves as a charging indicator light.
The Chrysler Portal concept is capable of SAE Level Three semi-autonomous operation and the driver has the option to turn driving control over to the vehicle under certain highway driving situations. The vehicle is equipped with an array of sensor technologies that constantly monitor conditions outside and inside the vehicle. The Chrysler Portal concept is engineered to upgrade to higher levels of autonomy as technology progresses, and if the owner is interested in adding it to their vehicle.
Adaptable user experience anticipates needs
There are more than 20 available technologies designed to engage, inform and connect the driver and passengers. The Chrysler Portal concept provides an adaptable and upgradeable user experience that anticipates the needs and can evolve with lifestyle changes and technology advancements.
Infotainment, sensor and software systems are designed to provide a seamless user experience, including these key features:
- Facial recognition and voice biometrics recognize the user and are able to customize individual or family settings to provide a unique drive experience based on preferred features, favorite music, such as exterior and interior lighting, enhanced audio settings, favored destinations and more;
- Personal Zoned Audio keeps the driver aware of surroundings by enhancing sound and directionality in the event of approaching emergency vehicles;
- Vehicle-to-X communication enables the vehicle and infrastructure to "talk" to each other, such as intersection crash warning, traffic sign recognition and emergency vehicle approaching;
- Seamless vehicle integration of personal devices, such as phones, cameras and wearables, tablets;
- Community sharing enables passengers to share music, videos, images and more with other passengers.