September 18, 2022
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Lincoln replaced the steering wheel with a 'chess piece controller' in its Model L100 concept

Monterey Car Week has been a hotbed of EV debuts this year with unveilings from Dodge, Acura, DeLorean and a host of other automakers. On Thursday, Lincoln revealed the Model L100, its futuristic foray into electrified mobility, which draws inspiration from the company’s very first luxury sedan, the 1922 Model L.

Lincoln Model L100, YT Trending - Latest Technology News
Lincoln replaced the steering wheel with a ‘chess piece controller’ in its Model L100 concept

The Model L100, like its pre-Depression predecessor, is shockingly opulent. According to the Thursday release, “next generation battery cell and pack technologies” will deliver “game changing energy density,” while the steering wheel will be replaced with a “jewel-inspired chess piece controller that captures light and depth by redefining the vehicle controls inside the cabin.” Because the vehicle’s theoretical autonomous driving capabilities will handle the navigating, that fancy yoke won’t be much use for actual steering.

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Lincoln Model L100, YT Trending - Latest Technology News
Lincoln replaced the steering wheel with a ‘chess piece controller’ in its Model L100 concept

“Concept vehicles enable us to reimagine and illustrate how new experiences can come to life with the help of advanced technologies, while also giving our designers more creative freedom than ever before,” said Anthony Lo, Ford’s chief design officer, in a statement. “With the Model L100, we were able to push the envelope in ways that evolve our Quiet Flight brand DNA and change the way we think about future Lincoln designs.”

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Lincoln Model L100, YT Trending - Latest Technology News

Other fantastical design details include animal-free interiors with front row seats that can flip to face the rear passengers (good thing the car’s driving itself), a digital floor and canopy that can project realistic animated scenes onto the floor and ceiling, a full-length hinged glass roof and reverse-hinged doors that open up like a lily.

Lincoln Model L100, YT Trending - Latest Technology News

There’s no word yet on when the production vehicle spawned from this concept will arrive. Unfortunately many of the ideas presented here will inevitably be cut, going the way of Mercedes’ awesome, Avatar-inspired trunk hatch wigglers.

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