OnePlus WarpCar is an electric supercar with futuristic smartphone integration, or so says the company.
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OnePlus has moved beyond phones and how. In a press release shared today, OnePlus announced it’s launching an electric car that will be blessed with the company’s Warp Charge capabilities and introduce never-before-seen automotive integration with a smartphone. Carl Pei, OnePlus co-founder took to the company’s forums to tease the announcement on Friday, and as outrageous as it sounds, here’s what the electric supercar will have to offer --
The Warp Car, as OnePlus is calling it will be made using SLS 3D and ABS 3D printing and will be designed to make it modular. Apparently, you can build up on the design at your home itself and add new features, replacing worn out ones. It’s also crafted like a modern supercar and OnePlus said you have to be no taller than 5 feet 8in and no shorter than 5 feet 6in to fit into the car.
Furthermore, the OnePlus 6T(₹ 30999 at amazon) will play a key role in handling the car. The phone is used as a steering wheel, replacing the traditional wheel. OnePlus says this does away with complicated concepts like steering a wheel. Instead, the user will simply have to swipe left to go left, swipe right to go right, swipe up to go forward and swipe down to go reverse.
OnePlus said they will push out an OTA update to engage Airplane Mode when the phone is in driving mode, so “you won’t ever again suffer from dismissing a notification and accidentally turning the car”.
More interesting is how the car gets its lights. It apparently uses a system of tunnels and mirrors that turns the smartphone’s flashlight into its headlights. You simply have to keep your flashlight turned on and slide it into the phone holder. The in-built system will light both the interior of the car and the headlights outside.
The Warp Car will also integrate the front-and-rear facing cameras of the OnePlus 6T. The front-camera will automatically capture in-car selfies “when you’re looking especially good” while the rear-camera can take photos of the dials of the dashboard.
Since it’s called Warp Car, it’s no surprise that it can charge super fast. The Warp Car can deliver a day’s power in just 20 minutes (something we have heard about the OnePlus 6T as well before), and you need to have to plug in 20 regular OnePlus Warp Chargers to top up the battery.
If the idea doesn’t already sound outlandish enough, we have to burst you bubble and say this is all just a prank. Tech companies have made it a trend to take its loyal followers for a fun ride every year on April 1 and OnePlus is the latest brand to join in on the fun.
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