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Infiniti Dreams Up SYNAPTIQ Concept for 2029

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The SYNAPTIQ is Infiniti's answer to the 11th annual Los Angeles Auto Show Design Challenge's theme of "Sensing the Future: How Will Cars Interact With Us In 2029". The study, which exists only on paper, is an out of this world concept centered around a modular pod that can transform into three different types of racing vehicles for the street, off the road and in the air. Infiniti says that it was designed to participate in a triathlon of sorts called the A.R.C. Race, which includes air, rally and circuit competitions, with the driver staying within the same cockpit regardless of the configuration. "As designers, we are always looking toward what's next, but SYNAPTIQ allows us to conceptualize what's even further out for drivers in the future," said John Sahs, interior design manager at Infiniti, and leader of the SYNAPTIQ team. "Yet, through the A.R.C. Race concept, we were also able to imagine a way to effectively demonstrate how these technologies could be used, whether the vehicle is on or off road, or even in the air."