LeEco launches driverless electric concept car

Chinese technology company LeEco has on table aggressive plans for the Indian Smartphone scene has launched three smartphones – Le 2, Le 2 Pro and Le Max 2.

It has also launched two premium televisions Le Super 4X50 and Pro/X50. That is not all; it has also unveiled what LeEco claims to be the world’s first driverless electric concept supercar.

Though the company did not reveal many technical details about the car or the date for its commercial launch, price tag, etc., it did reveal that it had a unique ‘internet’ design coupled with a large LED screen.

The car offers fully-automatic driving functions and boasts with facial recognition, emotion recognition, system recognition and path recognition.

The electric car derives its concepts from LeEco’s intelligent shared transportation ecosystem was unveiled by LeEco founder Jia Yueting and Le Supercar co-founder Ding Lei.

The car will be formally unveiled at the Beijing Auto Expo, which is scheduled to open later this week. The company is also expected to announce a partner for the venture.

LeEco has also announced three new phones and all the three feature USB Type-C connectors in place of a traditional headphone jack. It is something which has still not been adopted by Apple and David has once again beaten Goliaths of the industry.

Le2 boasts a 5.5 inch, 1080p screen and borrows heavily from the iPhone, HTC 10 and Huawei P9. The phone is powered by Helio X20 CPU and has 3GB of RAM.

It has an internal storage of and 32GB along with a 3000mAh battery. The device has a 16MP camera on the back and an 8MP snapper on the front.

Le Max2, which LeEco is “optimized for VR,” and boasts a 5.7-inch QHD screen. It is powered by Snapdragon 820 CPU and either 4GB/32GB or 6GB/64GB of RAM and onboard storage. It has a 3100mAh and Qualcomm’s SenseID ultrasonic fingerprint sensor underneath the camera.

The device also has image stabilization feature.

Pre-orders open in China today, with the Le 2 costing US$170 and Le 2Pro costing US$232. The 4GB/32GB Le Max2 costs US$325, and the 6GB/64GB model will cost US$387.