WayRay Holograktor: The Metaversal Future
WayRay Holograktor – How would a person feel, if he/she is offered a fully autonomous transportation facility that will give the person a metaverse experience unlike any other? Well, Like many things in the past has become reality in the future, this is also now being conceived. WayRay, a Swiss-based startup is now bringing into the world its first-ever, Battery functioning EV car, Holograktor.
The WayRay Holograktor is the world’s first-ever car that can display holographic images which can superimpose images of objects around the vehicle at any distance. It is the first car designed around True AR™ technology and a new ride-hailing business model. The seamless connection of the virtual and real worlds is going to offer great safety, most relaxing comfort, and wondrous entertainment along with amazing services.
Interior: WayRay Holograktor
The three-seat Holograktor allows a person to drive it in the conventional method or by remote control. Early investments from companies like Porsche, Hyundai, and Alibaba became a backbone for WayRay to emerge from its “Deep Tech” automotive supplier status into the world of new mobility models by delivering the Holograktor. The three-seat Holograktor has been conceived as a ride-hailing car and can either be driven conventionally or by remote control via a 5G and satellite internet connection to a qualified driver.
Its unusual single rear seat “throne” layout was inspired by data showing that more than 80 per cent of Uber trips were for one person only. Each passenger will have access to several holographic Deep Reality Display® HUDs in front and on the side, with each seat fitted with joysticks for gaming and interacting with the content. Now that is what we can call a joy ride.
The True AR™ holography was the main aspect of this entire design. Every feature and design theme is driven by AR holography. Holograktor interior has been designed around the novelty of a 2+1 seating arrangement. The front seats are pushed wide apart to provide all three occupants with a clear view of holographic displays engineered around WayRay True AR™ technology.
Another feather of the WayRay Holograktor car’s technical suite is its ability to be driven remotely by a qualified driver using the car’s cameras, radar, mapping, and sensor suites, leaving the passengers to relax without relying on the old and boring autonomous-driving systems. That leaves the question of what to do with the disengaged steering wheel in the remote mode, which WayRay solved by sliding it forwards and simply fitting it into a groove in the dashboard. All this makes our cars look like old news.
Talking about the exterior, it was designed by the renowned hypercar designer Sasha Selipanov, Head of Design at RAW Design House and Chief designer on the Holograktor project in collaboration with WayRay’s in-house team of designers. Mr Selipanov, who has various design credits like the Lamborghini Huracán, the Genesis Essentia, the beautiful Bugatti Chiron, and also the Koenigsegg Gemara has taken a deep understanding of the core idea of the WayRay Holograktor’s challenging approach of creating enormous interior space for the car and shaping it with a well-proportioned exterior while being in line with the regulations at the place.
It has a light-ray aesthetic that comes with the triangularity in it and also has a prism-like effect, which is just perfectly appropriate for a car built to highlight holography. Beyond that, the strong triangular shapes and solid stance are nods to the Russian backgrounds of WayRay founder, Vitaly Ponomarev and car designer, Sasha Selipanov.
That triangular theme is integrated everywhere, from the 22-inch wheels to the laser headlights and taillights and even to the shrimp shape of the roof itself. While the front doors enable it to open the car conventionally with a slight upward angle, the rear doors contain an integrated B-pillar and open rearwards and upwards, providing the easiest access to all three seats. Also, part of the roof is integrated into the rear doors, giving rear-seat passengers an even easier way to step in and out.
Coming to the roof of the car, which has a boxy shape, has been named “The Shrimp.” The intention of the unique shape of the roof can be considered for two reasons, One., It enables the Holograktor to become a totally different approach to conventional cars and Two., It is established so that the use of the holographic system is accessible to the rear passenger as well as it houses the high-end technology needed for it.
The position of the Shrimp in its current location is an inevitable factor, as packaging and ergonomics constraints have led the design team to place it on the roof. It needs to be there because it contains an enormous amount of high-end technology, and it has the ideal focal length for the rear-seat passenger. Even with the WayRay holographic system needing less than three litres of volume instead of the 20+ litres required by conventional HUDs, it was decided to prioritise the ride-hailing capability over hiding the technology. There is no Shrimp for the front passengers, as the WayRay True AR® technology sits within the dashboard, aiming up at the windscreen, where the Shrimp’s projections aim down from the roof.
Judging by the looks of it we can assume that this is one EV we need to look out for and we will definitely be eager to step inside it as soon as possible.