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Move over Tesla: China's LeEco reveals autonomous electric car concept that could pave the way for driverless taxis

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Move over Tesla: China's LeEco reveals autonomous electric car concept that could pave the way for driverless taxis
LeEco CEO commanded the LeSEE to drive on stage via a mobile app during the unveiling in Beijing
LeSEE is four-doors, the front are traditional and the back are suicide doors and tops out at 130 mph
The front fascia is a smart screen that can display specific data about the vehicle while it is running

China's LeEco has unveiled an electric autonomous vehicle that it says will surpass Tesla's Model S in 'all aspects of performance'.

Dubbed LeSEE, the sleek pearly white sedan has memory foam seats, Knight Rider-style voiceactivation, an automatic driving mode and a steering wheel that folds toward the dash when the car is set to autopilot.

This futuristic concept car was engineered to be a 'smart', 'connected' and 'automated self-driving car' and the firm hopes it will set the stage for a fleet of autonomous taxis.

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LeEco CEO Jia Yueting revealed the design in Beijing today by commanding the car to drive out of a container and onto the stage, but with voice commands via a mobile app.

The theoretical top speed of this car is 130 mph and the firm says that the front fascia is a smart screen that displays specific data about the vehicle while it's running, reports Worldcarfans.  

The screen links to a pair of C-shaped headlights, but the concept suggests this vehicle does not have the traditional front grill.

The arrangement of the headlights is mirrored at the back by the taillights and there also seems to be a central diffuser.

And LeSEE do not have conventional mirrors, but instead uses cameras to see around it.

  LeEco is known for being one of the largest online video companies in China, but intends to bridge their technology with vehicles to make cutting-edge in-car entertainment.

'When everyone is questioning us over our ability to develop a car like this and is laughing at us, we are still able to be here and show you this car I am so emotional,' Jia said the unveiling.

LeSEE is designed with four-doors and a roof that appears to be made entirely of glass that creates the illusion of a single piece that connects the front windshield to the rear window.

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20 April 2016, 21:29