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Out of nowhere OnePlus launches Warp Car, a smart car controlled by your smartphone

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Published : Apr 1, 2019, 11:19 am IST
Updated : Apr 1, 2019, 11:29 am IST

Really moving the industry forward, OnePlus has found a number of ways to integrate smartphones into the OnePlus Warp Car.

OnePlus Warp Car Charge means you have a day’s power in just 20 minutes.
 OnePlus Warp Car Charge means you have a day’s power in just 20 minutes.

Again, taking Fast and Smooth to the next level, combining years of design and battery knowledge, OnePlus is introducing the Warp Car - an electric supercar - and to mark the launch, the brand is giving people a chance to win one via twitter.com/oneplus and facebook.com/oneplus, with #WarpCar.

Printed using SLS 3D and ABS 3D printing, the OnePlus Warp Car is designed around the idea people can build on the design at home, adding new features and replacing worn out parts.

 

Really moving the industry forward, OnePlus has found a number of ways to integrate smartphones into the OnePlus Warp Car, in ways never before seen in the automotive industry, including replacing the steering wheel with a smartphone.

In-car control is done via gestures on your smartphone, making previously complicated concepts like steering very simple - swipe left to turn left, swipe right to turn right - you get the idea - swipe up to go forward, and swipe down to reverse, and in the first OTA, OnePlus will introduce airplane mode for driving mode so you won’t ever again suffer from dismissing a notification and accidentally turning the car.

 

Light comes from a clever system of light tunnels and mirrors, simply turn your smartphone’s torch on and slide it into the phone holder, to provide both internal and external lights.

Front and rear-facing cameras are also put to use with in-car selfies automatically captured when you’re looking especially good, and from its position in the steering wheel, the rear-facing camera can take great pictures of the dials and a bit of the dashboard.

OnePlus Warp Car Charge means you have a day’s power in just 20 minutes - in addition, as you’d expect you can use existing OnePlus smartphone chargers, simply plug in 20 regular OnePlus Warp Chargers and you’ll be good to go in a day or so.

 

On the bleeding edge of technology, the OnePlus Warp Car is beautifully shaped and crafted like a modern supercar, so as long as you’re not taller than 5ft 8in you’ll have no problem getting in and out - please note, we recommend a minimum height of 5ft 6in, due to the positioning of the pedals.

Lastly, the brand is excited to be giving away the first few OnePlus Warp Cars ever made - tune into twitter.com/oneplus and facebook.com/oneplus for a chance to win.

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