Rolls-Royce to add ‘robotic’ chauffeur

Rolls-Royce says it is being forced to create electric cars, like its 102EX concept (pictured), that its customers don't wantRolls-Royce says it is being forced to create electric cars, like its 102EX concept (pictured), that its customers don’t want

Rolls-Royce is set to join the race to delete the driver – and the chauffeur too.

The iconic British luxury car maker is looking to its parent company, BMW, to adopt autonomous driving technologies before the end of the decade.

“But we have already autonomous driving – we have chauffeurs,” joked Rolls-Royce boss Torsten Muller-Otvos while speaking to Drive at the Paris motor show last week.

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The Lex Coupe, Beamers & the Benz

America on the brink of recession? Well, someone forgot to tell the big spenders that flocked to Detroit to check out the future in automobiles.

 The 2008 International Auto Show is well underway in Detroit and the rides of the future have been unveiled.  Wanna see what will be taking over the streets of America in the ’08?  Before they pop up in your favorite video, get a glimpse at luxury on wheels here first.  Oh yeah, picture me rolling: 

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You can drop the back on this Maybach Landaulet and leave the lid on the driver as you conquer the city streets in this modern day chariot.  For a modest sum of $1.5 million this could be you doggy!  

 

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When all else fails, nothing turns heads like a Carolina  blue Lambo Murcielago. For $300 stacks this could be your best summer EVER! 

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Want to shut down events from Corona to Barcelona?  Invest in this Powder Blue Ferrari  

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The bell-ringer of the show was this drop top land yacht by Rolls Royce.  The Phantom DropHead is gaurenteed to turn heads.  In addition to the Rolls the European engineers are still cranking out top-notch Bentley’s.  You can be expecting to see Bentley’s galore as they’ve unveiled new GT’s, Brooklands and Azure’s!

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More photo’s after the jump: 

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