Pininfarina Battista Will Have World-First Connectivity Tech

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This will make the Battista "the world's first globally-connected hypercar."

Last year, Pininfarina presented the Battista, an electric hypercar with four electric motors producing a combined output of 1,900 hp and 1,696 lb-ft of torque. With a 0-62 mph time of under two seconds and a top speed of over 217 mph, the Battista is the fastest production car to ever come out of Italy. As well as offering blistering performance, the Battista will also come with some innovative connectivity technology. Pininfarina has partnered with communications company Deutsche Telekom to create the "world's first globally-connected hypercar."

Every Battista will feature an embedded SIM and unlimited global roaming technology, enabling owners to access online services in more than 50 countries worldwide for the first time in a hypercar without having to connect to WiFi or incur additional charges. Whenever you visit a new country, the system will search for the strongest network.

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Over-the-air updates are also supported to ensure the Battista is updated with the latest software. 26 individual electronic control modules can be updated with over-the-air updates, including the electric powertrain, advanced safety and driving dynamics systems, vehicle control, infotainment, and digital services. These software updates can be installed using WiFi when parked within range in a garage or using the embedded SIM on the road.

Other online services will include Smart Diagnostics technology, which monitors the hypercar to detect potential problems before they happen. It sounds similar to the new service offered to Pagani Huayra owners that lets owners monitor their car with their smartphone. If an issue cannot be fixed remotely with a software update, a team of engineers will be deployed to resolve the issue wherever the car is located in the world.

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Using a dedicated smartphone app, owners will be able to remotely lock and unlock the doors, view telemetry data, check the charging status, and monitor the car's location. When on the move, a driver's smartphone can be seamlessly linked to mirror the car's apps and functions including music streaming and real-time navigation. The Battista's infotainment system will be displayed on two touchscreens and an additional slim display located in the center.

"All of these elements of connectivity contribute to our seamless Life on Board Concept. Everything from the driver-orientated user-experience to the convenience features such as the global roaming and OTA updates have been developed and engineered to bring heightened convenience to our luxury hyper GT," said Paolo Dellacha, Chief Product and Engineering Officer at Pininfarina.

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