This Self-Driving Kia Is a Rolling High-End Movie Theater

It's got a 40-inch Samsung display instead of a back window.
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The Kia Soul has long been recognized for its unrealized potential as an urban-scale limousine, and the company has brought that potential to reality with the "First Class" concept car presented at the Specialty Equipment Market Association show in Las Vegas.

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By completely eliminating the driving controls in this cobalt blue stunner, the maestros at LUX Motorwerks were able to turn around the front seats to face a big-screen-equipped rear lounge.

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Photo: Kia

The result is a two-seater that is optimized for in-flight productivity or entertainment during prolonged travel. So that's a 40-inch Samsung display where the back window would be, and it is connected to an Apple Mac Mini computer.

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Photo: Kia

Of course, the cabin is filled with premium speakers for killer audio, and there are two built-in tablet computers too.

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Photo: Kia

Diamond-stitched white and gray leather and modern gray wood flooring underscore the interior's upscale feeling.

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Photo: Kia

Outside, First Class wears PPG's luminous Lux Blue paint and modified upper and lower grilles with LED lighting, with massive 19-inch Rotiform Monoblock CCV wheels completing the car's stance.

Photo: Kia

Photo: Kia

Uber needs to order a fleet of these immediately.