Developed by Chinese entertainment company Letv as part of a new partnership, Autolink features a tall 13.3-inch display in the dash centre and a similarly large 12.2-inch screen in place of the traditional instrument cluster.
Built into a customised version of last year’s RapidE electric concept, the Autolink system offers touch control for most of the vehicle’s systems, including driving settings, entertainment, communication and air-conditioning.
Advanced speech recognition is also promised, reducing the amount of physical contact needed to access and control the system’s functions.
Above: dashboard of the regular 2016 Aston Martin Rapide S
“After a few months’ efforts, we finished the integration of an Aston Martin vehicle and the Letv IOV (Internet of the Vehicle) system," Letv co-founder Ding Lei said.
"We have successfully equipped this supercar brand with over 100 years of history with an ‘Internet brain’.”
The system’s potential for debut in a future Aston Martin production model is unclear, although the company’s CEO, Andy Palmer, described the Autolink system as a “natural progression” in meeting the demands of its buyers.