This is privacy done Rolls-Royce style

Rolls-Royce has revealed its new Privacy Suite feature for the new extended-wheelbase version of the Phantom luxury limousine. The Privacy Suite is a new feature that lets occupants of the extended-wheelbase Phantom prevent the driver and the front passenger from seeing what is happening in the rear of the car, ensuring that occupants can enjoy moments of privacy and luxury all to themselves. The unveiling of the Privacy Suite took place at the Chengdu Motor Show.

Rolls-Royce's Privacy Suite Ensures That Nobody Bothers You When You're Inside the EW Phantom
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Rolls-Royce knows a thing or two about class and luxury. The new Privacy Suite feature for the extended-wheelbase version of the Rolls-Royce Phantom is proof of that. On the surface, it looks like your typical privacy glass that a lot of limousines today already have. But this one’s different. A lot different.

For instance, the privacy glass isn’t made from typical glass, but, rather, a sheet of electrochromatic glass that can instantly turn opaque at a touch of a button.

If you really want privacy inside the Phantom limousine, this is the privacy glass that’s going to make your dreams come true.

In typical Rolls-Royce fashion, the sheet of electrochromatic glass isn’t the only standout feature of Rolls-Royce’s Privacy Suite. There are also curtains that can be drawn, preventing onlookers from seeing into the car. Apart from cutting any chance of looking inside the cabin, the package also comes with a frequency-specific compound that prevents anyone, specifically in the front of the vehicle, from listening to whatever conversations happen in the back of the car.

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Even when the glass and the compound are activated, passengers can still communicate with the driver through a fully integrated intercom. Passengers only need to press a button to communicate with the driver instantly and directly. On the other hand, the driver or the front passenger will have to “call” the rear passengers should either one of them want to communicate with the folks at the back. Choosing to accept or reject these “calls” falls on the rear passenger. For those times when the rear passenger wants privacy, but pangs for a cheeseburger suddenly emerge, the integrated intercom will save your day.

Not done with all the features, Rolls-Royce’s Privacy Suite also includes a large aperture that rear passengers can control.

This device allows documents or other objects to pass between the front and rear cabins. There’s a hatch that’s subtly illuminated so the rear passenger can see what items or documents are passed through.

Finally, the Privacy Suite package also comes with a bespoke theater system that includes a pair of 12-inch monitors. These monitors can display data from a number of sources, including the limousine’s onboard infotainment system or a mobile device that you can plug-in through HDMI connectivity.

Rolls-Royce's Privacy Suite Ensures That Nobody Bothers You When You're Inside the EW Phantom
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Rolls-Royce’s new Privacy Suite Package is all that you’ll need if you want privacy inside the Phantom limousine. Obviously, you’re going to need an actual extended-wheelbase Rolls-Royce Phantom, too, but that’s a problem for another day.

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Press release

As the world’s leading luxury brand, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is best placed to understand and harness the many different possibilities of luxury for its influential clients. Throughout history the power brokers and history makers have negotiated some of the most historical agreements in confidence thanks to the ‘luxury of privacy’ afforded to them by the rear compartment of a Rolls-Royce.

In this spirit, Rolls-Royce announced at the 2018 Chengdu Motor Show today the introduction of the ‘Privacy Suite’ for the new Extended Wheelbase Phantom; an innovation that provides unrivalled levels of privacy and luxury.

As it has over the past 90 years, Phantom today stands as the most celebrated luxury item in the world. Its legend compels the world’s most influential and enigmatic individuals – men and women who demand the ‘luxury of privacy’ wherever they travel. Expressing a deep understanding of this requirement, the marque has created the Privacy Suite, balancing function and luxury without compromising the space and comfort of rear passengers.

Rolls-Royce has once again demonstrated the link between luxury and technology with the integration of Electrochromatic Glass, allowing front and rear cabins to be visually separated at the touch of a button. The rear occupant is offered the option to see through the glass and on to the road ahead or to instantly transform the glass to opaque, providing a highly sophisticated and absolute level of privacy.

The Privacy Suite also represents a leap forward in sound absorption in a motor car that is already hailed as the quietest in the world, delivering the highest possible levels of acoustic insulation. A frequency-specific compound inhibits the transmission of conversations in the rear cabin to the front cabin, yet a fully integrated Intercom System allows communication on demand. Controlled by the rear passenger, the Intercom System can be used to open a direct line to the driver at the press of a button whilst the driver is able to ‘call’ the rear occupants, who can choose to answer or reject the communication.

In addition, a large aperture controlled solely by the rear passenger allows documents or other objects to be easily passed between the front and rear cabins. When open, the aperture is discretely illuminated to ensure passengers are satisfied with the nature of the documents or objects before they receive them.

A Bespoke Rear Theatre Entertainment system has also been integrated into the Privacy Suite, which includes two high definition 12-inch monitors linked to the motor car’s suite of fully connected software as well as an HDMI port that allows passengers to synchronise their highly secure personal devices. This complex execution of craftsmanship and technology is deployed and controlled from the centre console and, combined with Starlight Headliner and Bespoke Clock, creates a peerless ambience for passengers.

Rear Privacy Curtains have also been added allowing full closure of the side and rear window as well as Rear Privacy Glass, extending discretion when the curtains are open.

To view this truly Bespoke Phantom, Rolls-Royce invites members of the public to the Rolls-Royce stand HALL9 H918. From 31 August to 9 September 2018.

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