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IKEA Is Designing Self-Driving Cars That Double As Cafés, Offices, And More
By Izza Sofia, 18 Sep 2018
SPACE10—IKEA’s future-living lab that introduced its mealworm meatball and open-source tiny home design that costs below US$10,000—has partnered with f°am Studio for an autonomous vehicle project.
With the idea of “transportation multitasking” in mind, this ‘Spaces on Wheels’ project imagines seven autonomous vehicles that can transform into an office, AR gaming experience, a farm stand, a café and a hotel—ultimately enabling you to have a more fulfilling everyday life.
SPACE10’s co-founder and managing director Kaave Pour explained in a press release, “‘Spaces On Wheels’ is playful research for us, so besides a report, we wanted to bring our visions to life to engage more people in the potentials. When spaces are able to move themselves, then they would no longer just be means of transportation, but could be tailored to the very activities we spend most time on - while moving you from A to B. This could profoundly change the lives of the many people for the better and that is also why we find it so interesting.”
SPACE10 and f°am Studio want to explore how individuals can be transported from point A to point B while doing something interesting at the same time.
This project envisions a future where you can spend more time on leisure activities, enjoy healthy food, and more accessible healthcare through the autonomous vehicles that can travel around the neighborhood.
Take a look at the concepts below or download the SPACE10 app to experience the different ‘Space of Wheels’ through your phone via augmented reality.
[via Curbed, images provided by SPACE10]
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