Urban spaces are shrinking day by day and the situation will not improve in the near future, given the trend of things. There are countless design iterations that aim to overcome this difficult situation when it comes to mobility in overcrowded streets.
One thing that may change, however, is the way we balance our work and leisure life. Could it be simpler, set up in a personal space that makes moving from one place to another a complete enjoyment? The pod of the future Renault EO (acronym for “Everybody Own Your Space”) by the designer Jun Young Kim answers the question.
Renault EO, the hyper Pod of the future
Imagine having an extra room at home that you can move around alone with you inside. We have already talked about it, remember? Renault EO is basically this. A vehicle, of course, but more of a mobile environment: a place that moves, where you can work without distractions or simply move around in complete relaxation. Enjoy the images of the city, or of the place we prefer, as they silently pass by the glass.
Yes, the glass. An intelligent material, in this concept, which can give us any degree of transparency we wish, and also the preferred level of light, from natural to intense neon style.
You can relax or work
Renault EO has two separate modes: Working Day and Resting Day. The interior of the passenger compartment can be customized according to the chosen profile. The former is more airy and informal, the latter has a professional setup with a mobile display and the ability to focus on work.
The whole idea of this Jun concept design is that of a pod of the future. A vehicle that can give the user maximum freedom while on the road to end up in a relaxed space or be ready for a quick meeting with an important client. Additionally, the two cabin modes can be ordered as and when required or even changed by the service provider.
These booths easily adapt to the system: they vaguely remind me of those cups of American coffee you see around. You could use them as a traveling office during the week, and swap them for "suite" cabins for a weekend trip.