The pandemic has increased investment in robotics, remote work and medicine in a way unthinkable before 2019.
While companies promoting off-grid living have not experienced the same growth, many seek to provide luxury RVs to the wealthy who want to experience social distancing in style. And this terrace motorhome is no exception.
V90 Villa Edition, camper with terrace
One of these companies, the SAIC Motor, developed the Maxus Life Home V90 Villa Edition RV. A hybrid between a house, a vehicle and a Transformer.
The V90 Villa Edition transforms from a single-storey motorhome into a two-story mobile home with a panoramic terrace, thanks to a spectacular extendable roof.
The design allows owners to drive efficiently without sacrificing living space - larger RV models with more amenities are generally less easy to drive.
The SAIC Maxus Life Home V90 Villa Edition uses sliding walls to increase the floor area to approximately 65 square meters when the camper is parked. It is a real apartment, complete with a terrace.
The vehicle contains high-end camper pluses: an L-shaped sofa, a nice kitchen, an OLED TV and touchscreen interfaces on the walls.
Obviously, the highlight is the terrace: its space mechanically extends from the roof, forming a whole second floor. There is even a balcony!
The terrace is equipped with wraparound panoramic windows that can be electronically darkened for greater privacy, using LCD technology.
What if I told you it also has an elevator?
The SAIC Maxus Life Home V90 Villa Edition is also equipped with a feature never before seen in a camper: an elevator.
Of course, it is a rather small lift, but it allows you to reach the terrace of the camper also from the inside, without having to go out and climb a ladder on the side.
If you want to look for a flaw, there is: and it is also very big
A striking omission in the V90 Villa Edition's design is the lack of solar panels. Really surprising. Another luxury camper company, Living Vehicle, has recently launched a model that will not have a terrace, but can charge a Tesla Cybertruck.
The inclusion of solar panels would have allowed owners to justify the price of the V90 a little more. More than 400.000 euros.
Gianluca Riccio, born in 1975, is the creative director of an advertising agency, copywriter and journalist. He is affiliated with Italian Institute for the Future, World Future Society and H +, Network of Italian Transhumanists. Since 2006 he directs Futuroprossimo.it, the Italian resource of Futurology.
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Gianluca Riccio, copywriter and journalist - Born in 1975, he is the creative director of an advertising agency, he is affiliated with the Italian Institute for the Future, World Future Society and H +, Network of Italian Transhumanists.