For adventure enthusiasts, off-road vehicles and campervans offer the chance to explore the great outdoors without giving up the comforts of a small self-propelled house. With the options available in current campers, the budget is not exactly the most popular: this is the basis of the still not widespread diffusion of a vehicle which, after all, it is over 120 years old. What if you managed to "compact" everything you need into a sort of three- or five-door small car?
For those looking for an essential and compact travel experience, a "car camper" equipped with modern technologies: someone has just designed one. It could be your ideal choice.
Or maybe it's better to say "may".
Yes, because the future (we repeat it often) will offer us the possibility of using vehicles, all types of vehicles, as an extension of our homes. Real rooms on wheels, in which we will be able to spend time as they arrive (alone, when autonomous vehicles will be a reality) at their destination.
The designer's work is based on these premises Taehyun Kim: the concept of an "adventure and leisure utility vehicle" called Haven.
Haven is a compact electric vehicle designed for "minimalist" young people who don't want to give up the luxury of cooking, sleeping, spending time immersed in nature. This little five-door is fully self-contained and designed for users who don't want the complex operation of a motorhome or off-road vehicle. Compact for the city, yet perfect for an overnight excursion.
Utility vehicle "out of town"
The designer's goal was to create a fully autonomous level 5 vehicle (who knows when we'll get there: by the way, Elon, 2021 has been a while), equipped with custom appliances to meet the needs of the adventurous Alfa Generation.
Taehyun designed this small car based on real scenarios, and he started from the doors: they become from time to time panoramic windows, roofs for a modular tent (opening like a gull's wing) and of course barriers to protect the occupants.
Haven is equipped with appliances that emerge from the modules of its rear: a refrigerator with wine cellar and an all-in-one stove. All controls are via gesture, from opening the glove compartment to preparing food.
Creatives and visionaries continue to warm up the engines, helping to create an ever clearer "vision" of the vehicles of the future. We've seen interpretations of all kinds, from car "hotel" to those who incorporate gymnasiums for exercise on the home-office commute.
This open-air utility vehicle is just the sign that we still have a lot to say, and we'll be ready when the cars make room inside them.