For his master's thesis at the University of Hochschule Pforzheim, the designer Joonyoung Koo he spared no energy. Called to show all the future possibilities of the autonomous vehicles, has come up with a project that leaves you speechless.
A four-wheeled paradise outside...
EDEN is a car that focuses on artificial intelligence and autonomous driving, and aims to create a new "multipolar" relationship between human beings and machines.
On the outside, this autonomous concept car has a futuristic design and flowing lines that converge (and break off) in an open front. The bonnet is crossed by a line of LED lights that illuminate the surrounding environment with a distinctive and unmistakable beam of light.
The part that really amazes is that of the cockpit of NIO EDEN: the sliding doors and roof of the concept car come together in a wide opening that reveals a spacious and luxurious interior, worthy of a spa.
It is precisely this "shell" shape that merges doors, windows and roof into a single element that is the hallmark of Koo's work. In my opinion it creates a truly spectacular opening. And once inside, what do you do?
Concept car spa
Once inside NIO EDEN you find yourself immersed in an enveloping atmosphere, with two reclining seats and soft furnishings. In the centre, a rotating sphere acts as the main command (reminds me of the commands from the movie "Navigator", who remembers?) allowing you to switch from an engaging driving experience to a moment of relaxation in total comfort.
The idea behind the concept car is to create a car that allows passengers to experience an inner dimension, while still enjoying the most advanced technologies.
A perfect harmony that promises us a future of cars that no longer respond to the mere definition of "vehicles". A future in which, if we want, we can travel (also, but not only) resting and arriving at our destination much, much more relaxed than when we left.