The automobile industry is seeing immense technical advancement in the recent times, with the most stunning and eye-catching advancement being the lounge concept. It generally refers to car’s long distance self driving feature which allows the driver to sit back and enjoy a relaxing drive to his or her destination without the need of touching the steering wheel. The lounge concept or self-driving cars design has only been seen in the Hollywood sci-fi movies, however, many automobile companies have taken this initiative to build humankind’s first self driving car and up until now, the vision seems to be working just fine. Today, we will be talking about Audi’s long distance lounge concept along with Mercedes Benz new Vision Tokyo Concept and how these futuristic cars would be the new road trip trend among the new generation in upcoming years.
Audi’s Long Distance Lounge Concept
The launch of Audi’s new flagship A8 is around the corner, which has level 3 autonomous driving abilities. However, it seems even before the launch of their ambitious project, they are already planning for a better version named Audi’s long distance lounge concept, which is regarded as the first self-driving car for a greater route. The car offers infinitely moveable seats supported well by powerful magnets that can also be turned into bed. People inside the car easily interact with each other without adjusting themselves. It also comprises of a refrigerator that is attached to the walls for a quick time snack. The exterior of the car is nothing less than the one which is usually seen in the movies, and the windows can also be turned into screens that allows the passengers to see the outside view clearly.
At the front, a smart table is installed, which has the capability to show the content from wireless devices such as mobiles. The exterior cameras and sensors around the car allow it to learn about the surroundings and operate accordingly. The user can also choose to display as much or as little information as possible. The car only consists of one large door, but there won’t be any difficulty in getting in or out. It would always arrive facing the door in front of you. The floor of the car has a high frequency vibration generator, which is designed to suck up the dirt to keep the car clean. A blue light on different sides indicates which user has the control of the car. These lights can easily be switched by a little swipe.
Mercedes Benz New Vision Tokyo Concept
Another high profile self driving lounge concept car designed by automobile giant Mercedes, the New Vision Concept is certainly a giant leap on the automobile technology. The car is very much similar to the Audi’s long distance lounge concept. It has a great living space and comfortable seats that will help you to chill out when you are trapped inside megacity traffic. The seating arrangements are exceptionally smart, they can be carved easily to become a sofa like figure with enough room for five adults. This car also has only one big upward sliding door. The main highlights of the car are the wraparound LED screens for accessing information, 3D holograms for applications such as maps and entertainment, and a predictive engine that understands the preference of the people inside. This automobile is powered with fuel-cell electric Drivetrain with self driving feature and has 360 degree camera view and sensors.
Other features are very much the same with Audi’s new flagship, with both the cars allowing the users to spend a quality time during their road trips by chatting, eating or playing games while the intelligent car performs all the driving through traffic and highways.