If autonomous driving ever frees us from driving, we will have to pay more attention to the interior of the car. A new concept full of a staggering amount of technology offers a vision of what that future might look like. If a vehicle ever becomes a reality, it is. Meet Theorem, a virtual blueprint of the zenith of road transport. Or a dream about a pipe, depending on your point of view. The breadvan-style car folds down the rear entrance door, enabled by a roof that extends upward and forward, and features an augmented reality (AR) holographic screen.
Passengers are up to five seats (placed in a 1-2-2 formation) guided by a foot-moving floor. Inside is a spacious cabin where you can sit facing others or turn chairs into tables or even beds. It’s all in creating a “social space” accentuated with three driving modes, two of which (Autonomy and Vacation) don’t require driving at all. If you do opt for the steering wheel, you can watch the world through that raised AR screen – although it could be a distraction. Of course, the concept is electric.
It helps to know that Theorem is an idea Pininfarina, an Italian design house associated with disposable bodies, along with numerous prototypes, some of which have actually become production models. So don’t rule it out completely. Maybe it could become a luxury commercial vehicle with some modifications. Either that, or a limited toy for tech billionaires Elon Musk. Worse, an NFT.
Alas, it could also pile up on the waste of concepts that have never seen the light of day. You could accuse Theorem that it is also futuristic. But it is all the rageIs not it?
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