The future is right around the corner, with that being said, it seems as though car manufacturers are falling into the same trap they’re already in – designing fixed vehicles against modular vehicles. There’s an ever-growing demand for the one vehicle that “does it all” but yet here we are with SUVs that are too big for the road, and too spacious for casual trips. Developing an interesting perspective on this topic are the teams over at Bakulin Motors Group and Volgabus Corporation with their vision of the Matrēshka.
Matrēshka is a modular autonomous vehicle explicitly designed for commercial use in mind. With a wide range of modifications, the Matrēshka includes 8–12 passenger buses, cargo platforms, specialized utility vehicles and many more. The slightly rounded rectangle design language of this concept has appeared on many autonomous vehicle concepts, and I can’t help but think there’re more we can do to add excitement back into the contouring of such a simple shape.
With the ingenious ability to chop and change this vehicle dependent on the circumstances, the Matrēshka is designed with adaptability at the forefront. I believe for the ever-quickly changing world we live in is crying out for a vehicle like this.
Designers: Anton Kujilniy, Grisha Reshetnikov, Alexey Filin, Olga Protopopova & Ivan Borisov