If the future of vehicles is even half as beautiful as this, then we cannot wait! This elegant concept is the ‘Renault Project XY-2’, its designer recognized the societal change that autonomous sharing cars may introduce; where strangers meet and are accompanied on their journeys. So why can’t the vehicle have a secondary purpose, one which elevates it from being simply a mode of transport? Well Project XY-2 features a rather unique and unexpected secondary function… it has been designed to assist in the daunting dating process!
This has been achieved through a progressive meeting process; for the first section of the journey the passengers will find themselves on a blind-date and only able to communicate vocally through the partition that separates them. As the journey progresses, so does their date! Once they have been aquatinted with one another, their seats will slide backwards towards the rear of the vehicle where the partition has been removed and they will be introduced to each other properly!
Designer: Hawon Jang