This transforming autonomous fleet of electric car pods is built for socializing in 2050

Imagine a future where living in close quarters will be the norm, and so will the vehicles in about five decades from now reflect that societal bond. The Arrival Chemie is a true example of a minimalist future that will revolve around simplicity, function and of course human bond!

Automotive design is going through a metamorphosis stage wherein the gradual shift to an eco-friendly set of wheels is becoming the priority of manufacturers and consumers alike. This shift in perception has had a domino effect in the basic design of vehicles since the propulsion mechanisms and their placement in the vehicle have changed. This gives more freedom to experiment with the interior as well as exterior form. More emphasis is now on the comfort and lounging experience while traversing from point A to B. While on the exterior the multifunctional approach takes precedence.

The Arrival Chemie is an interpretation of the socially oriented approach because of economic parity amongst individuals living in the year 2050. Designer Bumsoo Kim believes – we’ll be more considerate about living in groups and hence, the cars we drive will also reflect that conscious decision. The autonomous pod-like Arrival vehicle will have minimalistic, yet comfortable interiors with the ability to open up and connect to another couple of such vehicles for a cohesive approach when parked. Lounge-like seats of the vehicle will encapsulate the two riders in comfort and luxury. The rear of the Arrival Chemie gets a cargo space for hauling luggage or turn into a makeshift ladder to access the roof when in connected mode with other Chemie cars.

Bumsoo’s concept imagines three different forms for the connected vehicle ecosystem – one that has a triangular shape called Form A, the second with a more laidback lounging theme for relaxing dubbed Form B, and lastly the more technology-laden pod for entertainment called Form C. All these three vehicles will be wirelessly charged onboard the charging stations. The lounge area on top of the charging station will give riders some break from traveling to socialize and then get going to their destination!

Designer:  Bumsoo Kim