Rinspeed the ideas don't run out. In January 2017, the Swiss presented their next automotive design called Oasis at the CES computer fair. The future mobile is intended to combine some special solutions for inner-city mobility. As a special contrast to the hostile concrete deserts of the cities, the concept car even drives a green mini-oasis in the interior.
What is particularly striking about the compact two-seater is its largely transparent outer skin. Instead of walled in by sheet metal, the passengers sit on comfortable armchairs in a light-flooded glass house. However, a panoramic glass roof has been omitted, instead the roof is paved with solar cells, which should make a small contribution to a better energy balance.
As befits a car of the future, the Oasis is purely electric. Rinspeed does not provide any further details on drive technology, but this only seems to be worth mentioning anyway, because powerful batteries and electric motors are scalable in all dimensions.
Another currently popular topic in the automotive industry is the ability to drive autonomously. Rinspeed does not provide any specific information on this either, but a steering wheel can be seen on a computer retouch of the Oasis, which in a second picture was converted into a tray with cup holders. So it is very likely that you can switch from manual to autonomous driving mode in the Oasis.
Those who drive can enjoy the particularly tidy and cozy interior and dedicate themselves to the diverse infotainment offers. In addition to huge displays on the dashboard, even the windshield can be used as a giant screen. As with an XXL head-up display, in addition to driving-relevant information, almost all conceivable media worlds can also be reflected here.
Another special feature of the Oasis is its enormous maneuverability, because thanks to the wide front wheels, it should even be possible to turn the vehicle on the spot. In addition, there is a large code-protected drawer in the rear of the Oasis, which can be heated and cooled, thus allowing a range of transport scenarios. Finally, Rinspeed converted the area between the windshield and the dashboard into a garden area where you can sow a lawn or grow radishes.
(Mario Hommen / SP-X)