This looks like a new way to experience first class.
Minivans such as the Chrysler Pacifica and Honda Odyssey are a niche but necessary segment in the greater automotive scheme. Now, as a twist of events, it looks like LG also wants a small piece of the people-mover pie with its new Vision Omnipod concept. The rather stylish bus has been proposed as a transportation solution with an artificial intelligence interface that'll make you feel comfortable while on the move.
Where exterior visuals are concerned, the Vision Omnipod has been penned to be cheekily stylish with a sleek set of lines applied to a boxy silhouette. The van accentuates this with a modern dual-tone black and silver color scheme that is complemented by a set of futuristic black wheels.
Once you step inside, you're greeted by a generously packaged interior that is filled with welcoming seats, convenient surfaces, and storage facilities and screens. Lots and lots of screens. Once you take your seat in the captain's chair, you're motioned towards a wide infotainment display that covers some of the Vision Omnipod's controls and information systems.
The star of the show, however, is LG's new AI system mascot. Her name is Reah and she has been programmed to be a competent virtual assistant that covers several various cabin themes. For starters, she has been installed with a handy stretching routine, allowing you to warm up with her to ensure that you keep the blood flowing in your body.
Beyond this, the Vision Omnipod has been designed to be a one-stop solution to fulfill all of your daily needs. It has been developed to act as a mobile office, cinema with drinks and snacks on-board, a personal shopping mall with a number of virtual retail stores at hand, and a special camping mode in case you just want to switch off and enjoy the scenes and sounds of nature, in a virtual sense.
The layout is so immersive that even the floor has been fitted with a screen so that the entire ambiance of the cabin is adjusted to your desired theme. Once you get too tired of all of these activities, the pod can transfer into its Sleep Mode where the lights are dimmed and the seats configure themselves into a bed. As exciting as this product may be, LG has not confirmed any plans to bring this into production.