Passengers can use a smartphone app to configure the innovative interior.
Not long after revealing the 9-3 and 9-3X electric concepts, which were essentially reborn Saabs, National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) has showcased its vision for the car of the future at CES Asia – though it’s safe to say that, unlike the 9-3 and 9-3X, it won’t be entering production any time soon. Called the InMotion Concept, NEVS is attempting to redefine the car as we know it. Naturally, it has full self-driving capabilities meeting level 5 autonomy, and while the exterior looks otherworldly, NEVS has put most of the focus on the innovative interior.
This might as well be a living room on enclosed wheels. Open the single gullwing door, and you’ll be greeted with a spacious cabin free of a conventional steering wheel or pedals, allowing passengers to relax while the car takes care of the driving. The flexible interior can be configured using a smartphone app to switch between three seating arrangements: private, social, and meeting, as well as change the ambient lighting and adjust the climate control. Like the 9-3 and 9-3X, the InMotion Concept is fully electric, but also has the benefit of wireless charging. NEVS sees the InMotion as a means of reducing congestion by having occupants share the cars, rather than own them.
Having fewer cars on the road would also help reduce pollution, as existing parking spaces could be replaced with green areas “This design is starting from an interior perspective, with the intention of showing how people can add quality to their lives by filling the time of travelling with value, and not wasting it by being stuck behind the wheel, sometimes for hours just to get across the downtown areas," said NEVS Vice President of Sales and Marketing Jonas Hernqvist.