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This Electric Driverless Car Becomes a Spare Room When It’s Not On The Road
September 21, 2017  Asad Syrkett

Curbed's Asad Syrkett takes a look at the latest innovation in the
driverless landscape—Renault's concept for an electric autonomous car that
syncs with the modern home.

Dubbed "Symboiz", the concept was unveiled this week at Frankfurt's Motor
Show, and is being marketed as “an extra-mobile, modular, multi-purpose
room,” according to a press release. The all-steel frame and outsized
windows take inspiration from the clean lines and broad glazed spans of
modern residential architecture.

Its name is a hat-tip to Renault’s idea for the car: that it take up
residence in your home like an appliance, and be used as a spare room when
it’s not on the road. The design of the car nods at that idea, too: Four
armchair-like seats clustered around a compact tray table as in a living
room.

Renault’s director of design explained the design thinking there like this:
"The car becomes a new mobile, multi-purpose living space for the whole
family and can be used—open or closed—more fully, even when parked.”
[© 2017 Hanley Wood Media]



https://www.curbed.com/2017/9/20/16339602/renault-symbioz-frankfurt-motor-show
Electric driverless concept car becomes a spare room when it’s not on the
road
Sep 20, 2017  Asad Syrkett

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A view of the Marchi Architectes-designed concept house in which the Symbioz
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The “Symbioz” takes its cues from the design of modern homes

Though our driverless future isn’t quite here yet, technological and
aesthetic developments seem to roll out every week. This week’s update: A
concept for an electric autonomous car that syncs with your modern home,
from French automaker Renault.

Unveiled at this week’s Frankfurt Motor Show, the “Symbioz” is being
marketed as “an extra-mobile, modular, multi-purpose room,” according to a
press release referenced by Dezeen, where we first spotted the car.
Symbioz’s sleek, all-steel frame and outsized windows take inspiration from
the clean lines and broad glazed spans of modern residential architecture.

Its name is a hat-tip to Renault’s idea for the car: that it take up
residence in your home like an appliance, and be used as a spare room when
it’s not on the road. The design of the car nods at that idea, too: Four
armchair-like seats clustered around a compact tray table as in a living
room.

Welcome to Curbed’s first-ever Transportation Week!

It's time for a weeklong romp through all things related to transportation
in the U.S. We'll be focusing on the topics most pressing to cities:
everything from ways to improve public transportation in cities to ranking
the best neighborhoods across the country for living a car-free life, plus a
friendly competition between NYC, San Francisco, and Los Angeles to
determine which city has the best public transit in the U.S. All aboard!

Renault’s director of design explained the design thinking there like this:
"The car becomes a new mobile, multi-purpose living space for the whole
family and can be used—open or closed—more fully, even when parked.”

The 120-square-foot show house in which the car was exhibited—built
specifically for the Motor Show—is the work of Paris firm Marchi
Architectes, and is kitted out with a lifting, rotating platform designed to
best show off the Symbioz from every angle.

If you’re Bruce Wayne, or simply have cash to burn, Renault expects the
all-electric concept car to become a real-world option by 2023.
[© 2017 Vox Media]



https://www.dezeen.com/2017/09/15/renaults-architecturally-influenced-symbioz-concept-car-autonomous-electric-home-transport-design/
Renault unveils its vision for a car and home "in complete symbiosis"
Sep 15, 2017 - Renault showcases its new concept car Symbioz at 2017
Frankfurt Motor Show ... Renault has revealed an autonomous, electric
concept car at the Frankfurt ... Externally, the car takes its cues from
contemporary architecture. ... metres, and was designed for Renault by
French studio Marchi Architectes ...
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