A Chinese auto company has released a new concept truck that they say will soon be a trucker’s ‘home away from home.’
The futuristic, hybrid, autonomous concept rig is called ‘Homtruck’ and was showcased in Shanghai recently.
According to the press release, the concept truck is “based on careful analysis of driver working conditions and itinerary, Farizon Auto has designed a cockpit that applies the concept of home and optimizes space to create a driving and a living area. The design includes a bathroom complete with a shower and toilet, single bed, refrigerator, tea maker, kitchen, and even a small washing machine. The ergonomic seat design and high-definition camera help ensure drivers are well-rested and well-focused, whereas an intelligent AI assistant coupled with full 360-degree cameras help to keep the driver aware of any issues around the vehicle whilst in motion or whilst stationary.”
Although the concept sounds exciting, the images of the inside are only renderings, and the aforementioned kitchen is accessible only if the driver exits the cab – a potential downside. Additionally, the trailer appears to be custom-made for better aerodynamics – something that could prove to be impractical in the real world.
Still, this thing is pretty fun to look at. Check it out, below.