08 Mar '17, 4pm

There's no reason a self-driving car should look like a car, and this Volkswagen doesn't.

There's no reason a self-driving car should look like a car, and this Volkswagen doesn't.

Back before self-driving cars were a thing, Toronto's Institute Without Boundaries held a design charrette to dream up what cars might look like in 2040. Institute without Boundaries/ movie and martini mode /CC BY 2.0 They concluded that they would be shared, lighter and smaller, electric and they wouldn't look much like cars. In fact, just about the only thing they got wrong was that it would take until 2040 for this to all happen. discover-SEDRIC Video Short Version from Presskitservice on Vimeo . Now Volkswagen is proposing Sedric, (SElfDRIvingCar, get it?) "the first Concept Car from the Volkswagen Group. And it is the first vehicle in the group to have been created for level 5 of autonomous driving –in other words a person as a human driver is no longer required." It doesn't look much like a conventional car; it is a container, a box with a silly face on the front mad...

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