Swiss think tank Rinspeed attracted a great deal of interest at the CES 2017 trade fair in Las Vegas when the “Oasis” compact urban car was presented – featuring a fully electric drive system.
Alongside high manoeuvrability and solar modules on the roof, the Oasis is distinguished by its very special passenger compartment with armchairs, a sideboard, a TV and a multi-function steering wheel. The windscreen also serves as a screen for virtual and augmented reality systems alike.
One particular highlight was the small green area installed on the dashboard, which featured an automatic watering system and an integrated artificial daylight lighting system. The automated gardening system is accompanied by a smartphone app used for communication between the user and the miniature oasis.
Within this garden, an area was created in which to place a “plant to go”. In order to highlight the user’s personality, the plant can be combined with health-promoting mechatronic systems, for example. In this case, the plant bed – which was manufactured using high-quality materials – featured an integrated fragrance system with a dedicated HMI, allowing the user to take their own personal atmosphere with them, even to the office or a hotel.
Plants act as “natural air conditioning systems” and are capable of having a positive effect on air humidity, producing oxygen and filtering dust and noxious substances from the air. Symptoms of fatigue and headaches are reduced and ability to concentrate is enhanced.
KOSTAL is proud that its so-called “plant module” was able to make such an important contribution to the significant interest generated by the futuristic vehicle.
From 9th to 19th March, the Oasis will be unveiled to the European public at the Geneva International Motor Show.