Meet the self-driving car with a built-in gym
If you're wondering what to do with all your new-found time when a self-driving car finally arrives on your drive, wonder no more. You can work up a sweat in your in-car gym.
This latest self-driving concept car gives owners the option of working out with built-in gym equipment, unwinding in 'Wellness' spa mode, which turns up the cabin temperature and dims the lights, or bashing out a raft of emails and typing up work reports in 'Business' mode, which transforms the cabin into a self-driving office.
Engineers from Audi and designers from renowned Italian design house Italdesign Giugiaro have teamed up with gym equipment company Technogym to make spending time in the car a more healthy experience. Aluminium handles fitted to the rear seats, flat stepping boards built into the floor plus additional handles for upper body exercise let passengers burn calories on the move, while a built-in fridge lets those working out cool down with a post-exercise drink.
Branded 'Gea' and unveiled at this week's Geneva motor show, this new vision of 21st century motoring has being labeled as 'the future of luxury mobility' by Italdesign Giugiaro's head of design, Wolfgang Egger, reports the Daily Mail. According to Technogym this new model is "ideal for long-distance trips enabling passengers to perform isometric exercises which are great for muscle awakening".
An in-car monitor also displays a video tutorial of numerous exercise programmes to instruct people on the best ways to work out. Occupants worn out by overstretching themselves – or looking for even more strenuous exercise – are catered for too, with 'Dream mode' rearranging the seats to form a completely flat bed.