The Swiss car visionary Frank M. Rinderknecht will show 'Oasis' concept vehicle at the CES in the desert-based Las Vegas in January 2017. 


Of course, rather than talking about an actual oasis, Rinderknecht is addressing the new concept vehicle. According to Rinspeed, Oasis concept for a small self-driving electric car is a lone star in the wildnerness of the urban jungle, where one requires more than just a heavy-weight SUV to survive. 

The small urban two-seater comes in a pretty futuristic outfit with large glazed areas and front wheel spats, covering the front wheels. Developers say it is reminiscent of a trendy pal, the R2D2 robot from Star Wars, as it is capable - just like the robot - capable of turning on its own axis with almost a zero radius. 

The driver and the passenger will enjoy a modern interior that offers a new living space with armchair, sideboard, TV, and a multifunctional steering wheel. The windshield also dubs as a screen for virtual and augmented reality.

The name "Oasis" can be understood quite literally - the car has an integrated small green space for growing flowers or radishes below the windscreen. Developers call it 'urban gardening on wheels.' 

And who exactly is this little car meant for? Rinderknecht designed it in a way, so it can be used in a variety of ways. It can be a commuting or shopping car,  a "micro delivery vehicle" for urban parcel services, or even a pizza taxi. Yes, it can even be used to deliver food, as it comes with a code-protected "drawer" in the rear, which can also be cooled or heated as needed. 

Oct. 10, 2016 Driving photo: Rinspeed

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