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Rinspeed 'Oasis' heading to CES

Concept from mad Swiss firm has a garden for growing radishes. Seriously

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Rinspeed will once again exhibit at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, which is held every January. At this year’s show it brought with it a bright-yellow, autonomous sports car based on the BMW i8, but next year’s exhibit is set to be a little more…bespoke. It’s called the Oasis – yes, like the drink – and it’s an autonomous, fully-electric car for the “urban sphere”. 

The work of one of our all-time favourite madmen, Rinspeed’s founder Frank M. Rinderknecht (“I like to be crazy. There are plenty of normal people”), the Oasis is effectively a two-seat urban runabout. More details are bound to be released closer to its January debut, but for now we know it has an interior with the “ambience of a modern-day family room”, and that the exterior looks like “a trendy buddy of Star Wars icon R2D2”. These are Rinspeed’s words. 

The windscreen serves as a display for VR and AR applications, and there’s a patch of grass just beneath it that Rinspeed suggests could be used for growing “flowers and radishes”. There’s also a heated/cooled, secure drawer out back, making this the perfect pizza delivery vehicle…

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