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News: Stained-glass car has a bed but no steering wheel

It’s the future, stupid


Stained glass car

IT’S ONE car unlikely to impress the crash testers at EuroNCAP.

A designer has created a car from stained glass windows that has a bed, rather than a steering wheel, and no airbags.

The multi-coloured vehicle is actually a driverless car and according to its designer, Dominic Wilcox, was inspired by the fact that in the future, automated cars will be safer to travel in than manual ones. As a result, the “sleeper car” has no safety features.

Its stained glass design was inspired by a trip Wilcox made to Durham Cathedral.

“About a year ago I was in Durham Cathedral and I was really struck by the stained glass windows,” he said. “I thought, ‘How come we don’t use that so much in contemporary design?’ My design is based on the future but also referencing the past.”

Wilcox’s car will join other exhibits exploring future transport technology at the Dezeen and Mini Frontiers exhibition taking place at Designjunction in London this week.

 


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