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Published on December 12th, 2016 | by James Ayre


The Rinspeed Oasis In Action (Video)

December 12th, 2016 by  

Rinspeed consistently makes some of the weirdest vehicle concepts out there, with much further along the weird scale than others. The Rinspeed Oasis fits into that extreme category.

Nonetheless, Rinspeed has apparently finished working on that concept (or nearly so) and has released a video showcasing the concept vehicle in all of its weirdness. Enjoy.

As a reminder here, the company is reportedly going to be showcasing the Oasis at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January, which should give us an even closer look at the all-electric Oasis.

For those who can’t watch the video, a basic rundown is that it shows the “average day” in the life of a Rinspeed Oasis owner as they utilize the self-driving car with a foldable steering wheel, extensive windshield displays … and a small garden.

A bit more in the way of description (via our earlier coverage): “One of the potential selling points for self-driving vehicles is that people will be able to become even lazier, and to treat transportation as another opportunity to sit on the couch passively consuming electronic information of one sort of another. The new concept takes this supposition literally, and is outfitted with an actual armchair — as well as a TV and a ‘small garden area.’ There’s also a large solar panel on the roof, so I guess the idea is that you can potentially live in there, and just occasionally take a break at a rest stop for various biological requirements.”

For further background, and also information on some of Rinspeed’s other interesting concept vehicles, see:



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James Ayre's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy.

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