Peugeot gets waaaay ahead of itself
I imagine the people at Peugeot live in those dwellings where the windows are actually translucent computer touch-screens, simulating soothing weather and giving them all the information they’ll need to start the day. And their cappuccino maker says hello to them and reads them their daily horoscope and calls them by their full name. And their children are named Aero and Phaedrus and Cassiopeia and pick up after themselves. And, of course, they drive the Peugeot RD Concept tricycle.
Described as a cross between a motorized scooter and a sedan, the RD was chosen from among 2500 other, assumedly far-out and futuristic submissions to the French brand’s 5th annual design contest.
Carlos Artura Torres Tovar’s winning single-passenger design features an electric motor, voice-message driving assistance, and “fits perfectly with the complicated mobility constraints you would encounter in a megalopolis of the future.”
Megalopolis? I’m still stuck wondering how the voice-assistance responds to “The light’s green, fuckface!”