Among the most futuristic and wild prototypes like the Mercedes-Benz VISION AVTR or the Audi Grandsphere Concept, competition-focused scoops such as the tremendous Porsche Mission R or the CUPRA Tavascan Extreme E Concept and some of the most anticipated novelties of the brands, a prototype of the most particular has been seen at the Munich Motor Show: the AMBIENC3 Concept.
This charming proposal with a retro air from Continental has been made from a Volkswagen T2 classic but, except for the nomadic spirit and the goal of being cozy and comfortable, this van no longer has many points in common with the mythical original Bulli … at least, inside.
A concept that combines past and future
Electric cars set the trend of the future as reflected by the Munich Hall this year. However, not all the proposals that have been presented there in favor of sustainable mobility have a futuristic design.
For example, the AmbienC3 prototype: an electric van that looks towards a new mobility without forgetting its past, as the design of the T2 remains one of the most charismatic in the history of this type of vehicle. Thus, past and future go hand in hand through the interior of the prototype, created as a space where you can completely free your mind.
In contrast to its classic exterior, the modern minimalist interior The AmbienC3 mainly pursues two objectives: on the one hand, it aims to show the company’s own vision of the future, and on the other, it exposes advanced materials that can already be used in the manufacture of vehicles.
Designed for rest
On the exterior of the AmbienC3 stands out a solar cell coating made to measure for the bodywork, which serves to power both the ambient lighting and the instrument panel, which as we see, is reduced to its minimum exponent.
So much so that there are no physical buttons, although in theory they are not needed, since it is a autonomous vehicle.
This curious “living room on wheels” advocates sustainability through use of natural and recycled materials as well as other synthetics developed by Continental, with very interesting properties. For example, the synthetic leather of the seats called “laif” is exceptionally breathable and soft to the touch at the same time, but also self-regulates its temperature.
For its part, the driver’s seat is the only one that is arranged in a traditional position in a passenger car and is lined in a material called “staynu”. It is striking that there is no seat belt.
The integrated sound system, which according to the manufacturer is able to adapt to the mood of the occupants, consists of DAB digital radio with Bluetooth. In addition, the concept equips an advanced intelligent navigation system and has monitoring of the environment through 360º cameras.
The AmbienC3 also incorporates a space that even includes a coffee maker, since Continental has wanted to differentiate environments thanks to which the occupants can travel, work and relax.