Strangest autonomous car is a triangle and is for sleeping while traveling

  • The Swift Pod is an autonomous car shaped like a triangle
  • Designed by Peter Stulz at xoio, the car is made for sleeping
  • If the concept becomes real, you could sleep while traveling

Published on Apr 02, 2024 at 5:21 PM (UTC+4)
by Siddharth Dudeja

Last updated on Apr 03, 2024 at 3:53 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Tom Wood

Have you ever considered going to sleep in a moving car? Perhaps not, but this strange autonomous car built for sleeping might just change your mind.

That’s right — the Swift Pod concept car is a triangular autonomous car with sleeping pods, so you can sleep while traveling.

It’s basically a hotel room on wheels where you can take a road trip without anyone driving.

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Designer Peter Stulz from visualization studio ‘xoio’ came up with the idea of the Swift Pod.

But, why does it have that name?

The car’s name comes from the Swift bird, which can sleep while flying and traveling.

The bird can do everything while flying — sleep, eat, and relax.

And, the two passengers inside the Swift Pod can do that too.

So, it’s an apt name for the car.

Nowadays, more and more self-driving cars are emerging, and major brands like Rimac are also working on autonomous cars.

The autonomous car looks like a cyberpunk-like superbike from a side angle, but is actually triangular, making it a three-wheeler.

You can argue if a three-wheeler is a car, but Volkswagen also recently created a three-wheeler car – well, sort of – so it’s a bit of a gray area.

Stulz believes that the car’s unusual shape is ideal for maximizing the interior space while still having a small footprint.

Furthermore, the designer went all-in with the interior — you can have a bedroom, a workstation, or a lounge depending on what you need.

Imagine a road trip while the car takes you to a destination while you normally go about your day and sleep during the night.

If the concept ever comes to life, it will certainly compete with sleeper trains.

Trains are evolving too — hydrogen-powered trains that can run for 46 hours on one tank are already under testing, and it won’t be long until we see luxury train journeys available commercially.

However, at the end of the day, the autonomous car remains in the realm of ideas.

Would you back against a billionaire taking it off the page and into reality, though?


Siddharth Dudeja

Siddharth is a tech nerd with a secret love of all things cars. He has been writing for a few years now, and on his free time you would find him gaming when he's not procrastinating.