The geodesic dome, which forms a functional space, acts as an autonomous environment.
The German automotive concern BMW and outdoor clothing manufacturer The North Face have unveiled a new concept camper Futurelight - it looks like nothing like the competition has ever been. Although there is no certainty that the prototype will ever become a real model for life. However, the concept has excited the automotive community with a passion for high-end travel.
For the first time, the concept of the camper of the future was presented at CES back in 2019. Since then, despite the lack of news on further developments, BMW and The North Face have made significant progress in the joint project to present something unusual, a startling consideration even for those who seem to have already seen everything.
The inside of the camper uses GINA tech fabric, first introduced back in 2008. The main idea is the ability to change the shape of the vehicle skin in accordance with the wishes of its owner.
A real geodesic dome acts as an autonomous environment, forming a functional space. The frame used to create the dome consists of several posts that form the base, to which the material is attached with hooks, as in a classic tent.
The new camper is positioned as a home suitable for living in the mountains and for frosty weather. Inside the space is designed for two or three people. The front part of the camper is equipped with a stabilizing support, the rear part includes two airless wheels, which eliminates the possibility of a flat tire. The creators of the camper also focused on the idea of ease of movement. As a result, the landing gear turned out to be “hollow”, as in the wings of an airplane.
While the project remains only a concept, and BMW and The North Face do not have comments on the technical characteristics of the camper and its future. But experts are confident that work on an ambitious project of the future will continue.