The hotel of the future will be here… just make certain you’ve reserved a parking space for this.
For it seems that driverless resort suites could be hitting the street a while soon(ish), giving future travelers the opportunity to explore destinations without needing to escape bed because they are transported from doorstep to check-in by the automated areas.
At least, that’s the award-winning proposal to have emerged out of this year’s Radical Innovation Awards – the same institution that this past year released the idea of a trans-American hyperloop hotel.
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Revealed in the RIA ceremony, which usually occurred recently in NY, the Autonomous Travel Suite (ATS) would become both accommodation and leasing car. Guests will be given a bed, a little bathroom, and luggage storage space while their hotel ‘space’, using solar power panels to harness energy, produced its method to a docking service, at which point the machine would extend right into a full-size suite.
In suitably modern design, remains – and, by extension, pickups – could possibly be booked via an APP, although whether we will have resort rooms cruising the streets like Uber taxis hasn’t yet been clarified.
The look was submitted by the Aprilli Style Studio from LA, which beat a lot more than 50 other entries to leave with the $10,000 prize.
“The goal of our Radical Innovation community is to create completely new segments of the travel and hospitality industries,” said John Hardy, founder of Radical Innovation.
“The Autonomous Travel Suite may be the perfect exemplary case of this – utilizing sustainable technology as a travel answer that best acts the buyer of tomorrow.”
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Second place (and All of us$5,000) was awarded to Varinot & Varinot Architects because of its Aquaponic Experience Hotel: an idea that, in the glibbest of conditions, involves a cycle of gathering rainwater, feeding it into an aquarium, using the waste materials water – filled up with fish dietary excrement – to hydrate a small number of vertical farms on-site, after that feeding the purified run-off back to the system.
Best prize for the college student category was carried by Daniel Czyszczoń and Michał Witalis of the Kracow University of Technology, whose idea for a detachable segment of the hotel room that could autonomously transport guests to and from the airport terminal – dubbed the area Extension Solution – attained a $1,500 award.
With two top gongs for self-driving suites, it appears the times of the static accommodation may be numbered.