This year’s Geneva Motor Show hosts loads of futuristic self-driving vehicles with no steering wheel, such as the VW I.D. Vizzion, Renault’s EZ-GO and this, the Icona Nucleus.
Like VW and Renault’s take on a completely autonomous future, the Nucleus is without any driver oriented commands, so if you were hoping for anything resembling a steering wheel or even a dashboard, you’ll probably be disappointed.
What this concept can do for you though is carry you and five of your friends comfortably, according to Icona. In fact, the seats can be moved and can even Voltron into a couch whenever the passengers want to get more of a living room vibe.
There’s also plenty of room available, since the Nucleus measures 5.25 meters (17.2 ft) long, 2.12 meters (6.9 ft) wide and 1.75 meters (5.7 ft) tall. Another impressive feature is the low drag coefficient of 0.25, courtesy of an underbody diffuser as well as wheel arch aero blade extensions.
In the end, if we had to choose between the Nucleus, the EZ-GO and the I.D. Vizzion, we’d probably opt for the VW, even though the prospect of no steering wheel can be a little depressing for anybody who enjoys driving and being in control.
Besides, if one of the Nucleus’ strong suits is the fact that it can accommodate six people and look smart doing it, to that we say: so can a Tesla Model X, and we’d much rather travel in one of those.