Icona Nucleus Concept Previews A Future Petrolheads Hate To Think About

Following its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year, the futuristic Icona Nucleus concept vehicle has its American debut in Los Angeles.

Italian design company Icona is present for the first time at the auto show in California, despite having established its Icona Design Los Angeles studio in summer 2016. Hiring 20 people including designers, modelers, and engineers, the studio receives more than 40 percent of his revenues from U.S. clients.

The rest comes from international projects from customers in Europe and China. Icona also has design studios in Turin and Shanghai.

The Nucleus Concept is the project that put Icona on the map thanks to its futuristic design and “human-centered mindset.” Some would argue that a car that doesn’t allow humans to drive isn’t quite “human-centered” but we’ll let that slide because Icona doesn’t see any reason for people to drive in the future.

Icona Nucleus is basically an autonomous car that embodies Icona’s vision for the future of mobility. It’s a Level 5 fully autonomous vehicle whose interior is freed up from the constraints of a typical automobile driven by human beings.

There’s no steering wheel or dashboard inside; instead, the cabin is described as a mobile living space “where the focus is no longer the road but the destination.”

The Nucleus’ lounge-like cabin features six seats including a couch for added comfort. There’s plenty of room inside, given that we’re talking about quite a big car. It’s 5.25 meters (17.2 ft) long, 2.12 meters (6.9 ft) wide and 1.75 meters (5.7 ft) tall.

Despite the rather massive body, it has a low drag coefficient of 0.25, thanks in part to an underbody diffuser and wheel arch aero blade extensions.

 

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  • Six_Tymes

    finish the title… and millennial’s cant wait for.

  • IMAGINE WHAT THIS IS LIKE FOR PEDESTRIANS. A MONOLITH ROLLING DOWN THE STREET AND NOT BEING ABLE TO SEE WHATS GOING ON INSIDE.

    • ➡️ProtectOurHeritage⬅️

      Why do you want to see what’s going on inside? Fan of voyeurism?

  • ➡️ProtectOurHeritage⬅️

    All of these “visions of the future” are rubbish. They are reminiscent of the laughable futuristic concept cars of the 1960s and 1970s.

  • MIL1234

    alien covenant

  • sidewaysspin

    They will make us travel inside Tupperware.

  • Smith

    What future do we hate, one that will force us to travel UGLY and embarrassed!

  • KareKakk

    This is not a “car” as those petrolheads love, it’s a tool for transportation. Nothing to worry about. The latter doesn’t exclude the first.

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