Honda City Car Lets You Take A Hot Bath And Relax While Being Driven Around

Have you ever been driving along and started to wish that your car had an onboard hot spring which you could jump into to enjoy a warm bath? Maybe, maybe not.

In any case, Korean designer Hanbeom Lee did have that thought and has dreamed up a Honda city car concept which includes a section of the interior which can be filled with warm, relaxing water.

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The concept, dubbed the Onsen, is quite small, thanks to its use of an all-electric powertrain. This has allowed the designer to create quite a spacious cabin despite the car only being slightly larger than a VW Golf. One half of the car is fairly traditional and features a bench seat, although that is facing backwards.

Things get interesting with the other half of the cabin. This area is essentially a cylindrical cell which uses gimbal technology to remain suspended within the body of the car. This cell is watertight and at the press of a button, users can have it filled with water. The seats also provide massage functionalities and there’s an outlet to funnel all of the steam out of the cabin. Dubbed an ‘autonomous bath-able vehicle’, this is certainly one of the most intriguing interior designs we’ve ever come across.

Is there any interest from consumers for vehicles with internal hot springs? We doubt it, but there probably haven’t been any consumer surveys conducted on this matter, so we don’t really know. Plus, with the advent of fully autonomous vehicles, maybe it wouldn’t be such a bad idea to spend your time while being chauffeured around, would it?

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  • Knotmyrealname

    I want some of whatever Hanbeom is on.
    What a joke.

  • salamOOn

    as i wrote 14 days ago below another nonsense project: “these autonomous concepts are getting more and more ridiculous.”

  • Six Thousand Times

    Waiting for one with a toilet.


  • tt tt

    So to get out of this car I need to climb out the hot tub through the sunroof, butt naked?

    Where do I sign?

  • Mr. EP9

    Whoever is coming up with these concepts needs to put down the crack pipe. This is just stupid.

  • Bash

    Bunch of idiots with too much free time.

  • Craig

    Be sure to order the ‘Happy Ending’ option.

  • Nordschleife

    I guess I just wouldn’t feel comfortable taking a bath then having to get dressed to either go in the house or arrive at a location. I guess that seems stressful to me and wouldn’t allow me to truly relax the way i would want to. But I am all for finding something else to do while lounging.

  • Perry F. Bruns

    But can it be a time machine?

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