Goodbye Planes, Trains and Automobiles. Hello, Luxury Bus? (VIDEO)
This week, Airbus revealed its new A318 aircraft. This is the biggest passenger jet ever produced, with a range of 5,700 nautical miles. Airbus hopes the plane will do the job of a “big Airbus,” making commercial operations available in the United States and beyond.
And while you’re at it, you might want to pay attention the company is offering a new “Luxury Car” that will make your next trip to the grocery store more luxurious.
The “High-Tech Luxury Bus” will boast a total passenger capacity of 500, and is designed to be driven by a single individual sitting on the front and two passengers on the back, with a large touchscreen controlling the cabin. Airbus’ press release says,
“The Luxury Bus is the next generation of a world-class product: it is not a simple vehicle; it is a fully integrated concept, an intelligent driverless vehicle.”
The luxury bus is designed to transport 500 passengers and has a sleek and slim silhouette that is reminiscent of the current Rolls Royce Phantom jet. The Luxury Bus will seat up to four people and is equipped with several features to help passengers navigate and stay comfortable. The Luxury Bus features a touchscreen-based onboard entertainment system which includes a six-player touchscreen game console, DVD and Blu-ray disc player, and a full-size, 4K Ultra HD TV. The ride will also be controlled and monitored by a high-resolution, panoramic camera, which will display a live feed of the route to take the driver from the start to destination and to provide an accurate view of the road ahead. A 360-degree panoramic video camera is also incorporated into the dashboard that provides a more advanced level of driver visibility.
With over 500 seats, there will be ample room for everyone to have a comfortable seat and access throughout the bus. With this, the company expects this car to be a highly successful model for the luxury car rental market.
The Luxury Car is reportedly the largest of its kind, and the company hopes it will be the vehicle to help it carve out a place in future transportation.