Let’s face it, self-driving-electric cars are on the way and they will be here. No matter how much we are scared of them we will like them you know why? We’ll get our time back. All that time driving every where we’ll get to do the things we really want to do in a car like text people.
Here’s the idea. What if your car could be better suited for what you liked or wanted to do?
In this case. You might own the chassis and the tops are inter-changeable. Maybe you have a top for your every day use but what if you where going to take a long over night trip. You could get in your sleeper car and wake up in the town you wanted to go too. So why not have a car or a “Pop Top” that is designed for sleeping? You can even bring your high thread count sheets and your favorite pillow!
The chassis sits in your driveway with the standard top on it. You can order your temp “Pop Top” online and the sleeper car delivers itself. By yet another self-driving chassis. I can even pick up your “Pop Top” and take it back for servicing and cleaning.
You car lifts up and off the chassis.
…and under the sleeper car “Pop Top”. The delivery chassis takes off to make another delivery. This could all be automatic and you wouldn’t have to do a thing. Wouldn’t that be a great use of your time? You could spend more time doing whatever you want.
You could even have a “Pop Top” that’s a mobile office. It could be custom just for you or a team. This might be useful for many jobs, giving you an office right on site. Yeah the windows could blacked out too…Say you’d rather bike to work but you live 40 miles away. Well you own a sports model “Pop Top” and have a mobile gym. You could put in 10 miles while you ride to your office. Don’t worry you won’t have to power the car but maybe you can capture some of the power? Yes the bike is mounted in there so you won’t fall over.
So keeping that in mind our cars should be as flexible as the things we want to do in them. In the future we might just rent the tops and be more interested in what we do in them than what we do with them.
Another thing to consider with self-flying-drones that will haul people around in 60 years we won’t even need roads and then we can grind up all that concrete to build mega cities… but I’ll save that for another post.