SAIC’s SheLL concept is exploring what else can be done with an automobile to make it more useful when you’re not driving it, and what other roles it can fulfil when it is parked.
The vehicle is not only an automobile, it also transforms into a bedroom, office and gymnasium. As we said, this is a concept from far-left-field
The SheLL concept also explores new materials and how they can be used to reconfigure spaces. Inspired by folding fans and paper lanterns, SAIC has applied elastic membrane technology to the vehicle’s bodywork, so that the Shell is elastically adjustable and capable of adapting itself to various applications and meeting different user requirements.
The SheLL will also connect seamlessly to buildings and public facilities by way of what is expected to become a standard interface for vehicles – a docking station so it can supplement the home or office with another working or living space.