Cruise, the Californian startup of General Motors dedicated to the development and design of autonomous vehicles, presented Origin, a zero-emission robot vehicle designed to move in the metropolises of the future in a shared way. The car has a square and rational design, designed to exploit as much interior space as possible. According to Dan Ammann, CEO of Cruise, Origin is not a concept but a real car.
The vehicle’s large glass surfaces are further enhanced by two large sliding glass doors to allow users to get in and out easily, increasing ergonomics and practicality. The interior is essential and practical (easily cleaned and sanitised) and durable materials have been used to create them. They can comfortably accommodate up to six people sitting opposite each other in two parallel rows.
Origin has been designed on the General Motor platform that will equip the new electric vehicles of the American group following the Chevrolet Bolt. The Chevrolet Bolt was used to conduct the first independent driving tests and collect a large amount of data on San Francisco’s roads. The Cruise Origin looks great, but in reality it is no bigger than an average car. The doors don’t have outward hinges and they open sliding to the side to give more protection to the weaker road users. The entrance is low, on average three times larger than that of a traditional car and wide enough for one person to enter while another is leaving.