This one nearly passed me by, but has been featured on so many design blogs I had to take a closer look.
It looks like any other cross-over car off-road type vehicle but its look is totally deceiving. The one unique feature of this is that you don't even have to own it to have one! Developed by the clever Swedish guys over at Volvo and looks good, handles well and is packed to the gills with technology. However there is technology in there unique only to this car.
It is a totally connected car, so connected it will tell the dealer when it needs servicing. Not only that but they can pick it up, leave a replacement, and drop it back without any involvement from you. If you aren't going to use it for a while, just tell it when you will be back and it will become available to other "owners" to drive with rental fees dropped into your account. Yep, you read that right, you can get paid for owning one! Not only that but if you find yourself somewhere sans car and there is one in the area you can use it. Due to its connected nature, once you've entered its preset the same as your car at home! The one issue I can't quite work out is what happens when the person that "rented" your car gets stuck in traffic and can't get it back in time?
This is a remarkable concept and one which we're really interested in. Not only that but it has a plate recess calling out for one of our Signature plates!