The robotic hotel room on wheels by Aprilli Design Studio – is this the future of travel?

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It’s the world’s poshest taxi – and a glimpse into the future of travelling. 

Toronto-based Aprilli Design Studio has designed a hotel suite housed within a self-driving vehicle, which means travellers could journey through the night after simply telling the robotic suite where they’d like to go.

Renderings reveal how the battery-powered hotel-room-on-wheels includes panoramic windows, a double bed, a desk area, a shower room and a retractable roof where room service can be dropped off via drones.

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Toronto-based Aprilli Design Studio has designed a hotel suite housed within a self-driving vehicle 

Toronto-based Aprilli Design Studio has designed a hotel suite housed within a self-driving vehicle 

Toronto-based Aprilli Design Studio has designed a hotel suite housed within a self-driving vehicle 

Renderings reveal how the battery-powered hotel-room-on-wheels includes panoramic windows, a double bed, a desk area, a shower room and a retractable roof where room service can be dropped off via drones

Renderings reveal how the battery-powered hotel-room-on-wheels includes panoramic windows, a double bed, a desk area, a shower room and a retractable roof where room service can be dropped off via drones

Renderings reveal how the battery-powered hotel-room-on-wheels includes panoramic windows, a double bed, a desk area, a shower room and a retractable roof where room service can be dropped off via drones

Aprilli says that its Autonomous Travel Suite ‘is equipped with the basic sleeping, working, and washroom facilities, allowing the guests to use their travel time more efficiently and productively’.

To ensure guests are comfortable, there will be an integrated temperature control system, which responds to climates automatically. 

The vehicle’s designers note that travellers would simply specify the route they wanted to take via an app. 

They could program stops along the way, or just journey straight through to their final destination. 

So that travellers wouldn’t miss out on the usual perks of staying in a hotel, Aprilli says it plans to install dozens of hotel facilities across road networks.

The robotic suite 'is equipped with the basic sleeping, working, and washroom facilities, allowing the guests to use their travel time more efficiently and productively' 

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The robotic suite 'is equipped with the basic sleeping, working, and washroom facilities, allowing the guests to use their travel time more efficiently and productively' 

The robotic suite ‘is equipped with the basic sleeping, working, and washroom facilities, allowing the guests to use their travel time more efficiently and productively’ 

The vehicle's designers note that travellers would simply specify the route they wanted to take via an app. They could program stops along the way, or just journey straight through to their final destination

The vehicle's designers note that travellers would simply specify the route they wanted to take via an app. They could program stops along the way, or just journey straight through to their final destination

The vehicle’s designers note that travellers would simply specify the route they wanted to take via an app. They could program stops along the way, or just journey straight through to their final destination

So that travellers wouldn't miss out on the usual perks of staying in a hotel, Aprilli says it plans to install a network of hotel facilities across road networks. These stop-off points (seen above) would house 'public amenities such as food and beverage, meeting room, spa, pool, and gym along with housekeeping, maintenance, and charging services for the travel suites'

So that travellers wouldn't miss out on the usual perks of staying in a hotel, Aprilli says it plans to install a network of hotel facilities across road networks. These stop-off points (seen above) would house 'public amenities such as food and beverage, meeting room, spa, pool, and gym along with housekeeping, maintenance, and charging services for the travel suites'

So that travellers wouldn’t miss out on the usual perks of staying in a hotel, Aprilli says it plans to install a network of hotel facilities across road networks. These stop-off points (seen above) would house ‘public amenities such as food and beverage, meeting room, spa, pool, and gym along with housekeeping, maintenance, and charging services for the travel suites’

These stop-off points would house ‘public amenities such as food and beverage, meeting room, spa, pool, and gym along with housekeeping, maintenance, and charging services for the travel suites’. 

The vehicles would run on batteries, and Aprilli imagines that there will be charging points conveniently positioned along roadways so that there will be no delays or breakdowns.

Aprilli says the main benefits of its Autonomous Travel Suite is that it will save money and time. 

Its creators note: ‘Compared to domestic flights or train travels that require multiple steps of transfers and check-ins throughout the travel, Autonomous Travel Suite operates as your personal rental car and hotel room, providing unlimited flexibility and mobility at a cheaper cost.   

‘If more than one person is travelling, the overall travel cost becomes even more competitive.’    

Aprilli’s cutting-edge hotel concept scored the top prize at this year’s Radical Innovation Award, which honours the world’s most innovative ideas relating to hospitality. 


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