Unmanned “room on wheels”

Unmanned “room on wheels”


The Californian company Alpha Motor Corporation, known for its unusual retro-style concepts, has presented its new project – the drone Room (“room”). The compact car with a length of 3.85 meters really looks like a room on wheels: swing doors, inside – a sofa, tables and tablets. The Room is powered by an electric propulsion system that provides a top speed of just 40 kilometers per hour. The power reserve on a single charge is also very modest by the standards of modern electric cars – about 320 kilometers.

The salon is designed for four passengers, and there is no place for the driver – from this we can conclude that the Room corresponds to the highest level of autonomy and does not require human intervention. All-wheel drive, express charging, premium audio system, 14-inch wheels and LED optics are announced. A scooter is attached to the electric car as a bonus.

The American company has a fairly extensive line of electric vehicles, all of them based on the AMP (Automobile Modular Platform) platform. There are several options for power plants: for example, for the Jax cross-coupe announced in early 2021, versions are available with one or two electric motors (front and four-wheel drive, respectively) and no alternative batteries for 75 kilowatt-hours.

The start of serial production of Alpha machines is scheduled for 2023. At the same time, the company is already taking orders for some models, for example, the mentioned Jax will cost 32-39 thousand dollars.

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