Apple iMo: A Design Proposal for an Autonomous Robotic Car of the Future

No, Steve Jobs has not made the decision to expand Apple's portfolio with cars - at least not yet. Despite the Apple logos, the iMo is an independent study for a future robotic car that was created by Anthony Jannarelly, a French designer with an MA in automotive design at Britain's Coventry University. The extremely compact 2+1 seater with the bubbly design borrows several styling cues from various Apple products. It is fully automated and according to is designer, it's intelligent enough to drive and park all by itself - where's the fun in that?

Other interesting 'pipe-dream' features of the iMo is its ability to change shapes, an idea which we've heard before by BMW and its GINA Roadster Concept -see photo gallery here. The iMo adopts Segway's two-wheel gyroscopic technology and like most futuristic proposals, its fully electric and can be charged through a socket at the rear end of the vehicle.

Source: Anthony Jannarelly "Merci Beaucoup" for the tip Jon!