Mini is making like a number of other automakers and smaller startups in exploring the living spaces of vehicles as they might look in the future. The British company has just unveiled the Mini Urbanaut concept, which brings to life its vision of what future self-driving vehicles might be like on the inside.
To give you an idea, at 4450 mm in length, the Urbanaut is a little shorter than the average modern minivan. Still, if this thing were ever to be produced it would be the biggest Mini in history.
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Essentially a box on wheels, the concept is nonetheless chockful of innovative technologies and ideas inside. On the outside, the vehicle leads with an aluminum grille similar in look to the current standard Mini grille. The LED headlights are to be used for both lighting up the road ahead and for communication.
The Urbanaut’s wheels are translucent and light up as well – and as you would expect from a Mini, the Union Jack is present and accounted for.