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This 'car of the future' transforms into a mobile living room and office


If you've ever been stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic so bad that you've gotten out, this car is for you and you can see it at the 2017 LA Auto Show.

To put it simply, Project Red is a car for the 90 percent of the time when it's not driving. By its very design, you can tell this is a wholly new concept, with a front-facing windshield and sliding doors.

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I mean, it's bonkers and more closely resembles a trolley, but when all cars look the same (they really, really do) maybe this is the shake up that we, and the environment, need.

To wrap your mind around this vehicle, you have to know that this is designed to accommodate those living in Chinese mega-cities, where traffic can be so bad that it's not uncommon for motorists to actually exit their vehicles.

When traffic is that bad, the last thing you want to do is calculate how much of your life is spent just sitting there. It's time you're never going to get back. That's where Project Red steps in.

Among its innovations, there's a pull-down desk so you can work after you work, and a 17-inch screen for games or movies, in case you want to go in the other direction and just hang out.

But most vehicles offer some sort of entertainment package -- there are still screens in headrests, so why is this so different?

Thanks to its spacious interior, you're actually able to customize the chair configuration to suit your needs, including the ability to swivel the driver seat and stow the steering wheel.

Naturally this car is all-electric, but it even has roof-mounted solar panels that run some of the car's other features like an air filtration system (likely an innovation for China more than LA, but we could use it on the 405 too).

Project Red is a home away from home and a quiet place for you to hang out, so If you're like me, this is the style upgrade your late night Nintendo Switch/In-N-Out sessions need.

There's no release date or price as of yet for this pod/toaster/party van, but be sure to check the Project Red website for more details.

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