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Rinspeed Snap is a modular driverless pod and chassis concept

Switzerland's iconoclastic design house has done it again, this time with a modular, hot-swappable concept car that's electric and autonomous.

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Rinspeed imagines snap-in modules onto autonomous electric "skateboard" chassis.

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Business by day...

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Romantic (and slightly creepy) party by night.

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Rinspeed imagines many standalone uses for the Snap's modular passenger pods, including on-site offices.

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Modular concepts like this have been done before, including GM's Autonomy and HyWire showcars from the early 2000s.

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Each occupant is treated to three screens that can display onboard content and brought-in personal media.

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Deployable caster wheels help move pod modules onto and off the skateboard chassis.

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Apparently the Snap can even function as a delivery service drone.

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In the future, we'll all be drinking from cool tumblers.

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The Snap's pods might even be excellent for wildlife spotting.

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Parking should be a Snap, too.

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Well, the Snap does kind of look like a greenhouse...

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Keep clicking or swiping for more images of the CES-bound Rinspeed Snap concept.

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