Ford came up with a carousel interiorApril 18, 2018
On the website of the US Patent and Trademark Office, a document appeared in which Ford describes the concept of a vehicle with a cylindrical salon that looks like a carousel. Presumably, the manufacturer intends to use this solution in drones.
According to the idea of Ford, in the center of the passenger compartment there will be a table, around which there are chairs. They are foldable, each located on a movable pedestal fixed to the guide rail. The floor, together with chairs, table and walls with the help of an electric motor, can be rotated relative to the base of the machine.
The passenger compartment itself consists of a domed roof, which can be made of glass, and side wall segments. The latter can move to access the inside of the machine, and recline.
The patent application also mentions a pull-out table equipped with a safety cushion – the company patented this decision in the fall of 2017. The text of the document states that the pillow can be made of woven nylon or other suitable polymer.
Earlier, Ford had already patented interiors for cars with autonomous control systems. In May 2015, the automaker registered illustrations showing the interior with a swiveling front sofa.