You’ve heard about self-driving cars, right? Tesla, Google and Uber have all jumped on the bandwagon and have put millions into funding for cars that have computers as the driver behind the wheel. (Will we even need steering wheels? I hope, for the sake of us just feeling a little bit better about the whole thing, that we do.)
What people aren’t talking about is other types of self-driving vehicles: RVs, delivery trucks, all those trendy home-built vans (#vanlife), fire trucks, etc. For the sake of our interests here, let’s talk about self-driving RVs. Specifically, let’s gossip about how cool-looking Hymer’s new design is for their self-driving RV.
The Galileo plugs into a chassis, which contains a motor and a battery pack (longer trips can include a larger battery pack for a longer drive). The battery pack can also power onboard electronics. Nothing like watching TV, charging your tablet, playing a video game, and making coffee while you wind through Craters of the Moon National Park, huh?
The passenger cabin can be swapped out with a few different designs to fit your lifestyle, from a two-person luxury loft to a family-friendly style complete with bunk beds.
One more neat thing: The “driver” (aka super fancy computer that’s driving your RV), can route itself to nearby charging stations, charge itself, then continue on your route. You don’t even have to lift a finger. Except you will be lifting all your fingers in the back to do all the things you could never do while driving that good ol’ 2019 RV of yours.
As of now, the Galileo is just a vision, but it does give us a good idea as to what RVing will look like just a few years down the road. Would you like to own an RV that drives itself? Tell us below.