The Icona Nucleus concept car has been recently double-awarded for outstanding design quality. It has become the winner in the prestigious design contest in Germany.
The futuristic self-driving Nucleus from the Italian design company Icona won the German Design Award 2019 in two categories: Passenger Vehicles and Universal Design.
Being recognized by an authoritative institution, the Nucleus gets a further appreciation from the critics.
Teresio Gigi Gaudio, President & CEO of Icona, said,
Icona will continue to explore the ways of mobility and artificial intelligence and to amaze.
The Nucleus is based on the Icona Neo Concept. It is a synthesis of futurism and human centrism. This after-tomorrow vehicle fits the vision of mass mobility with developed infrastructure, large number of EVs, shared, self-driving vehicles on the roads, which serve as individual or small group shuttles.
The Icona Nucleus Concept has the Level 5 of autonomy, with no steering wheel and dashboard inside. The focus is not on the road, but on the destination.
Semi-transparent panels replace conventional side windows. They let the occupants look out. At the same time, the passengers remain hidden from prying eyes.
The new Icona model will premiere at the coming 2018 LA Auto Show.