During HT-NEXT, attendees will have the chance to listen to a series of 20-minute innovation labs meant to inspire thought about what is and what could be. One of these labs, titled: "Autonomous Driving Technology and the Future of Hospitality" will be presented by Steve Lee, Architect, Design Principal of Aprilli Design Studio.
According to Lee, mass market autonomous cars will become a reality in the next five years and he has an award-winning concept for what autonomous cars could mean for hospitality. He will share his vision of “transpitality” with his innovative Autonomous Travel Suite (ATS), which HT briefly reported on in December. The ATS would be a mobile hotel room using self-driving technology to transport travelers between destinations. The suite would be equipped with basic sleeping, working and washroom facilities and is meant to allow guests to use their time more efficiently and productively as they travel. See how this groundbreaking idea leverages disruptive technology to reimagine the future of hospitality.