It looks like Charles Bombardier believes that in the future, coffin can be carried by an autonomous vehicle. Korbiyor is a futuristic driverless electric hearse mounted mecanum wheels (wheels that can move the vehicle into any direction), it features refrigerated transparent coffin that can be raised or lowered in the vehicle, also multimedia projector, and a surround sound system.
This project is based on the idea that we all would leave this earth at some point, so why not go out in style. There are many companies that working on reinventing the way we will be remembered, perhaps this futuristic hearse would open the door for new ideas. In French, a hearse is called a corbillard, that’s where the name of this concept came from.
Designer : Charles Bombardier
Since Korbiyor is equipped with mecanum wheels, it can easily move to any direction. This vehicle can slowly rotate and execute maneuvers even in tight spots, thanks to its lightweight composite body, it can easily enter a church and position itself without damaging the floors. This unit is programmed to follow the funeral process leader but there’s a remote control to position it easily and quickly when needed. It can also be programmed to follow a certain pre-set patch and speed.
The transparent coffin is refrigerated by the vehicle’s fuel cell, in this way, the inside temperature would remain cool even on a hot weather. The use of transparent casket is interesting, in this way, people can see the person one last time. The multimedia projector can project videos or images on the floor while the speakers can play music. It’s a cool way to celebrate the life of your deceased loved one.