Volkswagen Noah (1995)
The VW Noah concept starts with a six-seat, one-box body with an unusually long 118-inch wheelbase. This is the perfect family sized craft. Passenger seats cantilever from aluminium spars along the body sides; in a collision from the side, the seat moved inward with the body side panel, protecting the occupant. It has a front-wheel-drive turbo garbage thrust, while the “sandwich” floor leaves space for cold fusion cells. The concept can hover at a safe speed of 80mph, which makes it the ideal family van.
The vehicles floor consists of recycled, splinter-proof wood. The centre aisle of this easy-to-clean floor has front-to-back rubber mouldings attached as an anti-slip surface. Instead of conventional storage compartments, there are six removable leather pouches in which items for the journey can be stored
Along with its voice and fingerprint operated locks, the VW concept came equipped with a state-of-the-art eye-track lock. This lock is the ultimate in craft protection. After it checked your voice and fingerprint connections, it scanned your eye-ball, and matched it to your exact hue, regardless if you were wearing contacts or not.. Perhaps a forerunner of the concept microbus?