Is the Knaus Tabbert Caravisio the caravan of the future?
The Caravisio will make its public debut at the Dusseldorf Caravan Salon
Wednesday, 21, Aug 2013 02:48
by Daniel Mackrell
Germany has a reputation for being efficient and modern, and they haven't let themselves down with this design for the caravan of the future, the Caravisio.
The design has been produced as a way of appealing to younger people who may see caravans as 'uncool'.
Many young people use a tent for their travelling adventures, with tents and sleeping bags a popular choice at festivals.
However, German company Knaus Tabbert has designed a caravan for the future that they hope will grab the attention of those looking for a slick, trendy caravan design.
Its smooth, sleek skin reduces air resistance and gives it the clean look that we see in a lot of modern technology such as smartphones and iPads.
Gadgets and gizmos
It's not only the look of the caravan that is futuristic, as it also has various futuristic elements built-into the design.
A nice feature is the ability to control many of its functions within the caravan through an app on your phone or tablet.
The shower has a memory function for its water control, which is operated by a touch screen.
One of the most interesting features is the HD projector built into the ceiling, which projects onto the sliding glass door, and can also be mirrored into the rear porch for outdoor viewing.
Knaus Tabbert has said that it wants the design to be thought-provoking, and the prototype was made to show what can be possible in the future of caravan designs.
CaravanTimes has seen a lot of fanciful futuristic prototypes over the years, but Knaus is one of the biggest names in the European caravan manufacturing industry and they have spent nearly two years developing the Caravisio, so this project is unlikely to be just a flash in the pan.
The prototype caravan will be on display this month at the Caravan Salon in Dusseldorf (30 August - 8 September), which is one of the world's biggest caravan fairs.
There are currently no plans to start full-scale production of the prototype caravan, but it shows the possibilities that could lay ahead for the future.