The Most Luxurious Public Transport Ever
Bleary-eyed Brits could soon be ferried home at the end of a long day on this ultra-luxurious bus – fitted with beds.
Passengers on the vehicle, which designers hope will eventually operate on eight routes across four UK cities in Autumn 2018, will be able to sleep off their excesses in 14 discreet futuristic pods.
And they won’t have to worry about missing their stop because stewards will be on hand to wake them up before they reach their destination. The bus has been in development for four months, with Surrey-based Andersson-Wood architects working on its design.
James Cox, CEO of high-tech sleep brand, Simba ( www.simbasleep.com ), who are behind the idea, said: ‘’New research shows we doze off on public transport 27 times a year and are at our most sleep deprived in December.
“Shift working and nights out are real sleep thieves that can rack up a serious slumber-debt over time. For workers and party-goers alike – the prospect of walking straight into your bed as soon as you’ve finished is the dream, but for many it can involve a lengthy commute home when you’re shattered or a bit worse for wear. We’re always looking at how we can use our technology to redefine an existing experience. The Snoozeliner service is all about helping people top up some valuable lost sleep time in a design that’s every bit as comfortable as their bed at home.”
Simba plan to fit USB chargers and WiFi to every bus, as well as a storage system for valuables.
Revolutionary software will enable passengers to tap in their stop when they board so stewards know when to wake them up.
Early images reveal a striking vertical forest integrating air purifying and calming plants.
The cutting-edge sleep pods will also have sound isolating treatments, acoustic black-out blinds and a recessed amber light-therapy system as orange wavelengths are the most conducive to sleep.
Each booth will offer a choice of soothing scent infusions, recognized by aromatherapists for their sleep-inducing or hangover -busting properties, as well as individual recessed sanitised shoe drawers and coat storage.
Simba is also in talks with a food delivery service to provide an advanced on-board system that will cleverly track your route, so you and your takeaway arrive home at the same time.
Unlimited free mineral water, with coffee and specially-selected smoothies will also be available, with individual revitalizer kits containing Vitamin C and liver-cleansing Milk Thistle.
The buses will be fitted throughout with the brand’s pioneering pillow, duvet and mattress technology, which features a unique fusion of 2,500 patented conical springs and responsive memory foam layers that each provide comfort, support and heat regulation.Simba, which has fans such as elite footballer Gareth Bale, Made In Chelsea star and Instagram fitness inspiration fan Louise Thompson, comedian Russell Kane and X Factor online presenter Becca Dudley, hopes to launch the service in Autumn 2018 with prices starting from £8.50.
The sleep firm came up with the idea after they carried out a study which uncovered a nation of sleepy commuters catching some extra shut-eye on their commute.