Nissan shows the future of hot-desking
NISSAN has collaborated with UKbased design workshop Studio Hardie to transform its zero emission e-NV200 van into the world’s first all-electric mobile office — the e-NV200 WORKSPACe.
Nissan said this one-off vehicle also provides an example of Nissan’s Intelligent Mobility vision, and the company’s view of how the relationship between vehicles and people is changing.
Inside, the mini office on wheels features an integrated fold-out desk, touchscreen computer, wireless Internet, smartphone-controlled LED lights, wireless phone charging, Bluetooth audio system, mini fridge and a baristaquality coffee machine.
The e-NV200 WORKSPACe concept not only highlights the customisable potential of its electric van, it paints a picture of what desk-based employment could look like in the future as hot-desking and flexible working grows in popularity across the globe.
During 2015, the number of co-working and hot-desking spaces worldwide increased by 36% as small businesses and working professionals looked for increased mobility and a more cost-effective alternative to traditional city-centre office space.
Stepping inside the best-in-class 4,2m³ load bay of the e-NV200, occupants are welcomed into a bright working environment with a special panoramic glass roof and LED floor lighting enhancing the feeling of space.
The intelligent LED system can also be customised to whatever colour scheme the user desires by connecting with a smartphone app to adjust the lighting based on a large number of parameters, such as the palette in a photo.
At the rear, a clever floating deck can be pulled out to provide an outdoor area from which to take a phone call, work from a laptop or just admire the view of your surroundings.
Inside the e-NV200 WORKSPACe are two chrome and leather desk chairs, anchored to the van’s oak flooring on custom mounts. In one configuration these are positioned side-by-side to allow for two people to have a meeting. Between these chairs is a wooden console containing a wireless charging dock for smartphones, a Bluetooth music speaker and a drawer-based mini fridge.
One of the chairs can then be moved to a central mounting point, allowing a user to sit at the fold-down desk console, which houses a touch-screen computer, wireless mouse and keyboard, and an array of stationary supplies, each with its own storage space. — Newspress.
A mobile office shows Nissan’s vision for Intelligent Mobility.