This luxurious bus lets passengers doze off during commute

  • 23 Dec - 29 Dec, 2017
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Britishers would soon be ferried home at the end of a long day in this uber-luxurious bus with fitted beds for its passengers. The new Snoozeliner bus service that costs from £8.50, allows its commuters to get some shuteye without missing their stop.

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, the CEO of a high-tech sleep brand, Simba – the company behind this idea – said, “New research shows we doze off on public transport 27 times a year and are 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.

He added, “We’re always looking at how we can use our technology to redefine an existing experience. The Snoozeliner service is all about helping people catch up on lost sleep time in a design that’s every bit as comfortable as their bed at home.”

The company plans to fit USB chargers and WiFi to every bus, as well as a storage system for valuables. The revolutionary software of the bus will enable passengers to tap in their stop when they board so stewards know when to wake them up.